We just wanted to thank everyone for all of the compliments we’ve received lately. Our purpose in creating and maintaining this blog is to provide a resource for writers in the early stages of the publishing process, and we try to be as interactive and helpful as possible.
Now that we have some new readers, we thought now would be a good time to point out some features of LTWF that you might not know about or be utilizing:
Contributor’s Page: Pictures and Biographical information about our current Contributors, all in one place.
QOTW: Got a question for us? Ask it here! Every Friday we do a Question of the Week based on questions asked to us here. We mostly go in order unless something is really pressing.
Contact: Are you a FictionPress author now on the path to publication? Interested in becoming a LTWF Contributor? Email us!
Blogs: A lot of us talk about writing and our personal publishing journeys outside of LTWF, in our writer blogs. If you just can’t get enough of LTWF, you might want to take a look at these awesome blogs:
Mandy Hubbard has recently become a literary agent, but she’s also a published author! Her blog (at livejournal) talks about her books, both past and upcoming, and gives you insight into the life of a literary agent. She’s got tips on querying, formatting, and writing as a whole. PLUS, her archives tell an honest and inspiring tale of her struggle to publication, despite repeated rejection. Mandy never gave up, and boy did she get the success she was so adamant on pursuing. Mandy’s blog is great for anyone who wants to learn more about the publishing industry, or who is querying or plans to be querying anytime soon.
Sarah J. Maas is signed with a literary agency, and we expect her to announce a publishing contract any day now! Her blog is upbeat and interactive as she talks about her current projects and her insane travel trips (she was recently in Cairo, Egypt, and even more recently at one of the most haunted hotels in America, where she swears she interacted with a ghost!)
Savannah J. Foley is also signed with a literary agency. She blogs about her personal writing projects and life from a writer’s perspective, mixing zen-like outlooks with personal stories about life, love, and writing. She also owns her own freelance writing company, and occasionally blogs about the interesting facets of those contract projects. Savannah updates every time she receives word from her agent, keeping readers abreast of what it’s like to receive complimentary rejection letters from publishers (friends-locked, of course).
Sometimes it seems like Rachel Simon knows every single young writer out there! Her blog is peppered with fascinating interviews by published and nearly-published writers. She’s recently featured Alexandra Bracken, Lindsay Leavitt, Tenner Rachel Hawkins, and Jennifer R. Hubbard. Rachel is hard at work on revising her first novel while simultaneously working on her second (and third! and fourth!), and she often discusses the pains of the editing process while life –and school– does its best to get in the way.
June Hur is hard at work finding a literary agent, and shares every step of the process! She also hosts polls, contests, reviews, reader appreciation day, and posts hilarious excerpts of her younger work, most recently a fan fiction for Pride and Prejudice.
Biljana Likic is LTWF’s second newest contributor, but she’s already made a name for herself internally as the group’s go-to for excellent critique advice! ‘Billy’ posts social commentary from the fresh and snarky perspective of a Canadian theatre major.
We put them all in one easy place for you! Visit our old (and sometimes current) accounts and see if you used to know us back in the day!
It’s not all ‘I just had a ham sandwich’ around here. We use our twitter accounts to share insights, get the word out about contests, and communicate with other writers. If you’ve been craving a sense of writerly community, add us for instant writer-fun. BONUS:
LTWF Twitter Account: If you don’t want to subscribe to our blog, but still want to know when we make an update, consider following the LTWF Twitter Account.
Resources for Writers
Our favorite how-to’s and other guides.
LTWF Youtube Channel
See all the videos we’ve ever uploaded that discuss writing. BONUS: Check out our friends for the personal youtube accounts of LTWF members. It’s all writing all the time on these channels.
Interested in a particular topic? You don’t have to scroll through every entry we’ve ever made; make use of the tag field and go to just those entries you have an interest in. BONUS: Got a favorite contributor? All our entries are tagged with our names.
Thanks again to all our new readers!