The Bread Loaf Conferences offer an exciting array of programs that are part of a tradition that has made Bread Loaf one of America's most valuable literary institutions. For the past 90 years, the workshops, lectures, and classes, held in the shadow of the Green Mountains, have introduced generations of participants to rigorous practical and theoretical approaches to the craft of writing
Romance is the #1 selling genre in mass-market fiction with readers clamoring for more! To pen a novel romance readers' love, you'll need to understand how to meet and exceed their expectations. Whether you're a new or experienced writer, this course will help you broaden your skills and understand exactly what makes a romance reader finish a book with that "Ahh" of satisfaction. You will start by learning about the genre of romance and exploring why you fell in love with your favorite romance novels. You will explore how to craft three-dimensional characters your readers will love and how to weave a plot so your story grabs the reader's interest from page one. You will gain valuable techniques—your "romance writer's toolbox"—to apply to your own manuscript.
A site all about what agents and editors wish they had in their inbox. It’s a
searchable database of wishes–tagged by genre, person, and imprint/agency–
but it’s a more complete picture, so both agents and authors can make more
educated guesses about what everyone would like to see
A collection of web tools, useful to writers. Created by Chuck Heintzelman, a writer and programmer, StoryToolz boasts a story-idea generator, word counting tool, random conflict and title generator, as well as a "Cliche Buster," which scans your pasted texts and highlights cliches for you to eliminate or rewrite.
An invaluable tool for writers of all kinds, Strunk's Elements of Style is still the standard writing companion. Strunk's rules are enumerated and easy-to-follow with examples of correct and incorrect usages.
Though it is a companion site to the Writer's Digest publication, you do not need to be a subscriber to read the posted articles. Learn how to overcome anxiety and conquer that first chapter, or learn how to write a reader-friendly personal essay.