Thursday, March 24, 2011

Writers and Books

Seems like the main theme anywhere I look this week is about writers and books. All kinds of books. But my day started off with a wish for a copy of a writers magazine.

I remember an article from Writers Digest and wanted to check it out but of course the magazine is long gone into recycle infinity.

There are a great many magazines out there for writers, online versions, too.

Do you read writers magazines? Do they help you?

I would like to check into some of the great contests they offer on occasion as well, but at the moment the entry fees would probably kill me.

Hope your Thursday flies by!

4 comments:

Aaron Paul Lazar said...

Thanks, Kim. I seem to have migrated away from magazines and tend to check out my favorite writer's blogs more often now- although I'm sure I'm missing a lot! But there's so little time, as we all know. Have a great day, and good luck with your edits. ;o)

Ron Adams said...

Like Aaron, I find myself geting more of my input and advice from books and online sources than from writing magazines. I stiil reference issues from time to time, and I'll browse the issues at the grocery store when I see them. But I find I, like all of my friends here, spend more time working on my own writing than reading about it.
Peace all.

Nathan Weaver said...

I need to tap more into this stuff, and am just starting to myself. There's so much to be found online, but holding a magazine or book in the hand is priceless.

As far as advice goes, I did read an interesting book called How NOT to Write a Novel by Howard Mittelmark and Sandra Newman, and it was indeed useful. Plus I'm starting to browse the cosmos of Facebook for sites to help with this as well. There might be a few gems in there.

Marta Stephens said...

I like the convenience of having several of the magazines I used to buy offering subscriptions online. Some even e-mail weekly newsletter and so I find I'm reading more from the Internet. Having said that though, there's nothing better than to take my trusty highligher and mark up a printed page.