It’s been a slow month for interviews, I know. But in the meantime, here are five more links of inspiration, how-to, opportunity, or just plain fun.
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Why Design Matters for Your Author Website by Maria Ribas
“For a visitor to linger, you have to give them a reason to click away. And the truth is, you only have about ten seconds to win over an agent, editor, or casual reader when they click on your website. That’s how long it takes to assess whether this is a place to explore further, or whether it’s a one-dimensional place with little to offer.”
8 Online Resources for Historical Research | WritersDigest.com
“The beauty of doing historical research in the Digital Age is that so much can be carried out from the comfort of your couch, local coffee shop or anywhere with reasonably speedy Wi-Fi. Of course, there’s much to be said for libraries, museums and a trip to your novel’s locale, but because so much can be accomplished from home that the Internet should be your first stop. Here are eight tools to get you up and running.”
100 books every journalist must read – John Kroll Digital
“I’ve assembled a list that is, if not the absolute best books on journalism, at least all strong contenders.”
Managing Research Material — 6 Internet Tools to Make Your Writing Life Easier | GrubStreet
Some old favorites and new ideas here.
Writing Residency 101: What the Heck is a Writing Residency and How Can I Get One? | The Review Review
“Do you ever dream of a magical place, away from your house and job, where you can write for weeks at a time without being interrupted? A place of solitude where you can finish that long tangled novel draft or revise those poems you’ve been meaning to finish? If so, a writing residency might be right for you.” via writerhouse.org