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rainboy
07-27-2008, 06:37 PM
This has probably been done before, but I just wanted to see if people have some cool links to share, e.g. websites / blogs that you visit regularly for inspiration / motivation / education. It doesn't have to be about writing -- as long as it helps you get those creative juices flowing or otherwise sparks your imagination. Agent blogs, artist websites, humor podcasts, writing sites, youtube channels, you name it.

Nicki B
07-27-2008, 07:18 PM
I actually love Weburbanist (http://www.weburbanist.com) and GreenUpgrader (http://www.greenupgrader.com).

KTC
07-27-2008, 07:29 PM
If resource sites count, I would have to say www.placesforwriters.com They update their markets and contests and publisher lists almost daily. I use it as my homepage so I get to see updates when they happen. I've received plenty of publication credits through keeping a close eye on their updates.

scope
07-27-2008, 10:17 PM
If resource sites count, I would have to say www.placesforwriters.com (http://www.placesforwriters.com) They update their markets and contests and publisher lists almost daily. I use it as my homepage so I get to see updates when they happen. I've received plenty of publication credits through keeping a close eye on their updates.

That's a really nice, very informative site. I wish one like it existed for the US market.

CBumpkin
07-27-2008, 11:59 PM
I enjoy TV Tropes (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/HomePage).

KTC
07-28-2008, 12:32 AM
That's a really nice, very informative site. I wish one like it existed for the US market.

It is mainly Canadian...but keep looking around on it...they always have American markets too. Plus, most Canadian markets are open to international submissions.

AND THERE'S ALWAYS: DUOTROPE (http://www.duotrope.com/)

Siddow
07-28-2008, 12:50 AM
One that I visit weekly, just for fun, is Post Secret. (http://www.postsecret.blogspot.com/) warning: sometimes has naked photos or inappropriate-for-children things on there.

TPCSWR
07-28-2008, 03:50 PM
I enjoy TV Tropes (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/HomePage).

That is not a website, blog or podcast. It is a drug. :D

Bubastes
07-28-2008, 04:19 PM
I recently discovered the Anchored Authors blog. The subtitle says it all: Strategies and Survival Skills for Fiction Authors with Day Jobs.

I read it when I need a kick in the pants.

http://anchoredauthors.com/

Perks
07-28-2008, 04:22 PM
It's not just because I work there, but www.authorscoop.com (http://authorscoop.com/) makes me feel more writerly on a daily basis.

I've gotten more comfort and inspiration from the 'Quote of the Night' feature than I can say. I need it before bedtime now, like a blankie or nightlight. It's embarrassing.