Some websites that I feel are worth sharing:
Kristen Lamb’s Blog is where you want to go if you’re learning about how to be a writer in a rapidly digitizing world. She is the guru of all things social media and does her research (and does it well) before passing any information on to you, the student.
Tom Slatin‘s website brings together all he knows about writing, photography, and web design. He blogs about writing, photography, and “other stuff” all on a regular basis, which just amazes me to no end, and he also regularly posts free WordPress themes because he is just that awesome.
Perfection Pending is one of my favorite blogs simply because it’s so real. Meredith writes about her kids, her family, her ups, her downs, and everything in between. She’s made me laugh and cry, and reading her stories makes me realize that yeah, we’re all just as crazy as the next person.
I Read Encyclopedias has become one of my favorite blogs the more I’ve visited it. Blogger Jay writes about all kinds of stuff, from his daughter and his everyday life, to writing life and whatever he finds interesting enough to talk about. He’s also purveyor of a challenge called “What Will You Write?” which is just too fun!
Writer’s Digest, in my opinion, should be bookmarked on every writer’s computer. Even if you don’t subscribe to the website, there are tons of awesome resources, articles, contests, and so forth on the website.
NaNoWriMo, or National Novel Writing Month, is kind of a big deal. Even if you don’t participate in the yearly challenge, the community is worth being a part of and there are tons of resources for writers on the website as well.
FanFiction.net is the place for writers of fan fiction. There are hundreds of thousands of writers out there who enjoy writing stories about their favorite characters and worlds, but copyright prevents us from publishing that work…so share it on this wonderful community website and read a few hundred others while you’re at it!
Nerd Block is a subscription-box service for nerds whereupon you pay between $14 and $30 per month (based on the option you choose and the shipping to where you live) and every month they send you a box full of nerdy goodies. How cool is that?
Loot Crate is another subscription-box service for geeks and gamers. It costs $30 even per month (that’s including shipping), and every month you get a themed box full of geek goodies, collectibles, and generally awesome stuff. If you’re interested in trying it out, please use my referral link to help me out a ton: http://mbsy.co/lootcrate/8321165