Post # 1
Does anyone have any experience with writing and publishing? I have some ideas that I am going to turn into a novel, but beyond the actual writing, how does everything else happen?! I am pretty much clueless. ANY information would be helpful, on anything to do with writing or publishing. Thank you!!
Post # 3
Hey, fellow writer here!
Have you ever checked out The Institute of Children’s Literature? They offer a free aptitude test for writers interested in writing for preschool – young adult. If you pass the test, they offer you a range of correspondence courses you can take. Not only does it help with your writing, but they give you a TON of info. on the pubishing process.
You can also go to your local bookstore and ask for books on publishing. They even have a “Publishing for Dummies” book, I’m pretty sure. I write for teenagers and I know that every year a book called “Writer’s Market” is published. It lists 100’s of publishing houses, their guidelines, what they accept, how they pay, etc. It’s a wealth of information.
Do you have a local community college? A lot of times these places will offer creative writing or publishing courses for less than $100. You can learn a lot and get to know other writers here.
Check with local libraries for writing groups, too. Or just Google “your town” writers group. Not only will you find support and critique, but many fellow writers have resources that can be very helpful and eye-opening for you.
Good luck and happy writing!