Website Redesign with Resources for Writers #1

by stefaniebrooktrout

I’ve been wanting to move things around on my website for a while now to create space for me to share resources with other writers, and even though it’s still a work-in-progress, I’ve gone ahead and launched the redesign.

The first thing you’ll notice about the new look is that the homepage is now my blog feed. If you’re looking for my Bio, it’s now with my Pubs and Connect pages under the new About section. You can still expect to find updates about my new publications and upcoming events on the blog, but you’ll also start seeing more posts featuring content that I am developing for my new Resources for Writers page. This new page will feature recommended websites, books, authors, literary journals, and other resources that I have found useful to my own professional writing practice.

I’ll add to the resource library gradually in the weeks, months, and probably years to come. It’s very much a work-in-progress, designed grow and change over time. Each month or so, I’ll publish a new post featuring the recently added resources. Here’s the first issue:


 

Resources for Writers

Issue 1 | April 2016

 

FAQ | Current Features: Advice for aspiring writers & dealing with writer’s block

Coming soon: Do I need an MFA? Should I get one anyway? Should I give my writing away for free? How do I build a writing community? How do I find places to publish my work? At what point do I need an agent? Are conferences, workshops, and contest fees all worth it? What should I be reading? How should I be reading?

Reading | Current Feature: Goodreads

More forthcoming on recommended books, websites, podcasts, and literary journals and how to read news articles, TV shows, and movie like a writer.

Writing | Current Feature: Writing Excuses

More to come, including writing prompts, craft book recommendations, and great places to find author interviews.

PublishingCurrent Feature: Poets & Writers

More forthcoming on publishing your work, including submissions.

NetworkingCurrent Feature: Wordpress

More forthcoming on using social media, conferences, and other platforms to market your work and build connections with readers, publishers, and other writers.

Teaching | Current Feature: Assay

More forthcoming on teaching, in general, and writing, in particular.

Writers to Follow | Current Feature: Tony Quick

More soon, including friends, colleagues, and other writers whose websites share additional resources.

Environment | Current Feature: Orion

To be honest, I’m not quite sure what all will come in this section. At the very least, expect writing prompts, teaching resources, reading lists, and book reviews with an environmental focus, including place-based and food writing.

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