Whether you write for school or for
fun or with the idea in mind of getting your poetry or
essay or short story or novel or non-fiction book
published, somewhere along the line you will probably
need to do some fact-finding and fact-checking. Here are
two blogs that give us writers ideas on how, when, and
where to research.
Hope Clark is
founder of FundsforWriters.com, a
well-known writer's reference for grants, contests,
markets, publishers and
agents for the serious writer. The website and
newsletters have existed for fourteen years, and been
recognized by Writer's Digest Magazine in its 101 Best
Websites for Writers for thirteen of those years. 42,000
writers receive her newsletters each week.
She's published in Writer's Digest, Writer's Market,
Guide to Literary Agents (by Writer's Digest), The
Writer Magazine, as well as multiple trades, glossy mags
and numerous Chicken Soup books. She's interviewed often
by both writing and business websites and speaks to
writing conferences throughout the United
States. Her book The Shy Writer: An Introvert's Guide to
Writing Success, continues to sell steadily.
She is also author of The Carolina Slade Mystery Series.
Lowcountry Bribe is the first in the series published by
Bell Bridge Books. The mysteries describe federally
employed Carolina Slade's sleuthing abilities throughout
rural, rarely seen South Carolina
settings, facing crimes not found in your typical
mystery. The second and third books in the series,
Tidewater Murder and Palmetto Poison, are now available.
She has a second series
set on Edisto Beach. The first book is Murder On Edisto,
the second is Edisto Jinx.
and Wordpress Consultant Barb Drozdowich has
taught in colleges, universities and in the banking
industry. More recently, she brings her 15+ years of
teaching experience and a deep love of books to help
authors develop the social media platform needed to
succeed in today’s fast evolving publishing world.
She delights in taking technical subjects and making
them understandable by the average person.
She owns Bakerview Consulting and manages the popular blog,
Sugarbeat’s Books, where she talks about Romance –
She is the author
of 11 books, over 35 YouTube videos, and online
Goodreads course and an online WordPress course,
all focused on helping authors and bloggers. Barb lives
in the mountains of British Columbia with her family.