Writer Beware® is a site rich in resources — all sponsored by the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers Association — but encompassing all genres. Are you an aspiring writer? They’ve got you covered. Are you querying agencies and/or publishers? They’re all over it.
Be sure to add this website to your bookmarks or favorites, and visit it regularly. It’s too easy for new or longtime authors to be taken in by the unscrupulous.
Topics covered include:
Contests and Awards
Editors and Assessment Services (this has been hot lately)
A New Program in the Treasure Valley Solicits Writers
If you’re a writer, you might find it difficult to get your work into potential readers’ hands (and ears). Writers Read, a program in Star, addresses the problem by giving writers a chance to read their work in public.
Your participation will encourage the organizers to continue!
More about it
Every month we’ll meet, featuring up to four authors per event. Participants can read anything they’re working on:
Writers Read organizer Tina Johnson is looking for writers to read at upcoming events in January, February, and March. “We’re inviting writers with all levels of experience across the Treasure Valley and beyond. “We’re excited to hear from teen as well as adult writers,” she said.
Be the audience
The program also seeks audience members. “It’s a great event for listeners as well,” Johnson said. The program lasts about an hour and includes time to chat with authors around the refreshment table.
If you have any questions, contact Tina Johnson at: email@example.com To sift out spam, please use this subject line — Writers Read Firstname Lastname — for example, Writers Read Jane Smith
Hallowe’en has passed, but every month is a good month for excellent horror. Screenwriters, feast your eyes on these “Best Horror Movie Scripts of All Time” from The Script Lab. All it takes is a free sign-up to be able to dissect pages and pages of the greatest scary and terrifying movie scripts:
Halloween, Alien, Scream, 28 Days Later, The Exorcist, The Thing (1982), Hereditary, The Conjuring, Candyman, A Quiet Place, Night of the Living Dead, Insidious
Yes, there are lots of newspapers and magazines to trawl through at your local library — but your library card may be your passport around those irritating paywalls, as well.
(A brief aside, recognizing that work deserves monetary compensation, including writers and responsible journalists, and the organizations they work for. All true. But we still are irritated by paywalls, aren’t we?)
Check with your local library to see if their services include subscriptions to magazines and periodicals such as: Idaho Statesman, Wall Street Journal, National Geographic, New York Times, and more.