A New Writers Forum I Just Found

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I've been doing some surfing for good writers sites that I can eventually use to create buzz about my upcoming books. I've found a few that seem to have promise.

Writers.net seens to be an active forum with lots of good conversation going on.

I also like the Children's Writers and Illustrators site. I've met several good published authors there, and I am also aware that agents and publishers frequent that site as well.

One I just found the other day, however is Query Tracker. I'll put a link to it on my side bar. The founder, Patrick McDonald, has put together a neat way to track our queries from when you send it out to when you get either rejected or accepted. It also has the names and addresses of most agents and publishers, by genre, and tracks their acceptance rates so we would-be authors can decide if they are a good match or not. Associated with this site, he also has a pretty active forum with lots of people posting and answering. I think this could also be a great place to generate buzz.

Check these sites out. They're on my side bar.

About Paul West

Paul West is a freelance writer and novelist. Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, Paul claims to be a "Prune Picker," though he now makes his home in Taylorsville, Utah.

You can follower him on Twitter: @PaulWWest

Published: Thursday, October 18, 2007

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  1. Great finds! Thanks for sharing. I will definitely be checking them out.

  2. Not a bad idea. I'll have to check out that last mention.

  3. I'll try to post more as I find them. Glad you guys thought it was helpful.