Today the Dragon Wins

"Today the Dragon Wins" offers information from Fantasy Author and Professional Editor Sandy Lender. You'll also find dragons, wizards, sorcerers, and other fantasy elements necessary for a fabulous story, if you know where to look...

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Sandy Lender is the editor of an international trade publication and the author of the fantasy novels Choices Meant for Gods and Choices Meant for Kings, available from ArcheBooks Publishing, and the series-supporting chapbook, What Choices We Made.

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Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Site Review for Writers
Or...The Dragon suggests you check this out

The description at the top of the Writers and Authors blog states that it is "a place for people in the writing industry to gather and share experiences, tips and advice. Not to mention promote their latest work and discuss various topics related to the writing industry. Included in this blog you will also find; links to sites for writers, competitions and contests, interviews, writer and book event listings and more..." Jo Linsdell, the administrator of the site, appears to have taken a break during the spring and summer from the constant strain of posting that such a mission statement would require but has come back full force this fall with information and interviews that show diligence in her research. And it's not just the blog posts that visitors will find useful.

Linsdell has smartly organized a host of stationary items down the side of her blog that give visitors snippits of information with links to learn more. For instance, if you're looking for a definition for a word, type it into the "Online Reference" field, select what you want to know about it from the bubbles available, and click "search". Up pops an additional site where your answer lies. Or if you're looking for an idea to unstop your writers block, Linsdell offers the Instant Writing Prompt, which gives you a new idea each time you hit the "refresh" button. Other widgets include a Writing Contests box with scrolling contests—although I think visitors should be encouraged to seek out this feature early in the month to take advantage of the highest number of deadlines—that features links to get individual contest guidelines, a list of links to sites that are helpful to writers, and a list of sites hosting Linsdell on her current virtual tour.

Given the undertaking, Linsdell is bringing an organized, clean, pleasing blogsite to writers and authors that offers what it says it will. I'm impressed by the amount of work she's put into this labor and encourage fellow writers and authors to check it out.

"Some days, I just want the dragon to win."
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Blogger unwriter said...

Writers and Authors could be considered the writer's encyclopedia on one site. She has it all there.


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