Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Writing Resources - J - Janice Hardy's Fiction University

Welcome to the Insecure Writer’s Support Group Website! Our A to Z Challenge theme – Writing Resources!

Fiction University

Janice Hardy started Fiction University back in 2009 with one goal in mind:
To offer writers ways to build a solid foundation for their writing. To provide tips and advice they could take right from these articles and apply directly to their work in progress. She wouldn't just say "show, don't tell" -- she'd give clear examples and advice on how to do that.

Not everything suggested on this site is going to work for everyone, but that's just the way writing is. There is no "right" way to write, there's just finding the process that works for you. It's frustrating to be told "you must do this" when "doing that" is more your style.

The site schedule is as follows:
Monday: Writing Article: Janice Hardy shares general writing tips and advice. 

Tuesday: The How They Do It column. Visiting authors and publishing professionals share tips, advice, and wisdom. As an added twist--throughout the year we'll also hear from a writer "In the Trenches" and gain some insight from those still in the submission stage. It's far too easy for writers to feel alone during this tough stage of their careers, and these articles will show that they're not alone.

Wednesday: Writing Article: Janice Hardy shares general writing tips and advice.  

Thursday: Indie Authors column. Contributing authors share information and tips for those looking to self publish, covering a variety of topics from detailed how-tos to creating an e-book, to overviews on self publishing trends and philosophies.

Friday: Refresher Fridays. There are over 1500 solid writing articles on the site, and each week we'll rerun a helpful article from the archives you might have missed the first time around.

Saturday: Real Life Diagnostics. Part critique, part teach tool, Janice diagnoses reader submitted works in progress and answers questions pertaining to those works.

Sundays: Writing Prompts. Various prompts are offered to inspire and encourage you to write. Some are for the fun of it, while others are designed to build a skill or challenge you to push yourself.


Juneta key said...

Love the site. Great post.
Juneta @ Writer's Gambit

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

She covers it all, doesn't she?

The Joyous Living said...

what a great offering. thanks for sharing.

J is for Jungle Book

Sarah Allan said...

What a great resource for writers!

Pat Hatt said...

Wow, sure gets it all at her hall

Alyssa Cormier said...

Wow, thanks so much. This is great information. When it comes to learning things clear examples are a huge definite to me. :)

Anonymous said...

Follow Janice Hardy avidly...with baited brain...or whatever.

Michael Di Gesu said...

What a great site for information! Awesome! Thanks Michelle.

Debra Renée Byrd said...

Ooh, that sounds nice. :)

Michelle Wallace said...

It's a diverse site...offering something for everybody.

Joylene Nowell Butler said...

Thank you for these great links, Michelle. I had no idea.