Cozy Mysteries & Romantic Histories
Linda P. Kozar
Author

For Writers

The very best advice I can give a writer just starting out is "Get thee to a writing conference."
Why? Besides the fact that you'll sit under great instruction and learn more than your brain can absorb, you can also make appointments with agents and editors. Chances are, you won't sell your first story, but you will get a chance to experience how the whole thing works. You'll meet and network with other writers, those starting out just like you, authors who've published some books and are on their way, and New York Times Bestselling authors. Everyone has a story about how they started out. And if you're called to be a writer, this is where your story will begin.

Conferences

American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) http://www.acfw.com/conference

Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference

http://ridgecrestconferencecenter.org/event/blueridgemountainchristianwritersconference

Colorado Christian Writers Conference http://www.writehisanswer.com/colorado/

Glorietta Christian Writers Conference http://glorietaconferencecenter.org/

Greater Philadelphia Christian Writers Conference http://writehisanswer.com/philadelphia/

Mount Herman Christian Conference

http://mounthermon.org/adult/professionals/writers-conference

Romance Writers of America Conference

http://www.rwa.org/cs/conferences_and_events

Research Links

A Calendar for Any Year
http://www.timeanddate.com/

19th Century Historical Tidbits http://historicaltidbits.blogspot.com/

Fact Checker For The Internet http://www.refdesk.com/

How Stuff Works http://www.howstuffworks.com/

Standford’s Interactive Ancient Rome

\http://www.openculture.com/2012/05/travel_ancient_rome_with_stanfords_interactive_map_.html

The Ultimate Guide to Free History Resources Online
http://www.mastersinhistory.net/the-ultimate-guide-to-free-history-resources-online.html


Links

American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) http://www.acfw.com/

Christian Authors Network (CAN) http://christianauthorsnetwork.com/    

Christian Booksellers Association (CBA) http://www.cbaonline.org/ 


International Christian Fiction Writers Blog

http://www.internationalchristianfictionwriters.blogspot.com/

Mystery Writers of America http://www.mysterywritersofamerica.com/
    


Novel Rocket http://www.novelrocket.com/

Romance Writers of America (RWA)
 http://www.rwa.org/

Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI)
 http://www.scbwi.org/
 
 

The Borrowed Book
 http://theborrowedbook.blogspot.com/

The Christian Pen http://www.thechristianpen.com/

For Fun

Victorian Game (Interactive and fun!)

http://www.mccord-museum.qc.ca/en/keys/games/17

Put a Puzzle on Your Blog
 http://www.jigzone.com/


Writing Resource Books

The Plot Thickens: 8 Ways to Bring Fiction to Life by Noah Lukeman

Writing the Breakout Novel by Donald Maass

Stein on Writing by Sol Stein

Self-Editing for Fiction Writers by Renni Browne and Dave King

The Flip Dictionary by Barbara Ann Kipfer

The Elements of Style by William Strunk and E.B. White

On Writing Well by William Zinsser     

Agencies

Alive Communications, Inc. Literary Agency http://www.alivecom.com/

Books & Such Literary Agency http://www.booksandsuch.biz/

Glass Road Media Management http://glassroadmm.com/

Hartline Literary Agency http://hartlineliteraryagency.blogspot.com/

Les Stobbe Literary Agency http://stobbeliterary.com/

MacGregor Literary Agency http://macgregorliterary.com/

Natasha Kern Literary Agency http://www.natashakern.com/

The Knight Agency
 http://knightagency.net/

The Steve Laube Agency
 http://stevelaube.com/

WordServe Literary http://www.wordserveliterary.com/    


Website Builder