By Mystery Author, Donna Warner
Learn as much as you can about the diverse aspects of the publishing industry through networking. My personal learning curve benefits tremendously through memberships in organizations such as the International Thriller Writers (ITW) http://thrillerwriters.org/ and the Crime Writers of Canada http://www.crimewriterscanada.com/. I’ve also profited, intellectually, from years of attending Canada’s Bloody Words’ Conferences (sadly no longer running) and other national and internationally writers’ conferences. Participating in workshops and author panels at these events not only help us sharpen our writing skills, but provide the opportunity to meet authors whose work we admire
Another networking option to embrace, or at least occasionally hug, is social media. Becoming comfortable with one of its many platforms can be informative and entertaining.
Here are some writing-related links extracted from my Pinterest Boards. I find this method of storing reference material helpful. Hope you agree.
Writer to Writer -- Tips & Resources http://tinyurl.com/zw96gpr
Killer Authors’ Tribe: Learning from Others http://tinyurl.com/jpxudom
Guelph Partners in Crime: 4 CWC Authors http://tinyurl.com/hjhwpvo
A Glimpse into Sights from Thriller, Targeted http://tinyurl.com/h8bo8an
Donna Warner’s Web Site: Writing & Marketing http://tinyurl.com/joxtb5d