Monday, October 17, 2011

100 sites for fiction writers: #69 -

This is an ongoing series looking at websites that can be of help to fiction writers with their craft and career.

The website of New York Times Bestselling author Michael A. Stackpole offers plenty of information about Stackpole himself and his books, but for the fiction writer looking to learn from a professional, there is knowledge here to be found in spades.

The site,, definitely promotes Stackpole's works, but the home page alone is worth your time to look over.

Every few days there is a new article. The topics tend to be related to the worlds of writing and publishing, but every now and then the author will post about himself or thoughts he has on a particular topic.

For writers, the most obvious choice is to check out Stackpole's articles On Writing. But one shouldn't stop there. Also available are articles about Ebooks and Digital PublishingNews about technology and publishing, and a whole lot more.

Likely most helpful to writers, however, is Stackpole's newsletter known at The Secrets, as well as the companion audio podcasts. The newsletter is not free, but the cost is minimal and topics covered include writer's block, world building, characters, action scenes and more.

To learn more about Michael A. Stackpole, check out his Interview page. Especially if you are a fan of speculative fiction, you might want to consider reading some of the author's books.

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