Saturday, November 12, 2011

100 sites for fiction writers: #78 - Inkygirl

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


Inkygirl is the online home of writer and illustrator Debbie Ridpath Ohi. There are several things I like about this site. For one, Debbie lives in Canada, which brings a slightly different perspective because so many sites about writing seem to have mostly an American point of view. I also like that Debbie's site has part of its focus upon illustrating, which is somewhat out of the ordinary for writing sites. Then there's the fact the Inkygirl site also has some focus on writing for children, which is a growing field but not common to many fiction writers.

But if you are reading this, there is a decent chance you are a fiction writer or at least have interests in fiction writing. If so, you might be asking yourself, why should I check out the Inkygirl site?

I'm glad you asked.

Well, first of all, you can find out about Debbie and her excellent work. You can learn about writing for young people and about illustrating. The Inkygirl site also often has news related to writing, publishing, illustrating and picture books.

At her iPadGirl blog, Debbie also writes quite often about digital publishing in relation to writers for young people and illustrators. With more and more e-reading devices going color and expanding on the formats they can use, illustrations are likely to become much more common in e-books, so Debbie's knowledge could be quite helpful.

Obviously, the information at Inkygirl is not for every writer or fiction writer, but it just might open doors to new ideas for you, especially concerning illustrations.

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