Here are a few webpages I like, in alphabetical order.
Fairfield Scribes - An in-person writer's group and small press publisher in Fairfield County, CT.
Fairfield Writer's Blog - Run by local writers through the Fairfield CT Public Library, this site includes author interviews and articles, in addition to many valuable tips about writing, publication and promotion.
The Grinder - A free online database of magazines accepting writers' submissions - like Duotrope, except free and with graphs.
Megan Lewis, editor - A fabulous writer and founder of the indie publishing company Mugwump Press, Megan also has years of experience as a professional editor, and she offers her editing services for very reasonable rates.
Scribophile - An international writer's group - one of the best I've found online in terms of organization, and the speed and quality of critiques.
The Write Connexion - Run by Gabi Coatsworth, this website has helpful writing tips and also information about local writing events, taken from the in-person monthly group, Westport Writers' Rendezvous.
Bewildering Stories - A free online magazine, publishing all genres of fiction, poetry and novels since 2002.
Bonegristle.com - This is a new site by a friend of mine who reviews books, movies and TV.
GJ Stevens - An up-and-coming writer who blogs about his publishing journey as a newcomer to the scene. GJ also conducts great author interviews and posts helpful tips about writing, publishing, and promotions.
Jacqueline Masumian - Another friend of mine who has a thoughtful blog and book review section on her website.
PM Ray Worlds - Another friend of mine who is a kick-ass Medievalist (literally), and runs a blog about writing and ancient weapons - and how the two intersect - on his website.
Reader's Abode - An international group of writers who publish a free biannual collection of short stories and poems, in addition to a blog about where to get the best free literature on the web.
Roberto Calas - A local writer and friend of mine who writes historical fantasy.
Story Paths - Another new site by a friend of mine, which will be offering fiction, custom videos, stock footage, and author interviews.
The Comic Archive - A collection of interviews with fans, artists, inkers, pencillers, writers, publishers, and pretty much everyone else involved in creating comics and graphic novels. Run by my friend Mike Furth, an amazing artist and writer himself. He's currently working on his own graphic novel, No Going Back, with the talented artist Anna Wieszczyk. Sneak peeks of the artwork are on her Instagram HERE.
James Norbury - James' art is phenomenal, with beautiful graphics and style. He's working on a new graphic novel, and he posts snippets of it on Twitter @NorburyJames.
OSSM Comics - I recently had the pleasure to interview Omar Spahi, the founder of OSSM Comics and writer of the stunningly drawn Xenoglyphs series. The artist is P.J. Catacutan.
Pixabay - A fantastic website where artists and photographers share their work for free. It's a great place to find stunning visuals to use for any occasion, from websites to book covers. While the art is free to use, you can show your appreciation to the artists by tipping them through the website.
Jazzy Toons - A YouTube channel with videos that my kids love and songs that won't drive parents nuts - the songs are nursery rhymes sung/played to jazz music. If I have to listen to one more cheerful rendition of "Wheels on the Bus," I might go mad, LOL. So I'm really glad these videos are out there as a "parent-friendly" alternative.
Monster In My Lunchbox - A book of Shel Silverstein-like humor poetry for children that was written and illustrated by a pair of sisters. My kids love this book! On the website are videos of the illustrations/poems being read.
Sheryl Kayne Writes - I could put this under any of my three categories, since Sheryl Kayne runs an editing service, ghostwrites, and writes travel books, but she is also a prolific children's book writer. She blogs about helpful advice and services for parents and grandparents, such as health and wellness and yoga.