I’m a writer- all I want to do is work on my next book. Yeah…the industry doesn’t work that way anymore. Pity. We need to be intimate with our genre and the industry, especially if we’re self-publishing.
Studying trends in Dark Fantasy is a bit tricking. There aren’t many resources continually focusing on it. I’ve looked. Instead, I subscribe to sites talking about horror, fantasy & speculative fiction.
I found many resources by opening a book similar to mine and reading the copyright page. Find the imprint the books’ published under then visit the website and see if you can subscribe to their content.
I’ve gathered here some publishing industry news sites, the many SciFi, Fantasy, and Horror sites I read, blogs about writing and of course, books on writing. Whenever I come across a new resource, I’ll add to it. I hope they help you too. Enjoy.
Publishing and Book News
Fantasy and Horror News and Writing Tips
Sci Fi, Fantasy, Speculative Book Blogs
Fantasy Book Critic
Fantasy Book Review
Pat’s Fantasy Hotlist
Speculative Book Review
Writing Life and Craft
Books on Writing
Brooks- Sometimes the Magic Works
Edelstein- Writer’s Guide to Character Traits
HWA- On Writing Horror
Katz- Get Known Before the Book Deal
King- On Writing
Kress- Characters, Emotions & Viewpoints
Miller- Violence: A Writer’s Guide
Oates- The Faith of a Writer
Westley- Bibliophile’s Dictionary
Woll- Publishing for Profit
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