A Tour of the Tabs: A Site Map of The Writing Nut

Welcome to The Writing Nut.com!

Well, you’ve been here before. After all, you are awesome bloggy friends. But you might not have noticed the not-so-recent improvements I’ve made around the site, so I thought I’d give you a little tour of the new tabs.

1. About Me

If you’d like to get to know me better, or if you’re curious to see whether we share the same love for baking (yes) or fishing (not really), check out my About Me page. I’ve added pictures tons of slightly entertaining pictures. You’ll even find a couple of my sketches there.

2. Author Interviews

You’ll find interviews with awesome authors such as Cornelia Funke, Lauren Kate, Lissa Price and Alex Cavanaugh—some of them in video form.

3. Blog Awards

If you’re feeling particularly generous, but are unsure if I already have the award you’d like to share with me, you can check this page out.

4. Book Reviews

Every now and then review both Fiction and Writing books. You can find my reviews under this tab.

5. Book Signings

I’m lucky to live in a place where book signings are a weekly occurrence. I try to go whenever I can, as I find it’s a great way of supporting authors and the publishing industry.

I get inspired by these authors and learn new things from them every time. I also make it a point to write about these signings so I can share my experiences and learnings with you. In the Book Signings page, you’ll find a list of the authors I’ve been lucky to meet, as well as links to my posts about them.

6. CBW-LA: Children’s Book Writers of Los Angeles

I founded CBW-LA in 2010 with the simple hope of meeting new writer friends. The group has since grown and morphed into a non profit organization with over 200 members.

In the CBW-LA page, you’ll find a link to our group’s meetups and workshops. You’ll find tons of exercises, and techniques that you can use in your own writing, as well as some helpful tips and lessons from us, and our speakers.

7. Helpful Links

I’ve gathered links to some fantasy authors’ blogs, as well as links to literary agents’ and editors’ and publishers’websites and blogs.

I’m always on the lookout for new blogs and websites to add to these lists, so feel free to let me know if I’ve missed anyone or if I need to update some information.

8. My Book Shelf

I love making lists and I love reading books. So when I discovered Shelfari, I immediately set up an account so I could keep track of all the books I’ve read, am reading, and plan to read.

Shelfari also has this awesome widget which allows you to share the books you’ve read, along with their books covers, accompanying ratings, and reviews. I’ve made use of this widget on my web page. So if you’re curious to see if we have the same taste in books, or just want to see what’s on a fellow writer’s bookshelf, you can check out My Book Shelf.

9. Novel Writing

I’m still working on adding more articles to this webpage. Currently I have two articles on this tab that you might find helpful:

Step One is Research and Why Word Count Matters

Helpful Books for Character and Plot Development

10. Travel Pieces

I love to travel whenever I can. In this tab, you’ll find a link to all the posts I’ve written about some of the places I’ve visited.

If you ever find yourself planning a trip to Universal Orland’s Wizarding World, as well as England, or Los Angeless, you might find some useful tidbits such as tips on what landmarks to check out, what local foods to try, and what things to expect.

11. Wednesday Writer’s Workspace

Curious to see what other writers’ workspaces look like? Well, you’re in luck! Every Wednesday I feature a fellow writer/blogger and his/her workspace. They share some writing tips, techniques, wisdom and share stories about their writing quirks and habits.

On my Wednesday Writer’s Workspace page, you’ll find links to all the writers I’ve featured so far.

It’s an ongoing series, too, so if you’re interested in being featured here, you can simply leave me a message in the comment box.

12. Writing Resources

This is the newest addition to my website, and the one you might find the most helpful.

In these four pages, you’ll find links to articles that you’ll find useful in your own writing.

Archetypes

I’ve written several posts based on Caroline Myss’s study of archetypes. You might find them particularly useful when you’re developing your characters.

For Fantasy Writers

Here you’ll find links to character name generators, various articles on world-building, mapping your fantasy world,  making up your own language,  writing fight scenes and the craft of fantasy/sci fi writing.

You’ll also find links to medieval history, weapons, mythical creatures, gods, monsters,  and other magical elements such as gemstones, runes, symbols, sigils,

The For All Writers and Writing Contests, Conferences and Conventions pages are still under construction.

13. Writing Tools

I wanted to list down all the tools, instruments and gadgets that might be of use to writers. I’m still working on adding more articles to this page, but for now you might find these three particularly helpful, especially if you’re just starting to write:

Setting Up Shop Part 1: A Writer’s Space

Setting Up Shop Part 2: A Writer’s Desk

Setting Up Shop Part 3: A Writer’s Chair

14. The Writing Nut Store

My sad (but enjoyable) attempt at starting a business. I had way too much fun creating The Writing Nut logo, that I decided to take it one step further. Zazzle allowed me to create various products using my logo (mousepads, buttons, bumper stickers, shirts, etc), so I thought I’d share them here.

Well, there you have it, a tour of the tabs, and map to my website. Feel free to explore the site, and check out the helpful links I’ve provided. I’m also open to comments and suggestions, so if I missed a great article, or a link to another literary agent, feel free to let me know!

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12 Responses to “A Tour of the Tabs: A Site Map of The Writing Nut”

  1. It’s actually been a while since I’ve been here, because your blog wasn’t showing up in my Google Reader – then I noticed your name commenting, and went looking for you. It looks great and really organised!

  2. Shelly says:

    You’re so organized. I’m sooo not.

    Shelly
    http://secondhandshoesnovel.blogspot.com/

  3. Wow, I wish I was that organized!

  4. What a great idea of listing all your features in one place! Looking forward to more travel posts.

  5. Hart Johnson says:

    This is great to have a full map of all the stuff. You should give this its own page so people can keep using it to find stuff even when it isn’t the top post… Mostly though, I should do something like this…

  6. Thanks for the tour of your site! :)

  7. You are so organized. And your website is so full of great information.

  8. Jay Noel says:

    Whoa…how long did all of this organization take???

    Your blog has become a reference for all of us. Salamat!

  9. Good jobs on the pages. I believe Blogger only allows me 10, so I make do. It was great learning more about you on the About Me page.

  10. This is great! How did you get so many, did you add the widget twice? Thanks for all the hard work, I can’t wait to take a look. You are also inspiring me to go through and rework mine. Hugs,

    Kathy M.

  11. Hilary says:

    Hi Writing Nut .. well you suit your name!! A writer and a Nut?!

    You’re so organised – well done at getting the tabs all easily labelled and the data available for us … I’ll be back for another tour ..

    Cheers Hilary

  12. Leslie Rose says:

    I am blown away and inspired by your organization. I’ll have to look more closely at CBW-LA since that’s my neck of the woods.

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