OTHER HELPFUL SITES
You might be asking yourself what else you need to know. Here are a few other websites that might prove useful.
ONLINE FORUMS TO DISCUSS WRITING
Absolute Write Water Cooler - A discussion forum for writers about every aspect of the writing process, from literary agents to grammar to contract details. Have a question about publishing? Post it here, and you'll get an answer from another writer (or many writers) ASAP.
Creative Science Foundation
The Write Life - A website solely dedicated to all the aspects of writing.
Writer Unboxed - A community of writing advice started by the two aspiring novelists, Therese Walsh and Kathleen Bolton. It’s now one of the top writing sites.
NaNoWriMo: National Novel Writing Month - An annual event where writers attempt to pen 50,000 words in the month of November.
WRITER DOS AND DON'TS
“15 Things a Writer Should Never Do”
“25 Things Writers Should Stop Doing”
“50 Things a Writer Shouldn’t Do”
“Professional romance novelists can write 3,000 words a day. Here’s how they do it”
Stephie Smith - A romance author who has a helpful list of writing resources and contests on her website.
The Writers' Guide - A comprehensive overview of the process of writing.
Writer's Digest - If you're looking for one stop shopping when it comes to writing advice, this would be the go-to website. Lots of the advice is free, although some of it you have to pay for, such as writing conferences or to enter any of their writing contests. Still, there's enough advice there to keep you busy for a long, long time.
SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY GROUPS AROUND THE WORLD
European Science Fiction Society
N3F: National Fantasy Fan Federation
SFera - Croatian science fiction society.
Science Fiction and Fantasy Association of New Zealand Inc.
Science Fiction And Fantasy South Africa - Science fiction and fantasy club.
Speculative Fiction Group (Persia)
TSFS: Turku Science Fiction Society - Finland science fiction society.
AMERICAN SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY GROUPS
Horror Writers Association
SFWA: The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America - The official organization for professional science fiction and fantasy writers and other genre professionals since 1965.
BRITISH SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY GROUPS
The British Fantasy Society
BSFA: The British Science Fiction Association
The Dracula Society
SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY RESOURCES
Science Fiction Foundation
“Science in Sci-Fi, Fact in Fantasy” - This is a blog series run by author Dan Koboldt, where he talks with experts about common motifs in science fiction and fantasy. A place to get some great tips to help with realistic world building.
Technovelgy,com - An extensive list of technology that has appeared in science fiction novels.