A-Z Blog Challenge: K
Post By Kerrie Flanagan
But it was not long into the journey it became quite clear that I needed more supplies. I grabbed a Writers Market along the way and added it to my knapsack. I realized there were many roads to publishing: agents, editors, magazines, literary journals, contests and more. I liked the look of the magazine path and headed off in that direction.
On this path, I found resources on writing for magazines, like Jenna Glatzer's book, Make a Real Living as a Freelance Writer and Writers Digest Magazine. I soon found other writers on the trail, some had been there a while others were new like me. One led me on a shortcut where I found and hooked up with a critique group. Once back on the trail, I stopped at writers conferences along the way and continued talking to those I met along the way.
Even with my limited amount of tools I did end up in the land Publishing, but it was the outskirts. I realized this land was huge and was going to take more tools and a lot of time to explore. But I was excited about the possibilities and was ready to continue exploring.
Over the years I have added more resources, information and contacts to my writing knapsack. It has become quite heavy, but everything in there has helped me and continues to help me on my writing journey.
Here are the top 5 things I have in my Writing Knapsack:
-Stephen King's memoir On Writing
-A list of contacts I have met along the way
What are your top 5 items in your Writing Knapsack?