I don’t know if the same is true for you, but the week between Christmas and the new year gives me time to relax, read, and declutter. I declutter physically (piles, papers, wardrobe), and also cyberly (go through My Favorites – saved web pages – and either remove or relocate a resource).
I’m always amazed at how much better I feel after cleaning. It’s funny how cleaning up a list of Web sites makes me feel like I’ve made space – when I really haven’t, at least physically.
This year, along with donating a bunch of stuff to the Salvation Army and other charities, I’m donating some links that you may find helpful.
NewspaperARCHIVE is the world’s best resource for historical and genealogical information. Our unique archive spans more than 200 years of family history, small-town events, world news and more. Explore your family tree and discover your history at NewspaperARCHIVE.com, the world’s largest online newspaper archive.”
The Guide to Writers Conferences and Workshops – Shaw Guides are recommended by many national and international publications, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Business Week, Fortune, U.S. News & World Report, and USA Today.
Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing – but there are also other tips to help out in everyday life.
From their site: Quick and Dirty Tips creates and distributes digital content that offers short, actionable advice from friendly and informed authorities that will help you succeed at work and in life. Whether you want to manage your time and money more efficiently, communicate more effectively, observe the correct rules of etiquette, or improve your performance in other home and workplace endeavors, Quick and Dirty Tips are here to show you that education and entertainment can go hand in hand, and that learning can still occur no matter what stage of life you’re in if you’ll just invest five minutes of your time.
If you’re in search of any particular resource, please ask. I’ve collected a lot of links over the years, and now that I’m cleaning out ones that don’t work any more, I’m organizing the ones that are still of interest.
Best wishes for reaching your writing goals in 2011!
Lisa Jackson is an editor, author, book coach, and chocolate lover. She’s addicted to Sudoku, cafés, and words. She writes fiction as Lisa Haselton, has a blog for book reviews and author interviews, and is on the staff of The Writer’s Chatroom where she gets to chat with writing professionals on a weekly basis — and you can too!©Lisa J. Jackson, 2010