Q: Where can I get help with my writing?
A: Here are a few places to start.
There are an amazing number of on line resources for writers. Just Google ‘writing resources’ and stand back. Be aware that some are better than others and some are scams. (See Writer Beware below for warnings about scams.) These are a few I like.
Story Sensei – Q & A about writing
Writer Beware – warning about scams, shady publishers, and other pitfalls awaiting writers
Forensics Handy answers for writers interested in fiction mayhem
Writers Digest lots of good advice
There are many, many books on writing – don’t get so consumed in reading them that you forget to write. That said, here are some I enjoyed and found useful/inspiring.
Don’t Sabotage Your Submission by Chris Roerden -- a highly enjoyable must-read for any writer of popular fiction and a wonderful tool for self editing.
On Writing by Stephen King
Write Away! by Elizabeth George
Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott
Writing Down the Bones by Natalie Goldberg
ASHEVILLE AREA CLASSES
Great Smokies Writing Program -- Poetry, non-fiction, sort stories, novels, memoirs – all kinds of excellent classes
Wildacres –Week- long summer workshops
AB Tech, Continuing Education - Sometimes a creative writing class is offered
Clarity Works – classes, retreats, and workshops for women
Again, Mr. Google is your friend in finding classes in your area. And there are online classes, but I don't have any experience with them.