Fun Finds for Reading & Writing Enthusiasts

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Multiple times throughout the day (more than I’d like to admit), I like to jump on social media and see what other people are looking at. I go to Twitter to find out what the people I follow are posting about. Usually I end up with about 464735 tabs open if I happen to be a t a desktop so I can look at all the cool links they’ve posted. Then, I go to Facebook and look at their creepily accurate page suggestions. Nevertheless, I always find something exciting or interesting to look at. Below, you’ll find a compilation of informative, insightful, or just plain fun info that I found perusing the internet.

  • Parade recently posted the “Most Popular Books in Each of the 50 States” Check it out to see which book your state loves the most
  • I happened upon Book Riot thanks to Facebook suggesting I “like” them. While I’m still not sure how I feel about the Facebook gods knowing my taste so well, it did turn out to be a great find. They post everything book related, and its awesome.
  • I’m pretty sure I’m the last to find out about her, but Grammar Girl is fantastic for all-things-grammar tips and tricks.
  • Are you stuck on that character you are trying to develop? Or maybe you’re a teacher and need to push your students in the direction of character flaws. Well, Writers Write has 123 ideas for you to choose from.
  • Looking for photos for your site or blog but want to stay away from the evil pit of doom known as copyright infringement? BookWorks provides a list of great resources for stock photos.
  • Are you interested in freelance writing? If so, definitely check out the Renegade Writer. This blog belongs to Linda Formichelli. She’s a well established freelancer who makes a full-time income from her writing. Oh, and she has a couple of freebies to get you on your way.
  • And while we’re on the freelance writing kick, another blog to check out is Making a Living Writing by Carol Tice. She’s also full-time freelancer, and she too, offers some great freebies to get you started!
  • Just for fun, go to BuzzFeed’s quiz to find out which Jane Austen heroine you are. Seriously. Do it.

Do you have any fun or useful finds you’d like to share with your neighborhood book junkie? Leave them in the comments below!

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