Wanna Hike a Blog Trail?

Hey, do you have a few minutes to hike along the blog trail with me today?

The trails are FREE, educational, and fun. (But unfortunately hiking them won’t burn many calories.)

If you’re game, check out the sites below.

These are a few of my faves. There are many more out there, but sometimes they’re difficult to find. So I’m sending you a few today and will add to them on TOOL TIP TUESDAYS in the future.

Want to learn how to get published? Check out My Book Therapy – How to get Published Articles

Need help with a plot? Talk to Michelle Lim at THOUGHTS on PLOT.

Need an agent’s perspective on an agent’s life? Say HI to Rachelle Gardner

Need an editor’s opinion on if you’ve “landed” your story start? Check out Les Edgerton

Need a teen writer’s critique of an excerpt? It’s FREE. How brave are you ? Check out Writer Lauren Claire, Home of the Young Author. (I think I’m going to post something there for her to critique. Gulp!)

Need to know how to Pin your blog post to Pinterest? Go to Blog Tips.


If you like to follow a DESIGN to outline your novel check out Randy Ingermanson‘s blog, learn about his SNOWFLAKE method, and subscribe to his Ezine.

Stop by Renee’s place where you can learn every trick to writing a thorough book proposal. Plan on taking your time here: A Way With Words Writing

Check out this new writing tool demo. I want this! Masterwriter  Need to find strong active verbs in a hurry? This has it. Sweet!

What are you writing your novel in? I use Scrivener and can’t believe I ever used anything else. I love their mock story boards, and how neatly I can store my chapters in a visual file. This is an awesome software for writers. Check out the site and download a free trial. They have versions for MAC’s (which is what I have) or PC’s.

If you would like me to share your blog please let me know your core message, and how it can help writers, and I’ll be happy to share it for you on another TOOL TIP TUESDAY. Or post the link below.



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  1. You do post interesting and helpful stuff. I love what you’re doing and wish you LOTS of followers. Keep it up.

  2. Fantastic list of blogs, Michelle! I am honored to be among them! Thanks for the shout out.

  3. Beth Steury says:

    What a lot of great info! Thanks, Michelle!

  4. Thank you so much for the shout out! I’ll do the best I can to return the favor – but after June, and the summer Camps, end.

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