Tuesday, March 30, 2010


The Inkwell is packed with information and discussion groups for writers and illustrators. As of 7 p.m. CST we have 113 members. I thought I would share with you some of the great things you can do and learn from at the Inkwell.

Upcoming Events Page:

• Three HarperCollins editors answer your questions!

March 31, 2010 from 5pm to 6pm – The Inkpop website

• Agent's Day Newport Beach, CA May 15, 2010

May 15, 2010 from 9am to 5pm – Newport Beach ca

• UCLA Extension Online

April 2, 2012 from 6pm to 7pm – Your laptop

A Blog Page: It’s filled with great topics and wonderful links! You can post a link to your blog here. (Very cool posts you can link to…)

Becoming a Slush Pile Hero- Part Four: "Full" Disclosure


Getting to know your characters

Great post from Suzette Saxton on getting to know your characters. http://tinyurl.com/ybgj3kl

Lots of forums: (Here are a few examples…)

Sourcebooks TeenFIRE, a publishing company you need to know!
I'm a member of Sourcebooks TeenFIRE and if you don't know about this YA publisher you should! Last month TeenFIRE and the fabulous Georgia…
Started by Jessica Milar

What's appropriate in middle grade novels?
I'm guessing that kids in elementary schools are reading middle grades that might have 14-year-old MCs. What's off limits?
Started by Buffy Andrews

Ask anything you like about publishing on this thread
If you're new to the site and just want some questions answered, then post them here. Hopefully you'll return and become a member!
Started by Jessica Milar

37 Discussion Groups: (Here’s a sampling…)

Introductions Please :)

Manuscript Critiques

YA Queries

Sci-Fi and Fantasy

Celebrate (Stop in and share your successes and other inkwell member’s successes.)

MG Queries (I’m the moderator of this group.)

Artists and Illustrators

YA Queries

YA First Five

Picture Book
There is even a place to CHAT with other members and to display your artwork or photographs. The Inkwell has something for everyone! I hope you will hop over and give it a shot.

FYI: Moonrat is celebrating her 500,000th hit by having a contest.  The deadline is tomorrow, so hurry over and check it out!


  1. I recently joined this community but I haven't had a lot of time to check it out. So much social media, so little time! Thanks for all the links and shouting out the things you like about Inkwell. I plan to take a more in depth look soon :-)

  2. Melissa--I thought I saw your name somewhere over there. :)

  3. Sounds amazing ... I'm off to check it out! Thanks for the information.

  4. Hi Sharon!

    Thanks for the blog post!
    Great site you've got here:)

  5. Jessica--Thanks for dropping in. :) No problem on the post, the Inkwell is a great site!

  6. Nice post! I'm still looking around in there. Great info here!

  7. Terry--I love your page on the inkwell. I did mine, but realized after I was all finished that I forgot to save it, so it's pretty generic right now. I'm the moderator for mg queries. :) Hope you stop in and join it.

  8. This sounds wonderful, thanks for all of the information! Glad you are enjoying it so much.

  9. Ocean--Thanks for stopping in. :) I hope you have a great weekend.