Cindy Hiday

Writers' organizations & resources.

Willamette Writers - An organization for published and aspiring writers of the Pacific Northwest. Since its beginning in 1965, Willamette Writers has provided meeting places for the exchange of ideas and information and has initiated programs designed to help writers increase skills related to the craft of writing.

PDX Writers: facilitates workshops and retreats that generate great writing. We offer a wide variety of prompt-driven workshops for new and seasoned writers.

Oregon Writers Colony - support to writers in all stages of their writing careers. Members benefit from classes, inspiration from teachers and colleagues, and access to Colonyhouse, a lovely writing retreat on the Oregon Coast.

Northwest Independent Writers Association: NIWA serves writers looking to achieve professional standards in independent writing, publishing, and marketing.

QueryTracker - Use our extensive database search tools to locate the perfect agent or publisher for your work.

Agent Query - The internet's most trusted database of literary agents.

Query Shark - How To Write Query Letters ... or, really, how to revise query letters so they actually work.

Writer Beware Blog - A publishing industry watchdog group sponsored by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America with additional support from the Mystery Writers of America.

All Publications - "Irresistible Book Design for Self-Publishers" by Jennifer Omner, award-winning book designer.

Author Marketing Experts, Inc. - promotes authors online, gets them the publicity and media coverage they deserve. We are the leaders in book marketing online and off.

How to Publish an E-Book: Resources for Authors - Jane Friedman's most massive round-up yet of links and resources to get you started in e-book publishing.

Jane Friedman's Free Advice for Writers - "Getting Started," "Back to Basics + 101 Guides," "Craft + Technique (Write Better)," "Getting Published," "Publishing Industry," "Online Marketing + Social Media" and much more!

Writer Unboxed - about the craft and business of fiction.

The Creative Penn - Resources For Writers And Authors. "Thoughts on writing, publishing & book marketing."

Free Kindle Apps: "The Best Reading Experience for Your PC, Mac, iPhone, iPad, BlackBerry, or Android Phone." Download and read Kindle books - no Kindle required.

Free NOOK Apps: "Read What You Love. Anywhere You Like." Enjoy more than 2 million titles on all your favorite devices.

Free Kobo eReading Apps: "Automatically syncs your library across all your devices including iPad, iPhone, Android, Mac, PC, BlackBerry PlayBook and smartphones, and all Kobo eReaders."