Muskoka Novel Marathon 2021 – Quarantine II – WRITERS’ HANDBOOK v 1 3 in PDF format
Submission Template: [MSWord] – a direct link to the file used to submit to the MNM
Current Registration Package
2021 Affidavit for Submissions
MNM Media Release PDF
[Link] Special Thank you to the YMCA for creating these for us!
- Save the backgrounds on your desktop
- When in zoom click the up arrow ^ to the right of the Start Video icon
- Go to Choose Virtual Background
- Click the + button on the right side
- Select Add Image
- You will then be prompted to upload the image from where it was saved on your computer
- The image will appear in your background
- Before closing this window – the image may look backwards to you
- If you would like to see the image as others see you, unselect “Mirror my video”
- Close this window, you are done!
Quarantine Edition Materials: to help you feel like you are at the Marathon
|Bathroom Sign 1
Bathroom Sign 2
Do Not Disturb Sign
|Socialize in Here Sign
Write in Here Sign
|Sleeping Spot Sign
Writer’s Fridge Sign
Smoking Caution Sign
Click on Image to get full sized version. Then Right Click to save to your computer.
General Writing Help
Absolute Write – information for writers of all levels and types
Backspace: The Writers Place – articles and resources for writers (paid subscription required)
The Creative Penn – author Joanna Penn offers advice on writing, publishing and marketing
goodreads – engage with fans and readers of your published books
Verla Kay – a resource for Children’s writers and illustrators
Write To Done – “unmissable articles on writing”
Writing Tips – Odyssey Writing Workshops provides a series of articles about different aspects of writing.
Writers Helping Writers – a goldmine of writing resources.
Writer’s Digest – helpful articles for writers of fiction, non-fiction and poetry. Competitions.
A Query Dissected – Novel Marathoner Lena Coakley shares her experience with a query that worked
Query Shark – sample query letters
Query Tracker – find agents and publishers and then organize and track your query letters
Agent Query – a database of literary agents
Association of Authors’ Representatives – a list of US literary agents (a membership organization not a comprehensive list of agents
Canadian Literary Agents – as noted by The Writers’ Union of Canada
Searchable PDF of Strunk & White’s Elements of Style (the most useful single non-dictionary/thesaurus book for writers on the planet)
Calibre – a free open-source e-book library management tool that, among other things, you can use to convert EPUB files to MOBI files (for Kindle)
Evernote – a free tool for capturing and organizing information from multiple sources for both computers and mobile devices
Scrivener – software for creating and managing large writing projects. Converts to Word, EPUB and Kindle
Sigil – a free e-book editor for creating EPUB files