Resources

WRITING: 

People ask me about getting started as writers all the time, especially about getting published.  Truly, the most important advice I can give you is to just write.  But beyond that, here are some great online resources and communities for writers:

  • Litreactor: Litreactor is a terrific place for people who are looking for a writing community outside academia.  Check it out.
  • The Cristina Katz Writing and Publishing Studio: A wonderful writer herself, Cristina Katz is a true champion of writers and her website is a bounty of information.
  • Writer Unboxed: A community founded by writers, editors, agents and publishers to support and celebrate the craft of writing.

READING: 

There are so many wonderful books out there about writing.  These are some of my favorites:

FOR FUN: 

Chocolate Egg Cream
Any novel set in Queens should mention an Egg Cream recipe at least once, a delicious soda/seltzer/milk recipe with NO EGG.
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Total Time
10 min
Total Time
10 min
Ingredients
  1. 2 tablespoons Chocolate Syrup (any kind, though purists swear by Fox’s U-Bet Syrup)
  2. 1/4 cup Milk (whole milk froths best)
  3. 1/2 cup Seltzer
  4. Tall Glass
Instructions
  1. Pour milk in glass.
  2. Add seltzer then chocolate syrup down the side of the glass.
  3. Stir once or twice until frothy.
Stephanie Vanderslice http://www.stephanievanderslice.com/
Vanilla Egg Cream
Any novel set in Queens should mention an Egg Cream at least once, a delicious soda/seltzer/milk recipe with NO EGG.
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Total Time
10 min
Total Time
10 min
Ingredients
  1. 2 tablespoons Vanilla Syrup
  2. ¼ cup Milk (whole froths best)
  3. ½ cup Seltzer
  4. Tall Glass
Instructions
  1. Pour milk in glass.
  2. Add seltzer then vanilla syrup down the side of the glass.
  3. Stir once or twice until frothy.
Stephanie Vanderslice http://www.stephanievanderslice.com/