Today is all about resources for writers and authors! And it’s an info-packed post 🙂 . To continue hopping through other great blogs in the monthly #AuthorToolboxBlogHop or to join, click here.
First, I was super excited to be part of the Indie Author Fringe Festival last weekend. The event’s focus was on running an author business. Registration was free and you can still access all of the speaker presentations from this event and past events for free. My presentation was on 5 steps to build author platform before you publish.
Are you a debut author or writer looking to get published? Visit YourAwesomeAuthorLife to get an info-packed cheat sheet on how to connect with readers before your first book even comes out and read my blog tips for writers. Subscribe to my Writers Facebook Group and get advice on craft, marketing, and a dash of inspiration.
Below I’ve gathered a round up of advice from writing craft to book marketing and also listed my go-to books and online resources as well!
Getting Your Manuscript In Shape on Literary Rambles
10-part series with Jennifer Eaton on Getting Your Manuscript Past the Gatekeepers
Writing Scary for Kids with Kid Thrillers
Letting Go: In Writing, in Life
Top 5 things my editor taught me
Evolution of a Writing Process
Watchers: Heroes in Fiction
Top 6 things my editor taught me in writing a children’s book
Writing middle grade
Building suspense: meet readers in the middle
Cover yourself in your writing
On writing taboos in books
4 proven steps to reach readers
Book Club Tips: Is your book book club-worthy?
10 ways to build your email subscriber list
When you just need some comic relief
For new writers
Write every day! Journal Writing: The A to Z Challenge
My Online Resources:
The Blood Red Pencil
Writers Helping Writers
Agent Marie Lamba: Agent Mondays
A Newbie’s Guide to Publishing
Writer’s Digest Guide to Literary Agents
Literary Rambles: Spotlighting Children’s Book Authors, Agents, and Publishing
Rachelle Gardner’s blog: Literary Agent
Author Jody Hedlund blog
Author Nathan Bransford blog
Manuscript Wish List
Writer’s Digest Top 101 Best Websites for Writers
My How-To On Writing Bookshelf:
Wired for Story by Lisa Cron
Story Genius by Lisa Cron
SNAP: Seizing Your Aha! Moments by Katherine Ramsland
The Creative Habit: Learn It and Use It by Twyla Tharp
Conflict & Suspense by James Scott Bell
Plot & Structure by James Scott Bell
Writing the Breakout Novel by Donald Maass
Writing the Breakout Novel Workbook by Donald Maass
Fire in Fiction by Donald Maass
On Writing by Stephen King
On Writing Well by William Zinsser
Essentials of English by Barron’s
Do you have any go-to writer resources? Share them here!