Resources for Writers

Writing Resources:

  • Writing the Breakout Novel by Donald Maas
  • The Emotional Craft of Fiction by Donald Maas
  • Self-Editing for Fiction Writers by Renni Browne and Dave King
  • Monkeys with Typewriters by Scarlett Thomas
  • Plotting Your Novel: Ideas and Structure by Janice Hardy
  • Revising Your Novel: First Draft to Finished Draft by Janice Hardy
  • Writing Historical Fiction by Emma Darwin
  • Novel Metamorphosis by Darcy Pattison
  • 27 Fiction Writing Blunders – and How Not to Make Them! by James Scott Bell
  • The Artful Edit by Susan Bell
  • Vanity Fair’s “How a Book Is Born: The Making of The Art of Fielding” will give you an overview of how traditional publishing works (available on Amazon for Kindle; search for “How a Book Is Born”)

Blogs:

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Information on Self-Publishing:

  • Let’s Get Digital: How to Self-Publish, and Why You Should by David Gaughran
  • Write, Publish, Repeat: The No-Luck-Required Guide to Self-Publishing Success by Johnny B. Truant with David Wright
  • Publishing 101: A First-Time Author’s Guide to Getting Published, Marketing and Promoting Your Book, and Building a Successful Career by Jane Friedman
  • Business for Authors: How To Be an Author Entrepreneur by Joanna Penn
  • The Self-Publisher’s Legal Handbook by Helen Sedwick
  • The Author’s Guide to Marketing by Beth Jusino

How to Use Word’s Track Changes Feature: