Our Favorite Author Resources
Everybody in this business keeps bookmark folders of useful links, tips, videos, etc. Our staff is no exception. Here are some of our favorites:
- Staff Picks – Books on Writing – We’ve updated our list of staff favorites with titles from our own bookshelves.
Blogs & Websites
- NaNoWriMo – Blogs from various writers on subjects from the writer’s life to creative writing tips.
- Write it Sideways – Offers real life advice and writing tips.
- Helping Writers Become Authors – K.M. Weiland’s weekly blog and podcast with extensive coverage of story structure and a Story Structure Database.
- Writers in the Storm – Deep dive into tricky craft issues.
- The Write Life – Comprehensive website offering insight into craft, networking with other writers and the business.
- Daily Writing Tips – Offers tips and insight into grammar and style issues.
Podcasts & YouTube Channels
- Writing Excuses – Only fifteen minutes long, “because you’re in a hurry, and we’re not that smart.”
- BookEnds YouTube Channel – Hosted by the agents at Bookends Literary Agency.
- Literary Hub Radio.
- Grammarly – Website with grammar tips and an online grammar checker.
- Writer’s Digest – Offers a world of resources from blog tips on craft to advice on the publishing business to writer’s groups and conferences. Also offers tutorials (for a fee) on the craft and business of writing.
- Author Learning Center – Online author education community offering weekly webinars and tutorials, many of them free, by publishing professionals on the craft and business of writing. Extensive library of 45- to 120- minute tutorials as well as 3- 5-minute snippets. Many of them free.
Authors often don’t know where to find editorial help. Here’s some options.
- Editorial Freelancers Association – Offers extensive list of freelance editors by specialty and geography as well as several classes in editing and self-editing.
- Reedsy – Highly curated list of freelance professionals offering all levels of editorial assistance.