Author and devoted lover of words...

Tips and Resources!

This page will include the many 100 and one things I have learned over the past several years, but especially the past year, about writing. Hoping it will answer some new author questions. If you have any additional links you’d like me to consider posting just let me know! I have posted links to best of my knowledge. I can’t be responsible for information within sites, please view and research carefully. I simply have liked a part of each site and wanted to pass it along.


Writer Resources

Agent / Writing / Publication resources  -
​ http://agentquery.com/ (agent info and query samples, etc. lots of resources) https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/section/1/ http://www.writersdigestshop.com/query-letter http://www.foliolit.com/resources/a-step-by-step-guide-to-getting-published/
http://www.lulu.com
http://isbn.org
https://www.createspace.com/Products/Book/ISBNs.jsp
The book doctors (Pitchapalooza event; if you can attend, do it!) http://www.thebookdoctors.com/workshops​

​Wonderful writing conference
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http://www.jamesriverwriters.org/what-we-do/programs/annual-conference

University programs -
http://writersworkshop.uiowa.edu/undergraduate-courses/undergraduate-courses

Indie Writer resources
http://www.indiebound.org/indie-store-finder
http://awesomeindies.net/
http://indiewritenet.com/​
http://www.blackrosewriting.com/faq/ - a publisher worth checking out!

A GREAT example of an author’s web site/blog
http://www.jonathanstroud.com/index.html

Book lover/review sites
http://booklikes.com/
http://www.goodreads.com/
​ http://www.booksneeze.com/ (have not had much experience with this site, worth looking at)

Sites I enjoy reading and find inspirational / educational
http://boostblogtraffic.com/author/jon/

http://mitchalbom.com/d/
http://www.peterjameslamb.com/
​http://www.richardmason.org/
http://www.mjrose.com/content/events.asp - Author M.J. Rose offers an opportunity to Skype with your book club! How amazing is that?!
http://www.susanmallery.com/about_susan.html - I just read a great interview in Writer's Digest (May/June 2015). She offers a lot of great tips no matter what your genre (she is mainly romance), but I learned some great tips from the article!

Misc.
​A really cool recipe site from a very inspiring person (Just found this today, but loving it and can’t wait to try the GF PB chocolate brownies, mmmmmm) http://www.ambitiouskitchen.com/