Writing Resources


I enjoy discovering and sharing writing resources, be they books, magazine articles, University websites, etc.  You can see from the photo above that I’ve amassed quite a collection.  Believe it or not, I’ve even read most of the books in that ridiculous pile.

Why not compile all the writing resources I’ve found thus far here, where others can benefit from them, too.  As the list lengthens, I’ll probably re-organize them by general topic category.

Writing Careers: The Business Behind Becoming an Author from Zen Business, Inc. This one page has links to all kinds of great information that focuses more on the business side of a writing career. Shout out to a young woman named Amelia who put this resource on my radar.

Creative Jobs for English Majors from the folks at Maryville University. This gives insights into various career options for anyone interested in turning writing into a full-time paying profession.  

The Novel Pitcher’s Playbook from Dead Darlings, written by Julie Carrick Dalton.

How to Write a 1-Page Synopsis from Pub(lishing) Crawl, written by Susan Dennnard

The 8 Habits of Highly Successful Young-Adult Fiction Authors from The Atlantic, written by Nolan Feeney

Medieval Kingdom: Trope Reboot from Mythic Scribes, written by Brian DeLeonard

World-building Tip: 15 Details to Remember from Writability, posted by Ava Jae

How to Make a Fantasy World Map from Tor.com, written by Isaac Stewart

How to Get a Literary Agent without the Dreaded Cold Query by A. Suiter Clarke

The 10 Do’s and Don’t’s of Writing a Query Letter from Writer’s Digest, written by Brian A. Klems

How to Write Successful Queries for any Genre of Writing, again from Writer’s Digest, written by Robert Lee Brewer. This article links to actual query letters from published authors pitching some books you might recognize!