Resources for Writers

Lots of aspiring and upcoming authors ask me about what resources I use. Here are a few that I recommend:

Books

  • On Writing by Stephen King

  • Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott

  • Story by Robert McKee – this is about screenwriting but has some great advice about craft for all writers

  • Elements of Style by Strunk & White – I still go through this once in awhile as a refresher!

Websites

  • Oh #PitMad on Twitter is very cool: #PitMad is a pitch party on Twitter where writers tweet a 280-character pitch for their completed, polished, unpublished manuscripts. Agents and editors make requests by liking/favoriting the tweeted pitch. Every unagented writer is welcome to pitch. All genres/categories are welcomed. Website: https://pitchwars.org/pitmad/

Groups

  • GrubStreet Writers Boston: https://grubstreet.org

  • Women’s Fiction Writers Association – as a member you can be matched up with a critique partner, be in their mentoring program, participate in pitch sessions and online workshops and all sorts of stuff: https://www.womensfictionwriters.org

Software

Scrivener – it’s $49 not annually but total forever including updates. My husband is in tech and he cannot get over how little they charge b/c it’s so so good: https://www.literatureandlatte.com/scrivener/overview

Happy writing!

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