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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

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

Tools

  • Grammarly – Website with grammar tips and an online grammar checker.

Publications

  • 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 Education

  • 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.

Professional Editors

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.