Yo ho, yo ho, a writer’s life for me.
One of the greatest lessons I learned in the writing industry is that the rules are more like guidelines, which birthed my short-lived Yo Ho group, based on a line from one of my favorite movies. Perhaps one day I will resurrect that group. But today is not that day. Ha!
When I started writing my fantasy novel I had no clue about writing and the publishing industry. I have learned so many things the hard way that I want to be able to help other writers avoid the same mistakes I made. And because you have to learn the rules before you can break them.
Here you will find a list of blogs, books, websites, etc that I have found helpful in my writer’s journey.
Check back often as I will keep adding to the list.
Rachelle Gardner: Literary Agent Blog
Randy Ingermanson: Advanced Fiction Writing
Kristen Lamb: Social Media for Authors
The Creative Penn, resources about writing, publishing, and marketing
The Art of War for Writers: Fiction Writing Strategies, Tactics, and Exercises by James Scott Bell
Writing Fiction for Dummies by Randy Ingermanson & Peter Economy
Self-Editing for Fiction Writers by Renni Browne & Dave King
Plot Gardening by Chris Fox
Save The Cat! Writes A Novel by Jessica Brody
Fight Write: How to Write Believable Fight Scenes by Carla Hoch
The Rubart’s Writing Academy, a 4 day writing intensive put on by James L. Rubart
DFWCon, a writer’s conference in Dallas/Forth Area
Agents & Editors Conference, put on by the Writer’s League of Texas
54 Pieces of Advice for Your Writer’s Conference Success by The Steve Laube Agency
Graphic & Web Design
PalaCreative, my husband’s business, through which I have designed graphics, logos, and book covers.
Amaeris Designs Productions (editing & book trailers)
Book Covers & Illustrations
The Creative Penn, Writing, Publishing, Book Marketing, Making A Living With Your Writing
Novel Marketing, Innovative Ways to Sell More Books
Drawing Maps by WASD20, an awesome series of videos on YouTube going step by step on how to draw your map.
Map Icons, free download a handout I had created for my Mapping Out Your Storworld presentation. I shared the information in a 3 part mini-series you can find here:
Jamie Gold’s Worksheets for Writers, wealth of worksheets from beat sheets to writing craft to the publishing process and more!