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
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