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Though I would love to, I don’t have time to read everyone’s work. Since I can’t, here are some of my favorite resources you might want to check out (please note I don’t take requests to add to this list as these are things I personally have used):

  • Randy Ingermanson’s Advanced Fiction Writing Blog. Sign up for his FREE enewsletter. Do it. Great stuff. And he likes physics and time travel. We should be friends.
  • I will always recommend Susan Dennard’s Resource page. (TONS of stuff from querying to improving creativity to revision processes.) Her FREE newsletter is also worth signing up for. She also loves Dragon Age and The Last Airbender and Gfree cookies. We should also be friends.
  • The Creative Penn has amazing podcasts, blog posts, and more from self pubbing to marketing to the nitty-gritty business side of writing.
  • Take one of Margie Lawson’s Writer’s Academy classes to balance out your characters’ psych side. *Insert neon flashing sign saying SPEND MONEY HERE*
  • Though pricey, Writer’s Digest does offer gems.
  • If Children’s and YA Lit is your thing, check out Mary Kole’s blog. She has everything from recommended books to writing advice to query tips to . . . well . . . everything.
  • Looking for even more YA/MG/PB advice? Check out this Kid Lit website.
  • Agent Kristin Nelson posts her Pub Rants, with all her “do this not that” insights. She’s represents a litany of bestsellers, is smart smart smart, and loves tennis.
  • (Be sure to keep an eye out on Twitter and look at agent’s personal blogs. Many will have contests and post things you can learn from)
  • Literary Rambles regularly hosts agent interviews, blog posts, and fun giveaways. Get to know agents before you query them and find a new great read!
  • I really enjoyed Writing 21st Century Fiction by Donald Maass. A must read.
  • Plot and Structure by James Scott Bell will help hone your plotting skills.
  • Getting into Character: Seven Secrets a Novelist Can Learn from Actors by Brandilyn Collins. If you’ve ever wondered how actors do it, this will pull back the curtain.
  • Scrivener is a great writing tool to use in lieu of or with Word. It makes drafting and revisions so much easier. I’ve used it for several years and am still discovering all it can do.
  • Holly Lisle’s How to Revise Your Novel course. It is pricey, but it’s like taking a year’s worth of master classes. Well worth it.
  • For writer tips and tricks and inspiration, listen to the 88 Cups of Tea Podcast.
  • For inspiration for all creatives, check out The Story Podcast
  • Beth Revis’ Paper Hearts Series. Book 1 gives advice about writing. Book 2 gives advice about publishing. Book 3 gives advice about marketing.
  • 2k to 10k is about how to up your writing word count.
  • Deep Work is about how to get more done in your work day. Highly highly recommend for EVERY creative person

(None of these links are affiliate links. Translated into normal-people speak: if you click-through and buy, you’re not putting money into my wallet.)

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