Need a boost? A kick? A spark? Enjoy this collection of some of my favorite resources—writing tips, conferences, contests, finding an agent, getting published, and creating buzz for your book.
Classic by E.M. Forster. Study of seven elements vital to a novel: story, people, plot, fantasy, prophecy, pattern, and rhythm.
A mix of writing guidance and reflection by Anne Lamott. All about starting small.
A comprehensive list of workshops, creative career writing programs, and literary retreats.
An invaluable resource for writers of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. Find writing tools, contests, conferences, and all you need to get an agent and publish
Joan Silber illustrates five key ways in which time unfolds in fiction. While you're on the site, check out the other The Art of . . . books.
A database of literary agents for all genres.
The resource for getting your book published. Step-by-step instructions from agent and author Michael Larsen.
Sign up for a class, learn exactly what publishers look for in a book proposal, figure out your target readership. An amazing resource.
Poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction—research publisher interests, contact information, and submission guidelines.
An industry website that costs $25/month. Stay current with who’s representing whom, who’s publishing what, and what authors are up to.
Whether or not you join Publishers Marketplace, you can subscribe to this free, daily newsletter with updates about who’s publishing what.
Joel Friedlander's website and blog—writing, designing, publishing, marketing your book.
Find the right publishing and e-publishing service.
No matter how you publish, you need this book.
Resources (including classes) to help you publicize, promote, and market your book.
Sharon Buck's 101 tips for do-it-yourself book tours. Topics include, virtual bookstores, groupies, and radio tours.
One of the best resources around. You'll want to take a look at her Free Advice for Writers.
More than 400 blogs about marketing your book.