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My Favorite Writing Resources -#authortoolboxbloghop

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As part of the blog hop today, I wanted to share some of my favorite resources. Some of these I’ve shared before, but some of them are ones I’ve recently discovered.

Drafting/Editing

Save the Cat Writes a Novel by Jessica Brody. I’ve talked about this one a lot, and for good reason. If you’re a pantser like me, this is a great resource to help you be sure your first draft has all the crucial points for a solid story. And if you’re a plotter, this is perfect for helping you outline your story idea. I’ve also found a lot of helpful info on Jessica’s website, and I’m a member of her Writing Mastery Academy. For a monthly fee ($12), I have access to all of her classes, webinars, the writing mastery community, and the bonus content.

Self-Editing for Fiction Writers by Renni Browne and Dave King.  This is a wonderful resource for helping you edit your novel as clean as you can make it. It’s full of tips and writing exercises.

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General Writing

The Business of Being a Writer by Jane Friedman. I’ve just started reading through this one, and already it’s been helpful. I’ve also found the companion website and the author’s website helpful.

Writer’s Digest (both the magazine and the website). You can find almost anything you could want to know about writing here. There are also contests and communities you can be a part of.

 

Writing as Therapy

Rewrite Your Life by Jess Lourey. I discovered this book on accident. After reading Lourey’s thriller Unspeakable Things, I wanted to see what other books she’d written and came across this one on writing and immediately ordered it. I’m still working my way through the book, as well as the free course that goes along with it (details about the course here), but am loving it.  I’ve always known writing has been a form of therapy for me, but this book is really helping me put it into perspective and reap the greatest benefit from it.

What about you? What are some of your favorite writing resources? Let me know in the comments!

 

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This post is part of the #authortoolboxbloghop hosted by Raimey Gallant. To find out more or join in the fun, go here.

 

26 thoughts on “My Favorite Writing Resources -#authortoolboxbloghop”

  1. I have The Business of Being a Writer by Jane Friedman as well. I haven’t read much of it yet, though. Books I recommend for marketing include Newsletter Ninja, Amazon Decoded, and Strangers to Superfans.

  2. Thank you for these suggestions. I think I picked up a copy of the Self-Editing book a year or so ago but I haven’t got around to it yet.
    Anyways, one resource that I like is the Writing Excuses podcast (https://writingexcuses.com/). Entertaining, informative and in good bite-sized chunks

  3. Thank you, Charity! I’m going to add a couple of these to my list to check out. I don’t read enough about writing itself–I just keep reading novels! Thank you for the inspiration.

  4. I’ve found my writing group, it’s members and my publisher to be my ‘go to’ resources although I have read Stephen King’s On Writing several times. We learn from others experiences and knowledge. Great post

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