Resources For Writers

When you have been writ­ing on and off for most of your life, you learn a lot. Most of that knowl­edge comes from tri­al and error. That’s a great thing! We learn from mis­takes far more than we do from suc­cess. When some­thing works, we move on with­out tak­ing the time to analyse our actions and tech­niques. Fail­ure, though, is a slap in the face. We notice. If you’re any­thing like me, you sulk, grum­ble and slide into a hole of despair for awhile to lick your wounds. But, after a few days, we strug­gle out of our hole and try to work out what went wrong, vow­ing to not do that ever again. Hope­ful­ly.

Blogs and Websites

The Creative Penn

This is one of the best writ­ing and pub­lish­ing web­sites out there. Full of advice, tips,  tools, news and resources, the Cre­ative Penn is the place to go. If you like lis­ten­ing to up to date infor­ma­tion on writ­ing and pub­lish­ing, Joan­na Penn’s pod­cast a must. She also has a YouTube chan­nel if you pre­fer, though you do not get the great intro­duc­tion con­tain­ing the lat­est pub­lish­ing news.

Jane Friedman

Anoth­er excel­lent resource site. The mind bog­gles at the amount of pub­lish­ing infor­ma­tion avail­able.

The Alliance of Independent Authors

ALLi, the Alliance of Inde­pen­dent Authors, is a non-prof­it pro­fes­sion­al asso­ci­a­tion for authors who self-pub­lish.This is an awe­some organ­i­sa­tion.