Thursday, April 24, 2014

U is for University of Chicago Grammar Resources

 

So … you want to be a writer? Where do you start? How do you get there? No worries. This month I’ll be sharing my A to Z list of writer’s resources: books, blogs, and beyond! Check back each day to find helpful resources for improving your writing and navigating your way through the publishing industry.


U is for University of Chicago Grammar Resources

Unless you're perfect, we all have questions when it comes to proper or correct grammar. University of Chicago offers a website with helpful information.


University of Chicago Grammar Resources

Where do you turn when you have grammar questions?
Do you just google it and trust the first website that comes up on the list?

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

T is for THE STORY BOOK

 

So … you want to be a writer? Where do you start? How do you get there? No worries. This month I’ll be sharing my A to Z list of writer’s resources: books, blogs, and beyond! Check back each day to find helpful resources for improving your writing and navigating your way through the publishing industry.


T is for THE STORY BOOK by David Baboulene

Sure, T is for "THE" is a stretch, but this is a great book, and I had to include it in the list of resources this month! This is where it fit. :) 



Such. A. Great. Book.

Click here: For my FULL review of THE STORY BOOK

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

S is for SAVE THE CAT

 

So … you want to be a writer? Where do you start? How do you get there? No worries. This month I’ll be sharing my A to Z list of writer’s resources: books, blogs, and beyond! Check back each day to find helpful resources for improving your writing and navigating your way through the publishing industry.


S is for SAVE THE CAT by Blake Snyder

Seriously, if you haven't read this book yet ... WHAT are you waiting for?


 
 
Have you already read SAVE THE CAT? If so, did you find it helpful?

Monday, April 21, 2014

R is for Rachelle Gardner

 

So … you want to be a writer? Where do you start? How do you get there? No worries. This month I’ll be sharing my A to Z list of writer’s resources: books, blogs, and beyond! Check back each day to find helpful resources for improving your writing and navigating your way through the publishing industry.


R is for Rachelle Gardner, Literary Agent

Rachelle is an active blogger, providing great information regarding writing and the publishing industry: RachelleGardner, Literary Agent


What agents do you follow online because they provide great information?

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Q is for Query Shark

 

So … you want to be a writer? Where do you start? How do you get there? No worries. This month I’ll be sharing my A to Z list of writer’s resources: books, blogs, and beyond! Check back each day to find helpful resources for improving your writing and navigating your way through the publishing industry.


Q is for Query Shark

If you are in the trenches of sending query letters to agents, you need to check out this website: http://queryshark.blogspot.com/ 


Friday, April 18, 2014

P is for Predators & Editors - AND - Publisher's Marketplace

 

So … you want to be a writer? Where do you start? How do you get there? No worries. This month I’ll be sharing my A to Z list of writer’s resources: books, blogs, and beyond! Check back each day to find helpful resources for improving your writing and navigating your way through the publishing industry.


P is for Predators & Editors - and - Publisher's Marketplace

I could not choose just one resource for the letter P. Both of these websites are essential tools for you in the publishing world:


Thursday, April 17, 2014

O is for ON WRITING

 

So … you want to be a writer? Where do you start? How do you get there? No worries. This month I’ll be sharing my A to Z list of writer’s resources: books, blogs, and beyond! Check back each day to find helpful resources for improving your writing and navigating your way through the publishing industry.


O is for ON WRITING by Stephen King

The first half of ON WRITING is a memoir of King's life, and if you are a fan of his, you'll love it. From wiping his bum with poison ivy to being locked in a closet, the glimpses into his life will make you appreciate his writing even more.

The second half of the book is about the craft of writing. King offers many helpful tips, such as stop researching so much and just write the story:

"Remember that you are writing a novel, not a research paper. The story always comes first" (page 233).

The only downside to this book is King's language. If you're a fan of his, you already know he uses profanity. If you flinch at the F word, you may need to take a muscle relaxant before starting this book.



Are you a fan of Stephen King?

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

N is for Nathan Bransford

 

So … you want to be a writer? Where do you start? How do you get there? No worries. This month I’ll be sharing my A to Z list of writer’s resources: books, blogs, and beyond! Check back each day to find helpful resources for improving your writing and navigating your way through the publishing industry.


N is for Nathan Bransford

Here is another legend in the industry: Nathan Bransford. And his blog is an incredible wealth of information. He recently published a book on the craft of writing, and I've added it to my must-read list.


Have you already read his book? What did you think of it?

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

M is for Mystery Writers of America

 

So … you want to be a writer? Where do you start? How do you get there? No worries. This month I’ll be sharing my A to Z list of writer’s resources: books, blogs, and beyond! Check back each day to find helpful resources for improving your writing and navigating your way through the publishing industry.


M is for Mystery Writers of America

Here is another great organization for you to check out. Their website offers tons of great information:  Mystery Writers of America


Monday, April 14, 2014

L is for Lamott

 

So … you want to be a writer? Where do you start? How do you get there? No worries. This month I’ll be sharing my A to Z list of writer’s resources: books, blogs, and beyond! Check back each day to find helpful resources for improving your writing and navigating your way through the publishing industry.


L is for Lamott 

Not many authors can boast over 34,000 ratings on Goodreads and an average 4.2 rating (out of 5 stars) ... but Anne Lamott can! Her book about writing is a legend in the industry.


For more details - check it out on Goodreads!

Have you read this book already?