Resources for Writers

Most of the products or websites listed below are ones which I have personally used and recommend. I do not know any of the authors whose websites or blogs I’ve listed but am sharing them because I’ve found them to be so helpful.

 

SOFTWARE

Snowflake Pro – useful for planning your novel

From Literature & Latte (with free trials available):

One Stop For Writers*

*I have no personal experience of One Stop since rather than being able to purchase the software outright, it requires an annual paid subscription (something I avoid due to personal dislike) but am including it here because it was created by the same people behind Writers Helping Writers

 

WEBSITES

Advanced Fiction Writing

Dear Editor

Fiction University

Helping Writers Become Authors

Kill Zone

Live Write Thrive

Marcy McKay

NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month)

SFWA (Science Fiction Writers of America)

The Creative Penn

Writer Beware

Write to Done

Writers and Editors

Writers Helping Writers

Writing World

 

SELF-PUBLISHING

Bublish (although I haven’t used its publishing services, I’ve subscribed to the newsletter and there are regular free web seminars)

Draft2Digital

Tax Info for Kindle eBook Publishing (Many thanks to Nancy Mitchell and Mia for this suggestion)

Smashwords

Wattpad

 

SUBMISSIONS/CONTESTS

Dark Markets (market listings for horror writers, free)

Duotrope (after free trial period, membership costs US $5/month, or save with an annual subscription)

Ralan (short story market listings, free)

Writing Career (free)