Writing Resources:

book-front-storygridThe Story Grid

Podcast by Shawn Coyne and Tim Grahl


and a 5 Video series by Shawn Coyne ~ also follow the blog and resources here https://storygrid.com/resources/

Fictionbootcamp’s channel

bootcampShelly Lowenkopf, Nationally Renowned Book Editor, talks about how to use important details when writing fiction.


Coursera Creative Writing Specialization

wesleyan Offered by Wesleyan University


The Writing Coach Podcast

Kevin T Johns interviews professional editors, coaches, and mentors to help writers create their art.  http://www.kevintjohns.com/thewritingcoach/

 Writing The Perfect Scene

(the snowflake method)  http://www.advancedfictionwriting.com/articles/writing-the-perfect-scene/

Showing vs. Telling in Your Writing

June 13, 2012 | RoseannBiederman

The Writers Dig

Improve your writinghttp://www.writersdigest.com/online-editor

Helping Writers Become Authors with K.M. Weiland




How To Publish:

 Think like a publisher- know how

DeanWesleySmithKilling The Sacred Cows of Publishing

by Dean Wesley Smith

The Creative Penn with Joanna

The Creative Penn


A Newbie’s Guide to Publishing

J A Konrath  http://jakonrath.blogspot.com/   Some real discussions and great information shared – get the real story about publishing news.

Stinky Ink Printer’s Guide: 

by Stinkyink.com  (A family-owned business since 2002) A Complete Guide To Publishing Your Own Book 

Marketing Resources:

 Amazon Book Ads FREE Course


Free 5 day course!  Sell more books with Amazon Ads by Dave Chesson   

Lots more information on the Kindlepreneur website – check it out! Book Marketing 101

Books Go Social

Various free resources and affordable marketing services


SELF-e via Library Journal

Place your eBooks into libraries.   https://selfe.librariescreate.com/self-e/

Where Writers Meet Readers


Meta Data

A Self-Publisher’s Guide to Metadata for Books  via Mediashift

The Ultimate Guide to Book Marketing

Nicholas Erik


Community Support

Real-life stories about publishing experiences of other authors, ~ Places to list your work ~ Interact with other writers and readers ~ Learn more about books, marketing, and lesson’s shared by other author’s experiences

Check out these book friendly places you should join:

Goodreads  Author Program

GoodreadsUse Goodreads to promote yourself and your books www.goodreads.com/author/program   Are you an author or a publisher? Gain access to a massive audience of more than 12 million book lovers. Goodreads is a great place to promote your books.






Communities offering great resources & support:





SheWrites  https://www.shewrites.com/

Indies Unlimited

IndUnlimWelcome to the top-ranking, nuclear-powered death star of a blog: Yes, being in the presence of this site can be somewhat intimidating. With nearly 4000 blog posts and over 50,000 comments, we can understand that you might not know where to start. Don’t worry, we’re here to help.


 Writer Unboxed



 Educational Resources:


Offers Free courses   www.coursera.org/
Become a Life-Learner  and sign up for a course

 A sample of Recommended Courses for Indie Authors:

Kahn Academy




IWP University of Iowa International Writing Program

IWP  http://iwp.uiowa.edu/iwp-courses/distance-learning-courses/moocs

EFA  (Editorial Freelancers Association)

The EFA hosts webinars and online courses designed for editorial/publishing freelancers located anywhere in the world. All courses are open to members and nonmembers and require advance registration. Members enjoy reduced tuition. We keep our course prices as low as possible to merely break even with the costs of providing education.

EFA offers a variety of convenient general resources to its members and the public. Its newsletter, The Freelancer, is available both in print and online to members only.


Connect – Learn – Improve – Publish  Our online writing workshops allow you to study what you want with some of today’s best authors   https://litreactor.com/classes/upcoming

Learn about IPR rights – Important for all authors

Link to site listing publishing terms:  iprlicense.com/KnowYourRights/Glossary

 Open Colleges Australia’s leading online educator


The place where you can get free eBooks and textbooks for many subjects including:

Social Media Communities:

Please note: G+ will be changing, possibly ending, August 2019. Some of these groups may be moving to a new venue like MeWe – but for now, you can still join. Watch for updates.

 Use Your Linked In Account


Get the most from your professional network and join one of the many Author’s groups at    http://www.linkedin.com/

FB Writers GroupFacebook has become one of the most successful social media sites for Indie Authors. Let’s face it~ it’s where everyone hangs out, all kinds of profiles who make great readers.

There are many FaceBook groups for authors.

Set up your author profile page and search for writer’s groups, author groups, book review groups, book marketing groups, book promotion groups – Some will be public, some private and you will have to request to join. When on any social media be kind, stay away from politics or hot topics, and support other authors. We’re in this together.

Here are a few:

Some suggested groups are private, all you have to do is ask to join and adhere to the rules.


Student Reading Books Shows Learning

Recommended books to read about writing & self-publishing:

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