Communities & Resources

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

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.

 Writing The Perfect Scene

(the snowflake method)

Showing vs. Telling in Your Writing

June 13, 2012 | RoseannBiederman

The Writers Dig

Improve your writing

Helping Writers Become Authors with K.M. Weiland


How To Publish Resources:

 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   Some real discussions and great information shared – get the real story about publishing news.

Stinky Ink Printer’s Guide: 

by  (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.

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

Check out these book friendly places you should join:

Goodreads  Author Program

GoodreadsUse Goodreads to promote yourself and your books   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.



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