Writing Resources:

The Story Grid

Podcast by Shawn Coyne and Tim Grahl


and a 5 Video series by Shawn Coyne

Showing vs. Telling in Your Writing

June 13, 2012 | RoseannBiederman

Fictionbootcamp’s channel

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

Writing The Perfect Scene

(the snowflake method)



How To Publish:

Think like a publisher- know how by   Dean Wesley Smith

 Let’s Get Visible Self-Publishing Basics  Basics / David Gaughran

A Complete Guide To Publishing Your Own Book 

by Stinkyink.com  (A family owned business since 2002)


Marketing Resources:

 Amazon Book Ads

Free 5 day course.

Sell more books with Amazon Ads by Dave Chesson  https://courses.kindlepreneur.com/courses/AMS

SELF-e via Library Journal

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

GoodKindles Where Writers Meet Readers

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

How to Publish with KDP   Posted on August 16, 2013 by Joleene Naylor

Self-Published Authors Helping Other Authors
Advice on Writing, Publishing and Book Promotion

Looking for community support?

Here are places to find real life stories about publishing experiences, places to list your work, and interaction with other writers and readers. Learn more about books, marketing, and lesson’s shared by other author’s experiences….

Check out these places:

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.




Booklikes http://booklikes.com/


Community of Independent Authors



 Indies Unlimited

IndUnlimWelcome to the top-ranking, nuclear-powered deathstar 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.


 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.

Writer Unboxed


 Educational Resources:


Offers Free courses   www.coursera.org/
Become a Life-Learner  and sign up for a course in 2015



 IWP University of Iowa International Writing Program

University-of-Iowa-Logo  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

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 text books on many areas

including marketing and SEO Tips



Social Media Communities:

Writer’s Discussion Group – A Google + Community


Writing Resources Group – A Google + Community


 Linked In 

btn_myprofile_160x33 Linked in group: Ebooks-Ebook-Readers-Digital-Books  

Get the most from your professional network


Awesome Indies

quality books by independently published authors  awesomeindies.net/

Recommended books to read about writing & self-publishing:

 Self-Editing for Fiction Writers, Second Edition: How to Edit Yourself Into Print by Renni Browne & Dave King

The Essential Guide to Writing A Novel by James Thayer

On Writing A Memoir of the Craft by Stephen King

Let’s Get Digital: How To Self-Publish, And Why You Should by David Gaughran

Let’s Get Visible: How To Get Noticed And sell More Books by David Gaughran

What’s Your Book? A Step-By-Step Guide To Get You From Inspiration To Published Author by Brooke Warner

The Icarus Deception how high will you fly? by Seth Godin

The Emotion Thesaurus: A Writer’s Guide To Character Expression by Angela Ackerman

The Story Grid: What Good Editors Know by Shawn Coyne


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