Writing and Self-Publishing Resources

Quick note: I’m starting to get a lot of requests to add resources to this page. At this time I am not going to do so because this is just a page of resources I know well and have found personally helpful. I am unwilling to add resources to this page that I haven’t had the opportunity to vet thoroughly and at this time I don’t have time to do that for unknown-to-me resources.

If you’re thinking about getting into writing or self-publishing, there are a lot of resources out there to help you get started.

Here’s a reading list with my favorite books on writing and writing craft as well as links to my own books on writing and self-publishing: A Reading List for Writers

If you prefer to read in print, here’s a link to a site where you can buy most of those books in print: Best Writing Advice Books

Also, some Masterclasses that I really enjoyed (available at masterclass.com):

Neil Gaiman, Will Wright, Dan Brown, Margaret Atwood, Shonda Rhimes, Aaron Sorkin, David Baldacci

Neil deGrasse Tyson

A few blogs that I really like:

Patricia C. Wrede (an author who posts every Wednesday about writing craft)

Kristine Kathryn Rusch (an author who usually has a business blog post every Thursday)

If you’re writing short stories:

Check out The Submission Grinder for a list of short story markets and response times.

If you’re submitting to agents or publishers:

Check out Query Tracker for a list of agents and their response times.

And Writer Beware for information on identified publishing “schemes, scams, and pitfalls”

(Also, when it’s up and running Absolute Write has a good forum with threads on publishers and agents.)

If you’re self-publishing:

New Release Checklist

Also, I do have a number of titles I’ve published over the years on writing and self-publishing. Those that have been removed from wide distribution because some of the information is outdated can still be bought on Payhip. Links can be found here. Otherwise, look on one of the store pages. Amazon will always be the most comprehensive since it includes any titles in Kindle Unlimited.