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
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: