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

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