Resources for Writers

This is still a work in progress…


  • On Writing Stephen King
  • The Plot Whisperer (and workbook) Martha Alderson
  • Is Life Like This? A Guide to Writing Your First Novel in Six Months John Dufresne
  • Save the Cat Blake Snyder
  • The Scene Book Sandra Scofield
  • Beginnings, Middles & Ends Nancy Kress
  • Picture Writing Anastasia Suen
  • Writing Picture Books Ann Paul
  • Old Friend from Far Away: The Practice of Writing Memoir Natalie Goldberg
  • The Poet’s Companion Kim Addonizio and Dorianne Laux
  • A Poet’s Guide to Poetry Mary Kinzie
  • Children’s Writer’s & Illustrator’s Market
  • Big Magic Elizabeth Gilbert
  • Bird by Bird Anne Lamott


On craft

On Submissions, Querying, and Literary Journals

On Message Boards

On Synopses

On Organizations

  • Society for Children Book Writers & Illustrators SCBWI
  • SCBWI Florida
  • Association of Writers & Writing Programs AWP
  • National Council of Teachers of English NCTE
  • Romance Writers of America RWA

On Conferences, Contests, and Education

Guest Blog Posts

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