Resources

Resources for Writers

Podcasts:

The Dead Robots Society podcast is a weekly talk show by writers and for writers. Justin Macumber, Terry Mixon, Paul Cooley, and Scott Roche discuss their own writing careers, the trials and tribulations of making it in the publishing world, the craft of writing, and do interviews with other writers and publishers.

The Round Table Podcast interviews authors in their “20 Minutes With…” series and also podcasts workshop sessions with up and coming writers as they prepare to write the next great genre novel. They are helping writers produce literary alchemy one podcast at a time.

Mur Lafferty’s podcasts I Should Be Writing and Ditch Diggers (with Matt Wallace) are great resources for writers looking to make the transition from part time to full time writerly status.

The Creative Writer’s Toolbelt podcast offers detailed and practical advice on honing your craft.

 

Websites and blogs:

Grammar Girl will answer your grammar questions and give you quick and dirty tips.

Chuck Wendig’s books and blog posts on writing and working full time as a writer are fantastic resources.

Kristine Katherine Rusch is a must read for practical business advice for writers.

Dean Wesley Smith has great advice on writing and online writing workshops.

 

Books:

On Writing by Stephen King

Bird By Bird by Anne Lamott

Throwing Lead by J. Daniel Sawyer and Mary Mason

The Chicago Manual of Style

Smashwords Style Guide, How to Format Your eBook by Mark Coker