WRITING LINKS

I’ve received several emails from aspiring authors about writing, so I thought I’d compile a list here for anyone who might be interested.

My one piece of writing advice is to believe in yourself and to keep working to improve your craft (Read and write. Every. Single. Day). No matter how long you’ve been writing, there’s always something you can learn. The day I believe there’s nothing more to learn, is the day I need to put down my pen. 🙂                                  

 

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

Romance Writers of America (RWA) – If you’re a new author, RWA is one of the best industry organizations. Even if you don’t write romance, you’ll still get a lot out of the craft workshops and you’ll never meet a more supportive organization to newbie authors, no matter what genre you want to write in. Note: You do NOT need to meet publication requirements before joining RWA.

Novelists, Inc
(NINC) – This group isn’t genre specific. Romance authors are among the members and are probably the most dominant group. Note: You DO need to meet publication requirements before joining NINC.

 

INDUSTRY INFORMATION

Publishers Market Place – A great resource to scout out agents and their sales in the industry. Also, what’s selling in general in the book world.

AGENT INFORMATION

Agent Query – How to Query Agents/What agents are looking for/Agent contact info
Query Tracker – One of the best sites with agent contact info. The site also has a log-in for you to keep track of your queries. It also has a great forum and blog!

COVER ARTISTS/WEB DESIGNERS/ADVERTISEMENT AND PROMOTIONAL ITEMS

Keith Draws
Cover it Designs
Croco Designs
Hot Damn Designs
Najla Qamber Designs

USEFUL BOOKS FOR AUTHORS (for aspiring authors or authors considering going Indie)

Indie Author Survival Guide Books  by S.K. Quinn –  The nuts and bolts for those who are considering Indie Publishing

The Naked Truth About Self-Publishing by Liliana Hart, Jana DeLeon, et all – Multi NYT bestselling authors’ advice on going Indie.

2,000 to 10,000 – Writing Faster, Writing Better and Writing More of What you Love by Rachel Aaron – Some advice and tips on how to increase your word count.

Note: Though I have used some of the resources listed above, I have not utilized them all. This list will be periodically updated and is meant for informational purposes only.