Useful resources

These are some books we find useful. It’s a list we hope will get longer, so if you have a book, a useful video/link, a favourite blog on writing, let us know so we can make this grow.

  • Renni Browne and Dave King, Self-Editing for Fiction Writers: How to Edit Yourself into Print, published by William Morris, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers.

I’ve found this one really useful, especially the chapters on dialogue. Actually, a fantastic manual on how to improve your writing.–Chris

  • Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft, published by Hodder.

Part biography, lot’s of good advice, and fun to read

  • Steven James, Troubleshooting Your Novel: Essential Techniques for Identifying and Solving Manuscript Problems, published by Writers Digest Books.

How to do the hard work, after you’ve done the hard work: editing your manuscript the professional way. 

  • Jane Reichhold, Writing and Enjoying Haiku: A Hands on Guide, published by Kodansha International

A light easy introduction to Haiku–Benita

  • Chuck Wendig, Damn Fine Story: Mastering the Tools of a Powerful Narrative, published by Writers Digest Books.

Downright entertaining and direct advice to improve your story telling.

  • Tammi Labrecque, Newsletter Ninja: How to Become an Expert Author Mailing List Expert, independently published

If you’re building an author email list, Tammi is the guru to get you started. Also see: http://www.newsletterninja.net

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