Here are a few links you may find helpful.
- Rise of the Machines: Human Authors in a Digital World – I put this at the top because this is an outstanding book on platform building for authors in today’s world.
Some other good books on the craft of writing:
- The Art of War for Writers
- Bird by Bird
- The Elements of Style
- The First Five Pages
- The Guide to Writing Fantasy and Science Fiction
- Getting Started as a Freelance Writer
- On Writing
- Self Editing for Fiction Writers
- The Well-Fed Writer
- Writing Down the Bones
- Writing the Breakout Novel
- Zen in the Art of Writing
- Ultimate Fiction Writing Resource Guide (Thanks, Marcella, for the suggestion!)
- The Writer’s Market
- Writer’s Digest
- Mirriam-Webster Online
- Query Tracker – A handy tool for finding and querying agents and publishers.
- SFWA: Writer Beware!
- The Write Practice
- Live, Write, Thrive
- The Creative Penn
- A Newbie’s Guide to Publishing
- Kristen Lamb’s Blog – The author of Rise of the Machines. Kristen’s blog is funny and informative!
- Dean Wesley Smith
LOOKING FOR WORK?
- Freelance Writing.com
Creative Jobs for English Majors (Thanks, Grace, for the suggestion!)
SELF-PUBLISHING (If you’re so inclined.)
- CreateSpace – Amazon’s print on demand service
- Ingram Spark – A division of Lightning Source for self-publishing
- KDP (Kindle Direct Publishing) – Kindle e-book publishing
- Smashwords – E-book publishing for everywhere except Amazon
Thinking about writing for stage or screen? Check out this site, and thank you, Megan, for your suggestion!
- TheaterSeatStore – A nice article with plenty of additional links to help you.
TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS (Work smarter, not harder.)
- A Freelancer’s Guide to Taxes and Business – A page with numerous links to help you handle the business side of things if you go the freelance route. Thanks to Delia for suggesting this page.
- If you’re planning on being an author, you’ll need a website. Here’s a quick overview of ten different website builders. Thanks, John, for the suggestion!
10 Best Website Builders for 2019
OFF THE BEATEN PATH – Looking for some story ideas? These forums might jog the noggin’ a bit.
If you have any other books, websites, or blogs that have been especially helpful or informative in your writing, please let me know so I can include them here.