• Resources for Writers

    Here you’ll find tools for writers, videos, helpful links, and more.

     

    A Writer's Diagnostic

     

    A Writer’s Diagnostic: common problems and SOLUTIONS for the struggling writer

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    Time Management Questionnaire

     

    Time Management Questionnaire by WBN coach and consultant Emily Gray Tedrowe

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    In Short Craft Talks

     

    Listen to craft talks from the In Short Fiction Workshop, discussions of crucial topics like characterization, dialogue, plot and structure, and more

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    Words of Wisdom for Aspiring Writers Part 1

     

    Words of wisdom for aspiring writers from WriteByNight coaches and consultants.

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    Writing Resources by State

    Our curated guide to writing resources in your state, including workshops, critique groups, reading series, literary journals, and more!

     

    Some Especially Helpful Blog Posts

    What Kind of Editing Do I Need? 5 Easy Editing Terms to Remember

    Manuscript Preparation: How to Do It Right

    Stop Starting and Start Finishing Your Writing

    A Professional Proofreader’s Margin of Error

    What to Consider When Deciding How to Publish

    Finding a Writing Space in Your Home

    Writing About Your Family

    Dear Sirs: A Cover Letter No-No

    3 More Cover Letter Don’ts

     

    Some Articles We’ve Contributed

    What to Do When Your Writing Process Fails You (The Write Practice)

    “We’re All Exploited Here”: On Paying Writers and Editors (Publishing Perspectives)

    What do you do on Sundays? (Freelancers Union)

    The Art of Self-Sabotage: The Top 5 Reasons Why Writers Avoid Writing (JeriWB.com)

    The Truth About Writer’s Block: Common Misconceptions, Causes, and Remedies That Actually Work (Mirasee)

    Possessed: Three Easy Steps to Showing Your Character Who’s Boss (Life as a Human)

    The Art of the Sentence (BookPeople)

    True Lies: The Blurry Boundary Between Fiction and Nonfiction (BookPeople)

    Classrooms of Our Own: America’s Best Writing Centers (The Review Review)

    Q&A with Writing Coach Justine Duhr of WriteByNight (Gotham Ghostwriters)

     

    Some Websites and Blogs We Like

    Poets and Writers A trusted source of information, support and guidance for creative writers, serving poets, fiction writers and creative nonfiction writers.

    Writer’s Digest For more than 90 years, publishing books, magazines, competitions, conferences and distance education materials for writers who want to polish their skills and hone their craft.

    The Writer A one-stop shop for articles, resources, writing prompts and more.

    Publishing Perspectives An online magazine of international book publishing news and opinion.

    Mediabistro This provider of jobs, news, education, events and research for the media industry seeks to help media professionals succeed and grow in their careers.

    She Writes A community, virtual workplace, and emerging marketplace for women who write.

    The Review Review Reviews of literary magazines, interviews with editors, writing tips and more.

    New Pages News, information and guides to literary magazines, independent publishers, creative writing programs, independent bookstores, alternative periodicals, alternative newsweeklies and more.

    Duotrope A subscription-based service for writers that offers an extensive, searchable database of current fiction, poetry and nonfiction markets.

    NaNoWriMo In the month of November, National Novel Writing Month, participants attempt to write a 50,000-word novel in 30 days.

    The Millions An online magazine offering coverage on books, arts and culture since 2003.

     

    Some Books We Like

    Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life by Anne Lamott
    On Writing Well: The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction by William Zinsser
    The Elements of Style by William Strunk Jr. and E.B. White
    The Artist’s Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity by Julia Cameron
    On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft by Stephen King
    Old Friend from Far Away: The Practice of Writing Memoir by Natalie Goldberg
    Writing Fiction: A Guide to Narrative Craft by Janet Burroway

     

     

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