Author Resources

As with any new endeavor, there is a metric crap ton of information available. Therefore, I have decided to whittle down the pile into my favorite blogs, resources sites, and writer resources for your enjoyment. Remember, if you want any of these sites to send their posts directly to you, sign up for their feeds. Keep checking back as I’ll try to keep it updated.

Various Resources on Writing, Publishing, What’s Going on in the Wild Worlds of Writing 

The Kill Zone – Thriller writers talk about writing (not Genre Specific):                                        

Romance University – Different authors discuss all aspects of craft (not Genre Specific):         

Jami Gold – Everything writing related, a lot of writing and plot tips:                                            

Kristin Nelson Literary Agency (Once a month news update):                                                          

Preditors & Editors-list of acquiring publishers/editors

Absolute Writer Cooler-editors/publisher recommends:                                                                   

National Novel Writing Month:                                                                                                                

Kristen Lamb’s Warrior Writes-Everything writing & publishing:                                                   

Chuck Wendig-Terrible Minds, a somewhat dark perspective of an author:                                  

Paranormal Unbound-Paranormal Genre specific:                                                                              

Mythic Scribes-Discussion for Fantasy Writers:                                                                                   

Writer Beware-avoid the scammers, check here first for legit agencies:                                        

Writing Communities (have classes, posts, and great ways to network, ask questions)

Marketing for Romance Writers (MFRW):

Savvy Authors:

WANA International:

Query Letter/ Synopsis Help

Miss Snark – An anonymous literary agent talks publishing, query letters, synopsis:                 

Query Shark – An agent critiques Query Letters:                                                                                 



Sword and Laser–all things geek:                                                                                                       

Thrill Writing 101–Great posts on various crime/forensics/pathologies:                                   


Writing Groups (Genre specific)

International Thriller Writers:

Romance Writers of America:

Mystery Writers of America:

Horror Writers Association:

Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America:

Local Meet-up for critique groups:



This hashtag will denote agents/editor tweets regarding what they are looking to acquire


ACTUAL BOOKS (You remember those? With paper and bindings?)

Synonym Finder by J.I. Rodale

The Emotion Thesaurus by Angela Ackerman

The Positive Trait Thesaurus by Angela Ackerman

The Negative Trait Thesaurus by Angela Ackerman

Story Engineering by Larry Brooks 

Story Physics by Larry Brooks


Blogs Currently on Hiatus, but great information in the archives

Miss Snark – An anonymous literary agent talks publishing, query letters, synopsis:

Kristin Nelson, Lit Agent – Pub Rants (prior, archived blog)                                                                                                                                                                      

                   Kristin’s New Current Blog:


Association for Visual Arts:


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