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RESOURCES FOR WRITERS
Source: http://writershelpingwriters.net/resources-for-writers/
Informative Publishing Industry Information, Blogs & Groups (SP & Legacy)
The Future of Ink
Writing On the Ether
Gutsy Indie Publishers (FB Group)
ALLi (Alliance of Independent Authors)
A Newbie’s Guide To Publishing
The Business Rusch *a must-read blog
The Book Designer
Let’s Get Visible
 Platform, Marketing & Promotion Advice
Kristen Lamb: We Are Not Alone
Problogger
Jane Friedman
The Creative Penn
Molly Greene
WHW Marketing Posts That May Help:
The Path to 10K: Strategy, Luck & Mistakes: Hard numbers & The Emotion Thesaurus’ marketing plan
Creative Book Launches That Command Attention: A breakdown for hosting a successful event
Asking For Online Exposure: The do’s and don’ts when approaching top bloggers for visibility
Hand Selling: How Savvy Are You?: Observations on what works and what doesn’t
 Protect Yourself & Your Writing:
Writer Beware: Find scammers before they find you
Preditors & Editors: Writers, before you sign anything, check the person/service here first!
Copyscape: Think maybe someone’s stolen a blog post? See if you’re right.
Viper Plagiarism Checker (free): Check the net for plagiarism
 Professional Business Services & Tools For Writers
Gumroad – sell PDFs via your own online store
Booktrakr – track your digital sales, bestseller rank & more
TechSurgeons – One stop shop for hosting & website design (specializes in author sites)
Big Blue Button – A virtual classroom & party room for book launches
200+ Free Book Marketing & Author Tools – some marketing leads
Book Blogger Directory – looking for book bloggers? This is the place
Anti Social: Shut off social media or internet for a specific time to focus on work
Siteliner: Search for broken website links and more
YASIV: See what book purchases are tied to your book at Amazon
MailChimp – easy to use, professional newsletter creator
 Recommended Editing Services
C.S. Lakin
Jodie Renner
Quilldrivers
 Unique Writing Tools
Autocrit: Search for grammar, weak words, overused language, etc.
Wordle: Create word cloud from your story text. Helps you find overused words, theme & key words that might make a good title
Scrivener: An excellent “does it all” writing & organization tool
QueryTracker: Great organization & information software for your agent search (free)
The Writers Helping Writer’s Toolbox – Lots of writing/editing tools created by Becca & Angela
AIYAP Worksheets & More – worksheets on just about everything to do with writing fiction
Hiveword Online Fiction Organizer – great little online organizer & writing tool
Save The Cat Tools – Must have printable sheets that work on Save The Cat priciples
Page 99 Test: Does your page 99 past the reader interest test?
The Waistline Test: How flabby or lean is your prose? Run the test and see
Triberr – encourage greater online sharing
 Recommended Online Learning Centers
WANA International – excellent online classes & recording on writing craft, social media management & more via webinar technology
Margie Lawson’s Writing Academy
Write Now Mastermind
Writer’s Digest University
Tracy Hickman’s Scribe’s Forge
 Writing Heroes Blogs (Advocates for Writers)
Adventures in YA & Children’s Publishing Gang
Cynthia Leitich Smith
Elizabeth Spann Craig
Donna Gephart 
Gene Lempp
Jami Gold
Janice Hardy
Julie Musil 
K.M. Weiland 
Kristen Lamb
Laura Pauling
Matthew MacNish
Martha Alderson (The Plot Whisperer) 
Operation Awesome
Stina Lindenblatt
YA Confidential
Recommended Writing Communities
The Critique Circle – give and get critiques by your peers, growing and learning together
SCBWI Message Board (Formerly Verla Kay’s Blue Board) – # 1 place to be if you are a writer of Kidlit or YA. Tons of information about publishing, agents and the writer’s road
Query Tracker Forums – helpful community for writers on the query trail–share knowledge, strategies and make new, supportive friends
NaNoWriMo – The “write a novel in a month club” that keeps on trucking all year long. Even if you don’t Nano, this is a treasure trove of writing resources and links!
WANA Tribe – a community for all creative types, but populated mostly by writers. Friendly and supportive, here you’ll find people wanting to connect, not promote!
Writers Support 4 U (Facebook Group) – a great collection of writers intent on support, knowledge sharing & collaboration, not promoting to one another
 Angela’s Vault of Wonders
Rainy Mood: Write to the sound of rain
Blade Play & Incised Wounds: A primer on knife wounds to insure accuracy
Reverse Dictionary: know related words, but not quite the word you need? Meet your new best friend.
Visual Thesaurus: Displays words and meaning, connecting like-concepts
Sensual Words List: Get into the mood with these steamy descriptive words
Action Verb List: Lose the bland and get specific!
Tough Issues For Teens Write gritty YA? Find a huge list of Issue books broken down by topic for research
Spezify: An unusual way to search for information (hint: try your name)
Serendipity: Need inspiration or ideas? This is generator nirvana.
The Skeptic’s Dictionary: A perfect place for story inspiration on the weird and wonderful
Author Name Pronunciation Guide: Meeting an author and don’t know how to say their name? Help is here
Onomatopoeia Dictionary: Need to write a sound? Here’s how.
Writing Realistic Injuries: Don’t wing your injury descriptions after battles and mishaps–write it accurately
The Character Therapist: Put your characters on the couch!
Adventuring Hazards:  Add conflict by making sure Mother Nature trips your hero up
World Building Research: So many great topics of time period-specific research…let’s just call this WOW for short

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