Welcome to my writing resources library! Here you can browse through my collection of blog posts, advice, and recommended resources on all things writing, editing and publishing. Enjoy!
the writing stage
the revision stage
agents and publishers
Traditional publishing advice
books for writers
on the web
QueryTracker – Search for agents and keep track of responses. (Note: not all UK agents are listed in the database.)
BookEnds Literary YouTube – Lots of informative videos on traditional publishing from the literary agents at BookEnds.
Manuscript Wish List: Find out what agents and editors are looking for.
Writer Beware: A useful page about literary scams and red flags to watch out for when submitting your work.
Complete Guide to Query Letters: A guide to query letters from industry professional Jane Friedman.
Writing and editing
Writing with Color: Writing resources and guides on writing diversely.
Fantasy Worldbuilding Questions: Giant list of world-building questions from Patricia C. Wrede.
Conscious Style Guide: A guide to conscious/mindful language, covering things like health, disability, ethnicity and race, sexuality, etc.
Writer Beware – Editors and Editing: Fantastic page on what different types of editors do, and how to avoid unqualified or questionable editors.
Writer Beware – Vanity Presses : Useful page on vanity presses, subsidy publishers, and hybrids.
Society of Authors: Trade union for authors.
Romantic Novelists’ Association: Encourages romance authors and promotes the writing of romance fiction.
Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi) – Non-profit organisation for self-publishing authors.
Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers Association: For published authors writing in sci-fi/fantasy and similar genres.
The Royal Literary Fund: Supports professional writers who are experiencing financial difficulties.