Welcome to the resource library for writers! Here you can browse through my collection of blog posts, advice, and recommended resources on all things writing, editing and publishing. There’s something here for everyone, whether you’re starting out, thinking about self-publishing, or submitting to agents.
the revision stage
the writing stage
agents and publishers
Traditional publishing advice
Author Journeys series
books for writers
on the web
QueryShark – 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 this team of literary agents.
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 to agents or publishers.
Complete Guide to Query Letters: A guide to query letters from 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.
Historical Thesaurus of English: Research the usage/origin of English words and phrases. Useful for historical fiction authors.
Writer Beware – Editors and Editing: Fantastic page on what different types of editors do, and how to avoid unqualified or questionable editors.
Society of Authors: Trade union for authors.
Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi) – Non-profit organisation for self-publishing authors.
Romantic Novelists’ Association: Encouraging romance authors and promoting the writing of romance fiction.
Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers Association: For published authors writing in sci-fi/fantasy and similar genres.
The Crime Writers’ Association: They support and promote crime writing/crime authors of all kinds.
Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators: For writers/artists working across kidlit.