As a writer, it is important to keep learning and growing. Here are some of the resources that I have found really helpful or relevant, and I hope they will interest you
Newsletters & Articles
This is an amazing, all-encompassing, marketing resource for authors, for wherever you are in your career. There are articles, a great podcast (all for free), as well as paid courses. This is my go-to resource to start for all things marketing
Great for tips on writing craft and managing the writer's mind. A great newsletter for readers and writers alike. Susan is relatable, bluntly honest, and provides a transparent and accessible approach to writing.
Writing with Color
This tumblr page is a fantastic resource for writing characters of colour. There are writing advice, how-tos, Q&As, and book recommendations. It's a fantastic resource and a necessary read to include and improve diversity in literature.
Their subscription box is good too, but I love the newsletter for fun tidbits, industry news, and insight into the author career. Their blog is also constantly growing too (including some articles by yours truly)
Yes, You Should Be Afraid to Write "Diverse" Characters
Written by Mo Black, this article is a great breakdown of the difference between intention and impact, why writing diverse characters is complicated, scary, and most of all, important.
Writing Mentorship Playlist
I personally love watching writing advice on YouTube, so whenever I find a video helpful, I save it to this playlist (in no particular order).
Very helpful videos from a traditionally published author, covering the full process from creation to publishing and all the highs and (even more importantly) the lows of being an author
A bestselling indie published author, Jenna has great advice for authors interesting in learning more or pursuing independently publishing. Also, she has hilarious "top ten" lists that do not hold back.
A 2021 debut author, Liselle has a wonderfully authentic and personable presence. She has great tips and tricks, insight into the process, advice on surviving National Novel Writing Month, and never fails to make me smile. Plus she's Canadian!
She doesn't post as frequently as the others, but she has great introductory advice on the writing and editing processes.
Books & Podcasts
Writing Excuses Podcast
I LOVE this podcast. It's short and sweet (great for my challenged attention span) and always comes with tangible advice and homework from experts in the field.
Save the Cat! Writes a Novel
This book has revolutionized my writing process! It enables the author to see and understand the full picture of a novel, whether you're starting from scratch or stuck in the middle. On top of that, it's an enjoyable read
The Emotion Thesaurus
This thesaurus is an essential resource that should be in every writer's tool box. There are several books in the series, all of which are incredible useful at every stage of the process.
Workshops as well as special writing retreats and accountability groups, this organization is great to help you build your writing network as well as learn skills and industry insights
The Manuscript Academy
This resources is fantastic for writers interested in publishing. It's got podcasts, workshops, consultations, and memberships that get you all the above and more.