Resources

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

Susan Dennard

susandennard.com

Great for tips on writing craft and managing the writer's mind. A great newsletter for readers and writers alike. 

Writing with Color

writingwithcolor.tumblr.com

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. 

Go Scribbler

www.goscribbler.com

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

www.curiosityneverkilledthewriter.com

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 mostly, important.

YouTubers

Writing Mentorship Playlist 

Full Playlist Here

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). 

Alexa Donne 

YouTube Channel 

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

Jenna Moreci 

Writing with Jenna Moreci

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. 

Liselle Sambury 

YouTube Channel

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!

Nadine Brandes 

YouTube Channel

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

writingexcuses.com

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

by Jessica Brody

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

by Angelina Ackerman & Becca Puglisi

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. 

Wordsmith Workshops

www.wordsmithworkshops.com

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

https://manuscriptacademy.com

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.