Welcome to my fiction writing resources page! This is meant to be a growing list, so check back for new items. If there’s a writing resource you’re wondering about that isn’t covered here, feel free to get in touch, and I’ll do my best to point you in the right direction.
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My Fiction Writing Resources
Other Fiction Writing Resources
Save the Cat! By Blake Snyder (book)
–Self-Editing for Self-Publishers by Richard Bradburn (book)
–Don’t Overexplain “Default” Objects (Tip: Combine this with my advice about middle actions to cut much of the bloat from your book.)
–Understanding Third-Person Point of View (from Jane Friedman)
–Omniscient point of view from AJC Publishing, Manuscript Editing Services
–How Long Should a Book Be? (from Writers Digest)
–Eliminating or Reducing Flashbacks
–Gender-Neutral Pronouns in Creative Writing
–Said Bookisms (AKA, why said isn’t dead)
–Self-Publishing Resources compiled by Martin Publishing Services
–The Business of Being a Writer by Jane Friedman (book)
–20BooksTo50K® (Facebook group)
–The Ultimate Guide To Goodreads For Authors from KindlePreneur
–Email Newsletters for Authors: the Getting Started Guide by Jane Friedman
If you work directly with individual authors as an editor or designer, you owe it to yourself to read The Paper It’s Written On: Defining your relationship with an editing client. This little book grew out of a presentation Karin Cather and Dick Margulis gave at a Communication Central Be a Better Freelancer® conference several years ago. It explains the hows and whys of a contractual relationship with a client and offers sample contracts. Even if you already have a template you use, this book will benefit you.
If you are guiding your client through the self-publishing process, it is essential that you and your client understand that publishing a book is a team sport. Everyone needs to understand how the whole process unfolds, who is responsible for what, and what happens when in the process. This 24″ × 18″ flowchart captures all of the essential steps in an easy-to-grasp graphic format. You can add value to the service you offer by helping your client be the publisher. You could spend hundreds of dollars on a publishing curriculum to get your head wrapped around the whole publishing process. Or you could buy this chart.
Remember, check back for more, and get in touch if there’s a fiction writing resource you want but don’t see.
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