Some of my favorite writing sites and books:

Writing Groups:

Favorite Writing Books:

  • Bird by Bird by Ann Lamott (a personal “very” favorite), largely essay-like (her strong suit)
  • On Writing by Stephen King (a personal favorite and biographical)
  • The Writing Life by Annie Dillard
  • The Art of Character by David Corbett
  • Characters, Emotion & Viewpoint by Nancy Kress
  • Joseph Campbell: A Hero With a Thousand Faces. A must read, but it is tough to get through–very weighty, but his “Heroes Journey” is used by fiction writers and script writers via @amazon
  • The War of Art by Steven Pressfield War of Art by Stephen Pressfield
  • Chuck Palahniuk: Consider This: Moments in My Writing Life after Which Everything Was Different (note: a decidedly “male” approach to writing for us women who need to better our plot/dialogue technique)
  • Anything by Donald Maass (brace yourself to feel inadequate however)
  • Manuscript Makeover by Elizabeth Lyon