Resources

Resources for Writers

Please Note: This is a sample of resources available to writers and should not be seen as an endorsement of the service or company.

WRITING & EDITING TOOLS

Autocrit

Serenity Software

Celtx – Media Pre-Production (Novel Planning)

Scrivener

 

QUERIES

How to write a query letter

The Complete Nobody’s Guide to Writing a Query

The Dos and Don’ts of Writing a Query

Master the Art of the Query Letter

Query’s Blessing, Query’s Curse

Writing a Dynamite Query Letter

Writing an Effective Query Letter

 

SUCCESSFUL QUERY LETTERS

Charlotte Dillon Samples

The Nelson Agency Examples

Example from J.B. Stanley and others

 

QUERY BLOG

Query Shark

 

SYNOPSIS

HOW TO WRITE A SYNOPSIS

Breakdown of synopsis writing

How to Write a Synopsis

SYNOPSIS EXAMPLES

Suspense Synopsis

Novel Synopsis

 

WRITING A BLURB

The Busy Author’s Guide to Writing a Blurb

 

AGENTS 

FINDING AN AGENT

Publisher’s Marketplace

Guide to Literary Agents

Query Tracker

Agent Query

VETTING AN AGENT

Writer Beware

Predators and Editors

Questions to ask before signing with an agent

 

PUBLICITY & MARKETING

Pump Up Your Book

Gal Friday Publicity

Smith Publicity

Partner in Crime Book Tours

 

RESOURCES FOR INDIE-PUBLISHING

Create Space (Amazon)

Kindle

Smashwords

Lulu

J.A. Konrath

Tony Eldridge

 

WRITING GROUPS & ORGANIZATIONS

The Edmonton Writers’ Group

The Writers Guild of Alberta

Romance Writers of America

Sisters in Crime

Canadian Authors Association

Writers Union of Canada

Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators

 

ITIN (FOR WRITERS PUBLISHING IN THE USA)

Information on filing for a W7 

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