Resources for Writers

This page is a work in progress! 🙂 Please leave comments including any resources you would add! My goal is to make this as useful to other writers as possible 🙂

Google+ Resources

Google+: The Complete Guide

Lists by Genre and More (by Naima Al-Amar)

List of Literary / Book People (by Debbie Ohi)

LinkedIn Resources:

LinkedIn Groups for Publishing Professionals by GalleyCat

Twitter Tips:

Who Can See My Tweets? –  a great post by Greg Pincus

Commonly used Hashtags for writers

50 Best Twitter Tools and Services

The Twitter Job Search Guide Book – written for the job search but equally useful to a writer wanting to use social media effectively and strategically. LOVE. Love. love.

The Twitter Job Search Guide Resource Page -a page with everything from mobile apps to scheduling tweet to how to meet followers with a common interest! Lots of great info.

The Ultimate Guide to Twitter Marketing – a great compilation of tips and resources for using Twitter- for the noob to the tweepspert!

My Twitter Lists (who I follow, categorized 🙂 )

Editors and Publishers

Literary Agents

Other Writers

Writer Supports

Picture Book Idea Month Participants

Musicians (okay, not related to writing per se, but every writer needs good music, right? And music is written so…. 🙂

Great Websites for Writers (in no particular order)

*Disclaimer: I do not necessarily support all of the views or comments of these websites. 🙂 I have simply found them to be informative to the field of writing, whether I always agree or not. 🙂 


Agent Blogs


Editor Blogs 

  • Pimp My  Novel – “My name is Eric, and I work in the sales department of a publishing house. There are a lot of blogs out there that cover the agenting and editorial aspects of book publishing, but here you’ll find out what happens to your book after it’s been acquired.”
  • Editorial Anonymous: A Blog of a Children’s Book Editor
  • Rights of Writers
  • Ten Block Walk: A Children’s Book Editor Wanders and Ponders
  • Ryan Bolton’s Notebook – “Journalist. Writer. Editor. Scribbler”
  • The Intern: – “The straight dope on publishing from publishing’s most fearsome figure—THE INTERN”
  • Good Reads
  • Bloomabilities – “I’m a children’s book editor living and working in Manhattan. BLOOMABILITY by Sharon Creech is one of my favorite children’s books, and in it, “bloomability” is a word created by one of the characters to mean “possibility.” I am all about bloomabilities.”
  • Read Roger: – “The Horn Book Editor’s Rants and Raves”
  • Martha Mihalick: – “Curiosities from a children’s book editor”
  • Cheryl Klein: – “I’m Cheryl Klein, Senior Editor at Arthur A. Levine Books (an imprint of Scholastic), and this is a small repository of information about writing, publishing, the books I’ve edited, and my editorial tastes. Please poke around and make yourself at home.”
  • Stacy Whitman’s Grimoire: – “Thoughts on writing, editing, and publishing books for children and young adults”
  • The CBI Clubouse – “The online home for children’s book insider readers”
  • Alexandra Bracken – “Writer, dreamer, memory-keeper”
  • S. Jae-Jones – “I am an editorial assistant, a writer, an artist, and an avid skydiver.”
  • The Purple Crayon – by Harold Underdown: Writing, Illustrating, and Publishing Children’s Books
  • Scarletta Books


Excellent Resources 





Great Books on Writing and Publishing

Pub Speak, A Writer’s Dictionary of Publishing Terms by Tracy Marchini. Tracy is an editorial consultant and children’s author. She has provided an excellent resource for those writers new to the publishing field who would love a summed up list of the lingo! This is great go-to and is available for your Kindle too (Mine is on my iPhone! 🙂

Bird By Bird by Anne Lamott

Complete Idiot’s Guide to Publishing Children’s Books by Harold D. Underdown (@HUnderdown)

How to Write a Children’s book and Get It Published by Barbara Seuling. I found this book in my mother-in-law’s collection. It’s a little dated (1991) but has still proven to be super helpful (at least to me 🙂

The Art and Craft of Writing by Shaun Roundy

Writing Picture Books by Ann Whitford Paul 

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