For Writers

I’ve always been a bit of a craft junkie. When I first started writing, I did an enormous amount of research on the craft of writing and I believe I’ve read every article on the Internet as well as numerous books (not to mention all the tapes/CDs I have from writing conferences). So because there are simply not enough writing articles out there, you’ll find some of my own below as well as my list of must-haves for every romance writer’s how-to library.

General writing books
Writing the Breakout Novel by Donald Maass
Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott
Writing From the Inside Out by Dennis Palumbo
Self-editing for fiction Writers by Renni Browne and Dave King
38 Most Common Fiction Writing Mistakes by Jack Bickham

Plotting books
GMC: Goal, Motivation and Conflict by Debra Dixon
Scene & Structure by Jack Bickham
Techniques of the Selling Writer by Dwight V. Swain

Characterization books
The Complete Guide to Heroes & Heroines by Tami Cowden, et. al.
What Type Am I? by Renee Baron
Creating Character Emotions by Ann Hood

Workshops
Feelings, Whoa, Whoa, Whoa, Feelings

Some of the webpages I found useful in my education were:
Alicia Rasley
Vicki Hinze
Stephanie Bond
RWA

Articles by Robyn
Lables…Shmabels…
How to Plot a Character Driven Book in 3 Easy Steps
The Strength of Your Book
Give me a “G”
The Reader’s Secret Decoder Ring
Setting Goals
Professional Jealousy
Coping with Rejection
Is Your Writing a Hobby or a Job?
Motivation
Are You Ready to Get Published?
The Three “D’s” of Success
Writing Better
My Top 5 Writing Tips
Goal Setting For Writers
Emotions


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