Resources for writers

Robin’s lists & bookmarks

Agents for scriptwriters
Book reviewers
Critique groups online
Literary journals
Publicity tips for authors
Social cataloging sites
Speakers’ bureaus
Writers’ conferences
Writers’ residencies

Recommended reference books

Chicago Manual of Style
University of Chicago Press Staff

A Dictionary of Modern English Usage
H.W. Fowler

Get Known Before the Book Deal
Christina Katz

How to Be Your Own Literary Agent
Richard Curtis

How to Write a Book Proposal
Michael Larsen

International Libel & Privacy Handbook
Charles J. Glasser, Jr.

Red Hot Internet Publicity: The Insider’s Guide to Marketing Online
Penny C. Sansevieri

Save the Cat! The Last Book on Screenwriting You’ll Ever Need
Blake Snyder

pdf icon - small   Translation in Practice
a symposium edited by Paul Gill

Trust Agents
Chris Brogan & Julien Smith

pdf icon - small   The Writer’s Guide to Publishing in Literary Magazines and Entering Contests
Ayelet Tsabari

Useful articles & websites

25 Secrets of Publishing, Revealed! (Or: Inside the Bookish Shatterdome)
by Mike R. Underwood

25 Steps to getting and working with a literary agent by Robin Mizell

Advertising: What is a Copyright, Patent and Trademark? by Joel Miller

L’agent littéraire en France: Réalités et perspectives par Juliette Joste

Agent Query

Alan Rinzler: Ask the Editor: Trusting the Reader

All the things that are wrong with your screenplay in one handy infographic
by Joe Berkowitz

All You Need to Know About Publishing in Online Lit Mags by Chuck Augello

Association of Authors’ Representatives, Inc.

The Authors Guild

  • An Author’s Plan for Social Media Efforts by Chris Brogan

    The Brand Called You by Tom Peters

    Business Realities for the Beginning Writer by David B. Coe

    Colleen Lindsay: On word counts and novel length

    Editorial Ass: Is What It Is Ism (Or Why You Must Be Your Own Evil Drill Sergeant)

    FAQ about Copyright

    The Fifteen Things You Need to Know B’twixt “The End” and “Send” by Janet Reid

    A Flowchart for Diagnosing Self-Publishing Problems by Morris Rosenthal

    Hilary T. Smith: The Ten Best Things You Can Do for Your Manuscript and
    Playing for the House: An Editorial Assistant on the Dangers of Going Agent-free

    Jane Friedman: Writing Advice and Infographic: The Key Book Publishing Paths

    M[iddle] G[rade] vs. Y[oung] A[dult] Fiction: What’s the Difference? by Debbie Ridpath Ohi

    Poets & Writers and Publishing Your Book

    >The Problem with Memoirs by Neil Genzlinger (Satire alert!)

    Publishers Marketplace


    The Shatzkin Files

    Spotting the Publishing Scam by Ellen M. Kozak

    A Step-by-Step Guide to Getting Published by Jeff Kleinman

    Subsidiary Rights—Acquisition & Licensing by Lloyd L. Rich

    What I Know by J.A. Konrath

    (Why) Do You Need a Literary Agent? by Susan Spann

    Why Story Structure Matters, Even If You Don’t Want It To by Christopher Riley

    Word Count Confusion by Mary Keeley

    >Word Count for Novels and Children’s Books: The Definitive Post by Chuck Sambuchino

    The Writer

    Writer, Edit Thyself! by David Gessner

    The Writer’s Edge