A page for aspiring authors, writers, and friends to read a first hand account of the journey of writing.

Some great places to start for new writers can be found here:


Romance Writers Of America — The trade organization for writers of romantic fiction.

Mystery Writers Of America — An organization for writers of mystery novels, as well as editors, screenwriters, and other professionals associated with the mystery genre.

Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America — SFWA offers many resources for writers of speculative genres. A very vibrant and active writers association.

Sisters In Crime — A writers organization dedicated to the professional advancement of women who write in the crime and mystery genres.

National Writers Association — A writers association for all levels and genres that offers some professional services, such as contract review and critique.


Peer Groups

Writing.Com — This website is is a peer group for writers to work together, critique, and share ideas.

Ladies who Critique — This website is ideal for finding partners to work one on one with.

Scribophile — This website is a peer group for writers to work together, critique, and share ideas.

Meetup.com — This website (or another like it) can help you connect with writers who share your interests. As always, take precautions when joining any new group!

The Next Big Writer — This website has contests, and critique forums to help you become a stronger, better writer.


Books on Craft

The Emotion Thesaurus: A Writer’s Guide to Character Expression

The Negative Trait Thesaurus: A Writer’s Guide to Character Flaws

The Positive Trait Thesaurus: A Writer’s Guide to Character Attributes

Write Publish Repeat

Let’s Get Digital



Boost Blog Traffic

Pens For a Sword

The WriteWay Cafe

Queen of English

Writers Helping Writers



(These can all be found on iTunes to subscribe)

The Self Publishing Podcast

The Writing Coach

I Should Be Writing

Grammar Girl

The Secrets Podcast