For Writers

This is a page for aspiring authors, on the journey of writing. There are some great places to start for new writers. See below for organizations to join, or groups to participate in, helpful books on craft as well as articles to guide you:

Author Secrets

If you need covers, two fabulous places to get covers are 100Covers.com and GetCovers.com 

I am currently Editing and Formatting for authors here: Fiverr.com


Tips and Tricks

A great article filled with grammar and punctuation tips can be found here: word.tips/a-guide-to-grammar-and-punctuation

Another great article for grammar and punctuation tips can be found here: https://www.websiteplanet.com/webtools/spell-checker

Below is an article that a member of a youth writing workshop, Anna, and her mother found together on writing for film and theater, which includes a great breakdown on understanding the importance of setting, writing for different kinds of stage productions, how to write in a way that translates to the screen, etc. Her teacher Carol Briggs asked me to include it here so that others could benefit from this great advice. So here you go. I hope it helps. 



If you are looking for information on building websites, take a look at these great sites.

Make a Wish Website Hubhttps://makeawebsitehub.com.  They also have a ton of other resources that would be helpful for writers in many aspects of maintaining their web presence, such as this social media image sizes cheat sheet: https://makeawebsitehub.com/social-media-image-sizes-cheat-sheet

Website SetupHere is another in-depth guide from Websitesetup.org – a free resource site dedicated to helping people simplify website creation. A free, step-by-step guide for making a website in an hour or less.

Hosting Facthttps://hostingfacts.com/website-builders


Books on Craft

Writers Helping Writers: The Emotion Thesaurus

The Trope Thesaurus

Write Publish Repeat

Let’s Get Digital

How to Gain 100,000 Followers: Twitter Secrets Revealed


Peer Groups

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

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

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.


Northern California Romance Writers—  Northern California Romance Writers is now an organization unaffiliated with RWA. It had previously been a chapter within the nationwide organization.

Best Page ForwardThis group is fantastic for learning the ins and outs of marketing, Amazon, and Facebook ads. 

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

Sisters In Crime A writer’s 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.


Pens For a Sword

Helping Writers Become Authors

Terrible Minds

The Creative Penn

The WriteWay Cafe

Writers Helping Writers



(These can all be found on iTunes to subscribe)

The Self Publishing Podcast

The Writing Coach

I Should Be Writing

The Secrets Podcast

The Sell More Books Show


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