I received some comments saying my post with tips for prospective writers and its accompanying masterlist were helpful for some people, so I decided to write a new post about what I’m doing after that. Here are some links that I found useful when I decided I wanted to try and write professionally. (Wow, that still sounds weird to me.)
- How to do your research:
–The British Newspaper Archive.
-“Things Almost Every Author Needs to Research“.
-“Fantasy Worldbuilding Questions” by SFWA.
–Research Resources for Writers by dailywritingtips.
–The Ultimate Novel Writing Resource Masterlist by The writers’ archive
- How to write your first draft:
-“How to slay self-doubt and write that novel” by Lee Welch.
-“Writers: Stop Doing This!” by KJ Charles.
-“The Theory of Shitty First Drafts” by Wrex.
- How to edit:
–Self-editing tips Part I and Self-editing tips Part II by KJ Charles. And another post in her new blog you may find useful as well.
-“Sensitivity Reads and You” by KJ Charles.
- How to publish:
-“The Author’s Biggest Mistake” by KJ Charles.
-“Writing Query Letters” by KJ Charles.
-“Being Edited, or How to take Criticism” by KJ Charles.
-“What a year of self-publishing taught me” by Talia Hibbert.
-“Ten Point Author’s Guide on How to Survive in Publishing” by Jackie Ashenden.
- How to sell your book:
-“Marketing unmasked: A ‘how to’ for the reluctant writer” by Lee Welch.
-“eBook Piracy: What to do if someone steals your book” by Kindlepreneur.
There are more links I can’t share because they’re from patreon and won’t work unless you’re patrons of the author, but I promise I’ll do another masterlist post in the future with more points, and I’ll also share some of the books/eBooks I’ve read about writing.
And please share any good posts here so we can all read them as well!