I recommend the following websites to fiction writers, whether you’re in the first stages writing or all set to query or publish. Please note, some of these resources may require a log-in or membership.
Examples of Successful Queries
LITERARY AGENT LISTINGS
Writer’s Digest Guide to Literary Agents
Query Tracker (also has a great tool to track your outstanding queries)
Association of Authors’ Representatives
The Ultimate Guide to Getting a Literary Agent
And don’t forget to check out Writer Beware at SFWA (for some are not who they appear to be)
Purdue Online Writing Lab (Purdue OWL)
EDITING: CRITIQUERS & BETA READERS
Nathan Bransford Critique Forum
Critique Circle (under reconstruction 2020, so this link may expire)
Word-it-Out (Create word clouds & identify overused/crutch words)
Alliance of Independent Authors
How to Get Your Book Published
Small Publishers, Artists & Writers Network
Draft2Digital This site offers a FREE tool to format your ebooks AND print books in any of several formats. If you choose to publish with them, there are NO upfront fees & a modest commission. They partner with
Books2Read where you can add an author page, congregate all of your books for sale in any medium, and create universal buy links for each title.
Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators
One Stop For Writers: Tools for everything from characters to writer’s block, worldbuilding to emotional wounds
WORD PROCESSING & FORMATTING
I’ve been using this for about 3 years now, and have had more success with it than with the paid WP applications. It’s essentially plain vanilla WP, simple and straightforward, easy to use. It will save your writing in Word if you wish, and you can export directly to PDF or EPUB. If you don’t need bells and whistles, go ahead and give it a try!
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Thank you for collecting all these ideas into one place!
You’re very welcome! I hope you find them useful.
Thank you for sharinng this
I’m glad you find it useful!