Writer Resources

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.

Query Letters

How to write a query letter

Examples of Successful Queries


Literary Agent Listings

Writer’s Digest Guide to Literary Agents

Agent Query Database

Query Tracker (also has a great tool to track your outstanding queries)

1000 Literary Agents

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)


Grammarly Blog

Purdue Online Writing Lab (Purdue OWL)

Critiquers & Beta Readers



Nathan Bransford Critique Forum

The Circle at GoodReads

Critique Circle (under reconstruction 2020, so this link may expire)


Alliance of Independent Authors

How to Get Your Book Published


Small Publishers, Artists & Writers Network

General Advice

The Book Designer

Poets & Writers

Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators

The Write Life

Writers Digest

Word Processing & Formatting (Free)

Libre Office 

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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