Wednesday, January 13, 2021

40 Helpful Resources For All Authors



10 Leading Organizations For Writers


·         Academy of American Poets


·         American Society of Journalism and Authors


·         Association of Authors’ Representatives


·         Association of Writers & Writing Programs


·         Authors Guild


·         Community of Literary Magazines and Presses


·         Lambda Literary


·         National Writers Union  


·         Pen America  


·         The Poetry Foundation



10 Books To Put On A Writer’s Bookshelf 


·         Draft No. On the Writing Process ( Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2017) by John McPhee


·         The Elements of Style (Macmillan, 1959) by William Strunk Jr and E.B White


·         The Mindful Writer: Noble Truths of The Writing Life (Wisdom Publications, 2012) by Dinty W. Moore


·         The Way of the Writer: Reflections on the Art and Craft of Storytelling (Scribner, 2016) by Charles Johnson 


·         Writing the Blockbuster Novel (Forge, 2016) by Albert Zuckerman


·         Before and After the Book Deal: A Writers Guide to Finishing, Publishing, Promoting, and Surviving Your First Book (Catapult, 2020) by Courtney Maum


·         The Book Business: What Everyone Needs To Know (Oxford University Press, 2019) by Mike Shatzkin and Robert Paris Riger


·         The Business of Being a Writer (University of Chicago Press, 2018) by Jane Friedman 


·         Where Good Ideas Come From: The Natural History of Innovation (Penguin Group, 2010) by Steven Johnson


·         What we talk About When we Talk About Books: The History and Future of Reading (Basic Books, 2019) by Leah Price



12 Book Festivals To Attend


·         AJC Decatur Book Festival in Georgia (


·         Alabama Book Festival in Montgomery (


·         Boston Book Festival (


·         Brooklyn Book Festival (


·         Iowa City Book Festival (


·         Los Angeles Times Festival of Books (


·         Miami Book Fair International (


·         National Book Festival in Washington, D.C (


·         Portland Book Festival in Oregon (


·         Texas Book Festival in Austin (


·         Twin Cities Book Festival (


·         West Virginia Book Festival in Charleston (



8 Podcasts For Writers


·         Between the Covers, hosted by David Naimon


·         Book Fight!, hosted by Mike Ingram and Tom McAllister,


·         Bookworm, hosted by Michael Silverblatt,


·         Fiction/Non/Friction, hosted by V.V Ganeshananthan and Whitney Terrell,


·        Hurry Slowly with host Jocelyn K. Glei,


·         The Creative Shift with Dan Blank,


·         TK podcast with James Scott,


·         WMFA with host Courtney Balestier,



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