Author Advice

Articles from Past Speakers

VB Writes–How to Talk to a Bookseller
provided by Paul Hansen of Village Books

Facing Rejection: A list of links that may help
provided by Wendy Call

Law for Writers: From Libel Law to Protecting your creations, here’s what you need to know
by Peggy Watt

Traditional Publishing, Indie Publishing, and Ebooks
by Pamela Beason

Members’ Favorites

Websites: (social bookshelf) (Author Community) (Services and Support for Women Authors) (Global Book Wholesaler) (Book Lovers Community) (social book reading) (Book Marketing)
Writers Digest (author website/blog) (writing prompt)
The Rejection Generator Project (humor/developing a thick skin)
Wordplay: Helping Writers become Authors by K.M. Weiland
Bellingham Writers Group (best open critique group in town)
Kickstarter or IndieGogo (Raising money for publishing)
NaNoWriMo – National Novel Writing Month (for lighting a fire under your arse :D)

Writer’s Market: Writer’s guidelines, manuscript formatting, and copyright info, as well as specific editorial needs, submission guidelines and pay rates for books and articles; available in paperback, CD, and Web:


On Writing, Stephen King
The Artist’s Way, Julia Cameron
The Right to Write, Julia Cameron
Writing the Breakout Novel, Donald Maass
Bird by Bird, Anne Lamott
The Writer’s Journey, Christopher Vogler
How to Write a Book Proposal, Michael Larsen
Seven Steps to the Writer’s Path, Nancy Picard and Lynn Lott
Sometimes the Magic Works, Terry Brooks
Writer’s Guide to Book Editors, Publishers, and Literary Agents, Jeff Herman
No Plot, No Problem, Chris Baty

National Writers’ Associations

Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, Inc.:
Mystery Writers of America:
Romance Writers of America:
The Authors Guild:
National Writers Union:
Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI):

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