Hello Again internet world! And welcome back to my tri-weekly blog post! Happy monday!
Okay, now that that's over with I want to share with you all some resources that I have found really valuable for one reason or another with my writing.
First and foremost are two of the books I've read most recently in regards to writing. One is The Art of War for Writers by James Scott Bell. It's an awesome resource, especially if you're having a lot of trouble.
The second book I would highly recommend as a general overview with some truly wonderful insights into writing novels (though novels of all kind, it is general as I say) is The Complete Handbook of Novel Writing From The Editors of Writer's Digest. It's a collection of tips and observations from authors, editors and agents from Writer's Digest and is definitely worth a look.
If you're feeling really low or alone with what you're writing I would also recommend the Writer's Digest Forums. The people there are truly spectacular with some wonderful advice on your writing. I suspect you'll find some people of like mind on the board, no matter what you write. Some forums are busier than others of course, but you can usually find someone to chat with about your novel or just about random stuff. Or best of all the frustrations of completing your first/second/third novel.
Rachel Gardner's Blog is great to read, and she has some wonderful emails that her blog sends out if you are like me and forget to check. She's a literary agent so she's got some really interesting insights into the process that as writers we might not always think of.
And Finally, Holly Lisle is a great resource for information, encouragement and for general interest. You can check out her blog or look through her website. I'd highly recommend taking a look at her stuff, especially if you're self publishing. The stuff she writes has been very useful for me!
Hope some of these things help and I hope your writing's going well!