Craft Books:

How to Write a Damn Good Novel, by James N. Frey

Techniques of the Selling Writer, by Dwight V. Swain

Write Great Fiction – Plot and Structure, by James Scott Bell

Writing the Breakout Novel, by Don Maas

Articles by Topic:

18 Elements of Fiction Writing

Active and Passive Voice

Fiction Genres – Genre Descriptions

Flashbacks – Using Flashback in Fiction

Genre Map – Book Country

Point of View – Point of View in Fiction

Structure – Anatomy of a Novel: Chapters and Parts

Synopsis Writing – How to Write a Synopsis

Verbs – How to Eliminate “To-Be” Verbs in Writing

Fantasy Novels – List of Helpful Websites

Other Aids:

Scrivener Writing Software

Websites of Interest to Writers:

Absolute Write Water Cooler

Acapella Book Cover Design

Author E.M.S.

Center for Nonverbal Studies

Literary Marketplace

Margie Lawson’s Writers Academy

Michael Hauge – Story Mastery

Poets & Writers

Preditors and Editors

Query Shark


Savvy Authors

Writers Market

Organizations for Fiction Writers:

American Christian Fiction Writers

Historical Novel Society

Horror Writers Association

Novelists, Inc.

Mystery Writers Of America

Romance Writers Of America

Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America

Sisters In Crime

Western Writers Of America


Stephanie Smith Contest List


Association of Writers and Writing Programs Conference & Bookfair

Backspace Writers Conference

Book Expo America

Left Coast Crime

Las Vegas Writers Conference

Romance Writers of America

RT Booklovers Convention

Virginia Festival of the Book

Writers Digest Conferences