Writing Resources

The world of writing is so vast that it could take an entire website to cover all the known resources. Here is a small selection of Nicki's favorites. Many of these resources are available at your local library, so you can check them out for free!

Books/Magazines

It's worth mentioning right up top that you should get the best, most information-packed thesaurus and dictionary you can find. There are many apps for your handheld which will fit the purpose.

  • The Complete Idiot's Guide to Getting Your Romance Published - Julie Beard
  • The Dreaded Synopsis - Elizabeth Sinclair
  • The Elements of Style - William Strunk Jr. et al
  • The First Five Pages - Noah Lukeman
  • Formatting & Submitting Your Manuscript - Cynthia Laufenberg
  • GMC: Goal, Motivation, & Conflict - Debra Dixon
  • The Little, Brown Compact Handbook - Jane Aaron
  • Romance Writers Report (magazine, published monthly by RWA for members)
  • Save The Cat! - Blake Snyder
  • The Street-Smart Writer: Self-Defense Against Sharks and Scams in the Writing World - Jenna Glatzer and Daniel Steven
  • The Writer's Journey - Christopher Vogler
  • Writing a Romance Novel for Dummies - Leslie Wainger

Websites