Resources

This is the jumping off point for my writer resources page. Everything is listed below by section, or you can visit a specific page using the links below.

Books

Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott 

Quite simply one of the most charming books on writing ever written. Anne Lamott, especially in the first half of the book, will charm you and make you feel better about your writing and your attitude to it. Highly recommended.

Telling Lies for Fun and Profit by Laurence Block

Although this is a bit dated now (Block gives a lot of information about writing for magazines, which is probably low on your list of priorities) there are some fantastic titbits in here on how to keep writing when feeling down, and how to keep your productivity up. Block is a prolific writer, and has written dozens of books over his career. Really inspiring.

The Four Hour Work Week by Tim Ferriss

If you’re looking to try and find some time to write, Tim Ferriss is the man to help you squeeze extra hours out of your day. Although, if you’re anything like me, his blog and podcast will start to suck up your time – so be careful with it!

 

Blogs

As well as my blog for writers, there are some other fantastic blogs out there, each with a different slant on how they will push you to be the best writer that you can be. Below is a list of the best blogs for writers that I’ve come across. Although I’ve included links to the blogs additional services, I haven’t used them, so use your own judgement when forking over your hard earned cash!

I’m always looking for additional resources for this page. If you’re the owner of a blog, contact me and I’ll let you know what I’ll need from you to include you on this list (NOT a fee – I don’t charge for links!)

Bang2Write

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B2W coves a huge range of writing subjects, including script reading, submission, genre, characterisation, pitching and writing research!

There’s more, of course! I’ve read lots of articles on novel writing, self promotion and lots of other things you need to know if you want to make a career from writing. The blog owner, Lucy Hayes, runs it also has a load of writer services that she offers to writers.

Script Angel

Script Angel blog recommendationI stumbled across Script Angel a while ago, when the blog seemed to be mainly about writing competitions. However, since then it has grown with the business and the blog now acts as (for scripts) an essential resource for tips and tricks on the craft of screenwriting.

Like Bang2Write, there are a number of writer services offered, including screenwriter coaching and script notes.

 

Paul McVeigh

Paul McVeigh author pictureAward winning writer Paul’s blogspot blog is refreshingly minimalist, concentrating on the important thing – the content. The blog is well worth a bookmark as he updates it regularly with competitions and opportunities for writers.