Resources For Writers

From book reviews and recommendations to tips about the craft and updates on the changing publishing landscape, this is where you will find a range of information to help you improve your writing.

Recommended Books For Writers


List of Resources for Writers of Genre fiction:

From author Kate Frieman ( This series of writer resources originated as a handout from a Toronto Romance Writers’ workshop. Beard, Julie, Complete Idiot’s Guide to Getting Your Romance Published, The; Alpha Books Brooks, Terry,...

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List of Resources for General fiction writing:

From author Kate Frieman ( This series of writer resources originated as a handout from a Toronto Romance Writers’ workshop. Bickham, Jack, Writing and Selling Your Novel; WDB Block, Lawrence, Spider, Spin Me A Web: On Writing...

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Preparing to write & organizing writing projects:

From author Kate Frieman ( This series of writer resources originated as a handout from a Toronto Romance Writers' workshop. Atchity, Kenneth, A Writer’s Time: Making the Time To Write; Norton Csikzentmihaly, Mihaly, Flow: The...

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The Divine Diana G Shows Us How

...she finds inspiration and composes a sentence in 90 seconds. She makes it look easy, but we all know it isn't usually! At the 2015 When Words Collide event in Calgary, I got to meet her and for the first time, I was all fan-girl tongue-tied and in awe - that's why...

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When Words Collide – Dirty Bit Podcasting

Dirty Bits Podcast - (produced by Tawny and George Platis) home of erotic audio stories read by Sherry. Started with 100 listeners and now have 30,000. They take erotic stories from a variety of sources. NOTE: If you have adult content – there have to be disclaimers...

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When Words Collide – Writing Trilogies

You have to have a core idea that can be sustained over three books – take your vision expand on it, add characters, create a lush story. Take the kernel of story from the first book and developing it more fully. Drawbacks – it’s not the right time or the right story....

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Review #2 – Emotional Wound Thesaurus Links

The Emotional Wounds Thesaurus is the premier reference for writers and readers in general who wish to improve their knowledge about human behaviour, particularly as it relates to the impact of painful events in shaping our lives and our actions in the present. The...

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Review #1: Emotional Wound Thesaurus

I was privileged to have been randomly selected to do an early review of The Emotional Wound Thesaurus. As excited as I was to have early access to another invaluable resource from Angela Ackerman and Becca Puglisi, I was nervous about tackling a text of several...

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