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


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…one goat and your reputation is in tatters!

People connect through stories. They allow us to share experiences with others. Know your punchline. Know your ending. Be confident that what you are writing about means something. Please - make me care. Filmmaker Andrew Stanton ("Toy Story," "WALL-E") shares what he...

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Books about The Writer’s Heart & Psyche

From author Kate Frieman (https://www.facebook.com/kate.freiman). This series of writer resources originated as a handout from a Toronto Romance Writers’ workshop. Brohaugh, William (ed.), Just Open A Vein, WDB Burnham, Sophy, For Writers Only, Ballantine...

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Grammar, Editing & Revision Resources

  From author Kate Frieman (https://www.facebook.com/kate.freiman). This series of writer resources originated as a handout from a Toronto Romance Writers’ workshop. Batko, Ann, When Bad Grammar Happens to Good People, Castle Books Bryson, Bill, Troublesome...

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List of Resources for Creation & psychology of Characters

 From author Kate Frieman (https://www.facebook.com/kate.freiman). This series of writer resources originated as a handout from a Toronto Romance Writers’ workshop. American Psychiatric Association, Diagnostic Criteria From DSM-IV Bailey, Sandra Buzbee,  Baby Names,...

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Grammar, Editing & Revision Resources

From author Kate Frieman (https://www.facebook.com/kate.freiman). This series of writer resources originated as a handout from a Toronto Romance Writers’ workshop. Batko, Ann, When Bad Grammar Happens to Good People, Castle Books Bryson, Bill, Troublesome Words,...

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List of Resources for Writers of Genre fiction:

From author Kate Frieman (https://www.facebook.com/kate.freiman). 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 (https://www.facebook.com/kate.freiman). 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 (https://www.facebook.com/kate.freiman). 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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