Resources

On Writing

•Wired for Story: The Writer's Guide to Using Brain Science to Hook Readers from the Very First Sentence by Lisa Cron

• Story Genius: How to Use Brain Science to Go Beyond Outlining and Write a Riveting Novel (Before You Waste Three Years Writing 327 Pages that Go Nowhere) by Lisa Cron

• The Poet’s Companion: A Guide to the Pleasures of Writing Poetry by Kim Addonizio and Dorianne Laux

• Fruitflesh: Seeds of Inspiration for Women Who Write by Gayle Brandeis

• Writing Fiction: A Guide to the Narrative Craft 8th edition. by Janet Burroway and Elizabeth Stuckey-French

• Writing Dialogue: How to Create Memorable Voices and Fictional Conversations that Crackle with Wit, Tension, and Nuance by Tom Chiarella

• The Journey from the Center to the Page: Yoga Philosophies and Practices as a Muse for Authentic Writing by Jeffrey Davis

• On Becoming a Novelist by John Gardner

• The Art of Fiction: Notes on Craft for Young Writers by John Gardner

• Writing Down the Bones: Freeing the Writer Within by Natalie Goldberg

• The Deluxe Transitive Vampire: A Handbook of Grammar for the Innocent, the Eager, and the Doomed by Karen Elizabeth Gordon

• The New Well-Tempered Sentence: A Punctuation Handbook for the Innocent, the Eager, and the Doomed by Karen Elizabeth Gordon

• Write the Perfect Book Proposal: Ten That Sold and Why, 2nd ed. by Jeff Herman

• On Writing by Stephen King

• In the Palm of Your Hand: The Poet’s Portable Workshop by Steve Kowit

• Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life by Anne Lamott

• Writing from the Body: For Writers, Artists, and Dreamers Who Long to Free Their Voices by John Lee

• Fingerpainting on the Moon: Writing and Creativity as a Path to Freedom by Peter Levitt

• The Writer’s Journey: Mythic Structure for Writers, 2nd ed. by Christopher Vogler

• The 90-day Novel: Unlock the Story Within by Alan Watt

• Elements of Style, 4th ed. by William Strunk, Jr. and E.B. White

• Inventing the Truth: The Art and Craft of Memoir by William Zinsser

• On Writing Well: 30th Anniversary Edition: The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction by William Zinsser

On Publishing and Literary Agents

• Self-Editing for Fiction Writers by Renni Brown and Dave King

• Complete Idiot’s Guide to Getting Published by Sheree Bykofsky and Jennifer Basye Sander

• Writer’s Guide to Book Publishers, Editors, and Literary Agents by Jeff Herman

• Literary Agents: What they Do, How They Do It, and How to Find and Work with the Right One For You by Michael Larson

• The Forest for the Trees: An Editor’s Advice to Writers by Betsy Lerner

• The First Five Pages: A Writer’s Guide to Staying out of the Rejection Pile by Noah Lukeman

• Literary Market Place (LMP), published annually by Bowker and available at the library

• The Sell Your Novel Tool Kit by Elizabeth Lyon

• Literary Agents: The Essential Guide for Writers by Debby Mayer

• Inside the Business of Publishing: What Writers Need to Know by Jerry Simmons

• Writer’s Market published by Writer’s Digest Books

On Proposals

• Write the Perfect Book Proposal by Jeff Herman and Deborah Adams

• How to Write a Book Proposal by Michael Larson

• Nonfiction Book Proposals Anyone Can Write by Elizabeth Lyon

Online Resources for Writers

Author Accelerator - I can't recommend Jennie Nash and her team of editors enough. Want help getting that first draft done? This program will help you. Reasonably priced, quality delivered.

LA Writers Lab -  Al Watt's telecourses are wonderful, cost-effective ways for writers to jump-start or revise their novels, memoirs or screenplays. Al is compassionate, funny, and super-smart.

• Author’s Guild

• Poets and Writers Magazine has a great online presence. Much of the content of  Poets and Writers (which all serious writers should subscribe to!) is available here, and they also offer a lively discussion board, the Speakeasy.

• CRWROPPS, or Creative Writing Opportunities, is a newsletter that sends publishing opportunities to your email daily (calls for submissions, writing contests, etc.) Subscribe at the link above (I recommend the daily digest version; otherwise, your inbox will be flooded)

• Publisher’s Lunch is a free daily email newsletter about the publishing industry. You can also sign up for a paid subscription at Publisher’s Marketplace, which offers even more information about what’s going on in the publishing world. A good place for those seeking agents.

• The Emerging Writers Network posts numerous interviews with underappreciated authors and provides great networking opportunities through the newsletter.

• Preditors and Editors is a very valuable site for writers; before you contact an agent or publisher, you can check on this website to see if the company is a legitimate one. It can save you a lot of heartache.

• PEN American Center (“An association of writers working to advance literature, defend free expression, and foster international literary fellowship”)

• PEN Center USA (“A non-profit membership organization made up of writers of every stripe working west of the Mississippi. Its members are connected by the goals of building interest in the written word and defending writers worldwide.”)

• International Women’s Writing Guild (“A network for the personal and professional empowerment of women through writing”)

• SheWrites.com, a fabulous social networking site for women writers

• Build Book Buzz for Fiction Writers. Sandra Beckwith is a book marketer. This link is for her book promotion course for novelists. I’ve taken it and I highly recommend it. (This is not an affiliate link)

Links

• 826 Valencia

• Afghan Womens Writing Project

• AndiLit – author

• Alma Luz Villanueva – author

• Amnesty International

• Antioch University MFA program

• Apple

• Arizona Commission on the Arts

• Arizona Humanities Council

• Associated Writing Programs

• Authors Guild

• Cain Carroll – yogi

• Changing Hands Bookstore

• Creative Nonfiction Magazine

• Creativity Post

• Daily Om

• DexFx – iDevice creativity

• Elvis Presley – The King

• Fiction Writers Review

• Gayle Brandeis – author

• Greg Brown – musician

• Johnny Cash – The Man in Black

• Karen Benke – author

• Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health

• Literary Southwest Series Yavapai College

• Modest Needs

• National Association of Poetry Therapy

• New York Times Review of Books

• Omega Institute

• Peregrine Books – Prescott

• Poets and Writers Magazine

• Publisher’s Lunch

• Rebecca Kuder – author

• The Rumpus

• Shambhala Publications

• Slate

• Society for Children’s Book Authors and Illustrators

• Tenement Museum of New York City

• Terrible Minds – Chuck Wendig, Writer

• Tucson Festival of Books

• Women For Women International

• Yavapai College Creative Writing Certificate

• Yoga as Muse – Jeffrey Davis

• Yoga Shala – Prescott