Writing Resources

Books, online articles, and websites I’ve found helpful on my journey.

ACFW (American Christian Fiction Writers)

Duotrope’s Digest, a resource for finding journals and magazines


How to Write in 700 Easy Lessons

Everything I Ever Needed to Know about Writing, I Learned from The Mummy, Part One, Part Two, and Part Three

Everything You Need to Know About Writing Successfully – in Ten Minutes, by Stephen King

Ten Mistakes Writers Don’t See

Advice for Authors (by Seth Godlin)

So You Want to Be a Writer (in The Atlantic)

So You Wanna Be Published

The Three-Eight Pitch

Tips for New Writers

Barbara Nicolosi on Heroes in Storytelling

What Makes Literary Fiction Literary?

How Not to Start a Story

About Writing–Writing Exercises

The Music of Words

Everything You Need to Know about Writing a Novel, in 1000 Words

17 Reasons Manuscripts Are Rejected

Ten Rules for Writing Fiction: Part One and Part Two


The Hero with a Thousand Faces (Mythos Books)by Joseph Campbell (The Writers Journey: Mythic Structure for Writers, 3rd Editionby Christopher Vogler is a user-friendly, less nuanced version of this)

On Writingby Stephen King

Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Lifeby Anne Lamott (This article gives you a taste of the book.)

Novelists Essential Guide to Crafting Scenes (Novelists Essentials)by Raymond Obstfeld

On Becoming a Novelistby John Gardner

Zen in the Art of Writing: Releasing the Creative Genius Within You by Ray Bradbury

Syllable of Water: Twenty Writers of Faith Reflect On Their Art edited by Emilie Griffin

Read my thoughts on writing.

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