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Indie Author Resources

When it comes to writing, publishing, and editing, it can be difficult to find resources that are trustworthy, and it can take hours to search around the web for something useful.


I'm here to make that easier for you! I have compiled a list of resources that I trust.


I will be updating these lists regularly, so please let me know if I should add anything or if there's a broken link. Some of the links are affiliate links, which help me with business costs. They do not affect my judgement of the resources; I only recommend resources I use myself!


Happy writing!


Brandon Sanderson (free): 2020 Creative Writing Lectures at BYU

Craft in the Real World: Rethinking Fiction Writing and Workshopping by Matthew Salesses

Dot and Dash LLC: Blog

Editing Fiction at Sentence Level by Louise Harnby

Fiction Writing Made Easy podcast by Savannah Gilbo

Jane Friedman’s blog

Kobo Writing Life Podcast by Kobo Writing Life

Louise Harnby Indie Author Resources

Mythcreants (Fantasy & Science Fiction for Storytellers)

On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft by Stephen King

Rabbit with a Red Pen: Writing Resources

Revising Your Novel: First Draft to Finished Draft by Janice Hardy

Romancing the Beat: Story Structure for Romance Novels by Gwen Hayes

Save the Cat! Writes a Novel by Jessica Brody

Stark Reflections on Writing and Publishing podcast by Mark Leslie Lefebvre

The Editing Podcast by Louise Harnby and Denise Cowle

The Emotion Thesaurus: A Writer's Guide to Character Expression by Angela Ackerman and Becca Puglisi

The Heroine's Journey: For Writers, Readers, and Fans of Pop Culture by Gail Carrier

The Magic of Fiction by Beth Hill

The Punctuation Guide

The Story Grid: What Good Editors Know by Shawn Coyne

The Tea Grannies podcast by Elise Volkman and Miraya Engelage

Unstoppable Authors podcast by Angeline Trevana, Holly Lyne, and Julia Scott

Wish I'd Known Then podcast by Jami Albright and Sara Roseett

Writing Excuses podcast by Brandon Sanderson, Mary Robinette Kowal, Margaret Dunlap, Mahtab Narsimhan, Howard Tayler, and Dan Wells

Writing, Storytelling, Self-Edting
Conscious Language
Style Guides
Author Groups
Editor Groups
Book Design
Book Distribution
Cover Designers


Book Blurb Magic

Fiction Blurbs The Best Page Forward Way by Bryan Cohen and Phoebe J. Ravencraft

Book Blurbs


Book Brush (social media graphics and mock-ups)

Buffer (social media scheduler)

Canva (social media graphics)

Hootsuite (social media scheduler)

Later (social media scheduler)

Louise Harnby’s free business tools booklets

Pablo (social media graphics)

Publisher Rocket (for researching categories and keywords)

ScribeCount (for tracking sales across platforms)

Trello (project management)

Toggl (time tracking)

Business and Marketing Tools
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