Resources for Writers

Writing Advice


      Craft Chat Resources and Writing Advice From Drexel University Alumni is a site with loads of articles and blogs on various aspects of writing and publishing. Check it out!

      Victoria Mixon is a freelance editor with great craft tips and a cool blog!   

      Ann R. Allen’s Blog with Ruth Harris. When you mix a great author and a former Big Six editor you get great writing advice!     

      WOW! Women on Writing features loads of craft advice.    

     Predators & Editors will help you avoid being scammed.

     Great Books on the Craft of Writing

           ON Writing by Stephen King

           The Breakout Novelist by Donald Mass

            Reading Like a Writer by Francine Prose


Good Research Information From C.J. Lyons


I’ve included below links useful to writers looking for medical and forensic information.

First, a few articles that might be helpful:





More Useful Websites for Writers from  my friends at


Resources & Templates from Alexa Donne 


Query Basics + Examples 

What is a query? + quick tips for writing them, and examples of stellar queries 



Questions for The Call 

A comprehensive list of questions you may want to ask a literary agent on the phone 

Blog Post 


Publisher's Marketplace 

Subscription database of agent/publisher deals 

Website Link 


Query Form Examples 

Multiple templates that demonstrate different options for formatting your query 



Agent Nudge Examples 

Templates for sending follow-up emails to agents, including when you have an offer 



Publisher's Weekly Children's Rights Report 

Bi-weekly deal announcements 

Website Link 


Beat Sheet For Novelists 

The Blake Snyder Beat sheet modified for novelists by Alexa Donne 


A website for finding agents & tracking your query submission process 

Website Link 


Manuscript Wish List 

Database of agent and editor manuscript wishlists 

Website Link