Here is a list of writing resources that are not connected to this club. We don’t necessarily endorse any of these, but we recommend that you investigate any that you think may be of help to you.
Please note that in order to access the full benefit, many of these require a subscription to join. However, they also have a lot of free content, including, but not limited to blogs. The free content may provide a lot of ideas to help you on your writing journey.
This is not a definitive list – if you know of any other resources that may be of help to members, please email email@example.com with suggestions.
The following are free community sites. When you register with them, you can create a profile which includes your reading preferences.
Book Bub is a free to register site for eBooks.
When you register with Bookbub, you can set your preferences to multiple genres. Once this is done, BookBub will send you regular emails with recommendations for you to read. You can also follow different authors where they may send you special offers.
In addition, BookBub also runs a partner program for authors and publishers, once again registration is free. In this program authors can set up adds to promote their books.
Good Reads is a free to register site for books.
Being owned by Amazon, GoodReads is possibly the DeFacto book recommendation site. Don’t be put off by the site ownership, it supports advertising features from its parent company but is not under strict corporate regulation.
As well as working as a recommendation engine for readers, authors have access to powerful tools to promote their books.
Writer Resource Sites
The following list are sites where authors can get access to much needed help and advice. All sites are free to register, but the level of support varies greatly, and some resource may require payment.
Writers Digest is a free to register.
Advertising themselves as “Writers helping writers to improve their craft”, WritersDigest offers many support features for new and experienced authors. Based around the subscription magazine, which can be ordered digitally or in traditional print. There are numerous free downloads, free access to online interviews, and a free newsletter.
WritersDigest offers competitions in various genres, including poetry.
There is an annual conference every summer in New York City. They also provide a novel writing conference Every October on the west coast.
There is a partner site called ScriptMag.com, for authors who are interested in writing screen plays.
Alessandra Torre is a free to register support site.
As a New York Times best seller, Alessandra Torre has set up her own writer’s support site.
Offering a very comprehensive support site, there are many free resources. Paid courses are available as well as the popular annual Inkers Con conference in Dallas TX. This conference is paralleled by a virtual conference for those who are unable to travel.
One of her most valuable online creations is her Facebook group Alessandra Torre Inkers. This is not just a FB page, it is a FB group. This means that once you register you can post questions. You will receive replies from a wide range of experienced people. I have seen many questions such as “What do you think about my front cover?” or “Is my back blurb ok?”
Self-publishing Formula. Don’t be put off by the title.
Mark Dawson is a bestselling author based in the UK. Starting as a traditionally published, but now successful self-published.
Abbie Emmons A bright light with much to offer.