Resources

PROFESSIONALS WHO’VE HELPED ME / PRODUCTS I USE AND RECOMMEND 

 WRITING SOFTWARE

Scrivener for Mac OS  which I currently use, can be purchased here

Scrivener for Windows OS  which I don’t personally use, but many of my friends do, can be purchased here

COVER ART

Raoul Vitale – As with most beautiful things, must be seen to be appreciated, Not to mention, I’ve know Raoul for fifty years

James A. Owen – Doesn’t really do cover art, but was nice enough to help me with some tips on mine at the 2014 Superstars of Writing conference

Holly Heisey  A friend who is an accomplished author and also does beautiful cover design and art

EDITING

Jen Zebel – My ever-patient, overworked, editor. Thanks.

Teresa Bruce – Ever-patient editor. Thanks.

THE CRAFT OF STORY TELLING – If I can tell a story, it’s because of these individuals (and if I can’t, it’s my own failing)

Randy Ingermanson (The Snowflake Guy) – A writing method that works. Figures it would be a physicist

Larry Brooks – Takes story structure/character development to the next level

Jim Hull – Graduate-level story telling/weaving. Just when you thought you knew what a complete story looked like…

THE BUSINESS OF WRITING / INDIE PUBLISHING

Joanna Penn – Thriller writer/entrepeneur – One of the most forward-thinking indie authors in the world – listen to her podcasts, where she interviews well-known and best selling indie authors

J. A. Konrath – One of the most energetic author/indie-publishers out there – just read his posts. If you can imagine it, he’s tried it

Hugh Howey – Has probably done more for indie-publishing than almost anyone else except Joe, and a truly nice guy, as well

Cory Doctorow – Whose philosophy on DRM I generally agree with, much of which is paraphrased elsewhere on this site

NUTS & BOLTS INFORMATION (stuff you learned in 7th grade, but forgot)

Grammar-girl – Mignon Fogarty is the go-to expert on things you should probably check before you pay an editor

 

 

 

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