As a writer at heart, I am always seeking to learn and to share what I’m learning. This page will undergo changes from time to time to add new resources and ideas for writers.
Writing Craft Books I Like: These books have been helpful to me on the writing journey.
- The Art of War For Writers, by James Scott Bell (available here)
- Plot and Structure, by James Scott Bell (available here)
- Revision and Self-Editing, by James Scott Bell (available here)
- From the Inside Out . . . Discover, Create and Publish the Novel In You, by Susan May Warren and Rachel Hauck (available here)
- Deep and Wide: Advanced Fiction Techniques, by Susan May Warren (available here)
- The Book Buddy, by Susan May Warren (available here)
- Idea Sparking, How to Brainstorm Conflict in Your Novel, by Michelle Lim (available here)
- Plot Versus Character, by Jeff Gerke (available here)
- Getting Into Character, by Branidlyn Collins (available here)
This is a template I developed to aid in making sense of writing contest scores. For more information follow this link. This is a free download. Enjoy! Contest Evaluation Template, copyright (c) 2013 Jeanne Takenaka
- The Write Conversation~Edie Melson Mahoney shares her wisdom on technology, social media, writing craft and words of encouragement
- Jill Kemerer~Jill has a wonderful blog that shares social media wisdom, encourages writers and appeals to people from many walks of life
- Learn How To Write a Novel~A fabulous site for aspiring writers at all levels, with blogs, and so much more.
- MBT Ponderers~A beautiful blog geared toward writers and readers. This group of authors and writers blog twice weekly about writer life and real life.
- Seekerville~A wonderful group of published authors who share their writerly wisdom, real life experiences and have frequent guest posts by authors and industry professionals
- The Writer’s Alley~Daily posts by a group of writers from various genres. Great posts about writing, the writing life and indie publishing.
- Thoughts on Plot~Michelle Lim and her crew are excellent at writing blog posts that help writers evaluate the twists and turns of novel writing. Michelle’s a suspense writer and gifted brainstormer, and all of her co-writers are published authors.. I’ve learned a lot from this blog.