Resources for Writers

Here is my go-to list of resources for all things writing-related. It covers websites, books, and literary magazines; the submission process, craft advice, professional direction, and more. Most presses, agents, books, craft tips, and what-have-you are easily accessible with a quick search, but if you're looking for a short list of reputable literary sites and texts to dive into, here's a fair place to begin!

Go-To Craft Books & Other Inspirations

Six Memos for the Next Millenium by Italo Calvino
The Art of Noticing by Rob Walker
The Making of a Story by Alice LaPlante
The Art of Fiction by John Gardner
Tin House Writer’s Notebooks I & II
Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott
Mystery and Manners by Flannery O’Connor
Vivid and Continuous: Essays and Exercises for Writing Fiction by John McNally
The Promise of Failure by John McNally (my review here)
On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft by Stephen King
Steering the Craft by Ursula K. LeGuin
The 3AM Epiphany: Uncommon Writing Exercises that Transform Your Fiction by Brian Kitely
Meander, Spiral, Explode: Design and Pattern in Narrative by Jane Alison (my review here)
Writing Down the Bones by Natalie Goldberg
Craft in the Real World by Matthew Salesses
Writing Fiction by Janet Burroway
A Stranger’s Journey by David Mura
From Where You Dream by Robert Olen Butler
The Half-Known World by Robert Boswell
The Anatomy of Story by John Truby
Body Work by Melissa Febos
Writing the Novella by Sharon Oard Warner
A Swim in the a Pond in the Rain by George Saunders


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