Resources

Resources

Favorite Websites and Blogs:

For Writers

http://www.booksandsuch.biz/blog/

http://www.acfw.com/

http://andthensomemore.net/

http://www.jennybjones.com/blog/

http://www.rachellegardner.com/

http://www.fictionfinder.com/

http://libraryinsider.com/ (Helps authors market their books to libraries)

http://www.literatureandlatte.com/ (Scrivener software for organizing the writing process)

http://platformuniversity.com/ (Michael Hyatt’s platform builder)

Research

http://www.biblegateway.com/

http://thesaurus.com/

http://www.merriam-webster.com/

http://citationmachine.com/ (Formats bibliographies)

http://musecreations.com/wordpressMC/musenames/ (Character names for writers)

http://www.videojug.com/ (How-tos for everyday life)

For Moms

http://www.imom.com/espresso-minute/2013/02/14/the-love-your-child-challenge/

http://nwamotherlode.com/

http://moneysavingmom.com/

For Women

http://www.theologyforwomen.org/

http://www.incourage.me/

http://holleygerth.com/

http://womeninministry.tumblr.com/ (Fellowship Bible Church’s women’s bl0g)

Shopping!

http://www.6pm.com

http://www.zulily.com

Food

http://www.100daysofrealfood.com/ (Cutting out processed food)

http://thepioneerwoman.com/ (Ree Drummond)

http://www.giadadelaurentiis.com/

http://www.livingwithout.com/

http://realsustenance.com/ (Brittany Angell, allergy-sensitive recipes)

http://glutenfreeonashoestring.com/

Giving

https://www.narimon.org/ (Helps young women rescued from Thailand’s sex-trade industry)

http://www.newbeginningchildrenshomes.org/ (A community of homes for permanent and long-term foster care)

On My List to Check Out

http://www.google.com/analytics/ (Google Analytics, measures social media efforts)

http://klout.com/home (scores your influence based on social media activity)

http://keirsey.com/ (Describes temperaments)

http://sincerelyyoursonline.blogspot.com/ (Specialty invitations and other paper products)

http://thethriftyshack.com/

http://chdyer.com/ (Adoption info)

 

Recommended Books on Writing

The 90-Day Novel by Alan Watt

Writing the Breakout Novel by Donald Maass

The 38 Most Common Fiction Writing Mistakes by Jack M. Bickham

Plot and Structure by James Scott Bell

The First Five Pages by Noah Lukeman

You Can Market Your Book by Carmen Leal

Guerrilla Marketing for Writers by Jay Conrad Levinson, et al.