I admit I can get a bit geeky about the writing process. I love reading advice from published authors and hearing how other aspiring authors are getting on with their efforts. I’ll be keeping a list of useful things here, just in case anyone else shares my obsession.

Writing blogs and websites

The Office of Letters and Light (from the people behind NaNoWriMo) helps people reach their creative potential through advice, encouragement and events.

Writer with a Day Job: advice … for writers with a day job.

Write to Done: great writing advice site, which welcomes guest posts.

Writers & Artists: provides industry advice and expert articles.

Fiction Writers Review: a website for new writers and published writers early in their career.

Novelicious: women’s fiction writing advice.

A Dribble of Ink: blog on Fantasy & Science Fiction, edited by Aidan Moher.

Advanced Fiction Writing: writing advice for novelists.

Writer’s blogs

I love reading advice from other writers. I stumbled upon Holly Lisle’s site over ten years ago. She’s incredibly generous with advice. Other great writer’s blogs include:

Jeff Goins

Lisa Hartjes

Jason Arnopp

Victoria Grefer

Justine Larbalestier

Writing events (UK or virtual)

The London Book Fair


National Novel Writing Month

Camp NaNoWriMo

Writing tools

Scrivener is brilliant. My initial impressions are here.

I use Workrave to make sure I get some screen breaks.

Blogging tools

Photo Pin: helps to find royalty free pictures for blog posts, and provides the correct attribution.