Category Archives: Best Writing Resources

Everything from books to websites, curriculum, tools, gadgets, and products to make writing easier, more fun, and better organized.

Nonfiction for Writers in Creative Home Learning by Robin Phillips

Nonfiction Gleanings for Writers: Culture Care and Beauty

If you need some light reading this week, this book should probably not top your list. However, if you want to think deeply about beauty and our relationship to culture as artists and writers, then you might take a look at my nonfiction book choice for writers this week: Culture Care: Reconnecting with Beauty for…

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Kid's Book Treasures

Learn to Write By Reading: Book Treasures

The book I found this week is ⇒ The Noisy Paint Box: The Colors and Sounds of Kandinsky’s Abstract Art by Barb Rosenstock and illustrated by Mary Grandpré. Published by Alfred A. Knopf, NY, 2014. Can you imagine hearing colors around you, then realizing that colors only make sounds for you? Apparently, about 1 in 5,000 people…

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Check out the Picture Book Summit!

If You Want to Write a Picture Book

Want to write a picture book? Want to learn how while sitting in your favorite chair, a cat sprawled across your lap, and drinking hot cocoa? Picture Book Summit, October 7, 2017 Registration is now open for the Picture Book Summit put on by Children’s Book Insider, top monthly newsletter for children’s writers, Institute of…

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Writers Blogging #3: Finding Your Audience

Cheerful reminder: Because I believe in the need for writers who work at their craft (and I love free stuff – especially books!) I am giving away a FREE copy of James Scott Bell’s book, The Mental Game of Writing. If you sign up in any opt-in on my site before midnight of May 31,…

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9 Benefits to Blogging For Writers

Writers Blogging #2: 9 Benefits For Writers

Cheerful reminder: Because I believe in the need for writers who work at their craft (and I love free stuff – especially books!) I am giving away a FREE copy of James Scott Bell’s book, The Mental Game of Writing. If you sign up in any opt-in on my site before midnight of May 31,…

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People are your platform

Writers Blogging #1: Finding Your Why

Platform. Many writers think this when they hear the word platform – blech. And yet… Platform is simply the people you want to reach with your words. Click To Tweet Whether you write nonfiction, fiction, or for children, blogging can build your platform by reaching out to the people who are interested in your words…

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Writing Is A Mental Game – What You Can Do To Win

It’s a mental game writers are very aware of… We know we have the words inside – if we could just get them out. We know we could write a book – if we just had the time. We know our writing is as good as other similar books we’ve read – if we could…

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If You Want to Write For Kids, Get This Book

Yes! You Can Learn How to Write Children’s Books, Get Them Published, and Build a Successful Writing Career The title explains exactly what this book is about. Proof? I started using its strategies about a year ago. Earnings? about ten times the cost of the book. Nancy I. Sanders is a multi-published author. But, and…

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3 Ways to Use and Profit From the Christian Writers Market Guide

The Christian Writers Market Guide by Steve Laube is an invaluable tool for several reasons. I found 3 ways to use and profit from it. You can probably find more. What can you learn from the Christian Writers Market Guide? For straightforward, practical advice about writing publishable material, you can’t go wrong listening to Jerry…

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3 Tactics for Distraction-Free Writing

‘So do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring worries of its own. Today’s trouble is enough for today.’ Matthew 6:34 (NRSV) It’s so easy to get distracted. We know this. And it’s also easy to blame the distractions for not writing or not fulfilling our daily word count or writing work. Doc Hensley,…

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