Here are some books by other indie, self-published writers I’ve enjoyed and recommend. To read a review and get more information about the author, click their name. To purchase a book, click the title of the book.
If writing is your thing, check out these resources I’ve used and have benefited from.
“For writing. And writing. And writing.
Scrivener is the go-to app for writers of all kinds, used every day by best-selling novelists, screenwriters, non-fiction writers, students, academics, lawyers, journalists, translators and more. Scrivener won’t tell you how to write—it simply provides everything you need to start writing and keep writing.”
“For TV, Film, & Playwriting Professionals”
“The most important identifier your book can have is the ISBN. As the U.S. ISBN Agency, Bowker is the ONLY official source of ISBNs in the United States. ISBNs provide unique identification for books and simplify the distribution of your books throughout the global supply chain. Without an ISBN, your book will not be found in most bookstores, either online, or down the street from your house.”
(and worthy cause)
“National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to creative writing.”
They also host “Camp NaNo” in April and July.
Story by Robert McKee
“Robert McKee’s screenwriting workshops have earned him an international reputation for inspiring novices, refining works in progress and putting major screenwriting careers back on track. Quincy Jones, Diane Keaton, Gloria Steinem, Julia Roberts, John Cleese and David Bowie are just a few of his celebrity alumni. Writers, producers, development executives and agents all flock to his lecture series, praising it as a mesmerizing and intense learning experience.”
A big book, written for script writers specifically, this is by far the most comprehensive book on how to tell a compelling story I’ve ever read.
For New Writers
(and because I’m a fan-girl)
On Writing by Stephen King
““Long live the King” hailed Entertainment Weekly upon the publication of Stephen King’s On Writing. Part memoir, part master class by one of the bestselling authors of all time, this superb volume is a revealing and practical view of the writer’s craft, comprising the basic tools of the trade every writer must have.“
For ALL Writers
The Elements of Style by Strunk and White.
“…an American English writing style guide. It is one of the most influential and best-known prescriptive treatments of English grammar and usage in the United States. It originally detailed eight elementary rules of usage, ten elementary principles of composition, “a few matters of form,” and a list of commonly misused words and expressions. “
Real life living wouldn’t be complete without some real live resources to help you through the day. Below are a few I’ve come to rely on.
None of these links and such are affiliate – I won’t earn any money if you book or buy.
It just feels good sharing some of the great people and products I’ve come across.