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  • Writer's pictureJessica Nacovsky

7: Writing Resources

Updated: Apr 8

Howdy! Between the 1st and 2nd draft of a novel manuscript, I like to take time to learn more about writing, generally for free or very cheap. So, without further ado, here’s a list of resources. Those starting with an asterisk, I’ve watched/read/listened to. I plan to work my way through the rest ~eventually.~

Video Lectures:


Podcasts (Should all be on Spotify for Free)(I’m not linking because Spotify makes linking less effective.):

  • * The Creative Toolbelt Podcast, by Andrew J. Chamberlain: Free. has tips & interviews dealing with how to write well, how traditional publishing works, and how to self-publish successfully

  • *The Writing & Marketing Show Podcast, by Wendy H. Jones: Free. Provides advice on writing and marketing from the perspective of an originally indie, though now also traditionally published, crime-fiction author

  • Write Now, by Sarah Werner: Free. Mostly advises how to maintain a healthy work-life balance

  • The Prolific Creator, by Ryan J. Peloton: Free. Shares tricks for writing quickly, often, & well

  • Grammar Girl, by Mignon Fogarty: Free. Provides quick grammar tips

  • The Creative Penn, by Joanna Penn: Free. Info & interviews focusing on self publishing and marketing

  • Story Grid, by Tim Grahl & Shawn Coyn: Free. They break down what makes a story great.

  • Writing Class Radio, by Andrea Askowitz and Allison Langer: Free, Teaches how to write

Books (Can always request them from the local library for Free):



I didn’t include anything I believe to be unhelpful, though my vouching is obviously more thoroughly considered for what I’ve used, as opposed to what I plan to use. If you have any suggestions to add, feel free to drop them in the comments. Thanks for stopping by! I put out a new blog post every Monday. Toodles!

Update 04/18/2024: These links are mostly old now so if you find broken ones, let me know and I'll do what I can to fix them. Thanks!

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