Below is a list of resources for websites and books that we hope you find helpful on your writing journey.

When preparing to pitch to an agent or publisher, remember to be professional. Always check their preferences and requirements so you know exactly what they expect to see. Make sure you know the difference between one sheets, queries, and proposals.

Before you hit send, do your homework and prepare the right information.

Creating a One Sheet


Writing a Query Letter

Writing a Proposal

Writing a Synopsis

Books on Writing, Editing, and More:

(These are all Kindle links, but most are also available in print.)

Book Proposal Tips and Tricks
by Steve Laube

Emotion Thesaurus: A Writer’s Guide to Character Expression
by Becca Puglisi, Angela Ackerman

First Five Pages
by Noah Lukeman

GMC: Goal, Motivation, and Conflict
by Debra Dixon

Hooked: Write Fiction that Grabs Readers at Page One & Never Lets Them Go
by Les Edgerton

Plot Perfect
by Paula Munier

Proofreading Secrets of Best-Selling Authors
by Kathy Ide

Rivet Your Readers with Deep Point of View
by Jill Elizabeth Nelson

Self-Editing for Fiction Writers
by Renni Browne, Dave King

Story Trumps Structure
by Steven James

Tailor Your Fiction Manuscript in 30 Days
by Zoe M. McCarthy

The Inside Scoop: Two Agents Dish on Getting Published
by Janet Grant, Wendy Lawton