Links I Love

If I could give one piece of advice to other writers, it would be: don’t write in isolation. Find community because connecting with other writers will get you through the hard times, and make celebrating the good times that much sweeter. Through these organizations I’ve learned so much about improving my craft, and the intricacies of the publishing business. Not to mention finding “my peeps!”

National Writing Organizations

(I highly recommend joining your local chapter of the national groups related to your genre; my faves are listed here):

My Favorite Colorado Writing Organizations:

Resources for Writers

Becca Syme’s QuitCast

Creative Writing Glossary (recommended by Jaymee of the HPL Young Writers Club)

Craft Books

Jamie Gold’s Amazing Story Arc Beat Sheets

Save the Cat! Screenplay Plotting Method

Michael Hauge’s Identity & Essence Approach to Character Development

My Favorite Craft Books – Find in Libraries, Bookstores, or Online

Save the Cat Writes a Novel! by Jessica Brody

Writing Your Novel from the Middle by James Scott Bell

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

The Emotion Thesaurus: A Writer’s Guide to Psychological Trauma by Becca Puglisi and Angela Ackerman

Romancing the Beat by Gwen Hayes

Cool YA Blogs

I hardly know where to start! There are so many fantastic blogs run by YA readers and reviewers. It’s impossible to narrow it down since I enjoy so many of them, so I’m sending you to the YA Book Blog Directory. Have fun!

Instagram: #Bookstagram! My Favorite Place to Chat, Fangirl, and Squee about Books! Find me  on Instagram, too! 

My Critique Partners Past and Present (all of whom have influenced me tremendously):

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