Writing Resources

This is a list of places for a variety of writing resources. I’ll try and keep these up-to-date, but we all know how frequently the internet changes. I am not endorsing these; I am simply providing resources I’ve been made aware of (with the exception of SHU, which I totally and absolutely endorse as the prime example of how to excel in the craft of Writing Popular Fiction).

Education:
-Association of Writers and Writing Programs Guide to Writing Programs
NewPages Guide to Creative Writing Programs
Online Colleges search database
-Poets & Writers MFA Programs Database
-Seton Hill University’s Writing Popular Fiction program

Teaching:
-Academic Careers Online has a website
-Higher Educations Jobs has a searchable website
-The University Jobs website covers the United States, United Kingdom, China, Taiwan, and Canada

Organizations:
The Author’s Guild
Horror Writers Association
Mystery Writers of America
Pennwriters
Romance Writers of America
The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America
The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators
International Thriller Writers

Publication:
Agent Query: the internet’s largest free database of literary agents
Manuscript Wishlist is a great resource for what agents are actively searching for
-Poets & Writers has a Literary Agent Database
The Query Shark: How to Write Query Letters that Actually Work
Query Tracker: Helping Authors Find Literary Agents
Ralan‘s SpecFic and Humor Webstravaganza
-The International Thriller Writers posts a list of Recognized Publishers
-The United States Copyright Office, a Department of the Library of Congress
-Writer’s Digest has a Guide to Literary Agents

Recommended Reading:
-Wonderbook
-Save the Cat
-The Successful Novelist by David Morrell
-Stein on Writing by Sol Stein
-Goal, Motivation, Conflict (GMC) by Debra Dixon
-Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott
-Story by Robert McKee
-Story Trumps Structure by Steven James
-Around Writer’s Block
-Writing the Breakout Novel by David Maas
-Self-editing for Publication by James Scott Bell
-On Writing by Stephen King
-War of Art by Steven Pressfield
-The Art of Character by David Corbett
-If You Can Talk, You Can Write by Joel Saltzman
-Writing Down the Bones by Natalie Goldberg
-Structuring Your Novel by K.M. Weiland
-How to Write a Damn Good Novel by James N. Frey
The Writing Workshop Notebook by Alan Ziegler
Beginnings, Middles, and Ends by Nancy Kress

How-To:
TV Tropes: the All-Devouring Pop-Culture Wiki
Beyond the Rainbow for MOGAI diversity and writing resources

Motivation:
Music to Influence Your Writing