social icons

Facebook Twitter Youtube Pinterest Blogger Email Rss


Writing Resources

Articles on Writing Fiction

* "10 Reasons Why Your Work May Not Get Published" by Lena Sledge

* "12 Fiction Writing Tips From Published Authors and Editors" by Laurie Pawlik-Kienlen

* "Common Mechanical Pitfalls" by Dr. Vicki Hinze

* "Six Editing Tips for New Fiction Writers" by Will Ross

* Terry McMillan's Advice to Aspiring Writers

* "Top Ten Tips for Overcoming Writer's Block" by Ginny Wiehardt

* Top 25 Blogs for Writers

* Top 12 Books for Writers

*Writing Habits of 21 Famous Authors: How to Cultivate Healthy Writing Habits

Book That May Help You Perfect Your Craft

Listed below are writing resources that may help you on your writing journey. I have listed books and writing guides that I have personally purchased and highly recommend. Check back frequently for additional updates.

* "Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life" by Anne Lamott

* "Writer's Guide to Character Traits" by Dr. Linda Edelstein

* "Elements of Fiction Writing - Beginnings, Middles & Ends" by Nancy Kress

* "The Fire in Fiction: Passion, Purpose and Techniques to Make Your Novel Great" by Donald Maass

* "The First Five Pages: A Writer's Guide To Staying Out of the Rejection Pile" by Noah Lukeman

* "How to Write a Damn Good Novel, II: Advanced Techniques For Dramatic Storytelling" by James Frey

* "Plot & Structure: (Techniques And Exercises For Crafting A Plot That Grips Readers From Start To     Finish)" by James Scott Bell

* "Reading Like a Writer: A Guide for People Who Love Books and for Those Who Want to Write Them" by Francine Prose

* "Self-Editing for Fiction Writers, Second Edition: How to Edit Yourself Into Print" by Renni Browne & Dave King

* "Stein On Writing: A Master Editor of Some of the Most Successful Writers of Our Century Shares His Craft Techniques and Strategies" by Sol Stein"

"Word Painting: A Guide to Write More Descriptively" by Rebecca McClanahan

Conferences & Workshops

* Shawguides
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Lena's Ramblings

My photo
I am a writer, filmmaker, wife and a mom of five beautiful, intelligent, quirky kids. This blog is for writers, aspiring writers, filmmakers and movie lovers. Bringing you my favorite books, films and photos, as well as giveaways and updates on my journey. I'm currently in the process of producing my first short film from my collection of short stories titled, If I Had My Way. The first story to be filmed will be Tandarin Drive. My award winning book, If I Had My Way, is available now. You can purchase a copy at and You may contact me via email at:

Join My Other Fantabulous Followers!

If I Had My Way

If I Had My Way
Available Now! Please Get Your Copy Today!

Popular Posts

Blogs I Love and Frequently Read