Tools and Resources for Authors

I use the following resources in my work as an author and writing coach. Some of the links below are affliliate links, others are just resources I enjoy and believe will help you on your writing journey.

Free Guide

The Novel Writer's Roadmap - This free guide walks you through the 12 steps to writing a book readers will love. 

Tools

Book Review Targeter - The best and easiest way to get lots of Amazon reviews for your book.

Reedsy - A great place for authors to connect with freelance editors, publicists, cover designers, interior designers, and more.

Aweber - This is the tool I use for all my newsletter and email marketing.

Zoom - Awesome web conferencing tool. I use this for all my group and one-on-coaching sessions. (It’s like Skype only better.)

Training

Fizzle - Entrepreneurial training site with community, coaching, and over 40 courses that will help you build your independent author business. I’ve been a member for over three years.

The Novel Writer’s Blueprint Masterclass - My online course that takes authors through the process of crafting a novel, from idea creation through to completed manuscript.

Podcasts for Writers

The Writing Coach - This is my podcast. Each episode I speak with the instructors, editors, coaches, and mentors that help writers and authors create their art, build their audience, and sell their work.

Write Now! - Hosted by Sarah Werner, this show provides great motivation and insights for writers. I was interviewed in this episode. 

Upgrade Your Story - Hosted by editor Ally Bishop, this is a podcast for writers and the readers who love us -- listen in to hear tips on how to improve your writing and get published. I was interview in episode 80. 

Book Marketing Mentors - Susan Friedman hosts this show which features interviews with book marketing experts. I was interviewed in episode 61. 

The Story Grid - Follow along as experienced editor Shawn Coyne coaches new fiction author Tim Grahl through the process of writing his first novel. 

Books for Writers

I've read and highly recommend all of these books:

Audiobooks

I’m a huge fan of audiobooks. Use the link below to sign up for Audible and get two FREE audiobooks: