Resources

PROFESSIONAL WRITING ORGANIZATIONS
Learn, grow, and prosper in the company of other writers. There are national associations for writers of every type.

American Christian Fiction Writers

American Society of Journalists and Authors

The Authors Guild

Digital Book World

Historical Novel Society

Horror Writers of America

International Assn. of Media Tie-In Writers

International Thriller Writers, Inc.

International Assn. of Crime Writers

Military Writers Society of America

Mystery Writers of America

National Assn. of Women Writers

North American Travel Journalists Assn.

Novelists, Inc.

PEN American Center

Poets & Writers

Romance Writers of American

Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America

Sisters in Crime

Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators

Western Writers of America

Writers Guild of America, West (Screenwriting)

AUTHOR INTERVIEWS ON YOUTUBE.COM
Watch and listen. Lots of great interviews to view online:

Jeffrey Archer – Advice for Writers

Joyce Carol Oates – On Writing Characters

Nora Roberts at The Washington Post

Amy Tan – Finding Meaning through Writing

Stephen King talks to Mark Lawson BBC

Ray Bradbury speaks about WRITING!

Suzanne Brockmann on Creating Diversity in Romance

Natalie Goldberg: How to Write

Julia Cameron: The Power of Perseverance

Dean Koontz Interview on Tom Snyder

John Irving Interview

Harlan Coben: Night Talk Interview With

Barry Eisler Interview – Part 1 of 3

Janet Evanovich with Barbara Vey

Stephenie Meyer Talks About Twilight, New Moon, & Eclipse

MORE ON WRITING: PODCASTS AND OTHER MEDIA
If you enjoy listening to podcasts, check these:

Bantam Dell Podcasts

Hachette Book Group Podcasts

Hachette Book Group Radio

Simon & Schuster

HarperCollins Children’s podcasts

Penguin Books

Harlequin Books

Barnes & Nobles

i-Tunes & i-Tunes U

NPR (see podcasts available under BOOKS)

Quick and Dirty Tips – see Grammar Girl, Get-it-Done Guy, and The Public Speaker

OTHER REFERENCE SOURCES
A potpourri of writing-related websites, including online workshops…

Guide to Grammar and Writing

Forward Motion for Writers

How Stuff Works

Steve Barnes Writing Class

Babel Fish Foreign Language Translator

Cliches, Euphemisms & Figures of Speech

Crimes A to Z

Gotham Writers’ Workshop

College of Felony and Intrigue

Writers on the Net

Writers Online Workshops