Writer Resources

Here are some resources I’ve come across which may help you on your writer journey. Some I’ve tried, some I have yet to and please feel free to check back every once in a while as I will be updated the page as I go!


Take Off Your Pants – Libbie Hawker
“When it comes to writing books, are you a “plotter” or a “pantser?” Is one method really better than the other?

In this instructional ebook, author Libbie Hawker explains the benefits and technique of planning a story before you begin to write.”

On Writing – Stephen King

Immensely helpful and illuminating to any aspiring writer, this special edition of Stephen King’s critically lauded, million-copy bestseller shares the experiences, habits, and convictions that have shaped him and his work.

“NaNoWriMo is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides tools, structure, community, and encouragement to help people find their voices, achieve creative goals, and build new worlds — on and off the page.

NaNo Prep 101 Brochure

Check out my Writer Resource List on Amazon here: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/3ROW145OKHAX3?ref_=wl_share


20 Books to 50 K
20BooksTo50K® has 42900 members. Safe place to discuss how to ethically make money as authors.

Mail-Tester.com Test the “spammyness” of your email with this link.

Self Publishing Formula
SPF is your one-stop shop for everything you need to know about self publishing. We have a value-packed free weekly podcast, with amazing guests to inspire and teach; vibrant facebook communities where you can get support and advice from other writers just like you; free writer resources and guides; and our acclaimed courses.

Creative Penn
…”where you will find resources to help you write, publish and market your book, as well as make a living with your writing.

Booksprout Tool for Book Reviews

Reedsy Discovery Tool for Book Reviews

Greater Detroit Romance Writers
“Greater Detroit Romance Writers, formally known as Greater Detroit Romance Writers of America, was founded in 1982 and officially incorporated on July 18, 1984, in the State of Michigan “to give a sense of cohesion and permanence to a group of writers in order that they may set long-range goals and objectives.” Today, we continue to support our members by offering a wide variety of speakers, networking opportunities, critiques, contests, and conferences.

Kindlepreneur If you are going to be running Amazon Ads, this site is well worth checking out!

Mowtown Writers Network Fantastic group to follow for information on all aspects of your book business. Also, great way to find other writers in the Detroit, MI area! They also have a very active FB community!

Starting from Zero with David Gaughran
Free Self-Publishing Course!

Chris Fox Writes Videos and Articles for Writers! Great Resource!

Mailer Lite Newsletter provider I use and love. Link is an affiliate link that will give you a discount for signing up, and will help me out too!

Alliance of Independent Authors
The Alliance of Independent Authors is a professional business membership organisation for self-publishing authors. A non-profit, we provide trusted advice, supportive guidance, and a range of resources, within a welcoming community of authors and advisors.

BadRedHead Media Cannot say enough about her products! If nothing else, you need to be following her on Twitter! So much valuable information and an amazing resource for book marketing!She can be found on Twitter at: @BadRedheadMedia

Publishing/Book Creation

Google Play Books
Control your content. Selling with Google Play Books helps you reach your maximum potential audience. No exclusivity required. You control your rights.

Ingram Spark If you’re an independent author or publisher looking to publish quality print books and ebooks with global book distribution and free resources to help you self-publish successfully, you’ve come to the right place! Once you write and format your book, we make it possible to share it with the world.

Kindle Publishing
Self-publish eBooks and paperbacks for free with Kindle Direct Publishing, and reach millions of readers on Amazon.

Kobo Writing Life
Self-publish to a global market!

Through Kobo’s strategic partnerships, your eBook will be available around the world in the online bookstores of leading retailers in over 190 countries.

Atticus New E-book formatting solution I am trying out! Similar to Vellum, but available on PC. More to come!

Sumo Design Graphic Design, Book Covers, Marketing Material Design and more!

Barnes & Noble
Welcome to Barnes & Noble Press—a free, fast, and easy-to-use self-publishing service that enables you to publish and sell print or ebooks directly to our millions of readers. Whether you’re a seasoned or first-time author, or you simply want to print a beautiful book for personal use, Barnes & Noble Press helps you create your book, your way.

Draft to Digital I use their Books 2 Read product that creates Universal Book Links to any platform that carries your book. They also have a free E-Book Formatting software available to authors. Finally, they are a company that can help get your books into a worldwide market!

Reedsy Assistance at any stage of your journey. They have a great free formatting tool.

Not sure where to start? A reedsy learning course is the perfect place to begin.


Blue Octopus Editing Whether you are in the early stages or have already completed a manuscript, Lori will dive in and evaluate, challenge, and coach you to better your writing. Her goal is to help you discover and finish your story.

Lori can be found on Twitter at: https://twitter.com/BlueOctoEditing

Writer Blogs, Podcasts and YouTube Channels

The Creative Penn: https://www.thecreativepenn.com/podcasts/

Smart Bitches Trashy Books: https://smartbitchestrashybooks.com/podcast/

6 Figure Authors: https://6figureauthors.com/

Grammar Girl: https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/grammar-girl

Bestseller Experiment: https://bestsellerexperiment.com/podcasts/podcast-episodes/

DIY MFA: https://diymfa.com/diy-mfa-podcast

Heart Breathings: https://www.youtube.com/c/HeartBreathings

How to Create a Website: https://websitesetup.org/

Post and Pages by DA Henneman

Link to my vision Boards on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/daauthor

Link to my Universal Book Link Page: https://books2read.com/ap/xXG1QX/DA-Henneman

Links to all my Social: Follow my Journey!

DIY Graphic Design and Marketing Images

The Creative Market: https://creativemarket.com/

Canva: https://www.canva.com/

All Author: https://allauthor.com/

Book Brush: https://bookbrush.com/

Writer Toolbox

Pacemaker: A Word Count Planner – https://www.pacemaker.press/home

Grammarly: https://www.grammarly.com/

Financial End of Things

I have an affiliate link to Scribe Count, and if you are looking for a solution for your royalty reporting, I would love for you to check it out! I have been using it for a few months and love the easy-to-read data both current and historical. Having everything in one place has been a life-saver, especially at tax time! For those with lower revenues, your monthly fee will be $0 until you are bringing in over $1,000 per month in royalties. I promise you will love it! – D.A. Henneman

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This list represents a portion of services that I am familiar with and there are many products and services that may not be listed. This page is meant to be a starting point for writers looking for some direction, much like I was at the beginning of my journey. Any questions relating to products or services should be directed to the vendor or individual listed and I cannot vouch for the quality of the service provided. Some services that offer affiliate links to me may be upgraded over time, and I will strive to update those in the posts as I partner with those service providers.

Much luck to you all in your own writing journeys!

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