My favourite resources on writing, publishing and promotion

I don’t know if it’s the season, but I have recently been inundated with questions about where to go for information on writing, publishing and promotion. Since I was jotting down my favourite publications to share with these friends and colleagues, I thought I’d post them here for all of you as well!

Please feel free to add your favourites to the list by leaving a comment…


Getting started on writing (and corralling your material):

General text for novels, short fiction and non-fiction: The Making of a Story by Alice LaPlante

Becoming a freelance article writer: Writing Freelance by Christine Adamec

Memoir, biography, essays: Writing Life Stories by Bill Roorbach

Novels: The First Five Pages and The Plot Thickens by Noah Lukeman



Promotion and marketing:

Guerrilla Marketing for Writers by Jay Conrad Levinson, Rick Frishman, and Michael Larsen

The Frugal Book Promoter by Carolyn Howard-Johnson

1001 Ways to Market Your Books by John Kremer

The Writer’s Union of Canada’s “How to Be Your Own Publicist” webinar (online video)

If you’ve got some cash and want a professional to handle your online promotion, I would suggest contacting a digital marketing agency like Kick Point.


Writing/Publishing Industry

The Canadian Writer’s Market

Quill & Quire

How to be Your Own Literary Agent by Richard Curtis



Walking on Alligators: A Book of Meditations for Writers edited by Susan Shauhnessy

The War of Art by Steven Pressfield

Stephen King’s On Writing

A Writer’s Life

Pierre Berton’s The Joy of Writing

22 thoughts on “My favourite resources on writing, publishing and promotion

  1. Anne Simpson wrote me with the following books to add to the list!

    “A couple of books about writing that I love are Annie Dillard’s The Writing Life and Annie Lamott’s Bird by Bird.
    These are both fine books.

    Janet Burroway is great, especially for helping people to write fiction (Writing Fiction: A Guide to Narrative Craft).”

  2. Budding writer Laura Denis recommends a book she bought recently called “The Fire in Fiction.”

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