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On Writing

Best new blog for novelists: from my pal Larry Brooks

For inspiration:
Bird by Bird, Anne Lamott

For craft:
The Art of Fiction, John Gardner
The Elements of Style, Fourth Edition by William Strunk Jr.
Self-Editing for Fiction Writers, Renni Browne and Dave King
On Writing Well (for nonfiction writers), William Zinsser
How to Write a Damn Good Novel, James Frey, especially for genre fiction

For incorporating the Hero's Journey archetype:
The Writer's Journey, Second Edition: Mythic Structure for Writers, Christopher Vogler

On Getting Published

How to Get Your Book Published: Inside Secrets of a Successful Author by Robert W. Bly
How to Get Happily Published, Judith Appelbaum

Finding an agent or publisher:
Association of Authors' Representatives
In the reference section of your library: Literary Market Place (LMP): The Directory of the American Book Publishing Industry With Industry Yellow Pages
Writer's Market books

Publishing fiction:
The Sell-Your-Novel Toolkit: Everything You Need to Know About Queries, Synopses, Marketing & Breaking In by Elizabeth Lyon

Publishing nonfiction:
Nonfiction Book Proposals Anybody Can Write by Elizabeth Lyon
Write the Perfect Book Proposal: 10 That Sold and Why, by Jeff Herman, Deborah Levine Herman

Kirsch's Guide to the Book Contract: For Authors, Publishers, Editors and Agents by Jonathan Kirsch

Once You're Published:
Complete Guide to Book Marketing by David Cole
The Complete Guide to Book Publicity by Jodee Blanco
Guerrilla Marketing for Writers by Jay Conrad Levinson, et al.
Buzz Your Book Online, by Steve Weber

To Learn More About the Business of Publishing:
Author Link
Poets & Writers
Publishers Lunch
Publishers Weekly
Shelf Awareness

To Find Writers Conferences and Workshops: