Creative Writing & Publishing
Website: Writer's Digest
Writer's Digest is so much more than a magazine. With access to online articles on any writing-related topic, webinars and contests, I consider Writer's Digest my go-to spot for my continued creative writing education.
I've also attended the Writer’s Digest 2016 Writing Workshop of Chicago and the 2018 Writer’s Digest Annual Conference in New York, which both greatly contributed to my knowledge and understanding of the publishing world.
Website: Jane Friedman
I use Jane's website as a resource for any question I have regarding the business end of writing. Whether it's writing a query letter, how to identify a target audience, or finding an agent, she offers advice that works!
Website: Freedom with Writing
This site lists hundreds of paid writing opportunities and contests. I signed up for their newsletter, and they even provide free books from time to time.
Books on Writing
Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life
by Anne Lamott
The Art of Memoir
by Mary Karr
Still Writing: The Perils and Pleasures of a Creative Life
by Dani Shapiro
The Business of Being a Writer
by Jane Friedman
Grammar and Punctuation
Website: Grammar Girl
I've been using Grammar Girl as my main grammar and punctuation resource for ages. Mignon Fogarty provides quick and easy tips (what she refers to as quick and dirty tips) for understanding this complex English language of ours.
You have the option to read or to listen to each segment, which I also find helpful for using with my students.