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. 

Notebook and Pen
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.