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Blogs For Writers


I’ve followed the blog of author K.M. Weiland for years. Her website is a wealth of writerly tips and information, and she also hosts a weekly vlog and audio podcast. She also offers a fantastic free ebook, Crafting Unforgettable Characters, for every new subscriber to her blog. Check it out!

Another blog I’ve followed for quite some time is Storyfix by writing coach Larry Brooks. I could spend all day on this site.

Author Ava Jae’s blog, Writability, has been a fairly recent find, and I’ve greatly enjoyed wandering through her archives.

The blog of writer and photographer Jeff Goins is currently one of my top favorites. His inspirational posts are definitely chicken soup for my writerly soul, and there haven’t been too many of his posts that haven’t triggered an exuberant Aha! in my brain.


Blogs For Filmmakers


By far my most exciting filmmaking-related online find has been NoFilmSchool. Tons of information. And if you sign up for the newsletter, you get a free ebook, The DSLR Cinematography Guide, an awesome resource for anyone wanting to make videos with a DSLR.

Another great resource is the blog of Philip Bloom, an immensely talented cinematographer. I’ve learned a lot from his work.

And DSLR Film Noob. Good stuff.


Favorite Books On Writing


The Breakout Novelist by Donald Maas

Outlining Your Novel by K.M. Weiland

Structuring Your Novel by K.M. Weiland

Reading Like A Writer by Francine Prose

Bird By Bird by Ann Lamott

Screenplay by Syd Field

Beginnings, Middles, and Ends by Nancy Kress