6 of My Top Recommendations for Writing Resources

I love books about writing. Sometimes, though, you need to wade through a lot of fluff to find great ones. I’ve put together a list of writing resources that I purchased and read/used in 2017–and loved. Though this list could be much longer, I’ll limit it to 6 of my favorites.

Resources For Fiction Writers


Fiction writers can’t go wrong with the following writing resources by K. M. Weiland. I have read them all and have found them incredibly useful for getting the timing and tension right in my fiction writing. She’s an engaging writer whose books on writing are easy to devour. I recommend getting the workbooks along with the corresponding books on the writing craft. The Kindle books are great, but the print books are wonderful for taking notes and highlighting.

Creating Character Arcs: The Masterful Author’s Guide to Uniting Story Structure, Plot, and Character Development, is available in Print and in Kindle Format. There is also a companion workbook available in Print and Kindle Format.

Outlining Your Novel: Map Your Way to Success is available in Print and Kindle Format.

Structuring Your Novel: Essential Keys for Writing an Outstanding Story is available in Print and in Kindle Format. There is also a companion workbook available in Print and Kindle Format.

The King of Story Structure Books

Another book I recommend is more in depth, but sure to up your writing a notch (a big notch). It’s by editor, Shawn Coyne. He knows what makes a story work and shares his secrets in The Story Grid. It’s available in Print and Kindle Format.

Writing Resources

Writing Resources For Bloggers

Bloggers and content writers will find Meera Kothand’ writing resources outstanding. She gives a huge amount of value in her products. When I read her book The One Hour Content Plan, I was completely revved up for putting together a plan for my audience to get the most out of my site.

The One Hour Content Plan: The Solopreneur’s Guide to a Year’s Worth of Blog Post Ideas in 60 Minutes and Creating Content That Hooks and Sells is available in Print and Kindle Format.

The CREATE Blog and Editorial Planner: Create Exceptional Content, Get More Done and Smash Through Your Blogging Goals is the perfect way to plan out both your blogging content and your email marketing for the year. This workbook is available in Paperback. You will want one for each of your blogs so that you can tailor the perfect marketing plan and content for them individually.

I hope you’ll give a few of these a try. Let me know what you think of them.

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About Heather Erickson

I am an author, writer, and speaker and homeschooling mom of 3. Since doctors diagnosed my husband, Dan with stage IV lung cancer in 2012, I’ve focused my writing and speaking on helping cancer patients and their families advocate for themselves and live life to the fullest, in spite of their illness. My goal is to help people face cancer with grace.

My book Facing Cancer as a Friend: How to Support Someone Who Has Cancer, is available at Amazon.com.

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