Resources for Writers

Many wonderful resources are available to writers today. I've listed those which have impacted me personally on my writing journey.

Writing Organizations (On-Line Classes, Webinars, Blogs, Workshops)

Writing Contests for Prepublished Writers

Writers' Conferences 


  • Plot & Structure James Scott Bell 
  • Revision & Self-Editing - James Scott Bell
  • Conflict & Suspense - James Scott Bell
  • How to Write Dazzling Dialogue - James Scott Bell     
  • How to Write a Brilliant Novel - Susie Mae Warren     
  • Rivet Your Readers with Deep Point of View - Jill Elizabeth Nelson
  • Getting Into Character - Brandilyn Collins
  • The Emotion Thesaurus: A Writer’s Guide to Character Expression - Angela Ackerman & Becca Puglisi
  • Flip Dictionary - Barbara Ann Kipfer
  • Writing the Fiction Series - Karen S. Wiesner     
  • Writer’s Guide to Character Traits - Linda N. Edelstein


  1. Cindy, I saw on the ACFW site that you are leading a writing group in Marietta. How can I join?

    1. Hi! We're so new, we don't have a webpage up yet. We meet on the 2nd Tuesday of every month (6:30 to 8:30 PM) at Burnt Hickory Church of Christ in Marietta. Our next meeting is Tuesday, November 12th, but we will meet at a different location in December for our Christmas party (site to be determined). We'd love to have you come. You can attend 2 meetings before you need to make a decision about joining. Blessings!