I’ve been asked numerous times so I figured I’d share the information all in one place.

Editing 720

Typos Be Gone

Dragonfly Editing

Sarah Murphy

Cover Artist
Corner Covers

Walking Stick Books

Steven Novak

Alchemy Book Covers
Razzle Dazzle Design

Polgarus Studio
Formatting Faries

or buy Scrivener or Vellum and do it yourself. Once you set up your template, it’s easy peasy.


Dragon (I use Dragon for Mac). I dictate all my first drafts and have greatly improved my speed in getting that first draft down.

Scrivener I can’t say enough about how much I love this software. It’s ridiculous cheap ($40 and $20 if you win NaNoWriMo). You can keep your outline, notes, research, character profiles, series bible, back matter links, etc. all in one place. So easy to move around chapters and scenes. I’ll never go back to Word. Though I do output to Word for my editor and proofreader. Then I reimport into Scrivener or Vellum and create my ebooks and paperbacks.

Vellum – create beautiful ebooks.


The Practicing Mind

The Miracle Morning

Big Magic

The War of Art

The Gifts of Imperfection

Wired for Story

The Emotion Thesaurus (all of these in the series are great)

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emotion wired

Website Design

Winterheart Design


Facebook Groups for Writers

Both of these are geared to self-publishing and I’ve found them full of fantastic information.

For Love or Money

Author Support Network


Writer Gifts

Agenda. I love my Filofax and my Lilly Pulitzer planners. I keep all of my writing stuff in one and my day-to-day life in another.

Pretty pencils and pens and notebooks. You can find great deals on blank notebooks around back-to-school time.

catI love this case to hold clips.







Cute paper clips

Cute animal clips






a magnetic board to keep notes, pictures, etc. I made my own and took some old cloths pins and covered them in washi tape, added magnets on the back. I use them to hold notes, etc. You can see my board here.



Babysit their kids for an evening or a few hours on a weekend so they can write.


Writer Beware
RWA Romance University
Preditors & Editors
Martin Crosbie’s Author Tools
Cindy Ratzlaff’s Social Media Blog



Marie Force is a rock star! Read about her self-publishing journey.


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