Author Resources

Check out our list of resources available to help you succeed! Whether you're looking for advice or professional services, we've got you covered. Don't see your company here? Send us a message to get added to our list.

Advice for Authors

WriteHive

WriteHive is 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to helping writers achieve their goals.

Our Discord community is where we host events such as the annual WriteHive Con, writing workshops, book discussions, and general advice chats with knowledgeable traditional and indie professionals.

We host a variety of events and programs year round from monthly Book Nook discussions, to impromptu writing advice workshops, and our annual WriteHive Conference and WH Lite Writers Retreat.

Ryan Smith - Writing Coach

Ryan Smith holds a master's degree in clinical mental health counseling and is coaches writers with disabilities that can make writing difficult, including ADHD, dyslexia, and autism. He is a mental health counselor and success coach by day, and a self-published author by night, living with a form of dyslexia, ocular tracking issues, and probable ADHD. Ryan has the skills, creativity, and passion to help you live your writing dreams.

Helping Writers Become Authors

Hi and welcome! I’m K.M. Weiland (but you can call me Katie), and I love that you’re here because it means you take stories and the craft of writing just as bodaciously as I do. My goal in running Helping Writers Become Authors and the awesomesauce community of Wordplayers that has grown up around it is to show you how to write your best story–change your life–and astound the world.

Janice Hardy's Fiction University

I started this site back in 2009 with one goal in mind: To show writers ways to build a solid foundation for their writing. To provide tips and advice they could take right from these articles and apply directly to their work in progress. I wouldn't just say "show, don't tell" -- I'd give clear examples and advice on how to do that, so every writer could bring the story they wanted to write to life.

Editing Services

Indie Publishers

Inked in Gray

Inked in Gray is a small press dedicated to bringing to light stories that need to be told. Our goal is to nurture voices that need to be heard.

We believe that everyone has a story to tell – a message for the world. Inked in Gray was created with this thought in mind. All of our efforts are focused on finding talented writers who are eager to push boundaries, tackle morally gray issues, and explore topics that dig deeper into our world.

Our world doesn’t just center around publishing fantastic writers. We have a number of philanthropic endeavors in the works to further our mission within our local and international communities.

Self Publishing

Self-Pub Boot Camp

It's easy to upload your book for sale, but which company or combination of companies should you use? Amazon KDP? IngramSpark? Smashwords? Draft2Digital? PublishDrive? How do you get your books in libraries? Let Self-Pub Boot Camp help you make the right choices for your audience.

Software

Vellum

Classic touches like custom drop caps and ornamental flourishes are included in both print and ebook editions. So whether your readers prefer a paperback or a Paperwhite, they will see a beautiful, professionally-formatted book.

ProWritingAid

ProWritingAid is the only platform that offers world-class grammar and style checking combined with more in-depth reports to help you strengthen your writing. Our unique combination of suggestions, articles, videos, and quizzes makes writing fun and interactive.

Our prices are reasonable because our users love us and recommend us—we don't need to spend all our money on advertising.

You will become a better writer with ProWritingAid.

Scrivener

Scrivener is the go-to app for writers of all kinds, used every day by best-selling novelists, screenwriters, non-fiction writers, students, academics, lawyers, journalists, translators and more. Scrivener won't tell you how to write—it simply provides everything you need to start writing and keep writing.

Tailor-made for long writing projects, Scrivener banishes page fright by allowing you to compose your text in any order, in sections as large or small as you like. Got a great idea but don't know where it fits? Write when inspiration strikes and find its place later. Grow your manuscript organically, idea by idea.

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