Writer's Resources

Recommended books on the art and craft of writing


How to Write a Drity Story by Susie Bright

The Joy of Writing Sex by Elizabeth Benedict

How to Write and Sell Erotica by M. Christian

How to Write Erotic Fiction and Sex Scenes by Ashley Lister


Steering the Craft by Ursula K. La Guinn

On Writing by Stephen King

Thrill Me: Essays on Fiction by Benjamin Percy

Damn Fine Story: Mastering the Tools of a Powerful Narrative by Chuck Wendig

How to Write a Damn Good Novel by James N. Frey

Telling Lies for Fun and Profit by Lawrence Block

Spider Spin Me a Web: A Handbook for Fiction Writers by Lawrence Block

Self-Editing for Fiction Writers by Renni Browne & Dave King

Dreyer's English: An Utterly Correct Guide to Clarity and Style by Benjamin Dreyer

The First Five Pages  by Noah Lukeman

Revision and Self-Editing by James Scott Bell

Plot and Structure by James Scott Bell

20 Master Plots and How to Build Them by Ronald B. Tobias

Show and Tell in a Nutshell by Jessica Bell

How Not to Write a Novel 200 Classic Mistakes and How to Avoid Them--A Misstep by Misstep Guide by Howard Mittlemark and Sandra Newman

Writing Faster FTW by L.A. Witt/Lauren Galagher


Guardian article: various authors offer advice on writing

The Chicago Manual of Style (official site)

Write Sex (advice on the business of writing and publishing erotica)


Remittance Girl on advice for beginners

Remittance Girl on self-editing

Genevieve Eldredge on common writing mistakes:

Tamara Thorne and Alistair Cross on professional etiquette for writers

Elissa Wald on The Dos and Don'ts of Writing Erotic Fiction

Chuck Wendig: 25 Reasons Why I Stopped Reading Your Book

Professor John McIntyre's "Trigger Warning" An Intro to Editing 

Anna Pitoniak: What Being An Editor Taught Me About Writing

David Farland: Ten Reasons Why I'll Quickly Reject Your Story

Gabino Iglesias: Ten Types of Authors Who Can Go Fuck Themselves

Stephen King on Authorial Prolificacy

Jeff VanderMeer on The Seven Writer Types You Should Avoid Becoming

Cecilia Tan on the shortcomings of "show, don't tell"

George Saunders on creative (writerly) process

Oren Ashkenazi on Absurdities We Force on Female Characters

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