Writing and Freelancing Resources

These are some can’t-miss resources for writers.  Some websites, some books, some magazines.  Nobody has asked me to post here-I post what I find to be useful.  If you’re a blogger, beginning writer, or word enthusiast, you’ll probably find some helpful tips in these sources.  I’ll be adding as I find new sources (and have more time!).




The Blood-Red Pencil

OWL, the Purdue University Online Writing Lab

10 Great Books on Writing from Flashlight Worthy Books

Books about Writing, a list on Galley Cat

Books I think every writer should read:

Desert Solitaire, by Edward Abbey

Atonement, by Ian McEwan

Housekeeping, by Marilynne Robinson

Dandelion Wine, by Ray Bradbury

A Collection of Beauties at the Height of their Popularity, by Whitney Otto

Truth & Beauty, by Ann Patchett

My Kind of Place, by Susan Orlean

Seabiscuit: An American Legend, by Laura Hillenbrand


Seth Godin, author of “The Dip” Everyone interested in getting a job or getting freelance work should read his new book, Linchpin

Third Tribe Forums Incredibly powerful community. Membership only.  The fee is TOTALLY worth it.

Chris Brogan

Mashable Great Twitter 101 and Facebook 101 marketing guides

HARO   Help a Reporter Out Thrice daily (business days only) emails from reporters seeking sources.  Can be great for marketing. They have STRICT rules, and you MUST follow them, or you will be blacklisted.

Two books: The Anti 9-5 Guide and My So-Called Freelance Life both by Michelle Goodman

These are two of the BEST books you can read if you’re thinking about becoming a freelancer.


The Millions


Powell’s Books If you REALLY love books, sign up for their review-of-the-day e-newsletter.  Fantastic!

Flashlight Worthy Books, almost 400 great book lists by theme

Last updated 4/26/10


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