Recommended writers organizations:
I'm a longtime member of...
Novelists, Inc. https://ninc.com/
Romance Writers of America: http://www.rwa.org
including RWA's PAN (Published Authors Network)
Romance Writers Report - A monthly publication for members of Romance Writers of America.
NINK- A monthly publication for members of Novelists, Inc. The members write in all genres.
RT Bookclub (formerly known as Romantic Times) - To stay on top of new releases in the women's fiction, romance, mystery, thriller, erotica, and sci-fi genres.
Publishers Lunch/Deal Lunch --A net service that distributes info about the publishing industry including the latest book deals. You can subscribe to the more extensive paid version or the shorter, less inclusive free version.
Poets & Writers - A bimonthly publication about writing. The slant is toward literary works and authors.
Wow-Women On Writing http://www.wow-womenonwriting.com/ --This is an ezine promoting communication between authors, agents, editors, readers.
Recommended blogs about publishing and writing:
C.J. Lyons http://www.norulesjustwrite.com/
Kristin Nelson http://nelsonagency.com/pub-rants/
Nathan Bransford http://blog.nathanbransford.com/
A Newbie's Guide to Publishing jakonrath.blogspot.com
The Passive Voice http://www.thepassivevoice.com/
Kristine Kathryn Rusch http://kriswrites.com/15371-/#sthash.1EQNxKWI.dpbs
Jane Friedman http://janefriedman.com/blog/
I own shelves of books (see photo at right) on writing and the publishing business. Here are just a few of my top favorites:
On Writing- A Memoir Of The Craft by Stephen King
Story by Robert McKee
Self-Editing For Fiction Writers by Renni Browne and Dave King
Write Away- One Novelist's Approach to Fiction and The Writing Life by Elizabeth George
Manuscript Makeover- Revision Techniques No Fiction Writer Can Afford to Ignore by Elizabeth Lyon
The Resilient Writer-Tales of Rejection and Triumph from 23 Top Authors by Catherine Wald
Time to Write: Professional Writers Reveal How to Fit Writing Into Your Busy Life by Kelly L. Stone
Oxford American Writer's Thesaurus (The very best of the lot.)
Words You Thought You Knew --1001 Commonly Misused and Misunderstood Words and Phrases by Jenna Glatzer
How to Write a Novel by Nathan Bransford. In a hurry? Love the busy reader-friendly format. Full of bite-size advice that packs plenty of punch. Excellent for the newbie, but also a great refresher for veterans.
Grammar Girl's Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing by Mignon Fogarty. The most fun I've had while brushing up on grammar rules and usage. Check out her excellent blog, newsletters, and podcasts.
The Describer's Dictionary - A Treasury of Terms & Literary Quotations (Expanded Second Edition) by David Grambs & Ellen S. Levine. I like the first edition; the second edition is even better.