Reon Laudat
For Writers

Recommended writers organizations:

I'm a longtime member of...

Novelists, Inc. 

Romance Writers of   America:   

including RWA's PAN (Published Authors Network)

Recommended magazines:

The Writer

Writers Digest

Publishers Weekly

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.


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 --This is an ezine promoting communication between authors, agents, editors, readers.

Recommended blogs about publishing and writing:


Kristin Nelson                           

Nathan Bransford

A Newbie's Guide to Publishing

The Passive Voice

Kristine Kathryn Rusch

Jane Friedman

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.