Writing Must-reads for 2014

Since it’s a beautiful, fresh new year, I thought I’d list some must-reads for writers that I discovered in 2013.index

First, the book. This book is probably one of the best I’ve ever read about writing…or, specifically, self-publishing. (Because, yes, I’m leaning more and more toward that route with at least some of my stuff. More about that in a post or two.) If you only buy and read one publishing book in 2014, let it be this one: Write. Publish. Repeat. by Sean Platt and Jonny B. Truant.  They talk about writing, and marketing, and…you know…how to actually make a living off of writing, despite the negative voices out there saying that it can’t be done.

Their focus is, of course, on self-publishing, but I think that traditionally published authors or even hybrid authors could benefit from their ideas. Read it.

Also, along the same lines…make it a habit each Thursday to go to the blog of Kristine Kathryn Rusch. She blogs about all things related to the business side of writing.

And, for the final one, subscribe to The Passive Voice. I get an email from this blog everyday and it is chock full of writing/publishing-related news, quotes, etc. Some of the articles are good ones that every author should know about, and others are just fun to read.

What amazing writerly book or website did you discover in 2013?


About H. A. Titus

H. A. Titus is usually found with her nose in a book or spinning story-worlds in her head. Her love affair with fantasy began at age twelve, when her dad handed her The Lord of the Rings after listening to it on tape during a family vacation. Her stories have been published in Digital Dragon Magazine, Residential Aliens Magazine, and four anthologies: Alternative Witness; Avenir Eclectia Volume 1; The Tanist's Wife and Other Stories; and Different Dragons Volume II. In December 2013, her short story "Dragon Dance" won Honorable Mention in a Writers of the Future contest. She lives on the shores of Lake Superior with her meteorologist husband and young son, who do their best to ensure she occasionally emerges into the real world. When she's not writing, she can be found rock-climbing, skiing, or hanging out at her online home, hatitus.wordpress.com.

3 comments on “Writing Must-reads for 2014

  1. Thanks for these recommendations, I’ll check them out!

  2. Reblogged this on Tales of the Undying Singer and commented:
    H. A. Titus, a self-admitted word nerd, lives on the shores of Lake Superior with her meteorologist husband. She lives most of the day in an imaginary land or with her nose stuck in a book. Occasionally her husband manages to pull her into the real world long enough for an exciting adventure such as jetskiing or snowmobiling. She began writing at age 8. At age 12, she discovered The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, became a fantasy nerd, and never looked back. She writes stories set in fantasy, science fiction, urban fantasy, and steampunk worlds. H. A. Titus is currently rewriting/editing her fantasy novel, Half Blood, as well as working on numerous novellas in science fantasy and urban fantasy genres.

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