Islanders Write, Resources for Debut Authors

Aug 01, 2022 by Alice C. Early
Here is the list:

Alice Early

Islanders Write 2022

Debut Authors, A Survival Guide


Resources for debut writers


Book Industry

Jane Friedman, blog (free) and The Hot Sheet (subscription)


Elizabeth S. Craig, Twitterific Writing Links—weekly roundup of top writing links


Twitter: @elizabethspanncraig

Library of writing articles: Hiveword


Kate McKean, Agents & Books

Newsletter/blog with FAQ about how to find agents and write books, some free, some subscription



Mary Carroll Moore, writer, coach, writing retreat leader. Weekly (Friday) blog about writing and the writing life


Angela Ackerman, frequent Twitter poster, writes books on character development (thesauri of dilemmas, wounds, traits, etc.)


Rebecca Heyman, Reading & Writing with Rebecca, freelance editor, writing coach, blogger. Creator of First Line Frenzy, a regular Facebook live feature where writers can submit their first sentence for live critique.



Publisher’s Lunch, free and subscription daily email with information on book industry deals. Useful for seeing which agents are selling which books to which publishers.


Manuscript Wish List, free subscription. Lists of agents and what they want, periodic pitchwars sessions


Query Tracker, free and subscription site for identifying agents and keeping track of your queries, responses, and follow up.


Book Marketing:

David Gaughran, book marketing guru, many free posts and videos


Dave at Kindlepreneur, free seminars and tips about how to sell/market on Amazon


Penny Sansevieri, A Marketing Expert, regular posts about book marketing


NoveList, EBSCO, tips on connecting with readers and libraries