Marian Sandmaier, Writer and Book Editor


Resources for Writers

Books on Writing

These are some of my personal favorites:

Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life By Anne Lamott

On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft
By Stephen King

Writing Down the Bones: Freeing the Writer Within
By Natalie Goldberg

On Writer's Block: A New Approach to Creativity
By Victoria Nelson

Writing the Memoir: From Truth to Art
By Judith Barrington

How to Write a Book Proposal
By Michael Larsen

Information and Support

American Society of Journalists and Authors
National association of freelance magazine writers and book authors. Provides market news, a job referral service, and how-to information on writing and publishing.

Poets and Writers
Offers practical guidance and support to both nonfiction and fiction writers.

Wooden Horse Publishing
Extensive database of magazines that accept freelance work.

Writers Market
Subscription service that lists book publishers, literary agents and publications that accept freelance work.

Writers and Editors
A comprehensive website on writing and publishing.

Traditional Publishing

Association of Authors Representatives
Offers a database of literary agents and identifies those who are accepting new clients.

Literary Marketplace
Searchable database of the book publishing industry


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