Below are some of my favorite resources including blogs and podcasts for the writer. All resources are listed in alphabetical order by title.


Between the Lines, The Books & Such Literary Management Blog

Blue Ridge Mountain Christian Writers Conference Blog

The Ambitious Author, Misty M. Beller

The Steve Laube Agency Blog

 The Write Editing, Alycia Morales and Andrea Merrell

The Write Conversation

Writers Helping Writers, various

Writer’s Inside Edition (monthly newsletter)

Zoe M. McCarthy’s Blog for Writers


Beginnings Middles & Ends, Nancy Kress

Goal, Motivation, & Conflict, Deborah Dixon

Hooked, Les Edgerton

How to Market a Book Release, Misty M. Beller

Influence: Building a Platform that Elevates Jesus Not Me, Kate Motaung and Shannon Popkin

Rivet Your Reader with Deep Point of View, Jill Elizabeth Nelson

Self-Editing for Fiction Writers, Renni Browne and Dave King

Social Media for Today’s Writer, DiAnn Mills & Edie Melson

Story Trumps Structure, Steven James

Tailor Your Fiction Manuscript in 30 Days, Zoe M. McCarthy

The Emotion Thesaurus, Angela Ackerman and Becca Puglisi

The Emotional Wound Thesaurus, Angela Ackerman and Becca Puglisi

The Emotional Craft of Fiction, Donald Maass

The Negative Trait Thesaurus, Angela Ackerman and Becca Puglisi

The Positive Trait Thesaurus, Angela Ackerman and Becca Puglisi

The Story of With, Allen Arnold

Write Tight: Say Exactly What You Mean with Precision and Power, William Broghaugh

Writing the Breakout Novel, Donald Maass


ACFW National Conference

ACFW Virginia Chapter Royal Writers Conference

Blue Ridge Mountain Christian Writers Conference

Mountainside Marketing Retreat

Mountainside Novelist Retreat

Mountainside Speaking Retreat

She Writes for Him


ACFW Virginia Chapter Monthly Webinars

Christian Writers Institute

Editing Services

Breakout Editing, Dori Harrell

Robin’s Red Pen, Robin Patchen


American Christian Fiction Writers

Blue Ridge Reader Connections (Published Writers)

Faith, Hope, and Love Christian Writers

Hope Writers


(No links provided here but you can find these where ever you listen to podcasts)

The Christian Publishing Show, Thomas Umstaddt

Your Best Writing Life, Linda Goldfarb

Website Services

kikaDESIGN, Katrina Glover

The Dragomir Group, Rhonda Dragomir

Website Design by Robin, Robin Lee Hatcher

Writing Contests

Published Authors

FHL Reader’s Choice Awards

The Carol Award

The Christy Award


The Selah Award

Unpublished Authors

First Impressions Contest

Genesis Contest

 The Crown Award

 The Foundation Award

Touched by Love Award (TBLA)