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Free (you do have to create an account) online designing/media/photo site. Use it for your media kit, logos, graphics, etc.
Canva.com Beautiful, high res stock photos that are copyright free (always check the fine print first.)
Freestocks.org, Unsplash.com and my favorite, Stocksnap.io Book cover designers: Custom packages starting at 495$, pre-designed covers starting at 195$
Damonza.com. Largest selection of pre-designed covers out there, The Book Cover Designer.com. Starting at 65$ (some of the cheaper ones are pretty rubbish, to warn you.) Joanna Penn & The Creative Penn.com’s
giant list of book cover designers.
Your brutally honest road map to getting published. 25 Steps to being published from Delilah S. Dawson.
Good Basic Starter Page for everything you could want, from Writers Helping Writers.
Directory of reviewers for indie publishers.
Top 100 Writing Blogs from Feedspot, updated once a week using Feedspot’s search/social metrics. Fantastic resource for describing your characters who have dark skin, without resorting to “coffee” or “chocolate” from the blog
Writing With Color. Legitimate
writing contests that pay winners, list curated by The Write Life.
The Queryshark Janet Reid takes big, educational bites out of queries.
http://absolutewrite.com/. Query Letter Hell-when Janet isn’t mean enough.
Writer’s Digest take on query letters.
Jane Friedman’s take on query letters.
Actual successful query letters from AgentQuery Connect. You don’t have to be a member to read the entries, but signing up is a good idea if you’re querying.
Publisher’s, Agents & Querying from the Insecure Writer’s Support Group. The most complete listing of this type I’ve found, highly recommend.
Choosing your POV and tips to combat head-hopping from Julianne Johnson. Hemingway
Editing app highlights all (I mean all) your errors including passive voice, adverbs, and readability. Paid and free versions.
Index of Romance Tropes to inspire you, from Mindy Klasky.
Randy Ingermanson’s take on head hopping (The author of “Writing Fiction for Dummies”) Jerry Jenkins fabulous examples in
Showing vs. Telling: What you Need to Know.
Different Plot Outlines Free downloads from Writer’s Digest.
Outlines, Characterization and Plotting Different free downloads for plotting & character from Duolit
http://writershelpingwriters.net/ Everything. Just everything. Search what you need.
Writer’s Toolbox from a Writer’s Path. Fairly random and covers a lot. Nina Amir’s list of
20 Things Aspiring and Published Authors Can Blog About from the site Write Fiction Now.com.
Book Charities. From the Huffington Post. Find a way to give back with your old books.
100 Best Romances from NPR reader voted bests in several genres.
Dear Author reviews for your own book, recommendations and best-of lists from readers.
Top 25 Romance Blogs from Author Marketing Club.com-for reviews or blog tours of your book. The list hasn’t been updated in a while, use caution.