Writing Tips

Publishing Research/Facts

I teach a writing class, and I mention statistics, web sites, blogs, etc., about publishing. Here are some links to get you going to find information about agents, editing, publishing, and writing. If the link no longer works, the article or post may be removed. Send me an email (jaye@jayellwilson.com) and I'll see if I can find it for you.

My class notes are here

Writing Essentials

Publish, Don't Perish

Writing tips (print these on label sheets then laminate them. They're handy to have near your computer).

More Tips culled from Sue Grafton (mystery/romance writer)

My Rules of Thumb

A good list of books about writing

Articles are here

What is a best-seller? This article might tell you some interesting facts about that well-used term.

Elmore Leonard's 10 Rules of Writing: Ten key points to consider as you craft a story from Elmore Leonard, a master of crime novels.

Publishers Marketplace: a one-stop place for insider info about publishing.

Book Publishing Glossary: here's a good explanation about what those terms mean.

A story about James Patterson, who is no longer considered 'just an author' -- he's a corporation.

Writer Beware--Index Page: caveats about agents for any writer

RWA: Romance Writers of America home page