Writers have to continue to learn.

This is something I spent a lot of time last year working on. I knew that, while I’m really good at complicating the hell out of a plot, it’s always sort of been by the seat of my pants. The last few years, I’ve learned there’s a rhythm to story telling. It’s given me more understanding of why certain things work and certain things don’t.

I’ve also been reading more business-centered marketing books, to better understand how to meet my goals.

If you’ve been reading my other writing posts, like my post that defines romance genres, you might like to have some other resources.

And I seriously don’t know what’s going on with the spacing of these book covers–they just look weird. But they all work, and link to their respective books. So forgive me for that.

— Candice

I’ve found a ton of great books about the craft as well as the business, and I wanted to share them.

These are about the writing craft

I have found these books really helpful in thinking about things differently, both in how I write, and how I look at my process, which can cause all kinds of doubts.

These are more business-centered, about managing business and how to think about the business side of writing, which is very important to me. I don’t have any sort of marketing background, other than what I learned in beauty school about marketing my hairdressing skills to build my business. And trust me, that was a really light education (Like a page in the book… So no real background.)

There’s so much wonderful info in these. I love the Elana Johnson books, and Chris Fox’s books are also stellar when it comes to learning how to do better in business.  

Another favorite resource is Sarra Cannon’s Heart Breathings.

She has wonderful videos on YouTube about how to better organize your time, and has helped fuel my planner addiction, because, yeah, they’re pretty and she’s an enabler. 🙂 🙂 🙂

But really, I’ve learned a lot about how to better organize my time with her HB90 system (available on Etsy)

I hope you’ve found these resources helpful! If you have some favorites, please leave me a comment and let me know!


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