Resources

The digital age is drastically changing the publishing landscape. Whether you’re self-publishing, looking for an agent, or wondering how to get better plugged in with the writers’ community, here are our favorite sites and resources for you. Get rooted, writer.
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Rooted in Writing’s Blog — We’re not saying our blog is the pinnacle of all writerly advice, but we do have quite a few articles on the craft and lifestyle that we think you’ll find useful. Go check it out.

What Editing Service Does My Book Need — Rooted in Writing’s own QUIZ to help you figure out what editorial service would be best for your manuscript.

Writer’s Market — If you’re looking for a publisher or agent, this is a great database to use for getting started. It has a complete and updated copy of the Writer’s Market and a ton of resources for finding current agents. If you don’t buy the hard copy, you will need a subscription to access.

Jane Friedman’s Guide to Self-Publishing — All of Jane Friedman’s website is a goldmine, but if you’re interested in self-publishing and don’t know where to start, this article will act as an excellent guide.

Creative  Penn’s Book Cover Designer List — Book cover designers range greatly in both cost and quality, and the two aren’t always correlative. You can use a friend or a professional, do it yourself or leave it in the hands of your publisher. If you’re looking for a cover designer, this article has some great resources on where to start your search.

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Downloadables

How to Make Your Ultimate Novel Database-page-001 (1)

How to Make Your Ultimate Novel Database

Download this free PDF to learn how to organize your story’s outline, characters, map, timeline, and writing schedule in one easy-to-access Google Sheets file.

This PDF includes:

  • Visual, step-by-step instructions on customizing your own novel database
  • A link to download your own copy of the database template
  • Example content from bestselling authors and my own works in progress