author resources

Planning

HB90 Bootcamp

I’ve tried dozens of goal planning systems, and they’re currently languishing at the bottom of my planner graveyard. HB90 is the single system that’s worked for me, probably in large part because you’re able to take what works for you and leave the rest. I love that I have lifetime access to all the content (including new content created) and can go through the system every quarter and reset if I need to. I also love that I can do so whenever I’d like. If my quarter doesn’t start till the 10th or if I’m swamped at the end of December and can’t get to it with everyone else, I watch the videos whenever I need to begin or restart.

Self-publishing

Publish & Thrive

Self-publishing is complex and ever changing, so it’s hard to know where to start. I often get asked for resources to help publish your first book, and Publish & Thrive is the best I’ve found so far. I partook in the course many, many years into my publishing journey, and I still found valuable information within the content.

Tools

Pacemaker

A great tool for tracking and planning your word count goals. While they don’t have a free trial, they do have a free plan, so you’re able to try it out before you commit to premium.

Tools

One Stop for Writers

I am a fiend for a good character builder, and one of my favorites is One Stop for Writers. They’re also the creators of one of my favorite writing tools–the Thesauruses. Their online membership is well worth the minimal yearly cost. They also offer a free trial, so you’re able to test things out before you commit.

Tools

Scrivener

The only program I’ve drafted in for more than a decade. It can be vast and overwhelming, and it’s not the most intuitive, so I highly suggest some youtube videos when you first start using it.They offer a 30 day free trial.