Resources

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Scene Setting

One very important aspect of writing is creating the atmosphere.

'The Art of Using the Five Senses to Create Feeling' by Debbie Roome

Saga Land Workshop

Click the image to open a slide show comprised of 110 slides from the Cairns Tropical Writers' workshop with Kari Gislason.

BOOK LAUNCH (US)

BookLaunch.com - Blog

BOOK TEMPLATES (VARIOUS)

SelfPublishingTeam.com - 6 Writing Outline Templates and 3 Reasons to Use Them

TheBookPatch.com - Self Publishing and Print On Demand

SelfPublishing.com - Blog

Canva.com - These 50 awesome book covers will inspire you – and teach you how to design your own

COPIERS/PRINTERS (LOCAL)

Cairns-Copy

Cairns Instant Printing

Cairns OfficeWorks

VistaPrint

COPYWRITING/MARKETING (AUS)

KristinaMills.com - About Kristina Mills

PamBrossman.com

PeteGodfrey.com

DEFAMATION INFO (AUS)

Arts Law Centre of Australia - Freedom of Expression

Arts Law Centre of Australia - Defamation Law

Arts Law Centre of Australia - The new uniform defamation laws

EDITING (US), MANUSCRIPT ASSESSMENT, ETC (US, AUS, AND LOCAL)

Ellen Brock - Professional Freelance Novel Editor

Crazy Good Reading

Lynk Manuscript Assessment Service

FREE GRAPHICS (US)

Unsplash - photos for everyone

Life of Pix - Free High Resolution Photography

pixabay - Stunning free images & royalty free stock

Gratisography - Quirky, Creative, Always Free Photos

Morguefile - Free images for creatives, by creatives

picjumbo - Beautiful FREE stock photos

StockSnap.io - Beautiful free stock photos

visualhunt - Creative Commons Photos

ORGANISATIONS (US, AUS)

Writer's Life.org - where writers thrive

Arts Law Centre of Australia

The Australian Writer’s Marketplace

Eventbrite - Queensland Writers Centre

International ISBN Agency

SERVICES (VARIOUS, ADD LOCAL)

fiverr - Freelance Services For Your Business

99designs - find and hire designers

Virtual staff finder - Filipino virtual assistants

PHOTOGRAPHERS (LOCAL, QLD)

Blue Click Photography - Cairns professional photography studio

Azure Photography - Cairns professional photographer

Paula Brennan - personal brand photography and education

WRITING COURSES & TIPS (VARIOUS)

Udemy - Write a Book! Creative Writing Skills for Beginner Writers

Udemy - Writing, Publishing, Marketing and Selling Your First Book

Udemy - Novel Writing: Dialogue, Beginnings and Endings

ULM - Writing and Selling Self-Help Books

Udemy Blog - How to Write an Autobiography and Make the Best-seller List

Lisa Tener - How to Write a Foreword

How to Write a Synopsis of Your Novel

The Write Practice - The Secret to Show, Don’t Tell

The Writers' Studio - Unlocking Creativity

Udemy - Writing A Book: Revision

Udemy - How To Become a Bestselling Author on Amazon Kindle

MyBigBusinessCard - Free Author Resources

MyBigBusinessCard - Download Your "Write a Book in a Weekend" Ebook

Joan Dempsey - Resources for Writers

How to write a book – the short honest truth

Udemy - How to Write a How-to Book

Rich Life Publishing - Writing Self-Help Books

How to Write a Synopsis of Your Novel

The Writers' Studio - Unlocking Creativity

WRITING JOBS

RealWritingJobs.com

PUBLICITY (US, AUS)

Emily Florence - 6 STEPS FOR GETTING IN THE MEDIA

Susan Harrow - Media Coach

Kristen White - Media & Author Coach

PUBLISHING (VARIOUS, ADD AMAZON, OTHER ELECTRONIC PLUS LOCAL)

Pam Brossman- SELF GUIDED BEST SELLER BOOK SELF PUBLISHING PROGRAM

blurb - Turn your ideas into professional-quality books, magazines, or ebooks

Dorrance Publishing

Xlibris - Your Self Publishing Journey

Fast Pencil - Publishing Your Way

48HOUR BOOKS - book printers

Para Publishing - How To Self-Publish Your Book

SFWA - Thumbs Down Publishers List

BookBaby - Print on Demand

Jess Krieger - the Author's Secret Weapon

WEBSITES (VARIOUS)

SITE123 - website builder

SimpleSite - website builder

WEBS - website builder

WIX - website builder

HubSpot - Free Marketing Resources

Brand Calling - Expert Branding for Those Called to Do Good