This is a Link Page for every resource I’ve probably ever used to learn more about the craft of writing. I've been a freelance and contracted developmental editor for a decade and worked with trad, hybrid, and self-published authors as an editor and mentor. I was also the president of the Music City Romance Writers and their PRO Liasion. I've sold short stories in the US and short fiction audio to the UK as well as having sold over 70K copies of my Witch Walker series since book one published in November of 2021. So far, I've sold foreign and audio rights to the US, France, Spain, Brazil, and Turkey.
I believe in honing your craft as best you can, and though I believe learning never ends, I also believe there comes a time when you have to stop studying for a while and do the work. If you're new to writing, take some time to learn about your art and the industry, to practice, and find like-minded writers for critique. Dig deep and you will grow!
I am unconventional and write in Vellum, a formatting software. I transfer my drafts to Word. Vellum is not a Word Processor or meant for drafting, but it's the format that best suits me.
Here's a list of softwares or programs you might like:
*Note that you can draft anywhere, including Google Docs, but understand that Microsoft Word is publishing industry-standard when working with agents/editors. Track changes is a tool in Word that allows for back and forth edits and commenting.
Formatting Software for Self-Publishing: