Resources and Reference Writing

Writing and Self Publishing Resources

Updated 5/30/2023

Also see: Self Publishing Guides

General Writing

Reddit Genre Subreddits

Reddit Subreddits for Writers

Writing Subreddits

Writer Sanctum Forum

Reverse Thesaurus Lookup <– this looks very handy

(Via) Writers Helping Writers Thesaurus Series (Free) is a series of entries relating to different elements of writing, like settings, emotional wounds, personality traits, and occupations. These are links to their free sample pages and listed in alphabetical order:

Self Publishing






Book Editing Services

IPEd – Find an Editor

Word Frequency Counter


Goodreads beta reader group






SFR Station

Markets, Outside Media, and Trends
by u/DaisySherron in eroticauthors

Consider things that romance readers fantasize about.

Security (financial or otherwise). Being loved. Being wanted by someone they desire. Helping to heal someone who seems broken, or having someone help them when they feel broken. New experiences, new settings, the excitement of the unfamiliar.

Glossary of romance terms

Marketing + Self Promo

[Announcement] — Saturdays are now officially self-promo Saturdays. It has worked out pretty well, so if you have something you want to share, do it on Saturday.
by u/Warlizard in scifi

Basic Social Media Marketing for Authors
by u/miskittster in RomanceWriters

Marketing SFF (romance tag)

Authors on Social Media: Choosing Platforms & Avoiding Burnout

Starting From Zero • Resources Page

Best Book Promotion Sites in 2023

Distributing ARCs



Hidden Gems ARCs – romance books 6+ months out


Bookbrush – social media graphics tool

BkLNK – can look up Amazon categories and sales rank for any book by ASIN / ISBN

Booklinker – allows link to Amazon product that redirects to the correct country’s store

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