A few of our favorite writing and publishing resources:

Editing/Manuscript Services:

Ready for an editor to give you feedback on your story?

Mari Farthing, Buzz’ senior editor, also provides independent manuscript services including story editing and proofreading. Visit her blog at or visit her Facebook page. 

Dani Stone – Professional Editing Services
Dani is a freelance writer, editor and published author.
As an avid reader, she relishes her editing position for the book review site, Book End Babes.
She likes to write but loves to edit and considers the Chicago Manual of Style to be exciting bedtime reading material.
Dani knows her primary responsibility is to produce a professionally edited story or document that maintains the voice and writing style of the author.
Currently providing copy editing, manuscript analysis and proofreading services.
Email for more information and price quote:

June J. McInerney provides editing services for writers. Visit

Buzz books does NOT receive any monetary compensation if you contract with these editors. 

Writing Craft Books

Plot & Structure: (Techniques And Exercises For Crafting A Plot That Grips Readers From Start To Finish) (Write Great Fiction) by James Scott Bell

Creating Characters: How to Build Story People by Dwight V. Swain

A Story is a Promise: Good Things to Know Before You Write That Screenplay, Novel, or Play by Bill Johnson

On Writing by Stephen King

The Writer’s Workout: 366 Tips, Task and Techniques From Your Writing Career Coach by Christina Katz

E-book (Digital Publishing)

Kindle Direct Publishing for publishing on Amazon for the Kindle

Smashwords: For multiple digital formats

PubIt: on for nook

Lulu: epub conversion and iBooks distributor

Print Book Publishers (for indie/self pub)

CreateSpace (an Amazon company): Self-publish and sell books, CDs, & DVDs on free setup


Lightning Source print on demand

Independent Booksellers

Indie Bound For independent booksellers around the country and the Indie Next list

Book and Publishing News and Reviews

Publishers Weekly: news, book reviews and author links

Shelfari: Read, share, explore

Good Reads: virtual bookshelf and reader reviews

Red Room: where the writers are

Amazon Author Central: share the most up-to-date information about yourself and your works with millions of readers

Writing Software

Omm Writer: simple text processor that firmly believes in making writing a pleasure once again, reinvindicating the close relationship between writer and story

Grammarly ($19.95 a month) personal proofreading and grammar coach

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