Wired For Story: Lisa Cron, story-writing coach.
Creativity Goes Wild: Classes and Coaching for the Creative Life with Suzanne Murray
Etymology dictionary: Origins and usage of words.
Katya Cengel: Journalism and writing instructor.
Margie Lawson: Writing teacher specializing in deep editing techniques to create page turners.
Nina Amir: Coaches writers from idea to product.
Preditors & Editors: A guide to publishers and publishing services.
Sonoma County Literary Guide: Literary Newsletter and Calendar for Sonoma County, California
The Write Life: A ton of resources for writers.
Write Livelihood: Jordan Rosenfeld's writing classes and more.
Writer Advice: Author interviews, book reviews, markets, websites.
Writer's Digest: A of compendium articles, craft tips, career advice, competitions, and more.
Writers Helping Writers: A collection of unique resources to improve writing.
Writing Forward: Tips to inspire and inform your writing.
Writers Write: Writing news and an extensive resource list.
B. Lynn Goodwin
Specialize in “big picture” responses: I tell you what I love because I believe writers work better when they are given honest encouragement. I tell you what trips me up and why. I plant seeds, you nurture them, and your writing blossoms.
Helps realize the greatest potential of your writing by discovering your true intent and translating it to the pages of your book
Award-winning writer, editor and novelist, Karen Hart, has served as the editor for two corporate magazines and a newsletter and continues to be slightly obsessive-compulsive about all writing endeavor
Manuscript copyeditor with decades of experience, specializes in business, novels, memoirs, spirituality, women's issues, academic topics and fantasy (vampires, zombies)
Writing, copyediting, editing, revision, design presentation materials. Background: Journal editor. Fiction and nonfiction freelance writer.
Fiction and nonfiction, clients include Chronicle Books, Insight Editions, Harry N. Abrams, Welcome Books, and many authors.
Peg Alford Pursell
I enjoy helping writers navigate the journey, find and focus their vision, and present their work in the best possible light. I'm skilled at developmental editing, manuscript consultation, line editing, copy editing, and proofreading. I've critiqued and edited hundreds of manuscripts. Founding editor of Why There Are Words (WTAW) Press.
Shirin Yim Bridges
Award-winning author, editor, and publisher Shirin Yim Bridges gives tough and thorough developmental edits that have earned her the affectionate nick name "Tiger Editor" more than once, from a stable of loyal repeat clients. She edits MG, YA, and adult—and the occasional picture book.
Editor and manuscript consultant who works with writers from first time novelists to NYT best selling authors. An award winning writer herself, Vicky provides clear and actionable suggestions to clarify content, strengthen plot, deepen characterization and enhance reader interest. She also enjoys helping with short stories, personal essays and memoir.
The Spoken Word Festival, Oct 13-15, features storytellers, authors, and poets, telling stories and reading their work, in a variety of venues in downtown Petaluma.
West Side Stories Petaluma: Five minute, true stories, told live, on stage, without notes. Storytellers entertain, inform and enlighten.
Why There Are Words: A reading series featuring a variety of writers. Second Thursdays, Sausalito
California Writers Club: Meets monthly to share information about the craft and business of writing.
Redwood Writers Branch: of The California Writers Club.
Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI): Serving those who write, illustrate, or share a vital interest in children's literature.
Writer's Digest: Resource for Writers, Celebrating the Writing Life and What it Means to be a Writer in Today's Publishing Environment
The Writer: Instructs, informs and inspires readers with comprehensive how-to advice on the craft of writing.
Poets & Writers: Information, support and guidance for creative writers.
Poetry Flash: Not just about poetry . . . all kinds of writing information.