Resources

The Tools You Need to Further Your Goals

Welcome to my Resources page.  Here, I've listed some of the best books, tools and courses I've used to further my goals of being an author and creative entrepreneur, and a certified writing, life and career coach. I have tested every recommendation on this page. .

Before digging into these great resources, I need to make an important disclosure:

Some of the links below are affiliate links, which means that if you choose to make a purchase, I will earn a commission at no additional cost to you. Please understand that I only recommend products that I love and have experience with, and that I recommend them because they are helpful and useful. Please do not spend any money on these products unless you feel you need them or that they will help you achieve your goals.

Writing Courses That Actually Teach You What You Need to Know

How to Write a Novel by The Creative Penn

How to Write a Novel is a course by bestselling thriller author Joanna Penn that will take you step-by-step through understanding story structure and the elements of a fiction novel, and then writing and editing your manuscript.  Her clear and concise teaching style and the valuable information she teaches will get you from idea to finished manuscript.

Self-Publishing School by Chandler Bolt

Self-Publishing School is a comprehensive course that teaches all aspects of book writing and self-publishing that is designed to take you from idea to finished manuscript and then to all aspects of self-publishing, including such topics as how to choose a book designer and editor for your book, how to launch the book, how to market it, how to get reviews for your book, how to get influencers to promote your book, and how to turn it into an audiobook. Both fiction and nonfiction authors will get a lot out of this course.

Creative Freedom by The Creative Penn

Creative Freedom by bestselling author entrepreneur Joanna Penn is a step-by-step guide to how to make a living with your writing.  When I took this course, it made me realize that I was leaving a lot of money on the table and what changes I need to make to maximize my author earnings. It's a very comprehensive course that teaches you all about book marketing, running an author business, and monetizing your intellectual property.

Business Resources That Get You Where You Want to Go

SamCart – Shopping Cart (14 day free trial)

SamCart is an easy to use shopping cart you can use to sell your online products. Whether you sell courses or eBooks or coaching services, SamCart has amazing features such as sales page templates for easy setup, 1-click upsells, and more! Click the link to get your 14-Day Free Trial to SamCart!.

Career Resources

Careerfitter – Career Assessment (10% off)

Careerfitter's Career Assessment analyzes your personality in the work place, provides you with a list of careers and jobs to consider based on your work personality, and generates a description of your optimal work environment, strengths, preferred management style, and your work personality traits.  It's a very useful tool to use if you're considering a career change.  It's also useful for getting to know yourself and the types of work and work environments that suit you. Click here to get 10% off your career assessment.