Writing tools and writing organisations

Here are links to some of my favourite writing organisations, tools, books and resources. In some instances I may receive a micro reward if you click through and go on to purchase from one of these links, but it will not increase the price you pay, and any income received will help me maintain and keep this website up to date.

I’ve only included links to organisations and services that I use myself and really believe in. First up, I just can’t go past:

ALLi – The Alliance of Independent AuthorsA fantastic organisation for any self publishing author. From it’s active and helpful Facebook group to publishing guides, member discounts and podcasts, ALLi offers a wealth of up to date information and support for indie authors and self publishing writers.

Publisher RocketPublisher Rocket helps your book get discovered on Amazon. It’s a great tool to help you quickly determine the best keywords to use in your title, sub-title, book metadata and ads. It will help you pick the right category for your book and give you insights into other authors and titles also targeting the same readers as you. It basically takes the guess work out of your books being found on Amazon.

ProWritingAid: Try this software to see what it’s like to have an editor in your pocket. This link will let you try ProWritingAid free. Why? Quickly and easily improve your spelling and grammar; identify and convert passive language to active language (this is key for a good reading experience!); see how often you repeat the same phrase or words throughout your manuscript and so much more. You can also use ProWritingAid to help with business, freelance and academic writing, even if it’s just to ensure the emails you send are tight and impactful. Hmmm…maybe I should have run this paragraph through ProWritingAid!

And for if/when you are ready to turn your knowledge into courses, coaching and webinars, with the ability to build your brand and reader engagement, take a look at:

New Zenler: An all in one tool that enables you to set up courses, live webinars, email lists and more. I chose this over Kajabi due to it being much more economical while still having tools including marketing funnels, events calendars and more.

Teachable: As an author of a non-fiction book, it means you’re an expert in your subject. Might you be able to turn your knowledge into a fantastic online learning opportunity for your audience in Australia and around the world? If so, check out the Teachable learning platform, it provides an easy way to upload, organise and sell your course content online. Though New Zenler has lots of extra bells and whistles especially when it comes to the marketing of your course, Teachable offers a course platform that is used by many course creators around the world.

Kartra: If you are looking to really build your author business and need an all-in-one website solution combining a marketing funnel, email campaigns, ability to run and deliver video and email courses and so much more, do check out Kartra. It brings together so many useful tools into one cohesive and powerful solution. Again, it is similar in many ways to New Zenler, so just find the program that fits your and your course creator goals the best.