W   Writing Resources and Good Reads List 


Pay it forward with a Tweet!

And if you haven’t, join your Fantasy Adventure Blog Letter! I post monthly or less.

Crossover: Find the Eternal, the Adventure.

Click “Free PDFs” under the Resources page tab for the 32 Components of Writing Excellent Fiction. 

Favorite Author Sites & Blogs

CJ Redwine’s YA Books Central

KM Weiland’s Dieselpunk, historical, and fantasy

Robin McKinley’s Extraordinary fantasy

Stephen Lawhead – mythic and historical fantasy

 Rachel Neumeier’s Fantasy

Lisa T Bergren’s wonderful YA

Serena Chase’s Fairy Tales

Shelley Adina’s great Steampunk

Andrew Peterson’s The Wingfeather Saga and music 

John Flanagan’s world of the Ranger’s Apprentice

Writing Paths – Youth and Up

My “Great Adventure Good Read” List: (in no particular order)

River of Time Lisa Bergrin’s The River of Time Series

The Traitor's Heir Anna Thayer’s The Traitor’s Heir (The Knight of Eldaran #1)

KM Weiland’s Wayfarer

Good ReadPatrick Carr’s The Darkwater Saga

Good Read ListKatie Clark Beguiled series

Keeper House UnendingThe Keeper House Unending by H. M. Snow

Auralia's Colors Jeffrey Overstreet’s (The Auralia Thread Series #1)

 Rachel Neumeier’s The Griffin Mage Trilogy

Good read listNadine Brandes’ Fawkes

Good Read ListChuck Black’s Wars of the Realm series

Good Read ListC J Brightley Fairy Fantasy

Good Read ListMorgan Busse’s Ravenwood Saga

Good Read ListMelanie Cellier Fairytale Retellings

Good Read ListSerena Chase Eyes of Everia series

Good Read ListD M Cornish Monster Blood Tatoo series – not horror despite the cover – epic fantasy

Blue Sword Robin McKinley’s The Blue Sword (Newbery Honor Roll) Rose Daughter, Deerskin, Beauty

Bonemender Holly Bennett’s Bonemender’s Oath, Bonemender

Door Within Wayne Thomas Batson’s Door Within Trilogy

Crown Duel 51rw Sherwood Smith’s (Crown Duel / Court Duel)

Good Read ListKathryn Mackel Christian Chiller series

Paksenarrion Elizabeth Moon’s Sheepfarmer’s Daughter (The Deed of Paksenarrion Trilogy, Book 1) Oath of Gold, Surrender None

Silver Call 1 Dennis McKiernan’s The Iron Tower Omnibus  The Silver Call Duology

Good Read ListKathrese McKee Mardan’s Mark series

The Thief Megan Whelan Turner’s The Thief (The Queen’s Thief, Book 1)

 M. I. McAllister’s Urchin of the Riding Stars (Mistmantle Chronicles, Book 1)

Good Read ListS D Grimm Children of the Blood Moon trilogy

Good Read ListAlton Gansky

Good Read ListShannon Hale Princess Academy

Good Read ListVictoria Hanley The Seer and the Sword

Good Read ListL A Kelly series

Good Read ListAndrew Klavan – and Crazy Dangerous, and The Homelanders series – not fantasy but good. The Mind War trilogy by him is good fantasy.

Good Read ListRonie Kendig’s Abiassa’s Fire, and the Droseran Saga

Good Read ListJaye L Knight Ilyon Chronicles

Good Read ListTerri Luckey Kaydo series post-apocalyptic fantasy

Shadow Spinner 1 Susan Fletcher’s Shadow Spinner (A Jean Karl Book)

 Jonathan Roger’s The Bark of the Bog Owl (Wilderking Trilogy)

Good Read ListA A Radda’s Numin-U’ia fairy fantasy. I wish she’d write more!

Good Read ListJ F Roger’s Ariboslia trilogy

Dark Sea of Darkness Andrew Peterson’s On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness (The Wingfeather Saga)

FirebirdKathy Tyer’s Firebird: A Trilogy, Shivering World, One Mind’s Eye, Crystal Witness

Good Read ListAnne Elizabeth Stengl

Ranger's Apprentice John Flanagan’s The Ruins of Gorlan (The Ranger’s Apprentice, Book 1)

Paradise War Stephen Lawhead’s The King Raven Trilogy

Arrow R. J. Anderson’s Arrow (No Ordinary Fairy Tale Series Book 3)

Dance in the Desert Madeleine L’Engles Dance in the DesertThe Weather of the Heart (poems)

Karen Hancock’s ARENA, Legend of the Guardian King series.

Ginger Garrett’s Chosen: Lost Diaries of Queen Esther (Lost Loves of the Bible Book 1)

L. M. Montgomery’s The Blue Castle

Eloise Jarvis McGraw’s Mara, Daughter of the Nile (Puffin Story Books)Sawdust in His Shoes, Moccasin Trail

The Young Trailer’s series fired my imagination: Joseph A Altsheler’s The Young Trailers: Complete Series (8 Novels)

Mary Stewart’s Nine Coaches Waiting (Rediscovered Classics)A Walk in Wolf Wood, Airs Above the Ground, Nine Coaches Waiting

Mary Robinette Kowal’s Glamour in Glass (Glamourist Histories series)

Good Read ListChris Walley The Lamb Among the Stars space fantasy

Good Read ListPrecarious Yates or Joanna Emerson The Mapmaker’s Daughter

Good Read ListTimothy Zahn Dragonback series


Favorite Links/Info

Inspirational quotes: Always Well Within Some good ones in here

Writer’s Digest: Author Quotes on Writing

CreativIndie Publishing: Derek Murphy

Indie Publishing: Joel Friedlander’s Book Design Templates

Writing and Editing Resources

Writing Music:

Bard and the Warrior Ark Music: King Raven, Byzantium, Bard and Warrior, Katurran Odessey

13th warrior 13th Warrior, Last Samurai, The Hobbit, LOTR, Narnia, Gladiator, Eragon, How to Train Your Dragon, The King’s Speech, Amazing Grace, Hans Zimmer the definitive Collection, The Jane Austen companion, and the Kingdom of Heaven soundtracks. Enya, Keiko Matsui, Piano Cascades.


Quoteable Lewis The Quotable LewisExperiment in Criticism, and every other book he wrote

Mind of the Maker Dorothy L. Sayers’ The Mind of the Maker

Poetic DictionOwen Barfield’s Poetic Diction: A Study in Meaning

Northumbria Peter Hunter Blair’s Northumbria in the Days of Bede Anglo-Saxon England, Roman Britain and Early England

 Frederic L Cheyette’s Lordship and Community in Medieval Europe, Selected Reading

Dorothy’s Hartley’s Lost Country Life

Walter Duckat’s Beggar to King: All the Occupations of Biblical Times

Writing Life:

If you want to write Brenda Ueland’s If You Want to Write

right to write Julia Cameron’s The Right to Write: An Invitation and Initiation into the Writing Life

Writing Skills:

Structuring your novel KM Weiland’s Structuring Your Novel: Essential Keys for Writing an Outstanding Story

Steering the Craft Ursula K LeGuin’s Steering the Craft: A Twenty-First-Century Guide to Sailing the Sea of Story

Writing fantasy Brian Stableford’s Writing Fantasy and Science Fiction

 Orson Scott Card’s How to Write Science Fiction and Fantasy (Genre Writing)

Fire in fiction Donald Maas’ The Fire in Fiction: Passion, Purpose and Techniques to Make Your Novel Great The Career Novelist, Writing the Breakout Novel, and anything else by Donald Maass

 Leonard Bishop’s Dare to be a Great Writer Reprint Edition (1993)

SteinSol Stein’s Stein On Writing: A Master Editor of Some of the Most Successful Writers 

Gardner John Gardner’s Collection on Writing: On Becoming a Novelist, On Writers & Writing, and On Moral Fiction

Super James Scott Bell’s Super Structure: The Key to Unleashing the Power of Story

 Nancy Kress’s Characters, Emotion & Viewpoint

 The Chicago Manual of Style, 16th Edition

The Christian Writer’s Manual of Style: Updated and Expanded Edition


Kawasaki and Welch’s Ape: Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur-How to Publish a Book 

 Rob Eager’s Sell Your Book Like Wildfire: The Writer’s Guide to Marketing and Publicity


 Chris Syme’s SMART Social Media For Authors: The practical guide to sell more books

 Bob Mayer’s Write It Forward

 Joanna Penn’s Business for Authors: How to be an Author Entrepreneur

Thanks for visiting!

Azalea Dabill

Some links on this page are affiliate links.