Resources | Thriving Scribes


tools, courses, and resources we recommend

Resources For Authors

Disclosure: This page contains affiliate links, but these are all products we highly recommend. We won’t put anything on this page that we haven’t verified and/or personally used.

Book Development Resources

These are my absolute FAVE tools to help you plan, write, and publish your books:

Google DocsMy favorite cloud-based word processor for drafting your WIPs

Notion - For plotting, world building, and creating out "book binders" and "series bibles".

Grammarly - For editing on-the-go and catching typos no matter where you are on the internet.

Autocrit An amazing tool to help you self-edit your manuscript.

Free Editing Class : Line Editing Made Simple - Does the thought of editing your book seem overwhelming? My friend, Stacy has a free 5-day training to help with trimming and polishing your manuscript.

Reedsy- My number one recommendation for formatting your manuscript for either ebook or paperback. They also can connect you to professionals through their marketplace if you prefer to hire out.

Author Platform Resources

Use these resources to build your author platform and connect with your target audience on social media.

Wordpress - for creating a beautiful author website and blog.

OceanWP - a  free theme for easy to customise WordPress websites.

Elementor - the best drag-and-drop page builder to pair with OceanWP for gorgeous, modern pages on your author website.

Thrive Themes - an all-in-one Wordpress theme and marketing suite for advanced marketers.

EasyWP - an independent hosting company with A+++ customer service! (Use the link for a month free!)

Canva - My favorite FREE graphic design tool for social media graphics, website graphics, and more!

Smarterqueue for Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter planning, scheduling, analytics + comment monitoring (Use the link for one month FREE trial)

Tailwind - for scheduling pins on Pinterest and joining Tribes

Mailerlite - The best email marketing platform for beginner authors (use for free up to 1,000 subscribers!)

ActiveCampaign - The best email marketing platform for advanced users.

Thriving Scribe Programs To Help

These courses and programs have been developed to help you start your author platform and to reach, connect with, and engage with your readers.

Author Platform Content Toolkit

Everything you need to begin creating consistant content for your audience - in a box PLUS 1 year of prompts to help you go going!

Free Training - How To DIY Your Author Dream Author Website

In this free training, you will learn why an author website is an essential piece of your author platform, 5 mistakes (almost) everyone makes when building their author website, the 4-Step Framework to DIY your author website in just 4 weeks, and more!

Book Marketing + Growth Resources

Use these resources to market your books, grow your audience, and generate sales.

Publisher Rocket - for keyword and market research.

BookFunnel - to join group promotions, distribute ARCs, and build your email list.

StoryOrigin - for organizing newsletter swaps, joining group promos, and building your email list.

KingSumo - my favorite tool for hosting viral giveaways and building book buzz.

Business + Operations Resources

Use these resources to help boost productivity and manage the business aspects of authorship.

Trello - for organization and productivity (check out Trello 4 Authors for help getting started).

Asana - for project management, tasks, and deadlines.

Pacemaker - for setting up a wordcount plan and tracking daily sprints.

Quickbooks Onlinefor tracking business transactions, reporting profit + loss, and creating invoices (use the link to get 50% off!)

Thriving Scribes Planner - designed specifically for self-publishing authors, the Thriving Scribes Planner will guide authorpreneurs toward planning their year with intention and purpose.

Proudly in Support Of...

Other businesses you should become familiar with...

The best place to buy stock photos for your books if you are an author.

Wanting to start learn strong self-editing strategies? No one can teach you how to do that like she can.