Recommended Partners

Here is a partial list of recommended writing teachers, consultants, and other experts. These are people I know and trust. As with all recommendations, do your homework to be sure the person you decide to work with is a good fit for you.

Lynn Johnston’s Write Smarter, Not Harder

Books, Courses, Downloads

Edit and revise your manuscript with her course, Manuscript Magic.


Kristin Noland: Noland Editing

Developmental and line editing services for speculative and crime fiction and author resources.

Check out her services and resources:


Shortcuts for Writers paid courses and free resources

Stacy Juba at Shortcuts for Writers has some great paid and free courses. She’s a wealth of editing information and writer’s life support for novelists.

Check out her free courses here:

Line Editing Made Simple, a 5-day introductory class

The Looks and Gazes Quickstart Guide (sample pages of the Energize Your Writing Toolkit)

How to Create Your Editing Game Plan and Fast-Track Your Book on-demand masterclass

Your Best Writing Year Ever: 4 Time Management Hacks to Kickstart Your Productivity on-demand masterclass


Jericho Writers

Founded by bestselling author Harry Bingham, Jericho Writers provides writers with all the tools they need to edit, write, and publish their books. They offer one-to-one mentoring, professional editing services, tutored courses,  a literary agent database, online and in-person events, an online writing community, and more.

Vanessa Kier: The Writer Tech Stop

Tech Resources for Writers, Consultations, Courses, Helping Writers with Mailchimp, Scrivener, WordPress, and Other Essential Applications


C.S. Lakin: Live, Write, Thrive

Editing services, Online Courses, Workshops and Retreats

Details on her extensive critique service here:

(If you do sign up, please tell her I “Beth Barany” sent you. In full disclosure: I do get a referral fee.)


Jordan Rosenfeld: Practice. Polish. Persist.

Books, Writing Classes, Editing Services


Brooke Warner: She Writes Press

She Writes Press is an independent publishing company founded to serve members of SheWrites, the largest global community of women writers online, and women writers everywhere.


Diana Lynn: Build A Story – A Writer’s Workbook and Novel Planning

A hands-on workbook adaptable to any level of author experience and writing preference. Worksheets, and action lists to arrange every aspect from idea to setting, and from character to climax. Visit Diana’s author page to choose from a variety of covers to inspire your creativity.

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