Recommended Resource List

Want to see what tools I use to keep this site running and to hone my skills as a writer? Check out the Brilliant Writer Resource List and find out!

Reading List

Don’t waste time reading books! Instead, check out this reading list with top recommendations in categories ranging from writing to business to classics to fiction.


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If you are interested in starting your own blog/site like this one, here are some helpful tools for writers:

Most Important Tools & Resources I Use

Recommended Writing Courses

  • Successful Writer: Looking for a step-by-step road map to learning all the ways you can become a skillful, successful writer making a comfortable side income with your words? Look no further. Successful Writer will teach you everything you need to know, and then some!
  • Writers Ignited: If you’ve always struggled with getting your writing done and keeping promises to yourself, you need to join Writers Ignited. This mega-course includes not only six annual writing challenges to get you fired up to finish your writing projects, it includes four writing course tracks (Skillful Writer, Prolific Writer, Persuasive Writer, and Wealthy Writer), and an ever-expanding library of detailed book notes and other helpful resources to help you fulfill your writing potential and crush your writing goals.
  • Guest Blogging Certification: Created by online marketing master Jon Morrow (of Smart Blogger), this course will teach you everything you need to know about how to write for top sites from Forbes to Business Insider. Click on the hyperlinked course name to read my review of the course.

Tools For Bloggers

  • Siteground Hosting: After switching to Siteground hosting, I’ve never looked back! Not only does Siteground offer excellent, speedy web hosting at a reasonable price, its customer support is phenomenal. An absolute must if you are a newbie learning to set up your own site for the first time. To learn more about self hosting your very own site, check this out!
  • MailerLite: MailerLite is quick, clean, and perfect for beginning writers looking to start and grow their email list. It’s also extremely well-priced, easily beating out competitors like MailChimp (which sadly changed its pricing model in May 2019, leading to an uproar among former users). It also allows up to 1,000 free contacts, for life. If you’re just starting out with email marketing, MailerLite is a great option to check out.
  • Namecheap: When you need a domain registrar to lock in your personal website URL, Namecheap is one of the easiest, cheapest offers around!

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