Page

Topic

Author

Link

1

Read and write

Stephen King

Website

2

Art & Fear

David Bayles and Ted Orland

Book

7

failure

J. K. Rowling

Website

8

This American Life

Website

National Geographic Traveler

Book

McSweeney's Quarterly Concern

Book

9

goal contents theory

Website

12

Middlesex

Jeffrey Eugenides

Book

Sisyphus

Albert Camus

Wikipedia entry

14

Fast Company

Book

15

regrets

Bronnie Ware

Website

18

limited time to write

Jodi Picoult

Website

19

The Artist’s Way

Julia Cameron

Book

21

shitty first drafts

Anne Lamott

Facebook page

25

Fight Club

Chuck Palahniuk

Book

26

The Artist's Way

Julia Cameron

Book

Memoirs of a Geisha

Arthur Golden

Book

28

Barnes & Noble

Website

Five Star notebooks

Book

Pilot G2 pen

Book

32

grit

Angela Lee Duckworth

Website

This American Life

Ira Glass

Website

35

flow

Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

Wikipedia entry

dumb luck

Marvin Bell

Wikipedia entry

38

journaling

Sunil Yapa

Website

40

vulnerability

Brené Brown

Website

The Boy Who Really, Really Wanted to Have Sex: The Memoir of a Fat Kid

John McNally

Book

Jesus eyes

Kendrick Lamar

Website

42

Man’s Search for Meaning

Viktor Frankl

Book

art everywhere

Steven Pinker

Website

43

Wired for Story

Lisa Cron

Book

45

Last Lecture

Randy Pausch

Book

46

Writers on Writing

Website

46

Between the Covers

Website

The Moth

Website

Found Magazine

Website

47

PostSecret

Website

Humans of New York

Website

49

Writing Down the Bones

Natalie Goldberg

Website

50

Morning Pages

Julia Cameron

Website

59

The Kite Runner

Khaled Hosseini

Book

The Unbearable Lightness of Being

Milan Kundera

Book

Osama

Book

Amy Tan

Amy Tan

Website

Kurt Vonnegut

Kurt Vonnegut

Website

Philip K. Dick

Philip K. Dick

Wikipedia entry

Reading the World (AKA The World Between Two Covers)

Ann Morgan

Book

60

House of Sand and Fog

Andre Dubus III

Book

George Saunders

George Saunders

Website

62

ideas

Neil Gaiman

Website

AquaNotes

Web Application

66

notes

Emily Dickinson

Wikipedia entry

68

Morning Pages

Julia Cameron

Website

69

writing by hand

Susan Sontag

Wikipedia entry

writing by hand

Truman Capote

Wikipedia entry

writing by hand

Maria Semple

Website

70

Jennifer Lawrence’s boobs

Wikipedia entry

71

word lists

Ellen Bass

Website

72

Letter from Birmingham Jail

Martin Luther King Jr.

PDF

74

gathering places

Dave Crenshaw

Website

finishing

Chuck Wendig

Website

81

Man Booker Prize

Website

gratitude

Shawn Achor

Website

writing spaces

Ernest Hemingway

Wikipedia entry

Fifty Writing Tools

Roy Peter Clark

Wikipedia entry

Mind the Gap

Ira Glass

Twitter account

confusion

George Saunders

Website

bath desk

Steve Amick

Website

writing on your phone

Fiona Mozley

Website

83

burn or burn

Nir Eyal

Website

85

challenges

Jerry Seinfeld

Website

86

Huffington Post

Website

88

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Ian Fleming

Book

labeling yourself

Ian Fleming

Website

genres

Chris Abani

Website

90

writing wildly

Roxane Gay

Website

Pulitzer Prize

Robert Penn Warren

Wikipedia entry

91

Suck-O-Meter

George Saunders

Website

94

rewriting

John Irving

Website

98

love

Shakespeare

Wikipedia entry

100

Water for Elephants

Sara Gruen

Book

outlining

Jeffery Deaver

Website

101

headlights method

E. L. Doctorow

Website

112

FocusMate.com

Web Application

113

workshop

Chuck Palahniuk

Twitter account

114

workshopping

Octavia E. Butler

Website

119

list of works

Priscilla Long

Website

119

accountant side

Judith Viorst

Wikipedia entry

122

Reverse Dictionary

Web Application

Idiom Dictionary

Web Application

RhymeZone

Web Application

Urban Dictionary

Web Application

OneLook

Web Application

WordCounter

Web Application

Visuwords

Web Application

Visual Dictionary

Web Application

The Phrontistery

Web Application

Grammarly

Web Application

123

Purdue University Online Writing Lab

Website

Tumblr

Blogging Platform

750 Words

Blogging Platform

Behind the Name

Web Application

Jobstr

Q&A Forum

125

Shel Silverstein

Website

Roald Dahl

Website

R. L. Stine

Website

Reading Like a Writer

Francine Prose

Wikipedia entry

126

Invisible Monsters

Chuck Palahniuk

Book

A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius

Dave Eggers

Book

reading

Edward P. Jones

Wikipedia entry

reading

Tiffanie DeBartolo

Twitter account

reading

Frank McCourt

Wikipedia entry

127

Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs

Chuck Klosterman

Book

Pocket

Web Application

OverDrive

Library & Audio Book App

131

reading

Frank X. Gaspar

Website

133

Pulitzer Prizes

Website

Nobel Prizes in Literature

Website

Pushcart Prize

Website

134

PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction

Website

The Best American series

Website

135

The Lord of the Rings

J.R.R. Tolkien

Book

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Stieg Larsson

Book

Harry Potter

J.K. Rowling

Book

A Song of Ice and Fire

George R. R. Martin

Book

genre

Robert Louis Stevenson

Wikipedia entry

genre

Henry James

Wikipedia entry

136

Cloud Atlas

David Mitchell

Book

Zone One

Colson Whitehead

Book

Laura Ingalls Wilder Award

Website

Caldecott Medal

Website

Newbery Medal

Website

Alex Award

Website

Bram Stoker Award

Website

Edgar Allan Poe Award

Website

Hugo Award

Website

Nebula Award

Website

World Fantasy Award

Website

RITA Award

Website

Spur Award

Website

137

Slaughterhouse-Five

Kurt Vonnegut

Book

Magic for Beginners

Kelly Link

Book

The Keep

Jennifer Egan

Book

139

diversity

Wancy Young Cho

LinkedIn profile

140

Publishers Weekly

Book

privilege

Edward P. Jones

Wikipedia entry

141

writers of color

Roxane Gay

Website

influences

Jamaica Baldwin

Website

142

literary magazines

Marilyn Hacker

Wikipedia entry

143

Every Writer’s Resource

Website

144

The New Yorker

Book

Ploughshares

Book

The Paris Review

Book

Tin House

Book

145

New England Review

Website

Granta

Book

Harper’s Magazine

Book

Kenyon Review

Book

The Georgia Review

Book

The Southern Review

Book

146

Armchair/Shotgun

Literary Magazine

147

Bateau

Literary Magazine

Boulevard

Literary Magazine

The Louisville Review

Literary Magazine

Phoebe

Literary Magazine

Duende

Literary Magazine

148

Spartan

Literary Magazine

Sixpenny

Literary Magazine

Bodega

Literary Magazine

Fields

Literary Magazine

150

Family Life

Akhil Sharma

Book

East of Eden

John Steinbeck

Book

The Labyrinth of Solitude

Octavio Paz

Book

Pale Fire

Vladimir Nabokov

Book

Olive Kitteridge

Elizabeth Strout

Book

Electric Literature

Literature Blog

Book Riot

Literature Blog

151

Let the Great World Spin

Colum McCann

Book

152

reading

Kathryn Schulz

Website

Evernote

Web Application

153

Goodreads

Web Application

Pocket

Web Application

155

stealing

David Wagoner

Wikipedia entry

157

craft

Homer

Wikipedia entry

craft

Aristotle

Wikipedia entry

craft

Rumi

Wikipedia entry

craft

Shakespeare

Wikipedia entry

craft

Miguel de Cervantes

Wikipedia entry

craft

Daniel Defoe

Wikipedia entry

craft

Jane Austen

Wikipedia entry

craft

Charles Dickens

Wikipedia entry

craft

Walt Whitman

Wikipedia entry

craft

Willa Cather

Wikipedia entry

craft

Henry James

Wikipedia entry

craft

F. Scott Fitzgerald

Wikipedia entry

craft

Walt Disney

Wikipedia entry

craft

Dr. Seuss

Wikipedia entry

craft

James Baldwin

Wikipedia entry

craft

Alice Munro

Wikipedia entry

craft

Alice Walker

Website

craft

Margaret Atwood

Website

craft

Steven Spielberg

Wikipedia entry

craft

Chang-rae Lee

Wikipedia entry

learning to write

Ernest Hemingway

Wikipedia entry

160

Better You Go Home

Scott Driscoll

Book

craft

Jennie Shortridge

Website

plot

George Lucas

Wikipedia entry

161

Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption AKA Different Seasons

Stephen King

Book

Shawshank Redemption

Book

poems

Ellen Bass

Website

167

For Whom the Bell Tolls

Ernest Hemingway

Book

Brokeback Mountain AKA Close Range: Wyoming Stories

Annie Proulx

Book

page-turner

Tom Stoppard

Wikipedia entry

169

one-way gate

Charles Baxter

Website

172

Lolita

Vladimir Nabokov

Book

173

The Things They Carried

Tim O’Brien

Book

East of Eden

John Steinbeck

Book

174

Funeral Service Times

Website

It’s a Rat’s World

Website

177

dialogue

Pam Houston

Website

Middle Passage

Charles Johnson

Book

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Mark Twain

Book

Middlemarch

George Eliot

Book

To Kill a Mockingbird

Harper Lee

Book

179

American Psycho

Bret Easton Ellis

Book

Embers

Sándor Márai

Book

The Great Gatsby

F. Scott Fitzgerald

Book

180

The Virgin Suicides

Jeffrey Eugenides

Book

Bright Lights, Big City

Jay McInerney

Book

Self-Help

Lorrie Moore

Book

181

Mrs. Dalloway

Virginia Woolf

Book

182

A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

James Joyce

Book

187

Night Clouds

Amy Lowell

Wikipedia entry

188

Charlotte’s Web

E. B. White

Book

Troilus and Cressida

Shakespeare

Book

Sand and Foam

Kahlil Gibran

Wikipedia entry

189

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Mark Twain

Book

A Tale of Two Cities

Charles Dickens

Book

The Diary of a Young Girl

Anne Frank

Book

The Shining

Stephen King

Book

190

voice

Theo Pauline Nestor

Website

192

artistry

Sarah Kay

Website

193

The Writer’s Portable Mentor

Priscilla Long

Book

Story

Robert McKee

Book

A Poetry Handbook

Mary Oliver

Book

Reading Like a Writer

Francine Prose

Book

On Writing

Stephen King

Book

194

The Liars’ Club

Mary Karr

Book

Writing Tools

Roy Peter Clark

Book

Wonderbook

Jeff VanderMeer
and Jeremy Zerfoss

Book

The Way of the Writer

Charles Johnson

Book

Naming the World

Bret Anthony Johnston

Book

Burning Down the House

Charles Baxter

Book

The Art of Memoir

Mary Karr

Book

The Situation and the Story

Vivian Gornick

Book

195

editing

Keats

Wikipedia entry

197

money

Margaret Atwood

Website

198

Hugo House

Website

200

value

David Sedaris

Website

value

Dorianne Laux

Website

value

Sanjiv Bhattacharya

Twitter account

value

Dinty W. Moore

Website

203

Drive

Daniel H. Pink

Book

208

The Commitments

Roddy Doyle

Book

Rent

Jonathan Larson

Book

bartender

Jon Stewart

Wikipedia entry

nurse

Paul Genesse

Website

209

Catch-22

Joseph Heller

Book

day job

Wallace Stevens

Wikipedia entry

day job

Toni Morrison

Wikipedia entry

210

Salamina, Colombia

Airbnb Listing

Peace Corps

Paul Theroux

Website

Peace Corps

Jia Tolentino

Twitter account

Peace Corps

Bob Shacochis

Wikipedia entry

212

Lyndon B. Johnson
School of Public Affairs

Website

213

Writer’s Market

Website

Seinfeld

Amazon Streaming TV

217

time

Annie Dillard

Website

218

time management

Dave Crenshaw

Website

Hell yeah

Derek Sivers

Website

219

YNAB

Website

220

checklists

Atul Gawande

Website

222

Modern Love

Columnist

223

Adobe

Website

224

Excel

Website

225

Lynda.com

Website

Google Docs

Web Application

Scrivener

Desktop Application

Dragon NaturallySpeaking

Desktop Application

227

Facebook

Web Application

Brave New World

Aldous Huxley

Book

229

Twitter

Social Media Site

Facebook

Social Media Site

Instagram

Social Media Site

Goodreads

Social Literature Site

Hootsuite

Engagement Tools

232

The Best American Travel Writing

Wikipedia entry

233

meeting fancy writers

George Saunders

Website

234

emotional work

Ijeoma Oluo

Website

235

Poets & Writers

Magazine

238

Elliott Bay Book Company

Indie bookstore

239

Lolita

Vladimir Nabokov

Book

rejection

F. Scott Fitzgerald

Wikipedia entry

240

Rejection Wiki

Website

245

Poets & Writers

Magazine

Publishers Lunch

Blog

247

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

Stephen R. Covey

Book

Influence

Robert B. Cialdini

Book

The $100 Startup

Chris Guillebeau

Book

Made to Stick

Chip and Dan Heath

Book

The Total Money Makeover

Dave Ramsey

Book

Mindsharing

Lior Zoref

Book

248

The Art of Asking

Amanda Palmer

Book

The Paradox of Choice

Barry Schwartz

Book

The Compound Effect

Darren Hardy

Book

The Willpower Instinct

Kelly McGonigal

Book

251

dog's life

Gustave Flaubert

Wikipedia entry

253

community

Seamus Heaney

Wikipedia entry

254

community

Sekou Sundiata

Wikipedia entry

255

Busboys and Poets

Bookstore / Café

Lambda Literary

Organization

255

Saints and Sinners Literary Festival

Festival

256

VONA

Arts Foundation

Kundiman

Literary Foundation

The Native American Literature Symposium

Conference

Cave Canem

Literary Organization

Educe

Journal

Gay & Lesbian Review

Magazine

Mandala Journal

Journal

Mosaic

Journal

Callaloo

Journal

Mizna

Journal

Sukoon

Magazine

Asian American Literary Review

Magazine

Lantern Review

Magazine

Cave Canem

Nikky Finney

Website

257

VIDA

Organization

Women Who Submit Lit

Website

Hedgebrook

Organization

Disability Visibility Project

Organization

Bilingual Review

Journal

Latin American Literary Review

Magazine

Huizache

Magazine

Palabra

Magazine

Yellow Medicine Review

Magazine

Red Ink

Journal

Calyx

Journal

So to Speak

Journal

Torch

Organization

A**-Kicking with Limitations

Esmé Weijun Wang

Website

260

AWP Conference

Conference

261

The Starry Night Retreat

Conference

The Key West Literary Seminar

Conference

The Northern California Writers’ Retreat

Conference

Tin House Summer Workshop

Conference

Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference

Conference

Ragdale

Residency

262

Wellspring House

Writing Retreat

San Miguel Writers’ Conference

Conference

Yaddo

Artists Retreat

263

The Call of Solitude

Ester Schaler Buchholz

Book

VONA

Yusef Komunyakaa

Wikipedia entry

VONA

Patricia Smith

Website

VONA

Ed Robeson

Wikipedia entry

264

solitude

Friedrich Nietzsche

Wikipedia entry

271

The Land of Steady Habits

Ted Thompson

Website

275

Behind the Beautiful Forevers

Katherine Boo

Book

276

Freedom

Jonathan Franzen

Book

Suite Française

Irène Némirovsky

Book

278

The Willpower Instinct

Kelly McGonigal

Book

280

meditation

David Lynch

Website

meditation

Ruth Ozeki

Website

meditation

Martin Scorsese

Wikipedia entry

meditation

Jerry Seinfeld

Website

281

meditation

Tara Brach

Website

meditation

Jon Kabat-Zinn

Twitter account

282

The Happiness Advantage

Shawn Achor

Book

283

On Writing

Stephen King

Book

alcohol abuse

F. Scott Fitzgerald

Wikipedia entry

alcohol abuse

Truman Capote

Wikipedia entry

alcohol abuse

Jack Kerouac

Wikipedia entry

suicide

Ernest Hemingway

Wikipedia entry

suicide

Virginia Woolf

Wikipedia entry

suicide

Hunter S. Thompson

Wikipedia entry

suicide

Sylvia Plath

Wikipedia entry

284

Rent

Jonathan Larson

Book

285

Radiohead

Twitter account

everything is going to be OK

Ashley C. Ford

Website

love is love is love

Lin- Manuel Miranda

Website

286

The Artist’s Way

Julia Cameron

Book

The War of Art

Steven Pressfield

Book

Mindset

Carol S. Dweck

Book

Art & Fear

David Bayles and Ted Orland

Book

287

Bird by Bird

Anne Lamott

Book

The Creative Habit

Twyla Tharp

Book

Letters to a Young Poet

Rainer Maria Rilke

Book

Catching the Big Fish

David Lynch

Book

A New Earth

Eckhart Tolle

Book

The Gifts of Imperfection

Brené Brown

Book