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Welcome to the Fiction Formula Resources section, a curated list of the tools and websites I strongly recommend for learning and growing as a thriller writer. I have tested every recommendation on this page. Many of the resources listed here are crucial to my own growth as a writer.

Before digging into the awesome resources I know and trust, an important disclosure:

Some of the links below are affiliate links, which means that if you choose to make a purchase, I will earn a commission. This commission comes at no additional cost to you. Please understand that I have experience with all of these companies, and I recommend them because they are helpful and useful, not because of the small commissions I make if you decide to buy something. Please do not spend any money on these products unless you feel you need them or that they will help you achieve your goals.



Scrivener is the go-to app for writers of all kinds, used every day by best-selling novelists, screenwriters, non-fiction writers, students, academics, lawyers, journalists, translators and more. Scrivener won’t tell you how to write—it simply provides everything you need to start writing and keep writing.

Dragon Dictation Software


Dragon speech recognition software is better than ever. Talk and your words appear on the screen. Say commands and your computer obeys. Dragon is 3x faster than typing and it’s 99% accurate.

Logitech H800 Bluetooth Headphones


The Logitech Bluetooth H800 Headphones are the perfect match to the Dragon Dictation software. The sound is crisp, the construction of the headphones are solid, and they can take a beating! I’ve had my H800’s for three years and I use them every day! Super long battery life too!

***At the link, click on “Headphones” and you’ll see the H800’s!



Grammarly is the world’s go to editing software for fiction writers. Improve your writing using Grammarly’s detailed explanations of your writing mistakes.

Book Design Templates


Now you can quickly and easily create beautiful books right in Microsoft Word, Apple Pages, or Adobe InDesign. Built to industry-standard specifications, our pre-designed templates will make your book stand out…

BackBlaze Computer Back-up


Surprised to see a computer back-up program here? Don’t be. Every writer uses a back-up. As writer’s we cannot risk losing a single file to hackers, or viruses, or just a plain old dead hard drive. If you’ve been alive for more than twenty years, you know all of those things will happen to you in the next year or two. Don’t risk it. Backblaze is only $5 per month. It backs up my entire computer without doing anything on my part. Don’t lose your work, or images, or videos, or anything on your PC or Mac. Get Backblaze for $5. Click the link to use Backblaze for free for a short time to see if it works for you!

DIY Author Websites


DIY Author Websites is an online course that walks you through step by step how to create a professional author website. It’s taught by yours truly and does not require and experience. Join over 2000 others who’ve already built their own author website!



Successful authors use the power of email to sell books. Don’t hinge your success on a free email service. You need to focus on building your email list and your brand and you want to make it as easy as possible. I use ConvertKit to build my list because their service is easy to use and I can set it and forget it.

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