I just recently received my issue of Writer’s Digest magazine. If you consider subscribign or getting books on writing, I feel this is a ‘must-have’ for would-be authors.
Every single issue offers tons of information on the elements of writing; from the creative part of characters, plot, dialog, and theme, to publishing and marketing your work once you’re done. You get the ‘in scoop’ from agents, authors, and publishing companies.
The Writer’s Digest web site provides tons of information, including workshops, books, and community for writers.
The magazine, by the way, is on sale at $19.95 for the year.