Trust me, folks, I don't say this lightly! After thirty years in the writing world, I've seen, written, and contributed to a lot of writers' resources, but never have I seen one as comprehensive and practical as A Step in the Write Direction by Donna Clark Goodrich (www.thewritersfriend.net).
This beautifully written manual covers everything from the basics of composing a well-written piece to marketing it via print, online, and other forms of media. In fact, I am honored to be included in the marketing section about video trailers. Thank you, Donna!
If you purchase only one writer's resource book this year, by all means make it this one! And if you belong to a local critique group, encourage all the members to get a copy so you can use it as a basis for a group study. Check it out and order a copy at www.thewritersfriend.net. You won't regret it!