There are many, many authors and podcasters that I would recommend highly to anyone just starting out writing or even if you’ve been in this creative life for awhile.
Some of my favorites are:
- Joanna Penn at www.thecreativepenn.com. Joanna has an amazing podcast and books on being a writer and the business of writing.
- Julie Cameron at www.juliacameronlive.com. Her book the Artist’s Way is amazing and necessary for every writer!
- Simon Whistler at http://rockingselfpublishing.com.
- Bryan Cohen at http://bryancohen.com and http://bryancohen.com/best-page-forward/.
- Brandon Sanderson, Mary Robinette Kowal, Dan Wells, and Howard Tayler on the http://www.writingexcuses.com.