Resources for Writers

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Writing resources: 

Things I’ve found helpful in the pursuit of writing well.  This is going to be a long and varied list—and will be ever growing—but it might be helpful for others.

Stuff I use/have made to further my process:

My very own fillable (if I did it right!) character sheet: Gender neutral character-sheet-for-writer-y-folks

Novel Critique form courtesy of K.J. Harrowick

Writing Contests/Twitter Pitch events/Twitter Hashtag Games:

Twitter hashtags of aid to writers:

102 hashtags

All kudos for the hard work of research/running contests/pitch events goes to the owners of the below sites. I’m just pointing you at them!

Carissa Taylor’s Pitch Generator page

Web pages of interest: Writing advice, how to’s, what not to do, realities of writing, et cetera


Query Shark

Rules and Tips for the Query Letter

List of psychic abilities

Pictorial height and weight chart

Those Pesky Pronouns an absolutely gorgeous, inclusive chart.

Aesthetic Attraction, say what?

List of English Contractions

Article for Indie publishers on making books friendly for Dyslexic Readers.

Dan Kobalt’s Science is Scifi Fact in Fiction series.


Word List/Definitions for Ships

Euphemisms for murder: Wiki

Scent trailing dogs  and how they do it

Slang/urban dictionary

Dictionary of Motorcycle Slang

British Slang

Writing believable British Characters for an American Writer.

Character Flaw Database from

Showing VS Telling by Marcy Kennedy

PUB LAW By Susan Spann

Can I use this image on social media? OR Creative Commons Copyright.

Michael Mammay’s Blog, interesting and useful thoughts on writing.

Don’t Annoy Your Readers: Self-Editing for Dummies

Jami Nord’s Blog, opening with a bang

Kim Long’s Final Editing Checklist

Crap Someone Should Have Told You Writers By Now

Jennifer Johnson-Blalock

Why an author platform?

Author Blunders, bloopers and boo boos, what to avoid

8 Point/How to Structure A Story

List of publishers accepting unagented submissions. 

Fight Scenes: 

So, I’m lucky enough to be married to a martial artist with three different forms, and I’ve a form myself, so fight scenes aren’t as hard for me to visualize. Especially when my beloved demonstrates his skills for me. That said, fight scenes aren’t easy to get right, so I’m going to add a few links below for things like throws, attacks, strikes et cetera. In case it’s helpful for anyone else.

List of martial arts strikes


List of Daggers

Facial Expressions:

Master List of Facial Expressions for Writers

Writer Beware Stuff:

Avoiding Scam Publishers