Resources for Writers

Welcome! This page is a work in progress because I’m always adding stuff to it as I write, edit and publish.

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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:

102 hashtags

Carissa Taylor’s Pitch Generator page

Daily Twitter Writing Events Courtesy of Mica Scotti Cole

Resource list Courtesy of Mica Scotti Cole


Twitter Pitches & Contests

DVpit

PitchCB

Adpit/Kidpit

PitchWars/PitMad by Brenda Drake

SFFpit by Dan Kobalt

PBPitch

Pitch América

PitDark

PridePitch

IWSGPit

PitchMAS

pit2pub

Carissa Taylor’s Contest Calendar

Stephanie Smith’s comprehensive list of contests

Ultimate guide to twitter pitch contests


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

THAT BLOODY QUERY LETTER!!!

Query Shark

Rules and Tips for the Query Letter

LOGLINES

List of publishers accepting un-agented submissions. 

Query Tracker

Agent Query

Absolute Write

Manuscript Wish List


Genre Definitions, some DOs and DON’Ts, IS and ISN’Ts and generally helpful pages

What is Erotic Romance

What Magical Realism ISN’T

Pitfalls of Writing SFF and how to avoid them (Turkey City Lexicon)

Writing with Color

Queership Blog


Weird resources I’ve found helpful

List of psychic abilities

Pictorial height and weight chart

Those Pesky Pronouns, an absolutely gorgeous, inclusive chart.

Aesthetic Attraction, say what?

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

100 Most Beautiful phrases in British English

Writing believable British Characters for an American Writer.

List of Daggers

List of World Mythologies

Map of First Nations Tribes before conquest/colonization

Raphael (his artwork)


Technical stuff of interest

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

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

Showing VS Telling by Marcy Kennedy

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

Crap Someone Should Have Told You Writers By Now

Kim Long’s Final Editing Checklist

Jami Nord’s Blog, opening with a bang

Jennifer Johnson-Blalock

Why an author platform?

Author Blunders, bloopers and boo boos, what to avoid

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

List of martial arts strikes

400 Euphemisms for Sex

25 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT WRITING MYSTERIES, BY SUSAN SPANN Via Chuck Wendig’s blog


Legal Beagling

PUB LAW By Susan Spann

Taxes for Epub/Self-Pub

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

Watch out for these contract terms

Avoiding Scam Publishers 


Some Nitty Gritty On this THING we all do

List of English Contractions

Master List of Facial Expressions for Writers

Fillers/Filters

Character Flaw Database from tvtropes.org

8 Point/How to Structure A Story

Word Counts: How long should your book be?

Character Arcs 

Welcome To The Matrix (article on how content creators are working for free)

Feel free to send me interesting resources to add to this list via my email address:

kaelan.rhywiol@gmail.com

or @ me on twitter. For my safety I’ve had to close my DMs to mutuals only.