Resources for Writers
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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:
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
PitchWars/PitMad by Brenda Drake
SFFpit by Dan Kobalt
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!!!
Rules and Tips for the Query Letter
List of publishers accepting un-agented submissions.
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
Weird resources I’ve found helpful
Someone said my character is a Mary-Sue… are they? The Universal Mary Sue Litmus Test
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
Dictionary of Motorcycle 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)
Whiskey VS Whisky
Pistol Ready Positions
Technical stuff of interest
Debut Author’s Advice series
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
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
9 most misused gun terms
Grammar rules: Capitalization
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
Character Flaw Database from tvtropes.org
8 Point/How to Structure A Story
Three Act Structure
Word Counts: How long should your book be?
Welcome To The Matrix (article on how content creators are working for free)
List of Martial Arts Weapons
Trans Masculine health care
Euphemisms for female masturbation
Real Writers Get Bad Reviews
Feel free to send me interesting resources to add to this list via my email address:
or @ me on twitter. For my safety I’ve had to close my DMs to mutuals only.