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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:
Twitter hashtags of aid to writers:
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
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
Dictionary of Motorcycle Slang
Writing believable British Characters for an American Writer.
Character Flaw Database from tvtropes.org
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
Why an author platform?
Author Blunders, bloopers and boo boos, what to avoid
8 Point/How to Structure A Story
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
Master List of Facial Expressions for Writers
Writer Beware Stuff:
Avoiding Scam Publishers