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Writing Library: Links

Updated: Jan 23

Compiled list of all writing resource links shared by members of our Discord community.


Library Catalogue

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General Writing Resources

Writing Process Resources

Story Resources

Outline Resources

Character Resources

World Building Resources

Dialogue Resources

Description Resources

Grammar, Style, & Editing Resources

Software & Tools Resources

Publishing Resources

Last updated: 01/22/2021


General writing Resources:

10 Writing Tips for Beginners: How to Get Better at Writing Today:

https://projectlifemastery.com/writing-tips-for-beginners/


How to Write LitRPG:

https://www.levelup.pub/how-to-write-litrpg


Glossary of Fiction Writing Terms:

https://www.scribendi.com/academy/articles/fiction_writing_glossary.en.html


Which Famous Author You Write Like:

https://iwl.me/


Creating Emotion in the Reader:

https://theeditorsblog.net/2011/01/30/creating-emotion-in-the-reader/


Writing prompts and exercises:

https://writingexercises.co.uk/index.php


Blog Ideas Generator:

https://www.hubspot.com/blog-topic-generator


Writing Questions Answered:

https://writingquestionsanswered.tumblr.com/


Learn How to Write a Synopsis Like a Pro:

https://www.writersdigest.com/improve-my-writing/learn-how-to-write-a-synopsis-like-a-pro


The 17 Most Popular Genres In Fiction – And Why They Matter:

https://www.writerswrite.co.za/the-17-most-popular-genres-in-fiction-and-why-they-matter/


The Art of Collaboration: 10 Tips for Writing Success:

https://www.writersdigest.com/be-inspired/art-collaboration-10-tips-writing-success


How to legally quote song lyrics in your book:

https://blog.bookbaby.com/2013/10/lyrics-in-books/


How Long Should a Chapter Be?

https://blog.reedsy.com/how-long-should-a-chapter-be/


The Importance of Pauses in Poems:

https://www.dummies.com/education/language-arts/poetry/the-importance-of-pauses-in-poems/


When 'Show, Don't Tell' is Really Bad Advice

http://readjennymartin.com/2012/06/30/when-show-dont-tell-is-really-bad-advice/


Structure of a novel: How to write a chapter:

https://www.nownovel.com/blog/how-to-write-a-chapter-structure/


How long should a chapter be?

https://jerichowriters.com/hub/average-novel-wordcount/how-long-chapter/


Random Generators:

https://springhole.net/writing_roleplaying_randomators/index.html


How to Write a Realistic Romance:

https://www.justwriterlythings.com/blog/how-to-write-romance/


How to Dump Info without Info-Dumping:

https://www.septembercfawkes.com/2018/04/how-to-dump-info-without-info-dumping.html


4 Questions To Ask To Avoid Info Dumps In Deep Point Of View:

https://lisahallwilson.com/4-questions-to-avoid-info-dumps/


Cool Symbol Dividers (For Decorating Chapters):

https://coolsymbol.com/


@Jyllian's Resource Collection (100+):

https://www.wattpad.com/list/59489230--oxygen-references,-guides,-and-tips


One Hundred Ways to Say ‘I Love You':

https://p0ck3tf0x.tumblr.com/post/98502010026/one-hundred-ways-to-say-i-love-you


Writing Process Resources:

15 Productive Tasks You Can Still Do Even When You Don’t Feel Like Writing:

https://www.helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com/productive-tasks-you-can-still-do-even-when-you-dont-feel-like-writing/


15 Ways to Motivate Yourself to Write:

https://www.masterclass.com/articles/ways-to-motivate-yourself-to-write#15-tips-for-motivating-yourself-to-write


Why Taking Writing Breaks is Important:

https://writersedit.com/fiction-writing/taking-writing-breaks-important/


30 little ways to motivate yourself to write, RIGHT NOW:

https://writingcooperative.com/30-little-ways-to-motivate-yourself-to-write-right-now-9982e80c408d


8 Great Ways to Start the Writing Process:

https://authornews.penguinrandomhouse.com/8-great-ways-to-start-the-writing-process/


What Is Dreamzoning? (7 Steps to Finding New Story Ideas):

https://www.helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com/what-is-dreamzoning-7-steps-to-finding-new-story-ideas/

How to Put Your Thoughts Into Words: 3 Proven Strategies:

https://www.enchantingmarketing.com/writing-strategies/


How to Make Yourself Work When You Just Don’t Want To:

https://hbr.org/2014/02/how-to-make-yourself-work-when-you-just-dont-want-to


Story Resources:

Plot Generator, 1 million plot combinations to inspire you:

https://blog.reedsy.com/plot-generator/


Starting a New chapter: Defeating the Blank Page:

https://www.darcypattison.com/writing/start/starting-a-new-chapter-defeating-the-blank-page/


Why You Need Surprises in Stories:

https://writerswrite.co.za/why-you-need-surprises-in-stories/


The Secrets of Story Structure (Complete Series):

https://www.helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com/secrets-story-structure-complete-series/


How to Structure Scenes in Your Story (Complete Series):

https://www.helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com/how-to-structure-scenes/


Fantasy Plot Generator:

https://blog.reedsy.com/plot-generator/fantasy/


How to Write a Good Hook & Start Your Novel with a Bang!:

https://insights.bookbub.com/start-novel-bang-hook-readers/


7 Types of Conflict:

https://www.scribendi.com/academy/articles/types_of_conflict_in_literature.en.html


7 Straightforward Tips For Turning An Idea Into A Story:

https://writersedit.com/fiction-writing/7-straightforward-tips-for-turning-an-idea-into-a-story/


101 Fantasy Tropes for Writers:

https://www.writerswrite.co.za/101-fantasy-tropes-for-writers/


Ten Secrets To Write Better Stories:

https://thewritepractice.com/write-story/


How to Master Narrative Pacing: 7 Tips to Help Pace Your Writing:

https://www.masterclass.com/articles/how-to-master-narrative-pacing#why-is-pacing-important


7 Quick Tips for Mastering Pacing in Your Story:

https://writersedit.com/fiction-writing/7-quick-tips-for-mastering-pacing-in-your-story/


How to Create Strong Pacing For Your Story:

https://www.well-storied.com/blog/how-to-create-strong-pacing-for-your-story


Guide: How to Skip Time in Your Story:

https://writingquestionsanswered.tumblr.com/post/187123108576/guide-how-to-skip-time-in-your-story


5 Ways To Handle The Passing Of Time In Your Story:

https://writersedit.com/fiction-writing/5-ways-present-flow-time-story/


Why Head-Hopping Hurts Your Writing And How To Avoid It:

https://www.standoutbooks.com/avoid-head-hopping/


How to Choose the Right Point of View in 4 Easy Steps:

https://www.masterclass.com/articles/complete-guide-to-point-of-view-in-writing-definitions-and-examples#how-to-choose-the-right-point-of-view-in-4-easy-steps


Point of View: The Ultimate POV Guide — with Examples:

https://blog.reedsy.com/guide/point-of-view/


How to Choose a POV for Your Story:

https://www.masterclass.com/articles/how-to-choose-a-pov-for-your-story


How to Write the First Chapter of Your Novel:

https://www.masterclass.com/articles/how-to-write-the-first-chapter-of-your-novel


How to Nail the First Three Pages:

https://writershelpingwriters.net/2018/10/how-to-nail-the-first-three-pages/


Outline Resources:

Snowflake Method Outlining:

https://jerichowriters.com/how-to-plot-a-novel-snowflake-method


How to Outline Your Novel:

https://www.helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com/how-to-outline-your-novel/


5 Plotting Strategies for Pantsers:

https://www.inkitt.com/writersblog/5-plotting-strategies-for-pantsers


How to Outline a Novel: an Author's Guide (with Template):

https://blog.reedsy.com/how-to-outline-a-book/


Write Romance? Get Your Beat Sheet Here!:

https://jamigold.com/2012/11/write-romance-get-your-beat-sheet-here/



Character Resources:

The Ultimate Character Questionnaire and Worksheet (over 150 character questions): https://www.novel-software.com/theultimatecharacterquestionnaire


Character Name Generator:

https://blog.reedsy.com/character-name-generator/


Random Character Development Question Generator:

https://www.springhole.net/writing_roleplaying_randomators/character-development-question.htm


The Ultimate Guide to Mastering Character Descriptions:

http://inkandquills.com/2017/03/26/ultimate-guide-mastering-character-descriptions/


Seven Types of Villains:

https://curiosityquills.com/seven-types-villains/


Writing 101: All the Different Types of Characters in Literature:

https://www.masterclass.com/articles/guide-to-all-the-types-of-characters-in-literature


How to Create a Detailed Character Profile:

https://www.wikihow.com/Create-a-Detailed-Character-Profile


First Name Generator:

https://www.name-generator.org.uk/first/


Last Name Generator:

https://www.name-generator.org.uk/last/


Character Development: How to Write Characters Your Readers Won't Forget:

https://blog.reedsy.com/character-development/


Can You Have More Than One Protagonist In Your Story?:

https://thewritepractice.com/protagonist/


The Inner Struggle: Guides for Using Internal Conflict That Make Sense:

http://blog.janicehardy.com/2012/08/the-inner-struggle-guides-for-using.html


Writing the Male Point of View:

https://www.writersdigest.com/publishing-insights/writing-the-male-point-of-view


How to Write from a Guy's POV:

http://inkandquills.com/2015/02/25/how-to-write-from-a-guys-pov/


World Building Resources:

Fantasy Map Generator:

https://azgaar.github.io/Fantasy-Map-Generator/


Fantasy Map Creator:

https://inkarnate.com/


An Easy Guide to Crafting Fictional Cultures:

https://www.well-storied.com/blog/an-easy-guide-to-crafting-fictional-cultures


Constructing Languages:

https://worldbuildingworkshop.com/constructing-languages/


The Language Construction Kit:

https://www.zompist.com/kit.html


7 Ways To Create A Spectacular Magic System For Your Novel:

https://www.writerswrite.co.za/7-ways-to-create-a-spectacular-magic-system-for-your-novel/


List of towns and cities with 100,000 or more inhabitants:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_towns_and_cities_with_100,000_or_more_inhabitants


List of religions and spiritual traditions:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_religions_and_spiritual_traditions


World Building Questions: How to Create a Civilization:

https://www.nownovel.com/blog/world-building-create-civilization/


Worldbuilding in a Novel: 120+ World Building Questions to Get it Right:

https://self-publishingschool.com/worldbuilding/#scifi


World-Building: How to Create New Species for Your Story's World:

https://prowritingaid.com/art/914/worldbuilding%3a-creating-races-or-species-for-your-new-world.aspx


How to Create a Fictional Species:

http://narikchase.com/index.php/2018/09/23/how-to-create-a-fictional-species


Etiquette of Addressing Royals:

https://www.nobility-association.com/etiquetteaddressingroyals.htm



Dialogue Resources:

Punctuation in Dialogue:

http://theeditorsblog.net/2010/12/08/punctuation-in-dialogue/


Making Character Dialogue Sound Natural:

https://www.dummies.com/education/language-arts/creative-writing/making-character-dialogue-sound-natural/


How to Write Dialogue: Master List of Dialogue Punctuation & Tips:

https://self-publishingschool.com/how-to-write-dialogue/


6 Ways to Write a Character’s Thoughts in Your Story:

https://www.masterclass.com/articles/how-to-write-characters-thoughts#6-ways-to-write-a-characters-thoughts-in-your-story


How to Use Dialogue Tags Like a Pro:

https://www.novel-writing-help.com/dialogue-tags.html


Dialogue Tags: What Are They and How To Use Them

https://thewritepractice.com/dialogue-tags/


A Writer’s Guide to Speech Patterns:

https://maramahan.wordpress.com/2018/01/03/a-writers-guide-to-speech-patterns/



Description Resources:

How to write descriptions and create a sense of place:

https://jerichowriters.com/sense-of-place-novel/


Cheat Sheets For Writing Body Language:

https://www.writerswrite.co.za/cheat-sheets-for-writing-body-language/


Words for Skin Tone | How to Describe Skin Color:

https://writingwithcolor.tumblr.com/post/96830966357/words-for-skin-tone-how-to-describe-skin-color


Tips and words on describing skin for writers:

https://caithyra.tumblr.com/post/51492707550/tips-and-words-on-describing-skin-for-writers


Onomatopoeia List | Onomatopoeia Examples | Definition & Meaning:

http://onomatopoeialist.com/


600+ Ways to Describe Breath & Breathing: A Word List for Writers:

https://kathysteinemann.com/Musings/breath/


Eye Shape:

https://www.today.com/style/what-my-eye-shape-best-tips-each-according-makeup-artists-t157085


Eyebrow Shapes:

https://www.headcovers.com/resources/beauty/eyebrow-shapes/


168 Definitions of Obscure Color Terms:

http://phrontistery.info/colours.html


Types of Hair:

https://www.healthline.com/health/beauty-skin-care/types-of-hair#the-takeaway


50+ different types of dresses for women:

https://sewguide.com/types-of-dresses/


Writing Technique: Using the 5 Senses:

https://www.bigideaz.sg/describing-using-5-senses/


How To Use All 5 Senses To Unlock Your Fictional World:

https://writersedit.com/fiction-writing/use-all-five-senses-unlock-fictional-world/


How to Write Vivid Descriptions to Capture Your Readers: 7 Writing Tips:

https://www.masterclass.com/articles/how-to-write-vivid-descriptions-to-capture-your-readers#7-tips-for-writing-more-vividly


Sensations, Feelings, Needs:

https://www.groktheworld.com/feelings-needs-body-sensations-lists


Too Much Description:

https://www.helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com/common-writing-mistakes-much-description/


Write Like an Architect: Description by Design:

https://writetodone.com/write-like-an-architect-description-by-design/



Grammar, Style, & Editing Resources:

Perfect English Grammar:

https://www.perfect-english-grammar.com/


Punctuation Guide:

https://www.yourdictionary.com/pdf/articles/227.punctuationjungle.pdf


Punctuation in Poetry: Rules and Common Mistakes:

https://edubirdie.com/blog/punctuation-in-poetry


What is passive voice, and why are you told to avoid it?

https://emmadarwin.typepad.com/thisitchofwriting/2014/09/what-is-passive-voice-and-why-might-it-be-a-bad-thing.html


Replacing To Be Verbs:

https://www.stlcc.edu/docs/student-support/academic-support/college-writing-center/to-be-verbs.pdf


5 Tips for Getting the Lead Out of Your Stiff Prose:

https://www.makealivingwriting.com/tips-for-removing-lead-from-stiff-prose/


29 Words to Remove From Your Novel:

https://www.vivienreis.com/post/29-words-to-remove-from-your-novel


249 Strong Verbs That’ll Spice Up Your Writing:

https://jerryjenkins.com/powerful-verbs/


Strong Verbs: An Easy Guide for Using & Understanding Strong Verbs:

https://self-publishingschool.com/strong-verbs-list/


10 Self-Editing Tips that Will Make You a Better Writer:

https://www.wordstream.com/blog/ws/2017/08/23/self-editing-tips


Self-Editing Tips: 6 Ways to Make Your Editor Stop Yelling At You:

https://thewritelife.com/self-editing-tips/


A quick guide to proofreading:

https://www.scribbr.com/language-rules/what-is-proofreading/


31 Commonly Misused Words and Phrases That Tarnish Your Writing:

https://medium.com/@AmberCadabra/31-commonly-misused-words-and-phrases-that-tarnish-your-writing-55ef69f1892b


This Writing Technique Will Make Your Readers Fall in Love With Your Sentences:

https://thewritepractice.com/writing-techniques-euphonics/


Software & Tools Resources:

50 Free Writing Software And The Best Free Writing Apps:

https://justpublishingadvice.com/free-writing-software-and-the-best-free-writers-tools/


LanguageTool’s multilingual grammar and style checker is used by millions of people around the world:

https://languagetool.org/


Slick Write is a powerful, free application that makes it easy to check your writing for grammar errors, potential stylistic mistakes, and other features of interest.:

https://www.slickwrite.com/#!home


Hemingway App makes your writing bold and clear:

http://www.hemingwayapp.com/


EditMinion is a robotic copy editor to help you refine your writing by finding common mistakes.:

https://editminion.com/


Paraphrasing Tool:

https://quillbot.com/


The word processor for all stages of writing a book:

https://www.papyrusauthor.com/


The smart notebook for worldbuilders. Notebook.ai grows with your ideas and collaborates with you.:

https://www.notebook.ai/


Thesaurus and word tools for your creative needs:

https://www.wordhippo.com/


Publishing Resources:

RevPit Annual Contest:

https://reviseresub.com/annual-contest


Horror Tree is a resource for authors providing links to publishers with open markets, writing advice, news from the industry, and more!:

https://horrortree.com/


7 Best Ways To Build An Authentic Author Brand:

https://www.thecreativepenn.com/2017/11/10/authentic-author-brand/


Personal Branding for Authors: What It Is And Why It’s Essential:

https://www.yourwriterplatform.com/personal-branding-for-authors/


Everything I Did Wrong: Self-Publishing:

https://publishedtodeath.blogspot.com/2012/12/everything-i-did-wrong-part-1.html?m=1


Tapas: Bite-sized stories on the go:

https://tapas.io/

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