Creative Writing Resources



Best First Lines of Novels

Manfred’s Little Generator Page

TheForge : fantasy name generator

The best writer’s resources on the web – Writer’s Knowledge Base

The Top 10 Experimental Genre Books You’ve Never Heard Of | Apex Magazine

Go Into The Story: Reader Question: What screenplays and screenwriting books should I read?


5 Steps to Writing a Killer First Chapter – How to Wow Readers

Julie Musil: Aaaaand, Action! How to write it well


Fantasy Name Generator

Character archetypes

Basics of Writing, part XII: Creating Minor Characters | Writing Fantasy

Death Quaker’s Big List of Character Archetypes

 My Characters All Read the Same? No Way!

Brave, Stubborn or Plain Stupid – How To Keep a Smart Heroine Hopping Without Making Her Dumber than Dirt? by Linda Lovely « Dames of Dialogue


The Basic Principles of Writing Scenes | Writing Screenplays That Sell – New 20th Anniversary Edition | Gotham Writers’ Workshop

Cheryl’s Musings: Tuesday Ten: 10 Ways to Craft a Sense of Place


25 Things You Should Know About Dialogue

Formatting & Editing

Manuscript Format for Novels

10 Things You Should Know About e-Book Formatting

11 Resources To Make Editing Your Novel Easier

The Art of Editing Your Own Writing – Kristen Eckstein

Publishing & Marketing

How to Stop Getting Rejected as a Freelance Writer

Basic Vocabulary And Terms For The Publishing Industry – Writer’s Relief, Inc.

Writer-to-Writer Tips: Cheap Postage, Overused Words, Self-Editing – Writer’s Relief, Inc.

How an Agent Can Kill Your Career: Involuntary Manslaughter, Part 1 | Books & Such Literary Agency

How To Publish Your Book On Kindle And Ipad – BubbleCow | BubbleCow

Behind Closed Doors: Will They Buy Your Book? | Write That Book Already! The Tough Love You Need to Get Published Now | Gotham Writers’ Workshop

9 Insider PR Tips for Attracting Media Attention

Twitter for Writers – How Tweets Help Writing Careers

Sell $20,000 Worth of Your Next Ebook

7 Things You Can Do Today to Improve Your Book Design

Writing Tips – The Process

How to Finish What You Start: A Five-Step Plan for Writers | Write to Done

Cheryl’s Musings: Five Writing Lessons I Learned From TV

The Seven Stages of Writing a Sequel « Let The Words Flow

AuthorCulture: Why Your Reader Is Your Co-Writer

Here Are 15 Excellent Tips for Writing a Book – Entertainment – The Atlantic Wire

Forty-five more flaws that expose your lack of storytelling experience, part 1


BubbleCow – Professional copy editing services for writers. Publishing experts tweeting links to help you get published and sell more books.

Daily Writing Tips – Daily Writing Tips And Tricks – Enjoy!

FreelanceWritingJobs – Number one online community for freelance writers

GothamWriters Wrkshp – Writing tips, articles, and news from a leading writing school. Gotham teaches the craft of writing to thousands every year in NYC and Online.

Quotes4Writers – A quote may belong to just 1 writer but its sentiment may be shared by more than 1 of us. Please expect some quotes to be posted at least once every two months.

Savvy Authors

Writer’s Relief – Lots of tips, hints, and hot leads for submitting and publishing your books, poems, and stories. Enjoy!

Writing.Com – Writing.Com is the online community for writers. Post your writing, meet other authors and improve your creative skills!

Writing Prompts – Writers, add us and exercise that creative muscle.


Daphne Gray-Grant – I coach writers and editors on how to work faster, better. On Twitter, I give updates about and quotes from what I’m reading.

Debbie Ohi – Writes & draws. Illustrating I’M BORED by Michael Ian Black (Simon & Schuster, 2012). Rep by Ginger Knowlton, Curtis Brown.

Elizabeth S Craig – Writes Memphis BBQ mysteries(as Riley Adams)& Southern Quilting mysteries (2012) for Penguin,& Myrtle Clover mysteries for Midnight Ink. Tweets writing links.

Janice Hussein – Book editor, writer, & budding novelist/artist. 2 Master’s degrees: MS Writing & MBA.Phi Kappa Phi. Love the Arts, nature, fitness, and travel.

Jason Black – I’m a freelance book editor who blogs about character development in fiction.

Kathy Hansen – Exploring intersections/synthesis among various forms of Applied Storytelling.


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