Some of my favorite writing resources.
Websites and Links
I’ve taken three classes from WriterUniv and they’ve all been great. The prices are very reasonable, too.
Holly Lisle’s How to Think Sideways and How to Revise Your Novel are both great resources. Don’t be put off by the “infomercial” feel of the websites.
Jami Gold has some worksheets to help check the structure of your story. Her blog is worth checking out, too.
Lydia Sharp has a series of blog posts about story structure.
Candace Haven’s Fast Draft (now called Book in a Month?) changed my writing life — and I’m not being a drama queen when I say that! Learning how to turn off my inner editor was the key for me to move from a pile of half-written stories to actually finishing stories.
Scrivener looks complex because it offers so many features, but you only need to learn a few to start harnessing the power. I never use Word for writing any more, not even short stories.
Write Or Die can be used for free online or, for a small price, as a desktop application. After trying it on the website for a few days, I bought the app. The purpose of Write Or Die is keep those fingers typing! It’s essential for my fast-drafting success. (For those that prefer positive reinforcement instead, try Written? Kitten! instead.)