Resources

  1. Well-Storied: A website by Kristen Kieffer, a reader and writer, where you’ll find bite-sized articles on everything from character development and world-building to crafting the first draft and common mistakes to avoid. Other features: Twitter social events, podcasts, and free workbooks. As a writer myself, I use this site DAILY.
  2. Query Shark: It’s no secret querying is vicious and every single writer wants to know what’s going on in Literary Agent minds as they reject or accept projects. Query Shark offers insight on how to revise your queries so that they work. Anyone can send their queries in to be critiqued, but be warned: fail to follow the submission guidelines and you’ll likely be left in permanent limbo.
  3. Helping Writers Become Authors: A website by K.M. Weiland, an award-winning author who dedicates her free time to helping other writers. This site is especially useful to plotters or anyone interested in the process of writing a book.
  4. Now Novel:  Long story short, this site is a step-by-step guide to writing a novel. I love the blog, which has articles with bite-sized explanations that cut the crap and get right to the pulse of what you need to know.
  5. Writers Helping Writers: Just as the name of the site implies, this website was created by writers for writers and features a wealth of valuable knowledge. From newsletters, articles, and discussions to podcasts and a whole section of resources, Writers Helping Writers is one of the best sites I’ve used. They even have a series of writing Thesauruses, which I use every single day for my own writing. Well worth a check out.