Happy Sunday, dear readers! I hope that you all are having a great week! As many writers know, writing is hard. Like, really hard. Sometimes, it feels impossible to keep going. That’s why I love having resources that I can use for inspiration and writing advice. Today, I have a list of my favorite writing resources in a handy little list for you. That way, if you need help, you know where to look. 🙂
Yes, I have an entire sub-category devoted to my favorite writing advice books. What can I say, I’m a bookworm. 😉
This book was the first writing book that I ever read. It’s extremely helpful, but it’s better suited for writers under 11. It’s kind of simplistic, but it has a lot of great advice.
Writing Magic and Writer to Writer
These are excellent books by Gail Carson Levine (Author of Ella Enchanted). These are more suited for slightly older writers (12+) but you can read them at any age. They specialize in writing fantasy, which I find extremely helpful.
The Magic Words
This is meant for adults, but it is such a good resource for fiction writers. This book also provides fantastic publication advice (Both traditional and indie).
I am currently reading it, and I highly recommend it!
This website is seriously amazing. It has boatloads of posts about anything you could ever want to know about writing. It’s like a writer’s online paradise!
Your friends, writers or non-writers are one of the best resources out there. They can help you with character names or plots, you can bounce your ideas off of them, they can be your first readers, and they will be perfect cheerleaders for when you accomplish something big. Friends are the best!
Yes, more books. 🙂 But not the advice kind. Books are excellent resources. By reading a similar book to something that you’re writing, it can help gain an idea of how things should work. They are also good for figuring out how to nail the tense and person that you’re writing in. Books are great at many things, guys!
And there you have it, folks!
This post is a part of Starling’s HARPS (Happy and Random Posts) contest. I’m on Team Ladybug. This week’s category was to write a list of your favorite….. (Fill in the blank.) This week’s little challenge was to use 2 words that start with x, y, or z. I bolded 2 of those words. (They both started with ‘y’)
Little Challenge: 2
Photos: I took 8 photos, so I earned 16 points. (2 each)
Go Team Ladybug!
What’s your current WIP? Do you read writing advice books?
This post is for HARPS (Happy and Random Posts Contest) hosted by Starling. I’m on Team Ladybug