For Writers



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If You've Ever Wanted to Write a Book, Here's How

Grammar/ Technical Resources

Word Count & Chapter Length



The Industry Standard for Word Counts (PB, MG, YA, Novels)

AR Book Finder - Find the word counts of your favorite books



Character Driven Stories



Character Grid

6 Requirements for Writing Better Character Goals


7 Reasons Your Characters Feel Flat


7 Things Your Character is Hiding


2 Different Types of Lies Your Character Believes

Creating Stunning Character Arcs, Pt 1: Can You Structure Characters?

What is a Character Arc?

Critique: 6 Tips for Introducing Characters

How to Write Likeable Characters

How to Make Your Supportive Characters Shine







Antagonists



Let Your Villains Take the Lead

There is No Bad Guy: What to do when your Antagonist isn't a Villain

Plotting



Janice Hardy on plotting 








Planning Your Novel



Pacing





Worksheets

Show, Don't Tell



POV


Voice

What is the Writer's Voice? How Do You Find Your Writing Voice?




Sequels

5 Rules for How to Write a Sequel for your Book


Storytelling



Action Scenes


How to Choreograph a Great Action Scene

Blow-by-Blow: Writing Action and Fight Scenes - 5 Tips

Beginnings




Chapters 

How to Organize a Chapter

Endings


How to Structure a Killer Novel Ending 

Scenes

10 Ways to Launch Strong Scenes




Dialogue


10 Dos and Don'ts for Writing Realistic Dialogue 

World Building

5 Tips for Writing about Fictional Technology


Avoiding Pitfalls




General Writing


Huge List of Children's Publishers

The Book SCBWI's guide to publishers, agents, magazines, and more


Writing How-To's (Books and other Writing Guides)



Top Children's Books 





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