For Writers



© Akemi Ito






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






How to Handle Character Backstory in Your Novel



How to Write A Great Protagonist: 5 Steps for Creating an Unforgettable Lead




Janice Hardy on plotting 









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


TED: Clues to a Great Story: Andrew Stanton 






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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