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






How to Handle Character Backstory in Your Novel




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


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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