For Writers

© Anne Appert


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


Janice Hardy on plotting 

Seven Steps for Plotting and Pacing



Worksheets

Show, Don't Tell


POV


Voice

The Power of Voice

I'd Know That Voice Anywhere


Sequels

5 Rules for How to Write a Sequel for your Book

Storytelling



Beginnings


Endings


How to Structure a Killer Novel Ending 

Scenes

10 Ways to Launch Strong Scenes

Editing/ Revisions


See our page on Revisions

Dialogue


10 Dos and Don'ts for Writing Realistic Dialogue 



General Writing





Huge List of Children's Publishers

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




Top Children's Books 




Cybils Literary Awards CYBILS – Children’s and Young Adult Bloggers’ Literary Awards




All The Wonders- author interviews with Matthew Winner




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