For Writers

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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





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 

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 




World Building

5 Tips for Writing about Fictional Technology

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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