For Writers



© Anne Appert





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









7 Tips for Writing Stronger, More Realistic Characters


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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