For Writers

© Jennifer Bower



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



Character Grid

6 Requirements for Writing Better Character Goals


7 Reasons Your Characters Feel Flat


Q & A Inner Life of Characters

Character Development Questions to Ask and Answer


7 Things Your Character is Hiding


Nail Every Character's First Impression

2 Different Types of Lies Your Character Believes

Creating Stunning Character Arcs, Pt 1: Can You Structure Characters?

What is a Character Arc?

Critique: 6 Tips for Introducing Characters

How to Write Likeable Characters

Character Introductions: Making the Right Impressions

How to Make Your Supportive Characters Shine






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

The Power of Voice



Sequels

5 Rules for How to Write a Sequel for your Book


Storytelling



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

Be Very Careful with Dreams and Hallucinations in Novels




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 




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




All The Wonders- author interviews with Matthew Winner




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