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 


How to Write a Novel Using the Snowflake Method

Writing Insights Part Two: The Rough Draft


Start Your Outline with These Four Questions

My 20 Step Plan to Writing a Book Part 1 (Steps 1-10)


So, You Want to Write a Series

Conquering Your First Draft

25 Steps to Being a Traditionally Published Author 


How to Outline a Novel

Mind Mapping Can Organize Your Writing Process 


Worksheets for Writers


My Best Writing Advice for the Next Decade

I'm Writing a Novel: Why Should I Bother to Outline?

Plot Your Novel in Three Simple Steps

Premise Palooza! Generating Great Story Ideas


Gripping Stories: How to Write Them

4 Questions to Prevent Plot Holes


Drafting

7 Simple Trustworthy Tricks for Keeping Your Draft Moving Smoothly

Sentence Flow: Fixing Choppy Writing

Top 3 Tools for Writing Fast (video with Jesse Q. Sutanto)

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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