For Writers

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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

























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 





 







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



How to Write Historical Fiction


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)



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