Resources For Writers and Editors

There are so many different resources available on the internet, here is a collection of my favorites.


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Books and Toolkits

  • Dreyer's English by Benjamin Dreyer (Style Guide).

  • The Sense of Style by Steven Pinker (Linguistics).

  • Sin and Syntax by Constance Hale (Writing and Editing).

  • The Emotion Thesaurus By Angela Ackerman & Becca Puglisi (Reference Guide).

  • Revising Your Novel: First Draft to Finished Draft by Janice Hardy (Writing and Revising).

  • Conscious Language Toolkit for Writers or For Editors by Crystal Shelley https://www.rabbitwitharedpen.com/shop.


Blogs and Newsletters

I have been following her newsletter for years, it has some of the best writing advice as well as a real look into her life as an author.


Podcasts


Advice


Above all; read, listen, and watch. Inspiration and information is all around you. If one way of writing doesn't work for you, check out others and keep at it. No one can write the story the way you can, the one that is waiting inside.


If you can't write a novel, then try a short story or novella. If you can't start at the beginning, start at the scenes that do work for you. I have a small notebook that I carry around to jot down ideas in almost a bullet format. Those take root and grow, I'll add on to their page once something concrete appears for me.


Last piece of advice for now, work on what you love. Don't force yourself to write something that doesn't bring you passion (unless there is a real paycheck involved and its not a scam). We all have to pay the bills.



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