Writing Resources

Here are some writing sites/articles/other resources (in alphabetical order) that I find helpful:


Craft Books:

How to Write a Damn Good Novel, by James N. Frey

Techniques of the Selling Writer, by Dwight V. Swain

Write Great Fiction – Plot and Structure, by James Scott Bell

Writing the Breakout Novel, by Don Maas


Articles by Topic:

18 Elements of Fiction Writing

Active and Passive Voice

Fiction Genres – Genre Descriptions

Flashbacks – Using Flashback in Fiction

Point of View – Point of View in Fiction

Structure – Anatomy of a Novel: Chapters and Parts

Verbs – How to Eliminate “To-Be” Verbs in Writing


Other Aids:

Scrivener Writing Software


Websites of Interest to Writers:

Absolute Write Water Cooler

Acapella Book Cover Design

Author E.M.S.

Center for Nonverbal Studies

Literary Marketplace

Margie Lawson’s Writers Academy

Poets & Writers

Preditors and Editors


Savvy Authors

Writers Market


Fiction Writing Organizations:

American Christian Fiction Writers

Historical Novel Society

Horror Writers Association

Novelists, Inc.

Mystery Writers Of America

Romance Writers Of America

Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America

Sisters In Crime

Western Writers Of America



Stephanie Smith Contest List



Association of Writers and Writing Programs Conference & Bookfair

Backspace Writers Conference

Book Expo America

Left Coast Crime

Las Vegas Writers Conference

Romance Writers of America

RT Booklovers Convention

Virginia Festival of the Book

Writers Digest Conferences


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