For Writers

Some links to help you on your writing journey:

Getting Started:
How to Write Fiction in 9 Steps 
7 Steps to Writing Your First Novel

Young Writers:

How to Get Started Writing Young
Free Encouragement Guide for Parents of Young Writers

The 16 Personality Types
How to Write a Great Hero
Example Heroes to Study 
10 Tips on Building Characters
Using Birth Order in Creating Characters
A-Z List of Core Values for Characters
1, 2, 3, 4: The Story Equation 
Exploring Character Wounds for Deeper Fiction 
6 Key Scenes to Write a Terrifying Villain 

Historical Research--Seventeen Questions
Lesser Known Sources
Historical Event Database Organized by Year


How to Organize and Develop Ideas
10 Tips to Bypass Cliche and Melodrama
Brainstorming Tips
Story First, Writing Second
12 Creative Writing Templates for Outlining Your Novel
The Secrets of Story Structure Blog Series by K. M. Weiland 
Creating Stunning Character Arcs Blog Series by K. M. Weiland
13 Plot Beats for the Romance Writer
10 Plot Beats for the Romance Writer


Are You Writing Your Paragraphs Wrong? (MRUs by K. M. Weiland)
Motivation Reaction Units (MRUs) Explained by Katie Ganshert
The Two Different Types of "Scenes" (Scene & Sequel explained)
Writing the Perfect Scene (Scene & Sequel) by Randy Ingermanson
How to Structure a Scene by K. M. Weiland
How Many Words Should Your Novel Be?
Example Word Counts Sorted by Publisher and Genre

What to do after "The End"--10 Points of Editing 
What Fiction Editors Look For In a Story
Getting Through (or around) Impossible Revisions
One Pass Revisions
Macro Editing
The Joy of Revisions
Editing In 5 Points
Opening Lines
Google Advance Book Search (researching terms for historical accuracy) 
Need a synonym? Use OneLook's Reverse Dictionary
Weasel Words: List of Commonly Overused Words/Phrases
How to Make Word Highlight Your Weasel Word List with One Click

Comma Rules
Grammar Girl Blog
Grammar Queen

Ten Steps to Publication
13 Ways to Convince an Agent to Represent You
How to Write a Book Proposal
4 Ways a Proposal Gives You Focus
How to Format A Book Proposal & Sample Proposal
How to Write a Query Letter
Query Shark: Query Examples, Good and Bad
Biggest Query Letter Mistakes
How to Write a Synopsis
The Short Synopsis
The Long Synopsis 
How to Write a Novel Synopsis 
Synopsis Writing Template
7 Things About the Publishing Process
What to Ask An Agent
List of Literary Agents Who Represent Christian Authors
How to Write an Author Bio

Productivity & Time Management:
Write Like You Brush Your Teeth

What To Give Up
Just Say "No" 
The Secret to Writing Faster
File Organization
Time Management & Creativity
Writer's Block--8 Possible Remedies
The 3 Bucket System
One Essential Way to Boost Productivity
Finding Time to Write
13 Ways to Write an Effective Article in 15 Minutes
Crank It Out

How to Build a Tribe
How to Grow Your Email List with Evan Gow
Ultimate Marketing Toolkit (Essential Article Links)
Author Branding
Smarter Social Media Book Marketing
Twitter Explained
Powerful Professional Connections on Twitter
13 Spots to Promote Your Blog Post
Stupid Simple Sales Funnel
7 Keys to a Successful Newsletter
What to Include in a Newsletter
3 Shameless Book Promotion Tips
Build 1,000 Superfans from Zero

Nurturing Creativity:
10 Ways to Ignore Your Inner Editor
Overcoming Burnout
7 Things to Try When Writing Is Hard
How to Find a Juicy Idea When Your Creative Well Runs Dry

Writer Self-Care & the Writing Life:

Francine Rivers's Writing Tips
Don't Give Up 
Be Gentle with Yourself 
5 Useful Tips to Enjoy Writing
6 Ways to Fall Back in Love with Writing
10 Things to Love About Writing

Gratitude and Scientific Benefits
25 Great Quotes on the Writing Life
10 Self-Motivating Tips
The Writer's Mission Statement
Motivation to Finish Your Writing Year Strong
How to Organize Your Writing Files
7 Things That Will Doom Your Novel & Career

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