There are so many wonderful resources for writers-books, blogs, mentorship opportunities. Here are eight of my favorite writing resources that I hope will help you in whatever stage you’re in.
When I was a beginning writer, I had NO CLUE how to do anything. *insert head bang here* I needed someone to come alongside me and help me grow in my writing and teach me about the industry. The amazing Tessa Emily Hall did just that for me-and more. Click here for details.
The Go Teen Writers blog is extremely helpful-tips and encouragement for teen writers are posted often on here. My blogger friend Savannah recently guest posted on there, so definitely go check it out! And not only is there a blog…
But there’s also a book! *happy dance* Go Teen Writers by Stephanie Morrill and Jill Williamson has advice for editing, platforming, formatting your manuscript, pitching your novel, and more. I’m currently macro-editing and this book has been SO helpful. If you have a first draft on your hands, definitely go read this.
The Emotion Thesaurus by Angela Ackerman and Becca Puglisi is another book on writing that I love. It includes ways a person might feel internally during a certain emotion, how it looks externally, signs of a suppressed emotion, and quick writing tips after each entry. I highly recommend it for people like me who need some help showing and not telling, or for anyone who would like some help in describing their characters.
She’s Novel is absolutely AMAZING. The blog has helpful tips for writers, plus there’s workshops, novel planners, and more! I’d definitely recommend She’s Novel for all writers.
Jody Hedlund’s blog also has helpful advice for writers. I also LOVE her medieval YA series and am currently waiting excitedly for the next book… *stares at calendar*
And when you thought I couldn’t link to enough blogs… *laughs* I LOVE BLOGS. Tessa’s blog Christ Is Write is one of my favorites. Not only does she post advice and encouragement for writers, but she also has a Monday’s Minute Challenge writing prompt contest that is super fun. *shoos you away to check it out*
Recently, the Rebelution has started a couple programs for writers. There’s a WriterScore tool to measure your growth and development as a writer, new blog posts, and upcoming Young Writers Workshop. Go join in all the awesomeness!
*gapes at all the links I added* *decides that’s fine because I had to put something together and hope this is not as messy as I think* I hope that some of these resources will be able to help you as a writer!
What are some writing resources you’d recommend? What types of posts do you put together last minute? Have you heard of or used any of these resources?