Writing

Where to Start?

Susan Dennard’s Resources for Writers

Gloria Chao’s Writer’s Nook

Tomi Adeyemi’s Resources for Writers

NaNoWriMo: NaNoWriMo is a great program that encourages writers to draft a 50,000-word novel during November. Check out their site for more information, http://www.nanowrimo.org.

typewriter deskDrafting

Donald Maass’ Writing the Breakout Novel and companion Writing the Breakout Novel Workbook: two great resources for those who struggle with plot. Read this whether you’re just starting to plan out your book or whether you’re in the middle of revisions. Both are great tools, they give great guidance, and they will serve up a healthy does of inspiration.

Scrivener: Scrivener is the go-to software for writers of all kinds, used every day by best-selling novelists, screenwriters, non-fiction writers, students, academics, lawyers, journalists, translators and more. Scrivener won’t tell you how to write—it simply provides everything you need to start writing and keep writing. Tailor-made for long writing projects, Scrivener banishes page fright by allowing you to compose your text in any order, in sections as large or small as you like. Got a great idea but don’t know where it fits? Write when inspiration strikes and find its place later. Grow your manuscript organically, idea by idea.

88 cups of teaInspiration

88 Cups of Tea: This podcast features kick-ass creative souls whose discussions will motivate the heck out of your writing aspirations. It will leave you feeling energized, inspired, and motivated! Aside from a whopping dose of inspiration, each episode digs deep into career how-to’s and step-by-step advice to encourage and motivate your way to creative success.

Top Picks for Listeners Who Need A Kick In The Pants:

I’m an aspiring writer! Do you have any advice? 

Write and read, as much as you can.

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