My Favorite Places for Writing Resources
Whether you’re looking for writing prompts or tips to help improve your writing, there are a ton of resources on the internet. But how do you find the right blogs to follow? To help make your search for good writing resources easier, I’ve rounded up 5 blogs that I really admire and recommend to anyone looking for more online writing tools. While they’re all writing related, these blogs all have a different lens through which they look at writing. I encourage you to check out all of them. If there’s a writing website that you absolutely love and I neglected to include, let me know in the comments!
E.M. (Emma) Welsh teaches writers how to tell stories in different mediums, covering everything from prose to screenplays and video games. As someone that comes from a diverse writing background, I love Emma’s mission to break people out of the box of only working in a single medium. You learn so much when you try new types of writing! Emma has great free workbooks, regularly hosts informational webinars, and also offers courses.
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Well-Storied is meant to help authors write sensational novels and build a well-storied writing life. Well-Storied’s signature resource is an in-depth workbook called Write with Purpose, designed to help you kickstart your writing journey. Kristen has also created a Novel Planner, runs a Facebook group called ‘Your Write Dream’ and runs the weekly #StorySocial twitter chats. In addition to all those awesome things, Kristen is committed to helping as many writers as she can bring their stories to life without any barrier to entry, which is why she decided to use a ‘pay what you can’ model and offer all of her writing resources for free.
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Writerology brings together together the worlds of psychology and storytelling to help writers tell spellbinding stories. The psychology focus gives such an interesting lens and Writerology has some great resources around writing about characters with psychological disorders. Faye also runs the Write Chain Challenge and hosts the weekly #storycrafter chat on twitter. Writerology was one of the first writing blogs I found when I started looking for resources a few years ago.
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The Bookish Fox comes from the perspective of a long time editor and book consultant, which means you get to see writing from all sides! Sarah Fox has worked as an English teacher, written four novels, and makes great pop culture references. If you want to hear from someone that has worked on both sides of the page, so to speak, Bookish Fox is a great place to start. In addition to editing and writing, Sarah also does book reviews, which means she spends a lot of time reading and writing/talking about books. Her post on being a book reviewer (link below) explains what she looks for when reviewing a book, all of which you should keep in mind as a writer!
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Rachel believes in Real + Good Writing, which is why she writes in-depth blog articles on on creating work that is authentic and excellent. Rachel also maintains a free resource library and offers a free course called “Discover Your Writer’s DNA” to help writers find discover their unique style, sources of inspiration, workflow and more. Rachel writes literary fiction and offers resources for both novels and short stories, delving into everything from finding your voice to the nuances of setting.
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E.A. (Eva) Deverell is kind of prolific when it comes to the creation of worksheets and downloadable writing resources. I first discovered Eva’s blog through her One Page Novel Plot Formula and was blown away by all the other resources she offers. Perhaps one of the coolest things that Eva offers is a free, complete novel outline that you can take and make your own. She literally plotted out a novel for you! Who can complain about not having any ideas when someone has outlined an entire novel and included and character bible and a world guide!?
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