I Need Your Favorite Writing Tools!

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On August 1st my Writer Resource page goes LIVE and I want to be sure I have added as many useful tools and links as possible. So… I am asking you guys to lend me your favorites.

What writing craft books can you not live without?

Is there a writing blog that is your go-to for writing advice?

Do you have plot, character development, or story structure tools that you use?

I’ve gathered a fairly comprehensive list on my own, but I come across new and useful info every single day.

The list includes everything a writer might question and is separated by category. I have informative blog posts linked, books on writing linked, writing blogs/websites, agent/publisher websites, as well as pdf files for worksheet downloads.

Anything you guys might have to add would be awesome.

Thanks much!

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  1. Blake Snyder's SAVE THE CAT is one of my favorite tools. Then there's my Thesaurus, and Google (you can get an answer for just about anything, including grammar questions).

  2. The Flip Dictionary by Barbara Ann Kipfer is a terrific resource when you can't think of quite the right word. It's not a standard thesaurus. For instance, it might give you a list of nautical terms so you could remember what that word was for the thingy that hoists the main sail 🙂

    Don't Murder Your Mystery by Chris Roerden is the best book I've read on how to revise–for all genres, not just mystery.

    There are so many, but these are two you might not have on your list yet 🙂