Resources for Writers

Following is a list of writing-related resources I’ve built up over time. I hope you find it as useful as I do. I’d love to add to my list, so if you have a favourite site please send me the link. Missing something? Let me know and I’ll find some related sites. Happy writing.

Grammar

Guide to Grammar and Style

Common Homophones

Quotation Marks

Active and Passive Voice

Passive Voice

Active Voice

English Language Idiosyncrasies

Descriptive Words

Dialogue

Dialogue Punctuation

Dialogue Tags

Breathing Life into Dialogue

Openings

The Critical First Sentence

Conflict

Conflict

Understanding GMC

Internal versus External Conflict

Show not Tell

Show not Tell by Shirley Jump

Figurative Language Examples

Show not Tell

Characters

Breathing Life into Characters

Creating Memorable Characters

Dynamic Characters

Point of View

An Executive Editor’s Take on Head Hopping

Head Hopping – What It Is and How to Avoid It

Deep POV

Plotting

How to Plot your Novel

The Snowflake Method

The Heroes Journey

Authors/Groups with Resources

Paula Roe

Anne Gracie

Lisa Gardner

Rachel Simon

Richard Harland

Sylvie Kurtz

Charlotte Dillon

Melbourne Romance Writers Guild