Writing Resources

Writing Resources

Frame Your Scene. Build Your Story. Notes from Mount Hermon Workshop.


advancedfictionwriting.com (Randy Ingermanson’s site)



jerryjenkins.com (scroll down home page for writing blogs)

margielawson.com  (lecture packets from $30 and online courses from $50)

storymastery.com (free articles by Michael Hauge)

storyhelpgroups.org (Frank Ball’s site)


Angela Ackerman and Becca Puglisi: The Emotion Thesaurus

Blake Snyder: Save the Cat (this is about screenwriting, but applies to story structure)

Brandilyn Collins: Getting into Character: Seven Secrets a Novelist Can Learn from Actors

Dean Koontz: How to Write Bestselling Fiction [warning: mild language]

Donald Maas: The Fire in Fiction , Writing the Breakout Novel and Workbook  

James Scott Bell: Any book—try Plot and Structure and Write Your Novel from the Middle

Jeff Gerke: The Irresistible Novel and The First 50 Pages 

Kathy Ide: Proofreading Secrets of Best-Selling Authors

Steven James: Story Trumps Structure  and Troubleshooting Your Novel