Writing Resources

Writing Resources

WEBSITES

advancedfictionwriting.com (Randy Ingermanson’s site)

cecmurpheyswritertowriter.blogspot.com

jamesschottbell.com

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)

BOOKS

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