Links For Writers

Writing is hard. Just ask any writer. Here are some words of wisdom that I’ve found useful:


When you just need to get words on the page:

Shitty First Drafts by Anne Lamont (from Bird By Bird)

9 Tips For Writing a Really Good Shitty First Draft


When you’re struggling with plotting, story structure, character arcs, POV, or pacing:

Write Your Novel From the Middle by James Scott Bell

Take Off Your Pants by Libbie Hawker

10 Tips For Writing Multiple POVs


When you need a pep talk from Stephen King:

On Writing


When you’re writing the dreaded query letter:

Query Shark

Querying a Book with Multiple POVs


When you’re writing the even more dreaded synopsis:

The Synopsis: what it is, what it isn’t, and how to write it