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12 Excellent Writing Resources

1# Name Generator Websites

     There are plenty of fabulous websites that generate names out there, but fantasynamegenerators.com is by far my favorite! It not only generates thousands of amazing and original character names, but also place names, character descriptions, armor and weaponry e.t.c. along with it's very own Map Creator! The potential is endless here; and it's a super cool site to explore


2# A Character Planner App

     The Character Planner App by Ifantasia is an excellent tool. You can use it to plan out entire stories, create worlds, and also document all your characters. It makes the planning process fun and all the information you need is only a few clicks away. 


3# A Thesaurus 

     It never ceases to amaze me how many writers have never discovered this amazing tool... Ever stewed for hours over a different way to say a word? Stew no more! Your friend the Thesaurus is here to help! 


4# A Notebook

     We all need at least one friend we can be totally, shamelessly, weirdly ourselves with, am I right? For me, that friend is my notebook. No one EVER gets to read it; no matter how close they are to me. Never. It is my place where I can be and dream whoever and whatever I wish; where anything and everything is possible!


5# Writers INC

     Writers INC; A Student Handbook for Writing and Learning. It is a great tool for both beginners and seasoned professionals. Very informative. You can study it... Or you can use it to simply brush up on almost any writing related subject... Or you can use it as a guide to teach a writing class... Your choice. 


6# Poetry Books

     Poets are the masters of imagery; I think we can all agree on that note. So why not borrow a little from them? Study some great poetry and see what works and what doesn't. Test out different types from different poets and see what you like. I find this process can be fun, not to mention it will vastly improve your own skills! 


7# Writing Prompt Journals

     You can either make your own, or purchase one at a book store... Every writer hits block now and again. We all need that time to release. A prompt journal is the perfect way to do just that!


8# Writing DEEP Scenes

     Writing DEEP Scenes; Plotting Your Story Through Action, Emotion, and Theme is a book by Martha Alderson and Jordan Rosenfeld. It's chock full of amazing information... My only problem with this book is the one or two places where sexual scenes from other works are used as examples for some of their points... But it is still a very well done book. Great for both old pros and ametuers. 


9# Writing Tools

     Writing Tools; 50 Essential Strategies for Every Writer is a book by Roy Peter Clark. Very easy to follow and pick up on. It teaches writers the tools of writing, not the rules. Rich in both information and inspiration. 


10# Writing, Publishing, and Marketing Your 1st Book (or 7th)

     Writing, Publishing, amd Marketing Your 1st Book (Or 7th) is a book by Bobbie Christensen. It encourages writers to get their books on paper andout there for the world using a unique process all the author's own. 


11# A Guide to Writing Your Novel

     A Guide to Writing Your Novel is a book by Lee Roddy, available through the Institute for Excellence in Writing. This a step-by step guide to what goes into a novel and what aspiring novelists need to know about it. I believe that this book is what got me on the track to success in my writing career. 


I hope you found this helpful and fun! Thank you so much for taking a peek! 

     I love hearing from you! Don't hesitate to comment below if there is any particular subject you would like me to address in my next post. How did these resources work for you? What are some other great resources you've used?

     Thanks for the read! 


     Meredith Cole


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