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Writing Resources

Writing resources that I have used. Let me know if you have questions about them.

642 Things to Write by Po Branson — exactly 642 writing prompts. Some are silly, some are thought or memory provoking, and some are um, interesting, but the key to this book is to just do it! I enjoy it a lot.

Ready, Set, Novel! by Lindsey Grant, Christ Baty, and Talitha Stewart Strait — A writing workbook for coming up with story ideas and planning them. I regularly use several of these exercises.

No Plot? No Problem! by Chris Baty — a book especially for NaNoWriMo and writing 50,000 words in one month, full of ideas, tips, and boosters.

nanowrimo.org You can read pep talks and info for writing, revising, and publishing a story.

rinkworks.com A writer’s site hangout + story idea starter + procrastination station.

Writing Magic by Gail Carson Levine — she’s the author of Ella Enchanted and the other Princess Tales. She has a fun small book for inspiration for newbies in fantasy and sci-fi.

How to write Science Fiction and Fantasy by Orson Scott Card — I didn’t benefit a whole lot from this book mainly because he is dealing with sci-fi connected with our world + vampires, werewolves, and ghosts and the like.

Characterization and viewpoint by Orson Scott card — Great book on characterization! Characters are definitely one of his strong points, and this is a very good book to learn from.

Nail Your Novel by Roz Morris — I found this very helpful, seeing just how she writes, rewrites, reads, and edits. I especially found her Beat Sheet helpful. I’d never heard of it. I wish the library would have let me keep this book longer.

What if? Writing Exercises for Fiction Writers by Anne Bernays, and Pamilia Painter — It has a few weird things in it, but it was very helpful, and several of the exercises are a lot of fun. I’ve done them with friends. Yes, fun.

Writing Fiction for Dummies by Randy Ingermanson, Peter Economy — A helpful book that covers everything, all the way from saving time, to creating a story world, to finding a publisher. Lots of lists, lots of notes.

Novel Metamorphosis by Darcy Pattison — for revisioning your book, revising, and editing. She leads you through writing it all down and overviewing and brainstorming, after the draft is done.

http://www.springhole.net/writing_roleplaying_randomators/index.html — generating about everything you can think of. Incredible.

I will be adding more as I find and read them.


-Electric Bubbles

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