Resources for Fiction Writers

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Books, podcasts, websites, blog posts, and more—all for fiction writers!

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Voice and Tone
Writing YouTube Channels
Middle Grade
Fantasy
Plotting
Books
Story & Scene Structure
Promotion & Marketing
Support
Self-Publishing
Miscellaneous
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Podcasts

The Successful Author Mindset: A Handbook for Surviving the Writer's Journey    #amwriting #writinglife #writerslife #writers (Sponsored)

The Successful Author Mindset: A Handbook for Surviving the Writer's Journey (Books for Writers)

The Successful Author Mindset: A Handbook for Surviving the Writer's Journey (Books for Writers) [Penn, Joanna] on Amazon.com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The Successful Author Mindset: A Handbook for Surviving the Writer's Journey (Books for Writers)

The Creative Penn Podcast: Great listening for #indieauthors #businessofwriting #selfpublishing

The Creative Penn Podcast: Writing, Publishing, Book Marketing, Making A Living With Your Writing

Interviews, inspiration and information on writing, publishing options, book marketing, and making a living with your writing. For writers, authors, and creative entrepreneurs. Every Monday with bestselling author, Joanna Penn.

Write through the Roof Podcast: For writers who want to improve their writing. Host Madeleine D’Este zeros in on the one thing writers profess brought their writing up to the next level.  #amwriting #Podcasts

Write Through The Roof | For writers who want to improve their writing

Listen to Write Through The Roof | For writers who want to improve their writing episodes free, on demand. . The easiest way to listen to podcasts on your iPhone, iPad, Android, PC, smart speaker – and even in your car. For free. Bonus and ad-free content available with Stitcher Premium.

Podcast – Mark Dawson's Self Publishing Formula  #amwriting #selfpublishing #podcasts #markdawson

Podcast – Mark Dawson's Self Publishing Formula #amwriting #selfpublishing #podcasts #markdawson

Science Fiction & Fantasy Marketing Podcast  #amwriting #selfpublishing #FSF

Science Fiction & Fantasy Marketing Podcast #amwriting #selfpublishing #FSF

The Journeyman Writer Podcast  #amwriting #Podcasts

The Journeyman Writer’s Handbook: Living And Working Online

The Journeyman Writer’s Handbook is a series of classes designed to make your writing life more productive, more rewarding and more successful. Living And Working Online is the first of these…

Writing Excuses, a podcast on the craft of #amwriting by #brandonsanderson #maryrobinettekowal and more #Podcasts

Writing Excuses

Fifteen minutes long, because you're in a hurry, and we're not that smart.

Voice and Tone

Writing YouTube Channels

The Creative Penn - YouTube

bookishpixie

I'm Gabe. I write. I read. I edit. And then I talk about it all across the interwebs. My YA Sci-Fi trilogy, beginning with BEYOND THE RED, was published unde...

bookishpixie - YouTube

bookishpixie

I'm Gabe. I write. I read. I edit. And then I talk about it all across the interwebs. My YA Sci-Fi trilogy, beginning with BEYOND THE RED, was published unde...

Middle Grade

Five Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Mistakes in Children’s Books -- Margaret Meacham, Gotham Writers Workshop

The Writer’s Toolbox - Faculty Articles - Gotham Writers Workshop

Five Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Mistakes in Children’s Books -- Margaret Meacham, Gotham Writers Workshop

Middle Grade Ninja: "On Pacing " by Chris Eboch    #amwriting #middlegrade

GUEST POST: "On Pacing " by Chris Eboch

Interviews with literary agents, editors, middle grade writers, and young adult authors. Middle grade book of the week reviews. Robert Kent.

Fantasy

The Complete Guide to the Fantasy Subgenres | Best Fantasy Books

The Complete Guide to the Fantasy Subgenres | Best Fantasy Books

The Complete Guide to the Fantasy Subgenres | Best Fantasy Books

Write a Functional Magic System / So You Want To - TV Tropes

Write a Functional Magic System / So You Want To - TV Tropes

A page for describing SoYouWantTo: Write a Functional Magic System. Magic is a tricky beast (Ha!). While it certainly adds a gleam and sense of wonder to …

How To Worldbuild Magic: Short Rules for Real Worlds – Holly Lisle: Writer

How To Worldbuild Magic: Short Rules for Real Worlds

Fantasy writers take a significant amount of crap from SF writers for what the SF writers perceive as their “fluffy bunny” worldbuilding and their use of magic as an easy out for solving their characters’ problems. In fact, however, magic is no more of an easy way out for well-written fantasy than physics is an

How to Create a Rational Magic System – Mythcreants

How to Create a Rational Magic System

Magic systems vary from colorful bears with tummy badges to ritual blood sacrifices. Magic isn't real, so it can be anything we want. But that doesn't mean all magic systems work equally well for stories. ...

Mixing Science and Magic: A Recipe for Disaster?

Mixing Science and Magic: A Recipe for Disaster?

Your one-stop guide to writing success

Plotting

Masterplots Theater

Masterplots Theater (A-Z)

The WriteOnSisters completed the A-Z Challenge 3 years running. In 2014 it was a catch-all of writing topics, in 2015 it was BLASTOFF! to Stellar Writing full of simple 3-step tips to improve your …

How to Use Subplots to Bring Your Whole Story Together - ProWritingAid

How to Use Subplots to Bring Your Whole Story Together

Just like real life, your characters will have more than one thing demanding their time and attention. Romances, family life, work concerns, health issues, friendships, etc. These additional plot lines are subplots that give your story depth and help keep it moving. And as with your main plot, all subplots should follow a narrative arc of conflict, crisis, and resolution, usually wrapped up before the main plot’s climax. Subplots can be what’s happening to secondary characters or an…

Books

2k to 10k: Writing Faster, Writing Better, and Writing More of What You Love by [Aaron, Rachel]

2k to 10k: Writing Faster, Writing Better, and Writing More of What You Love

2k to 10k: Writing Faster, Writing Better, and Writing More of What You Love - Kindle edition by Aaron, Rachel. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading 2k to 10k: Writing Faster, Writing Better, and Writing More of What You Love.

Children's Writer's Word Book by Alijandra Mogilner    (Sponsored)

Children's Writer's Word Book

Amazon.com: Children's Writer's Word Book (9781582974132): Mogilner, Alijandra: Books

Story & Scene Structure

5 secrets of good storytelling

The 5 Secrets of Good Storytelling (That Writers Forget All the Time) - Helping Writers Become Authors

Discover the five most important secrets of good storytelling--which also happen to be the five most common problems in modern books and movies.

What’s the Purpose of Your Scene? - Helping Writers Become Authors

What’s the Purpose of Your Scene? - Helping Writers Become Authors

Finding the focus of each scene in your story is as easy as finding purpose, conflict, and context.

The Purpose of Scenes | WritersDigest.com

The Purpose of Scenes

Explore how scenes create emotional connections with a reader and work to forward plot.

Promotion & Marketing

Book Genres

Book Genres - List of Book Genres and Book Genre Dictionary

This book genres website has the best list of book genres online, as well as a book genre finder and book genre dictionary.

Profilic Works

Prolific Works

Prolific Works: Free ebook giveaways

Essential Tools for Indie Authors : BookFunnel

BookFunnel is an author service that specializes in ebook and audio distribution, sending ARCs, and creating tools that save indie authors time and sanity.

Email Newsletters for Authors: Get Started Guide | Jane Friedman

Email Newsletters for Authors: Get Started Guide | Jane Friedman

Everything you need to know to start sending an effective email newsletter.

Support

SCBWI: Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators

SCBWI

Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators

Find an Editor & More:   Editorial Freelancers Association.      The largest and oldest US professional organization for freelancing editors, writers, copyeditors, proofreaders, indexers, and more. Start here to find the EFA rates chart, job listing service, and membership benefits, and to search the EFA directory for the freelancer you need as a business, publisher, or author.

Home - Editorial Freelancers Association - EFA Freelancers, Rates & More

The EFA is a national not-for-profit organization, headquartered in New York City, run almost entirely by member volunteers, all of whom are also freelancers. The EFA’s members, experienced in a wide range of professional skills, live and work all across the United States and in other countries.

Self-Publishing

Ebook publishing platforms - the complete guide

The Complete Guide to Ebook Publishing Platforms

What are the best ebook publishing platforms? How can you get your book on all ebook stores? We cover everything you need to know about ebook distribution.

Miscellaneous

Who Says I Can’t Use Trademarks In My Fiction?

Who Says I Can’t Use Trademarks In My Fiction? - Sidebar Saturdays

Guidelines for using trademarks in your fiction. How to avoid trademark infringement, dilution, tarnishment, and defamation.

Two Things Every Author Needs to Know About Using Brand Names in Fiction

Two Things Every Author Needs to Know About Using Brand Names in Fiction - Helping Writers Become Authors

Discover two of the biggest reasons to avoid specifying common and popular brand names in fiction.

Other Pins

5 secrets of good storytelling

The 5 Secrets of Good Storytelling (That Writers Forget All the Time) - Helping Writers Become Authors

Discover the five most important secrets of good storytelling--which also happen to be the five most common problems in modern books and movies.

Masterplots Theater

Masterplots Theater (A-Z)

The WriteOnSisters completed the A-Z Challenge 3 years running. In 2014 it was a catch-all of writing topics, in 2015 it was BLASTOFF! to Stellar Writing full of simple 3-step tips to improve your …

Book Genres

Book Genres - List of Book Genres and Book Genre Dictionary

This book genres website has the best list of book genres online, as well as a book genre finder and book genre dictionary.

The Creative Penn - YouTube

bookishpixie

I'm Gabe. I write. I read. I edit. And then I talk about it all across the interwebs. My YA Sci-Fi trilogy, beginning with BEYOND THE RED, was published unde...

bookishpixie - YouTube

bookishpixie

I'm Gabe. I write. I read. I edit. And then I talk about it all across the interwebs. My YA Sci-Fi trilogy, beginning with BEYOND THE RED, was published unde...

2k to 10k: Writing Faster, Writing Better, and Writing More of What You Love by [Aaron, Rachel]

2k to 10k: Writing Faster, Writing Better, and Writing More of What You Love

2k to 10k: Writing Faster, Writing Better, and Writing More of What You Love - Kindle edition by Aaron, Rachel. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading 2k to 10k: Writing Faster, Writing Better, and Writing More of What You Love.

Profilic Works

Prolific Works

Prolific Works: Free ebook giveaways

Essential Tools for Indie Authors : BookFunnel

BookFunnel is an author service that specializes in ebook and audio distribution, sending ARCs, and creating tools that save indie authors time and sanity.

Podcasts for Authors on Writing, Publishing, & Book Marketing

20 Podcasts That Every Author Should Listen To

We compiled a list of some of the most popular, well-reviewed, and consistently produced podcasts for authors on writing, publishing, and book marketing.

Who Says I Can’t Use Trademarks In My Fiction?

Who Says I Can’t Use Trademarks In My Fiction? - Sidebar Saturdays

Guidelines for using trademarks in your fiction. How to avoid trademark infringement, dilution, tarnishment, and defamation.

Two Things Every Author Needs to Know About Using Brand Names in Fiction

Two Things Every Author Needs to Know About Using Brand Names in Fiction - Helping Writers Become Authors

Discover two of the biggest reasons to avoid specifying common and popular brand names in fiction.

Ebook publishing platforms - the complete guide

The Complete Guide to Ebook Publishing Platforms

What are the best ebook publishing platforms? How can you get your book on all ebook stores? We cover everything you need to know about ebook distribution.

The Complete Guide to the Fantasy Subgenres | Best Fantasy Books

The Complete Guide to the Fantasy Subgenres | Best Fantasy Books

The Complete Guide to the Fantasy Subgenres | Best Fantasy Books

SCBWI: Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators

SCBWI

Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators

Find an Editor & More:   Editorial Freelancers Association.      The largest and oldest US professional organization for freelancing editors, writers, copyeditors, proofreaders, indexers, and more. Start here to find the EFA rates chart, job listing service, and membership benefits, and to search the EFA directory for the freelancer you need as a business, publisher, or author.

Home - Editorial Freelancers Association - EFA Freelancers, Rates & More

The EFA is a national not-for-profit organization, headquartered in New York City, run almost entirely by member volunteers, all of whom are also freelancers. The EFA’s members, experienced in a wide range of professional skills, live and work all across the United States and in other countries.

Email Newsletters for Authors: Get Started Guide | Jane Friedman

Email Newsletters for Authors: Get Started Guide | Jane Friedman

Everything you need to know to start sending an effective email newsletter.