Resources, Templates & Planners

Links to helpfule websites, templates, and plannersKrist Holl’s Writers’ First Aid: A Medicine Chest of HopeTo ease the pains of the writing life and help make your writing dreams come true
I love this blog and have been following for several years. Whatever your writing challenge is, she’s been there, written about it, and found useful suggestions and resources. Her books Writer’s First Aid and More Writer’s First Aid are awesome, too.

Write to Done: Unmissable articles on writing
Here’s a great list of writing blogs. Drop in and see if they’re for you.
Top 10 Blogs for Writers 2015 – The Winners

Writer’s Knowledge Base: The Search Engine for Writers
If you have any questions about the writing process or publishing, you’ll find the answers you need here. Curated by Elizabeth Spann Craig and Mike Fleming, the contents of this site are updated every week with new, writerly blogs chosen by Craig.

Elizabeth Spann Craig
If you are a cozy mystery lover and want to see the writing and publishing world from a successful writer’s point of view, this is a great blog to follow for her insights plus those of guest writers and experts. Every week, Elizabeth’s blog hosts Twitterific, a collection of the many blog posts that Elizabeth passed along via Twitter from the week before. It’s like having a writing magazine sent to you every week.

Randy Ingermanson: Snowflake Method of Writing a Novel

The Snowflake Method For Designing A Novel

Novel Plotting Tools and Worksheets
Jennifer Mattern at All Indie Writers: “Here are links to character planning resources and some of my favorite more general tools and templates related to planning and outlining your novel.”

How to Make a Novel Outline
Creative Writing Now:

How to Write a Novel One Word at a Time
Steering a Book with a Novel Outline

How to Write a Memoir
William Zinsser writing for The American Scholar
Zinsser’s thoughtful essay is a must-read.

Memoir Writing for Dummies
A to-the-point lesson in memoir writing

The Key Elements of Writing Good Memoir
Adair Lara writing for Writer’s Digest

Boost Your Creativity in Ten Simple Ways
by Jenny Bravo at Blots and Plots

How to Write a Short Story that Captivates Your Reader
by Jerry Jenkins


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