Useful Writing Resources

Here’s a list of useful writing resources that I’ve found. Hopefully you find them useful too.

  1. Jim Butcher’s Writing 101 Blog series
    1. Highly recommended by me. Covers all the basics.
  2. Writing fight scenes– Youtube video by Tim Hickson, aka Hello Future Me
  3. Writing Fight Scenes Vol. 2– Youtube video by Tim Hickson, aka Hello Future Me
  4. A Guide to Writing Fight Scenes by mikerophonyx
  5. Building an Authorial Program  Blogpost by MNBrian
  6. Structure: The #1 thing writers get wrong on submission– Reddit thread by Jeff Deleon
  7. A collation of Reddit Writing Advice Posts By DocCannery84
  8. Another collation of Redding Writing Advice Posts by DocCannery84
  9. The Myth of the Three Act Structure by The Screenwriting Hulk
  10. Dan Wells on Story Structure by Dan Wells
  11. Structure by -queercareerlady-
  12. Observations on the Practice of Writing by Voltaire the Second
  13. Fundamental Skills of Writing by the Reddit Hivemind
    1. Look at the comments! Lots of useful info
  14. The Common Lie Writers Tell You– by Brandon Sanderson
    1. You  can’t always do what you want to do, survivorship bias & dealing with failure
  15. Writing is Not a Talent; It’s a Skill by Bryce O’Connor
  16. Brandon Sanderson 2020 Lecture Series
  17. The MICE Quotient by Orson Scott Card
  18. Common Line Edits by Emma Darwin
  19. Basic Editing Advice by Reddit
  20. Dangling Modifiers by Emma Darwin
  21. Anatomy of a Scene by Diane Callahan
  22. Story Circle (A Variation of the Hero’s Journey) by Dan Harmon
  23. 5 Act Structure by Lesson from the Screenplay
  24. 5 Point Plot Structure by The Script Lab
    1. This is actually a 3 Act Structure Format
  25. Shakespearean Plot Structure by Tim Nance
  26. Pixars 22 Guidelines for stortytelling
  27. 10 Things I learned Writing by Trace Conger
  28. Characters are only as interesting as their relationships by Charlie Jane Anders
  29. How to systematically improve your writing by Ben Franklin- by Redditor springceo
  30. Deciding What to Cut and What to Keep: Jessica Brody
  31. Limyaael’s Advice  A list of advice on how to use various tropes.
  32. How To Do The Thing by Someone Who Does The Thing (This one is a bit humorous, but it has some good advice)
  33. What Makes Good Prose by A_Bird_Soaring
  34. David Farland’s Writing Tips
    1. Contains numerous blogs about writing. Check it out.
  35. Random Writing Advice by the reddit hivemind
  36. Brandon Sanderson’s Philosophy on Plot – Promises, Progress and Payoffs
  37. 7 Wrong Lessons that Creators Learned from Game of Thrones by Charlie Jane Anders
    1. This is a good source if you’re looking to write a darker novel.
  38. How to write a good opening scene/paragraph by Reddit user OpusTales
  39. Valueable lessons- read the comments as well by the Reddit community
  40. 4 Pillars of Characterization by Jeff Seymour
  41. A discussion of Hamartia… aka Fatal Flaws in Tragic Hero characterization, using a Magic the Gathering character as an example by Rhystic Studies
  42. How Lord of the Rings introduces characters by schnee
  43. Writing Complex Characters by Jed Herne
  44. Writing Efficiently, using repeated motifs by schnee

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