Category: Novel Writing Resources

An Effective Beginner’s Guide to Writing Books from GrammarCheck

Posted 24th June 2017 by Tizzy Brown in Novel Writing Resources / 🗨0 Comments

The infographic below, from GrammarCheck, contains some useful tips for writing and planning a novel.

An Effective Beginner's Guide to Writing Books (Infographic)
Source: www.grammarcheck.net

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Sources for Writing Advice and Tips

Sources for Writing Advice and Tips

Here are some useful links to sites and articles that offer some general writing advice and tips: Last updated: 27/01/2013 Blogs by and for WritersWriting the Perfect SceneAdvice for Writers by David RobbinsNovel Writing TipsAdvice from Jeffrey CarverFantasy Writing PodcastsHow to Write Faster, Better and EasierHow to be CreativeHow to Write DialogueNovel Writing Tips Notes from Techniques of the Selling WriterThe Opening SentenceSo You Want to Be a WriterFinishing Your NovelF.Scott Fitzgerald’s Secret Guide to WritingBrainpickings.orgWriters in the Storm blogInspiring quotes25 Hard Truths About Writing and PublishingWhat UK Fiction Editors Want 2013Write Despite

Posted 2nd November 2010 in Novel Writing Resources
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Novel Writing Software

Novel Writing Software

Here are some links to novel writing software programs that you may find useful. I’ve tried to collect a lot of free ones too! I personally use NewNovelist, which is pretty good. When it is released for windows in early 2010 I will be buying Scrivener, because the virtual corkboard looks incredible, and hopefully if I win NaNoWriMo this year I will get my hands on a half price copy. ywriter2-freeFree Mindmapping Tool-free Storybook-freeStoryRight-freeTextBlockWriter-freePortable Writing Software-freeWriting Toold for ipadBest Software Programs for WritersFree Creative Writing SoftwareFree Software for WritersScrivenerNewNovelist

Posted 2nd November 2010 in Novel Writing Resources
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Writer’s Block Resources

Writer’s Block Resources

Stuck in a rut with your novel writing? These randomizers and articles will help to pull you out. Also check out my article on Tips for Beating Writer’s Block. Idea Generators The Randomizer Novel Rescue CompanionNovel Emergency MatrixStory Idea GeneratorIdea GeneratorCreativity ToolsSpringhole.net Articles Tools for Curing Writer’s BlockHow to Eliminate Writer’s Block Forever Prompts writingfix.comList of writing prompt websitesCreative Writing PromptsWriting and Blogging Prompts Inspiration Fifteen Craft Exercises for WritersForgotten BookmarksPost Secret

Posted 2nd November 2010 in Inspiration, Novel Writing Resources
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Worldbuilding Resources

Worldbuilding Resources

Here are some articles, prompts and databases I have found or created for helping you to build a realistic setting for your novel. Tizzy’s Ultimate Setting Chart (my own) Novel Settings Randomizer Index of Country and City Names World Building Prompts Article on World Building

Posted 2nd November 2010 in Novel Writing Resources
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Novel Plotting Resources

Novel Plotting Resources

Here are some great plot planning worksheets, blog posts and articles to help you structure your novel: The Nine Grid Plan 10 Ways to Organise Your Book 5 Classic Plots Plot Twists Plot Worksheet Outline Your Novel in 30 Minutes Top Ten Plotting Mistakes Plotting by Jeff Heisler Plotting by Personality Various Plotting Tools and Worksheets Romance Novel Plot Generator

Posted 2nd November 2010 in Novel Writing Resources
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Character Planning Resources

Character Planning Resources

Here is a collection of character planning worksheets and name databases that I have found on my travels or created myself. Enjoy! Planning Characters Tizzy’s Ultimate Character Chart (my own)List of Character Traits Detailed Character Chart Naming Characters Fantasy Name GeneratorNymbler-a website where you can type in up to 6 names you like and it comes up with a lot of similar names, both of ethnicity, feel and sound.Seventh Sanctum Name GeneratorsD&D Name GeneratorA collection of name generatorsWhat’s in a name?Random Name Generator-uses data from the US Census to match first and last names with differing degrees of probability.Behind the […]

Posted 2nd November 2010 in Novel Writing Resources
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NaNoWriMo Resources

NaNoWriMo Resources

Here’s a collection of resources that I’ve stumbled across on my travels that have been created specifically for NaNoWriMo participants . I hope you find them useful. Don’t forget there are other more general novel writing resources on this blog from name generators to plot worksheets. You can find all the novel writing resources here. The Unofficial NaNoWriMo Resource BinderOutline 50k in 20 ChaptersNovember Spawned 2007: a Novel-Writing HandoutNaNoWriMo Report Card-a Microsoft Xcel document that tracks your progress with pretty graphs and magical calculations! Livejournal Nano PromptsThirty Days of World BuildingNano for the New and the InsaneTemptation Blocker

Posted 2nd November 2010 in NaNoWriMo, Novel Writing Resources
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