WRITER RESOURCES

This Toolbox has become a subset of a larger project: Write-Strong.com - A Home for Writers Pursuing Success. Check it out for an ongoing compilation of writing resources and tools.
 
150+ links to tools and resources for writers in all phases of their careers. Not all of these will work for you; not all of them worked for me. But many have proved invaluable in my writing adventures thus far, and I wanted to share what I've discovered along the way so you might gather your own set of tools and techniques to help you grow and succeed as a writer. These links will lead you to numerous author and writing websites, many of which I owe a huge debt of gratitude for what they've taught me. Some advice found here will contradict other bits, and if you try to use every trick and tool at once, you're likely to end up with a mess. That's because every writer--including you--is different and must forge a unique career. So experiment. Fiddle. Tinker. Find what fits comfortably in your hand and mind, what gets the job done, and then see what you can make with it all.

Click on the TOC below to jump to a particular topic, or browse the Toolbox as a whole. Links are split according to those relevant to the Craft or Business of writing, and check out
the book list at the bottom, all of which come highly recommended.

The Craft

1. Writing Basics
2. Novel Planning and Overview
3. Plot
4. Worldbuilding
5. Characters
6. Scenes
7. Pacing
8. Tension
9. Dialogue
10. Voice
11. Writing Inspiration & Motivation
12 . Revision

The Business

1. Career
2. Agents
3. Queries
4. Synopses
5. Writing Conferences & SpecFic Conventions
6. Short fiction markets
7. Publishers
8. Legal
9. Technology
10. Marketing
11. Scams


1. Writing Basics
2. Novel Planning and Overview
3. Plot
4. Worldbuilding
5. Characters
6. Scenes
7. Pacing
8. Tension
9. Dialogue
10. Voice
11. Writing Inspiration & Motivation
12. Revision


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1. Career Development
2. Agents
3. Queries
4. Synopses
5. Writing Conferences & SpecFic Conventions
6. Short fiction markets
7. Publishers
8. Legal
9. Technology
10. Marketing
11. Scams






















User Manuals – An Array of Superb Books on Writing

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I welcome suggestions for further resources, websites, books and other tools to add to this list, whether related to the writing process, the publishing industry or otherwise. Email me at joshrvogt@gmail.com or tweet @JRVogt with questions, ideas, links and recommendations, or if you ever encounter a dead link or any other issue.

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