Are you looking for help with writing? Here are some assorted tips, inspirations, and writing resources.

My Two Cents

Here are some random thoughts I’d like to offer to other writers...

Don’t Be Afraid of the Blank Page

Writer and Poet Mantras

How to Show - Dialogue, Method 1

How to Show - Dialogue, Method 2

Coming soon - peer critique tips

Writing Ideas

If you are looking for some writing ideas, try one of these links. All of them have fantastic suggestions. Some of the recommended exercises form the basis for projects that I’ve done for fun and with my writing groups (such as Writer’s Workbench).

Unjournaling: Daily Writing Exercises That Are Not Personal, Not Introspective, Not Boring! by Dawn DiPrince and Cheryl Miller Thurston - This is my current favorite to get ideas for writing practice.

You Can Improve Your Students' Writing Skills Immediately! By David Melton - This is an excellent source for creative writing teachers. We also used this guide to generate exercises for Writer’s Workbench.

What If? Writing Exercises for Fiction Writers, by Anne Bernays and Pamela Painter - Another excellent source for creative writing inspiration and practice with technique.

Madeleine L'Engle, Herself, Reflections on a Writing Life, by Madeleine L'Engle, Compiled by Carole F. Chase - One of my favorite writers, with lots of interesting writing reflections from her long career.

The Writing Fix The Writing Fix exists to help writers find writing topics, writing prompts, and writing ideas that inspire a daily writing fix. Instant ideas for writing at any age!

365 Creative Writing Prompts Get some random inspiration!

Forty-four Short Story Ideas Looking for a short story idea?

Writing a novel in a month: 10 tips for plotters and pantsers Ready for NaNoWriMo?

Technical Help (Grammar, Structure, & Usage)

How to Write with Focus: Essay Structure - by Christy Noel

Quick and Dirty Tips - Grammar Girl - Fun grammar podcast!

Grammar: Punctuation - Punctuation Usage Tips

Rules of Usage. Strunk, William, Jr. 1918. Elements of Style - Writer's reference

Editing & Publishing Links

THE SLOT: A Spot for Copy Editors

How to Edit Your Short Story by E.M. Welsh

Self-Editing Basics: 10 Simple Ways to Edit Your Own Book by Blake Atwood

How to Edit a Book 101: Checklist and Tips for Self-Editing at Reedsy Blog

Start Here: How to Get Your Book Published by Jane Friedman

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