Resources for Writers

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Writing resources: 

Things I’ve found helpful in the pursuit of writing well.  This is going to be a long and varied list—and will be ever growing—but it might be helpful for others.

Stuff I use/have made to further my process:

My very own fillable (if I did it right!) character sheet: Gender neutral character-sheet-for-writer-y-folks

Novel Critique form courtesy of K.J. Harrowick

Writing Contests/Twitter Pitch events/Twitter Hashtag Games:

102 hashtags

Carissa Taylor’s Pitch Generator page

Daily Twitter Writing Events Courtesy of Mica Scotti Cole

Resource list Courtesy of Mica Scotti Cole

Twitter Pitches & Contests




PitchWars/PitMad by Brenda Drake

SFFpit by Dan Kobalt


Pitch América






Carissa Taylor’s Contest Calendar

Stephanie Smith’s comprehensive list of contests

Ultimate guide to twitter pitch contests

Web pages of interest: Writing advice, how to’s, what not to do, realities of writing, et cetera


Query Shark

Rules and Tips for the Query Letter


List of publishers accepting un-agented submissions. 

Query Tracker

Agent Query

Absolute Write

Manuscript Wish List

Genre Definitions, some DOs and DON’Ts, IS and ISN’Ts and generally helpful pages

What is Erotic Romance

What Magical Realism ISN’T

Pitfalls of Writing SFF and how to avoid them (Turkey City Lexicon)

Writing with Color

Queership Blog

Weird resources I’ve found helpful

Someone said my character is a Mary-Sue… are they? The Universal Mary Sue Litmus Test

List of psychic abilities

Pictorial height and weight chart

Those Pesky Pronouns, an absolutely gorgeous, inclusive chart.

Aesthetic Attraction, say what?

Word List/Definitions for Ships

Euphemisms for murder: Wiki

Scent trailing dogs  and how they do it

Slang/urban dictionary

Dictionary of Motorcycle Slang

British Slang

100 Most Beautiful phrases in British English

Writing believable British Characters for an American Writer.

List of Daggers

List of World Mythologies

Map of First Nations Tribes before conquest/colonization

Raphael (his artwork)

Whiskey VS Whisky 

Pistol Ready Positions

Technical stuff of interest

Filler words to remove from your novel, by Meg LaTorre

Debut Author’s Advice series

Michael Mammay’s Blog, interesting and useful thoughts on writing.

Dan Kobalt’s Science is Scifi Fact in Fiction series.

Showing VS Telling by Marcy Kennedy

Don’t Annoy Your Readers: Self-Editing for Dummies

Crap Someone Should Have Told You Writers By Now

Kim Long’s Final Editing Checklist

Jami Nord’s Blog, opening with a bang

Jennifer Johnson-Blalock

Why an author platform?

Author Blunders, bloopers and boo boos, what to avoid

Article for Indie publishers on making books friendly for Dyslexic Readers.

List of martial arts strikes

400 Euphemisms for Sex


9 most misused gun terms

Grammar rules: Capitalization

Locksmith Terminology-Dictionary of Locksmith and Security terms

Legal Beagling

PUB LAW By Susan Spann

Taxes for Epub/Self-Pub

Can I use this image on social media? OR Creative Commons Copyright.

Watch out for these contract terms

Avoiding Scam Publishers 

Some Nitty Gritty On this THING we all do

List of English Contractions

Master List of Facial Expressions for Writers


Character Flaw Database from

8 Point/How to Structure A Story

Three Act Structure

Word Counts: How long should your book be?

Character Arcs 

Welcome To The Matrix (article on how content creators are working for free)

List of Martial Arts Weapons

Trans Masculine health care

Euphemisms for female masturbation

Real Writers Get Bad Reviews

Feel free to send me interesting resources to add to this list via my email address:

or @ me on twitter. For my safety I’ve had to close my DMs to mutuals only.