Being a writer can be stressful. There are so many things that you have to think about and it takes it's toll on the mind. Thankfully, there's a lot of writers out there will to share their knowledge and today I am sharing with you the five places I go to when I am stuck in a bind. Plus a wonderful resource that holds more information!
Normally the first thing a writer does when they are trying to find something is turn to google. Our search history's are full of random things, like what injuries you won't die from to name generators for a new race we have created. When we are searching through the entries google pulls up for us we usually find articles from other writers on their blog.
This website is my TOTAL go to, for all things characters, or writing prompts. Bryn has so many lists full of inspiration and helpful tips that you will be able to create amazing characters. This website can help you annoy your characters or give you a way for them to talk.
KM Weiland is one of the best advice givers out there. I love her easy to follow and informative posts. Character creation and Structuring your novel are the areas I focus on when coming to her website. I also enjoy the names of her posts as they usually include awesome characters.
I find myself coming back to certain posts from Christine every time I try and write a story. My favourite ones are the trials your characters go through, and any post on specific scenes. The breakdown of each section, along with examples from three different, well-known novels helps you understand exactly what she is trying to tell you.
I love the way this is effortlessly mixes all the things together, video games, movies and books. Emma really knows all the different ways to tell a story and her posts a jam packed full of information. She allows you to get creative with all mediums of story, with clear instructions and amazing resources.
Rachel is your girl if you need some motivation, or help finding your muse. She has a free course which teaches you all about your writer DNA. Her advice on falling in love with writing again is golden, a thing you don't want to miss. Don't forget to grab access to her resource library, that has some of the best freebies.
Now there are more than just websites that can help us. Book's, podcasts, courses, and even the programmes we use allow us to form a path which works for us.
What resources do you love? Let me know in the comments!
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