This one’s for you + is a work in progress, so I’ll be updating this page as time goes on. 😉
- 9 Tips for Creating a Great Antagonist because we all love a good villain.
- 10 Ways to Make Readers Loathe Your Antagonist – need I say more?
- 41 Flavors of Body Language for when dialogue can’t convey the power of a good description.
- 100 Words for Facial Expressions when “happy” or “sad” just doesn’t cut it. Because it rarely does, y’all.
- 123 Ideas for Character flaws because we want realism and perfection is unattainable.
- 178 Ways to Describe Women’s Clothing because you had no idea there were that many ways to describe apparel.
- Character generator for coming up with a name, phone number, email address, birthday, Visa, Social Security number, and much more! This one is gold, guys. Pure gold.
- Crafting Memorable Characters for when we need to get back to the basics.
- How to Kill Off Your Characters Without Angering Your Readers – kill thy darlings well.
- How to Write Genius Characters because, let’s face it, we’re not Sherlock Holmes.
- Name generator for selecting names of pretty much every nationality!
- Origins of Familiar Phrases for when you’re writing historical fiction and need to know if people said “you’re such a ham” in the 1800’s.
- Picking a Juicy Secret to Jazz Up Your Character because we’ve all got secrets and characters should too.
- The Moral Villain because most of them aren’t the Joker.
- The Four Cornerstones of Strong Characters because that’s what we all want and need.
- Check out my 7 Part Series on Character Development:
- Also check out my Pinterest board created solely for character development.
- 3 Writing Tips for Instant Improvement
- 6 Ways First Person Narrators Can Describe Themselves
- 7 Writing Rules You Can Totally Break
- 8 Things Writers Forget When Writing Fight Scenes
- 10 Things Writers Don’t Know About the Woods
- 10 Ways to Strengthen Your Beginning
- 100 Best Websites for Writers
- 297 Flabby Words and Phrases That Rob Your Writing of All Its Power
- A Writer’s Sketchbook – how to describe your characters.
- Excuse Me, But Your Faith Is Showing – on how to write with Christian themes without forcing it or overdoing it.
- Get Your Novel Noticed with a Power-Packed Title
- How to Write Compelling Characters and & Great Openings
- Jeff Goins’ Best Writing Tips
- LitLift – A free online way to organize, store, and share (optional) your stories.
- Make the Reader Feel the Emotion
- The 6 Most Common Mistakes When Writing Dialogue and How to Avoid Them
- Theme/Goal/Hook/Plot/Setting/Etc. generator for when you need help getting the wheels to turn.
- The Rules of Violence: Part 2 – If you don’t mind a tiny bit of language (it’s really hardly worth mentioning), read the article. If you want the advice, skip to the last paragraph.
- Tips to Write a Male POV When You’re Not a Guy
- Writing a Compelling 1PPOV
Structure & Plot
Writing Blogs/Websites to Follow
- 1001 Free Downloads — Vectors, photos, fonts, icons, wallpapers, etc.
- Audio Sparks — The Music by Mood page allows you to tap into the feel of your scene!
- Fantasy Generator — Can be used for names, towns, villages, worlds, calendars, and much more!
- Pixel Buddha — High-quality graphics, fonts, and icons for you to use as you build your website, book cover, etc.!
- Public Domain Archive — Free, high-quality images!
- Word Meter Builder — A widget for your blog so your readers can keep track of where you’re at in your current novel! (There are a bunch of other helps in their tool section as well!)
Rana || xoxo