Writing Resources

I’ve found the following resources invaluable in furthering my writing goals.

Software
Scrivener – Content generation tool, including researching, outlining, word processing, and manuscript preparation. 
Freemind – Mind mapping software for brainstorming story points.
Aeon Timeline – A timeline tool for creative thinking to capture, create, and explore ideas. Here is my blog post about it.

Podcasts
Writing Excuses – Writing podcast with Brandon Sanderson, Dan Wells, Mary Robinette Kowal, and Howard Tayler
I Should Be Writing – Writing information from Mur Lafferty
Grammar Girl Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing – Grammar tips from Mignon Fogerty (Grammar Girl)

Books
Story Engineering, Larry Brooks – Identifies the elements of story and how to master them
The Marshall Plan for Novel Writing, Evan Marshall – Another book on story elements and structure
Writing the Breakout Novel Workbook, Donald Maass – Topic-centered focus on elements of story
Self-Editing for Fiction Writers, Second Edition: How to Edit Yourself Into Print, Renni Browne and David King – A book on editing your manuscript
Mastering Point of View, Sherri Szeman – A book dedicated to controlling point of view
Writing to Sell, Scott Meredith – The author was a New York publishing agent, who represented Arthur C. Clarke among others.

Website Creation
wpbeginner.com – An excellent site to get started with WordPress.
wordpress.com – A free site to host a WordPress blog/site.
SiteBeginner.com – Reid McKiernan reached out to me and recommends this as a great guide for authors looking into creating a blog for self publishing, experimentation or marketing.

As I encounter more writing resources, I’ll add them to the page.

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