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Resources for Writers

Welcome to a growing archive.

My Resources

These are the resources I’ve created specifically to help fellow writers in their own journeys:

A PDF workbook of all the worksheets from the Plotting Procession course, for easy printing.
A PDF file comparing the Save the Cat! structure with Eva Deverell’s One Page Novel and K.M. Weiland’s Story Structure
Page dividers to organise your story notes, in PDF form for easy printing.
My full writing course on how to plot your next best novel.

Recommended Resources

I’ve read quite a bit of material in the search for crafting great stories.

Here’s a shortened reference list of my top ten books, courses, and other resources I constantly reference and therefore consider excellent additions to your own writing journey:

  1. Ackerman, Angela, and Becca Puglisi. The Emotional Wound Thesaurus: A Writer’s Guide to Psychological Trauma. JADD Publishing, 2017.
  2. Brody, Jessica. Save the Cat! Write a Novel. Ten Speed Press, 2018.
  3. Card, Orson Scott, Athans, Philip and Lake, Jay. Writing Fantasy & Science Fiction: How To Create Out-Of-This-World Novels And Short Stories. 2nd ed. Writer’s Digest Books, 2013.
  4. Deverell, Eva A. “The One Page Novel Course Textbook.” The Lady Writers League.
  5. Kenyon, Sherrilyn. The Writer’s Guide to Everyday Life in the Middle Ages. Writer’s Digest, 2000. (Amazon went weird on this one, I don’t know where else to get a copy)
  6. Kieffer, Kristen. “The Pre-Write Project.” She’s Novel LLC, 2017.
  7. Kieffer, Kristen. “World-Building Warrior.” She’s Novel LLC, 2017.
  8. Weiland, K.M. Creating Character Arcs Workbook: The Writer’s Reference to Exceptional Character Development and Creative Writing. Pen For A Sword Publishing. 2017.
  9. Weiland, K.M. Outlining Your Novel Workbook: Step-by-Step Exercises for Planning Your Best Book. Pen For A Sword Publishing, 2014.
  10. Weiland, K.M. Structuring Your Novel Workbook: Hands-On Help for Building Strong and Successful Stories. Pen For A Sword Publishing, 2014.