A Writers Toolkit

20 Writing Tips from Fiction Authors


Here is an article I found that has some good advice on writing. It’s worth a read.

Writing success boils down to hard work, imagination and passion—and then some more hard work. iUniverse Publishing fires up your creative spirit with 20 writing tips from 12 bestselling fiction authors.

Use these tips as an inspirational guide—or better yet, print a copy to put on your desk, home office, refrigerator door, or somewhere else noticeable so you can be constantly reminded not to let your story ideas wither away by putting off your writing.

via 20 Writing Tips from Fiction Authors.

StoryBundle


StoryBundle has been my place to go for books for the last year. They do a new event just about every 2 months and sometimes more often, right now they are doing four bundles, pay what you want!

Most of the books I have gotten on there have been Indie authors and have been good. If you are looking for books to read this is your place.

What is StoryBundle?

Glad you asked! StoryBundle is a way for people who love to read to discover quality indie books written by indie authors. You know how it’s always hard to find something good to read? StoryBundle hopes to solve that.

We take a handful of books—usually about five or so—and group them together to offer as a bundle. Then you, the reader, can take a look at the titles we’ve chosen and decide how much you’d like to pay. Think of us like a friend that scours independent books for undiscovered gems, then bundles these titles together for one low price that you decide. Yeah, we mean it; you get to set the price that you want to pay!

via Faq – StoryBundle.

Build Your Own World!!!


World building is an important part for fantasy novels. Here is a website i found that has great lessons on it.

  • has step by step information and hundreds of links to help you design your world
  • supports a university distance education course, EDIT 472 World Builders (January – March)
  • is a resource for teachers who want to teach their students how to build worlds
  • is a model course using constructivist and project-based learning
  • welcomes home schoolers, science fiction fans, and anyone who shares our interests
  • provides rubrics to guide  projects in PowerPoint and web page authoring programs

via World Builders Home Page Build Your Own World!!!.

Writing Tips From the Masters


I found this website that has a few writing tips from known authors.

Writing Tips from the Masters

Here is a excerpt from Elmore Leonard:

Elmore Leonard started out writing westerns, then turned his talents to crime fiction. One of the most popular and prolific writers of our time, he’s written about two dozen novels, most of them bestsellers, such as Glitz, Get Shorty, Maximum Bob, and Rum Punch.  Unlike most genre writers, however, Leonard is taken seriously by the literary crowd.

What’s Leonard’s secret to being both popular and respectable? Perhaps you’ll find some clues in his 10 tricks for good writing:

via Elmore Leonard: 10 Rules for Good Writng.