Resources for Writers

Below are some pages/articles that I have found helpful in my writing journey. I will update this page whenever I find something new that I like. Although, to be honest, this list will probably never be very long because I’m the sort of person who generally doesn’t find ‘writing advice’ very helpful.

How I Plot a Novel in 5 Steps by Rachel Aaron
Create a Plot Outline in 8 Easy Steps by Glen C. Strathy
How to Plot a Novel by Harvey Chapman

How to Punctuate Dialogue by Beth Hill

101 Blogging Ideas for Artists

2014 Australian Literary Festival Calendar

15 Responses to Resources for Writers

  1. I’ve recently started writing and I am really inspired by some really vivid lucid dreams I have had. Thanks for sharing the links above, they are really useful for us noobs πŸ™‚


  2. jamieofjuly says:

    I am checking out your word press since you liked one of my posts. I just started a blog today and was so excited to see that! I am following your blog now. I hope to get around to some reading soon πŸ™‚ Also, I think it is helpful and thoughtful for you have a resource page for writers. We all have questions from time to time. Plus, it can be fun to hear another perspective on the conventions of writing.


  3. Thank you for the resources! I am enjoying your blog!


  4. Corinna says:

    Hi Jodie, Do you know about YouWriteOn? It’s an online forum where writers can post the opening chapters of their book to get feedback from other writers. Your book will get ranked in the YouWriteOn charts and if it reaches the monthly top ten you get a review from editors at Random House, Bloomsbury, or Orion. Your book is assigned to a writer at random once you have completed a review of someone else’s book. Not only do you get helpful critiques, but you learn from critiquing others. I’ve found it really useful, and it can be fun too.


  5. csimec says:

    Thanks for the resources, this will be very helpful, so kind of you to share!


  6. silentdugood says:

    You help others jump start their dreams, so it is a great help.


  7. C.J. Haynie says:

    These are fantastic resources, thank you for sharing them! Best of luck to you in getting representation πŸ™‚


  8. Sue Archer says:

    Hi Jodie, thanks for the list of resources! I don’t know if you have ever read Constance Hale, but she has some great tips on writing that you might want to check out. You can find her at I absolutely loved her book Sin and Syntax. Good luck with the writing!


  9. mad nad says:

    A GREAT resource is author K.M Weiland’s blog/website. She is such a fantastic mentor and resource for writing fiction. Here’s one of her articles:


  10. lawsonsotherdog says:

    not sure if i said but good luck with writing, i mainly, well all i write is prose poetry, a good festival to go to and a nice town is the Newcastle Writers Festival, they had their first one up there last year, i was lucky enough to perform………….they get good writers to that one without the expense of a melbourne or sydney…………….cheers


  11. Jodie, As I wish to let others know how much I enjoy reading your blog, I have nominated you for a Very Inspiring Blogger Award.
    You can check out the nomination in my post.
    Participation is your choice. If you wish to nominate bloggers who inspire you, the rules are provided there.
    Thanks for sharing so much wonderful content on your blog.
    Jean Cogdell


  12. Minelli Eustacio says:

    Thanks for stopping by and liking my blog πŸ™‚

    It’s great to see a young, female writer taking on the blogosphere and kicking butt! I’ll have to check out this list, but like you I usually don’t find writing advice too helpful. My creative writing professor assigned ‘The Writer’s Notebook (Tin House Books) and that is probably the only book (besides just reading fiction) that has really helped me.


  13. I agree with you about usefulness of tips and trick for writers. Nothing helps like reading some classics. That is where I get most of my inspiration. Also, it helps build style and communicate with great minds of the past. πŸ™‚
    Nevertheless, I scanned some of your picks, and it is a great reminder of what to pay attention to, so thanks for posting this. Cheers!


  14. Hi Jodie, I’m stopping by during the A-Z Blogging Challenge. You’ve got some resources here that I haven’t seen before, so I’ll go and take a look. Have you ever come across Fiction University by Janice Hardy. She’s incredible.


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