There are tons of resources available to writers. Where do you start? I’ve narrowed it down to four that I find very helpful.
Words are our tools, and Merriam-Webster online dictionary and thesaurus are the most reliable resources for finding the right word. This is the house standard for many publishers.
Is your writing comma-heavy? Are you trying to remember what active vs. passive tense is all about? This website will refresh your memory.
It seems William Strunk, Jr. has made his way into every Writing 101 class in the nation. Now it is freely available online.
Yeah, yeah, get to the giveaway!
We all want to create an emotional experience for our readers. One of my favorite writing books that helps in this area is The Emotion Thesaurus: A Writer’s Guide to Character Expression by Angela Ackerman and Becca Puglisi. It’s a perfect resource for fiction writers – packed with insights on personality traits, human responses and physical behaviors to all kinds of emotions. I don’t know how any writer gets along without it.
Want to win a free copy? (You do, trust me.) To enter the giveaway, simply leave a comment below and tell me about some of your favorite writing resources. I’ll announce the randomly-selected winner on Wednesday, Oct 9th.
Until then, click here to download the free PDF companion book. Free books to improve your writing? Heck yes!
10/9/13 Update: The giveaway closed today. Congratulations Jackie Randall! Don’t worry – there are more giveaways coming soon.