Writing Resources


This page is David’s idea and creation, but I’m preambling …

I totally love this page. Me … I have scraps of paper torn out of magazines, pages (virtually reams) of stuff I’ve printed up, websites bookmarked (I am totally drowning in bookmarks) and blogs followed. It’s a right mess. David … being a scientist who has to work through things in an organised and analytical manner came up with this. I am both envious and thrilled that I’ll benefit.

Please report any links/posts which have gone AWOL, and share your suggestions – for we both love having the opportunity to lose a minute or two an hour or so in browsing.



Generate your own crime fighting duo!
The Cut Up Machine (inspired by the Dadaists)
First Line Generator

Writing Competitions

One of the most comprehensive lists of short story competitions on the web
The British Fantasy Society’s Short Story Competition 2017 – closing date June 30th

Advice on Writing

Writing the First Chapter of a Novel Tips and Fixes
Mistakes New Authors Make How to Avoid Them
Collected advice on Pinterest

World Building

Fictional Worlds
World Building Tips and Tools

Coaches and Editors
(inclusion on the list below is not an endorsement)

Lauren Sapala
Marylee MacDonald’s Tips on defeating procrastination
Jeramy Goble’s Publishing Experiences
Afterwords Communications
Steps to write an Antagonist you Hate
Surviving the Agony and Ecstasy of NaNoWriMo
Vulnerability in Fiction Teaching Jaded Characters how to Trust



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