Plot, Characterization and Structure
- Plot Generator. A fun way to jumpstart your plot.
- Motive Generator. Offers prompts to give your characters purpose.
- Writers Plot Idea Generator. Exercise prompts, character profile generators, plot twist generators, first lines and more.
- Now Novel. Now Novel is a structured method designed to help you finish your novel. The process is organized and easy to use, with helpful mentorship and consistent motivation to give you one essential thing: the blueprint for your novel.
Agents, Queries and Synopses
- Agent Query. A free searchable database of literary agents that allows you to search by genre but includes information about agent interests and whether they are currently accepting new clients.
- Query Shark. Offers contributors the opportunity to have their novel queries critiqued and read critiques of others’ queries.
Publishing and Business
- Preditors & Editors. A website that contains resources about publishers, agents, scams, workshops and more.
- Publishers Weekly. Considered “the bible” of the publishing world- free material and free e-newsletters.
Creativity, Inspiration and Writing Prompts
- Advice to Writers. A quote of the day from famous writers.
- It Starts With. Psychology to inspire and motivate writers.
Grammar and Language
- The Ultimate Grammar Resource Guide. This guide will help you use appropriate grammar in your writing, social, academic and professional lives.
- Grammar Book. Usage rules, quizzes and more.
- Grammar Girl. Explains language and usage in an entertaining way.
- Daily Writing Tips. Usage, spelling, vocabulary and more.
- Dictionary of American Slang. A unique way to study slang.
- The Chicago Manual of Style. The style guide used by most of the book publishing industry.
What are your favorite websites and blogs for writers?