Writing Resources

Articles and resources I’ve collected over the years. Sharing does not equal recommendation. While I have read the articles, I have not used all the advice or tested all of the tools.
(Keep scrolling, it’s a long page. Also, getting messy and will stay that way until I have time to reconsider my organization.)

Critiquing Groups

Professional Support

Writing challenges

Sites Supporting Writers

The Professional Author

Self Care

Eye strain:

Writing Advice

Self Promotion / Building a Platform

Extras

Marketing Books

Grammar extras


Writing Craft

Story Structure

Character Development

Settings

Scenes

Short Fiction

Removing Filter Words

Editing


Templates, References, Guides


Genre Resources


Writing About People of Color

As a white author, I’ve found these resources helpful when developing and writing characters of color.

Writing the Other Roundtable: How to Stay in Your lane

Two excellent articles by Mod Colette:

Writing People of Color (if you happen to be a person of another color)

7 Casually Racist Things That White Authors Do

A discussion of describing the skin tone of people of color

300 Words to Describe Skin

Sensitivity Readers! What are they good for?

Parallel to this topic:


Human Coloration


Color references

Writing With Color
Color terminology, visual references, and usage.

Screen grab of the red color card.

Color Thesaurus: Ingrid Sundberg hosts a series of cards filled with a variety of each color (white, beige, yellow, orange, red, pink, purple, green, brown, grey and black). A wonderful resource.

Complete list of Crayola Crayon colors.

The Phrontistery’s list of “obscure colour terms.”


Software, Apps and Scripts


Everything Else