Writers’ Resources

I’ve put all my articles about writing in one handy spot just for you!  Each link will open in a new tab so you can come back easily.  More will be added all the time, so make sure to bookmark this page and check back often.

Research and Generating Ideas

I spend a lot of time looking up information, constructing characters, and developing ideas and lists.  Think of me as your own personal thesaurus.

Creating Characters

Jobs for Your Characters

Character Quirks

Volunteer Opportunities for Your Characters

Unusual Jobs for Your Characters

Hobbies for Your Characters

World Building

Old West/Frontier Timeline for Writers

20th Century Timeline for Writers

World Building:  Bookstore Names

World Building:  Small Businesses

World Building:  Bakery Names

World Building:  Tea Room Names

World Building:  Pet Store Names

Cozy Mysteries

Crime Scene Clues for Cozy Mysteries

Cozy Mysteries: The Usual Suspects


Great Words to Use for Romance

Writing Tips, Advice, and Exercises

Beating Writer Burnout

Getting Past Writer’s Block

Writing Exercise – Titles

Writing Exercise – Business Names

5 Small Things to Inspire Your Writing

Websites All Writers Should Check Out

Prewriting:  An Important Step You Shouldn’t Skip

Tiny Tips for Crushing Your Writing Goals


Getting Started with Freelance Writing

Finding Freelancing Clients

Tips for Starting a Freelance Business

Tips for a Successful Freelance Business

The Elusive CV – How to Get Credits on Your Writing Resume

Guest Posts

These are all great articles on writing that have been featured right here on my blog.

Top Tips on How to Write Convincing Dialogue – Natalia Hooker

Are Editors Scary? – Manda Waller

4 Things to Consider when Designing Your Characters – Marielle Ann Suy

4 Self-Publishing Essentials That No Author Can Publish Without – Rosie Wylor-Owen

Where Do Those Characters in the Books Come From? – Jerold Last

Writing a Humorous Murder Mystery – Robin Donovan

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Write Nonfiction – Jennifer Kelly

The Pen and the Sword – Kevin Coolidge

Stepping Out of Your Comfort Zone – J.S. Frankel

The Benefits of Paying Attention to Your Supporting Characters – J.E. Nice

Surviving Co-Authorship – Jennifer Pallanich