Follow Me on Pinterest for Free Writing Resources!

I was told to try Pinterest as a way of building book mood boards, but it’s spiraled out of control and now I’m not only doing that; I’m curating loads of awesome writing content that can help you make your stories better through blog posts, vocabulary lists, infographics, and more! Read on for links and examples!

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10 Best Writing Sites to Follow in 2017

As the new year approaches, I’m sure many of you are making resolutions to write more. One of the best ways to become a better writer is by reading up on the craft.

I checked out The Write Life’s 100 Best Websites for Writers in 2016 and picked my favorites as well as added some of my own. These sites cover everything from blogging to writing, so you can get your fix no matter what your fancy.

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What’s a subplot in literature and how do I write one?

A novel is never really just one story. It’s a combination of characters, souls, wants, desires all rolled into one. A subplot is a story within your story — it’s what your characters are doing when they aren’t focused on the big picture.

Today we’ll define exactly what makes up a good subplot and how you can write one yourself.

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Best YouTube Music Channels for Writers

I’ve been gone a while. For that, I apologize. But I come bearing gifts! If you’re like me, music is an essential when you write. Every project I have — even ones I haven’t even thought to start writing yet — has a playlist on Spotify and I’m constantly seeing scenes flash like movie clips in my head when I listen to my favorite songs.

Writing requires us to go beyond our own likes, though. We need to understand the place we’re writing from, the minds our characters experience their worlds with, and I don’t think there’s an easier key into another world than music.

Below is a list of some of the best music channels I’ve found on YouTube for building up solid writing soundtracks. There’s everything from high-energy dubstep to fantasy music scores. Whatever you’re dreaming up, there’s a soundtrack for it.  Continue reading “Best YouTube Music Channels for Writers”