Resources

Most of our CLASS resources are located in Google Docs. These are public resources, for anyone.

TRY THIS:

Shrink your novel into a flash fiction

PLANNING A NOVEL:

Character Profile Template

Fiction Writing Plot Development Storyboards

How to Make a Novel Outline

How Not to Write a Novel

Anne Lamott’s “Shitty First Drafts”

Novel Writing for Chronic Procrastinators

Reverse Storyboard

Six Steps to a Perfect Plot

The Snowflake Method

10 Tips on How to Write Less Badly

Using Index Cards to Plot a Novel

WRITING PROCESS:

Five Ways to Get Yourself Writing Today

Character Development Exercises

Holly Lisle’s Writing How-To’s

How to Edit a Novel Manuscript

Improve Your Descriptions Through Observation

Ten Rules for Writing Fiction

Kurt Vonnegut’s “How to Write With Style”

Writing Dialogue

INSPIRATION:

10 Easy Steps to Becoming a Writer

Hack Your Way Out of Writer’s Block

How to Stay Motivated to Write Your Book

NaNoWriMo’s Pep Talk Archive

One Good Enemy

12 Reasons to Ignore the Naysayers: Do NaNoWriMo

SHORT STORY WRITING VS. NOVEL WRITING:

Cathy Day’s “The Story Problem”

Short Stories vs. Novels

CREATIVE WRITING TEACHING RESOURCES:

Creative Writing: Teaching Theory and Practice

NaNoWriMo Resources for Instructors

Pay Yourself First

ORGANIZATIONS AND WRITING COMMUNITIES:

Association of Writers and Writing Programs

Fictionaut

Fiction Press

NaNoWriMo Blog

NaNoWriMo Forums

Writer’s Cafe

WRITING TOOLS:

750 Words

Corkboard Me

Freedom

Open Office

Q10

Scrivener

TK

I’M FINISHED! WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?

Start Here: How to Publish a Book

Go to a writers’ conference.

(compiled by Cathy Day and Lauren Burch)

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One Comment on “Resources”

  1. Lorri Richey-Kennedy says:

    I found this page remarkably helpful! Some information I already have, some was new. I had a chuckle seeing Holly Lisle listed, since I have used her teachings as well. Holly has worked hard on her website and courses.


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