Resources

Publishing

Duotrope: https://duotrope.com/
–Paid site that lets you search for publications, track submissions and see stats on response times

The Submission Grinder: http://thegrinder.diabolicalplots.com/
–A less attractive but more free alternative to Duotrope

Writer Beware: http://www.sfwa.org/other-resources/for-authors/writer-beware/

SFWA Membership Requirements: http://www.sfwa.org/about/join-us/sfwa-membership-requirements/
–Includes lists of qualifying venues for novels and short stories

Harlequin writing guidelines: http://www.harlequin.com/articlepage.html?articleId=538&chapter=0

Critiquing

Turkey City Lexicon: http://www.sfwa.org/2009/06/turkey-city-lexicon-a-primer-for-sf-workshops/

Writing

Seven Steps to the Perfect Story: http://www.the-cma.com/news/seven-steps-to-the-perfect-story

NaNoWriMo Blog: http://blog.nanowrimo.org/
NaNoWriMo Forums: http://www.nanowrimo.org/en/forums
NaNoWriMo Forums – Writing 101: http://www.nanowrimo.org/en/forums/writing-101

The Snowflake Method: http://www.advancedfictionwriting.com/art/snowflake.php

Worldbuilding Questions: http://www.sfwa.org/2009/08/fantasy-worldbuilding-questions/

The Art of Dramatic Writing – Premise: http://www.writerswrite.com/fiction/egri.htm

Jim Butcher – Story Skeletons: http://jimbutcher.livejournal.com/1308.html

The Lester Dent Pulp Paper Master Fiction Plot: http://www.paper-dragon.com/1939/dent.html

How to write a novel in three days: http://www.wetasphalt.com/content/how-write-book-three-days-lessons-michael-moorcock

Outline Your Novel in Thirty Minutes: http://www.aliciarasley.com/artout.htm

Fun plot generator: http://fictiongen.inky.me/

Writing.com’s NaNoWriMo prep calendar: http://www.writing.com/main/view_item/item_id/1998261-October-Nano-Prep-2014-Calendar

A map to get out of writer’s block: http://nybookeditors.com/book-editing-copy-editing-proofreading-self-publishing-blog/2013/3/12/a-map-to-get-out-of-writers-block#sthash.AuWOZpt7.dpbs

Jeff VanderMeer’s Wonderbook site: http://wonderbooknow.com/

Stephen King on imagery: http://www.wordplayer.com/pros/pr13.King.Stephen.html

The Emotion Thesauraus: http://thebookshelfmuse.blogspot.com/p/the-emotion-thesaurus.html

Stuff from Chuck Wendig’s blog, which is generally NSFW due to saucy language:

http://terribleminds.com/ramble/2012/09/25/25-things-you-should-do-before-starting-your-next-novel/
http://terribleminds.com/ramble/2012/01/17/25-things-writers-should-start-doing/
http://terribleminds.com/ramble/2013/05/14/25-things-you-should-know-about-outlining/
http://terribleminds.com/ramble/2011/09/14/25-ways-to-plot-plan-and-prep-your-story/
http://terribleminds.com/ramble/2012/11/27/how-chuck-wendig-writes-a-novel/
http://terribleminds.com/ramble/2013/10/08/welcome-to-nanowrimo-prep-school-word-nerds/

A massive conglomeration of random characters, premises, generators and challenges for the folks who need some inspiration: https://docs.google.com/document/d/13xS8Klc7HdTI5vC2nisrys_ixQgh6sp0d5Szq4TUJ5g/edit?usp=sharing

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