Are you still stuck for ideas for National Novel Writing Month? Or are you working on a novel at a more leisurely pace? Here are 102 resources on Character, Point of View, Dialogue, Plot, Conflict, Structure, Outlining, Setting, and World Building, plus some links to generate Ideas and Inspiration.
CHARACTER, POINT OF VIEW, DIALOGUE
Advantages, Disadvantages and Skills (character traits)
Family Echo (family tree website)
PLOT, CONFLICT, STRUCTURE, OUTLINE
SETTING, WORLD BUILDING
TOOLS and SOFTWARE
My Writing Nook (online text editor; free)
Bubbl.us (online mind map application; free)
Freemind (mind map application; free; Windows, Mac, Linux, portable)
XMind (mind map application; free; Windows, Mac, Linux, portable)
Liquid Story Binder (novel organization and writing software; free trial, $45.95; Windows, portable)
Scrivener (novel organization and writing software; free trial, $39.95; Mac)
SuperNotecard (novel organization and writing software; free trial, $29; Windows, Mac, Linux, portable)
yWriter (novel organization and writing software; free; Windows, Linux, portable)
JDarkRoom (minimalist text editor; free; Windows, Mac, Linux, portable)
AutoRealm (map creation software; free; Windows, Linux with Wine)
And another one, put up for any of my followers who want it.
I’d in theory like to pay more attention to doing writing in a more serious way. I’m not sure what it is that I’m hung up on.
|—||Ernest Hemingway (via kastronaut)|
Charles M. Schulz, PEANUTS: A Golden Celebration.
For not being a writer or much of a cartoonist in the sense of the strip format anymore, I think about this bit almost daily.(via docshaner)
Amazon Studios is offering its first Script Spotlight Award: $10,000 for the best rewrite of ZvG: Zombies Vs Gladiators. Check out the story department feedback, and upload your version by Aug. 31.
“We think Zombies vs. Gladiators – with its well-drawn characters, rich setting and…
It’s time for the 6th Annual Write-A-Thon!
NYC’S ONLY WRITING MARATHON
Change what it means to Marathon!
Write your a** off for a great cause!
*Devote a day to writing
*Meet other writers
*Attend free creative writing workshops
*Inspiring lunch time talk by bestselling novelist/playwright/poet Jessica Hagedorn!
*Help NYWC’s free creative writing programs
for the formerly homeless, at-risk youth, seniors & others
*Prizes for top pledge-getters
*Raise or donate a minimum of just $150!
Saturday, June 11th, 2011 from 10:30am-6:00pm
Free lunch and light breakfast will be served!
Library of the General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen
20 West 44th Street, NYC
Prizes to top fundraisers!
- A Kindle, donated by Amazon.com
- iPod Touch, donated by Tekserve
- $250 Gift certificate from Better World Books
- Dinner for 2 at Pastis + signed Balthazaar cookbook
- Membership at Paragraph: Workspace For Writers
- Membership at Brooklyn Writers Space
- 4 tickets to the Brooklyn Cyclones
- Family Fun pass for 4 from Luna Park Amusement Park
- Gift package from skinny skinny
- Astrology Reading from Emily Trinkaus
- Private Yoga lesson from Sarah Herrington
- Gift certificate for 2.5 hour home detox session from Raganella
- 2 tickets to the Battle of The Boroughs Talent Quest 2011
- Autographed set of 6 Chuck Klosterman books
- Tickets to Treehouse Shakers shows
- Free drink coupons from JOE coffee
- Subscriptions to Bellevue Literary Review
Whether it be fanfiction, original stories, drabbles, songs, poems, books, or anything that has to do with creative words, then reblog. Let’s gather all the writers of Tumblr together.
Comic books, screenplays, and experimental poetic prose novels here.
I was introduced to this quote by my girlfriend. I think it’s a wonderful description of the power of literature.
2 Put one word after another. Find the right word, put it down.
3 Finish what you’re writing. Whatever you have to do to finish it, finish it.
4 Put it aside. Read it pretending you’ve never read it before. Show it to
friends whose opinion you respect and who like the kind of…