You have the idea for a book, but the blank page is staring at you, taunting you. Or you have no ideas and need some help. Show the blank page who's boss by checking out these helpful websites to get you started on the writing process.
WAYS TO PRACTICE WRITING
"10 minute writing workouts to improve your creativity, clarity, and storytelling skills"
"Welcome to Writing Exercises"
"8 Creative Writing Exercises To Awaken Your Inner Author"
"Creative Writing Resources for Beginners" - Recommended by one of our readers, this is a good series of articles about the basics of writing, from how to start a novel to how to write a creative nonfiction essay.
PLANNING YOUR BOOK
"10 Ridiculously Simple Steps for Writing a Book"
"The Seven Key Elements of Fiction"
"The Six Elements of Fiction"
"How to be a plotter even if you're a pantser"
"Plotters vs. Pantsers: How To Make Sure Writers Block Doesn't Kill Your Dream"
"Plotters vs Pantsers" (Genre Writers)
"Pantser Versus Plotter"
“How To Create A Plot Outline In 8 Easy Steps”
“The Secret To Creating Story Structure”
“The Snowflake Method For Designing A Novel”
“Five Habits to Avoid in Fiction Writing”
"The Ultimate Point of View Guide: Third Person Omniscient vs. Third Person Limited vs. First Person" - Need some help trying to pick which point of view will work for your characters? Here's a good guide on the different types to choose from and how to use them effectively for what you're planning on writing.
BEGINNING YOUR BOOK
"10 Ways To Hook Your Reader (and Reel Them in for Good)"
"6 Ways to Hook Your Readers from the Very First Line"
THE MIDDLE OF THE BOOK
"Writing the middle of a novel: 9 tips to avoid sagging"
"Stop Sagging Middle Syndrome: 5 Plot Devices That Will Amp Up Your Story"
AND THE END
"How to Write Satisfying Story Endings"
"6 Clever Ways To Achieve The Perfect Ending To Your Story"
"How to end a story: Write satisfying closing chapters"
"Writing the Ending for a Short Story"