For Writers

These are the absolute must-read craft posts that I go back to again and again (not a few of which are written by my friends.*grins*). Also, this is mostly shamelessly borrowed from my friend and Tea & Type co-host, M.K. England’s, site.

For General Brilliance:

Joan He: Diversity in YA: Culture is More Than Character

Plot and Structure

Characterization & Craft

Everything Resources

  • The Ultimate Collection of Resources for Writers on PublishingCrawl
  • Tools for Writers: Worksheets and more from the authors of The Emotion Thesaurus
  • The Magic Words: Writing Great Books for Children and Young Adults by Cheryl B. Klein
  • Writing the Breakout Novel by Donald Maass (From DMLA Literary Agency. There are a million editions, so buy the most recent one. The workbook is great, too)
  • Understanding Show, Don’t Tell: And Really Getting It by Janice Hardy
  • GMC: Goal, Motivation, Conflict by Debra Dixon
  • Anything by K.M. Weiland
  • After the First Chapter blog series by Amanda Rawson Hill