Author Resources

I've dedicated this page to helping newbie authors. When I come across an amazing source, or I have documents to share, I'll update this page.

What do readers think about authors? Check out Interview with Readers

Anne R. Allen's blog is brilliant resource for writers.

I especially like this post. 10 Things that Red-Flag a Newbie Novelist.

In the Beginning

The Ultimate Plotting Tool for Pantsers: Your Novel in 12 Sentences

The Five Key Turning Points Of All Successful Movie Scripts


A “Color Thesaurus” To Help You Correctly Name Any Color Imaginable

Writing with Color: Description Guide - Words for Skin Tone

Technical Aspects

Punctuation in Dialogue

Dialogue Tags - A Study in Common Errors

Parallel Structure

Word usage and Abusage. This list is a must before sending to the edtior. Your beta reader friends will thank you too.

How Participle Phrases Can Lead to Time Warps

Last Minute Checks

When your novel's all done, wait, run it through this program: ProWritingAid

Don't forget to do this checklist.