This is a page for aspiring authors, on the journey of writing. There are some great places to start for new writers. See below for organizations to join, or groups to participate in, helpful books on craft as well as articles to guide you:
Tips and Tricks:
A great article filled with grammar and punctuation tips can be found here: word.tips/a-guide-to-grammar-and-punctuation/
Another great article for grammar and punctuation tips can be found here: https://www.websiteplanet.com/webtools/spell-checker/
Below is an article that a member of a youth writing workshop, Anna, and her mother found together on writing for film and theater, which includes a great breakdown on understanding the importance of setting, writing for different kinds of stage productions, how to write in a way that translates to the screen, etc. Her teacher Carol Briggs asked me to include it here so that others could benefit from this great advice. So here you go. I hope it helps.
If you are looking for information on building websites, take a look at these great sites:
Make a Wish Website Hub
They also have a ton of other resources that would be helpful for writers in many aspects of maintaining their web presence, such as this social media image sizes cheat sheet: https://makeawebsitehub.com/social-media-image-sizes-cheat-sheet/
Books on Craft
The Emotion Thesaurus: A Writer’s Guide to Character Expression
The Negative Trait Thesaurus: A Writer’s Guide to Character Flaws
The Positive Trait Thesaurus: A Writer’s Guide to Character Attributes
How to Gain 100,000 Followers: Twitter Secrets Revealed
CritiqueCircle.com— This website is a peer group for writers to work together, critique, and share ideas.
Writing.Com— This website is a peer group for writers to work together, critique, and share ideas.
Ladies who Critique— This website is ideal for finding partners to work one on one with.
Scribophile— This website is a peer group for writers to work together, critique, and share ideas.
Meetup.com— This website (or another like it) can help you connect with writers who share your interests. As always, take precautions when joining any new group!
The Next Big Writer— This website has contests, and critique forums to help you become a stronger, better writer.
Romance Writers Of America— The trade organization for writers of romantic fiction.
Mystery Writers Of America— An organization for writers of mystery novels, as well as editors, screenwriters, and other professionals associated with the mystery genre.
Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America— SFWA offers many resources for writers of speculative genres. A very vibrant and active writers association.
Sisters In Crime— A writers organization dedicated to the professional advancement of women who write in the crime and mystery genres.
National Writers Association— A writers association for all levels and genres that offers some professional services, such as contract review and critique.
(These can all be found on iTunes to subscribe)
The Self-Publishing Podcast
The Writing Coach
I Should Be Writing
The Secrets Podcast