Author Sloan Parker

Resources for Writers

Books On Writing

General Writing Sites & Resources

Plotting Methods

The W Plot

Based on the Vorhaus Story Structure

Writing a Fast Draft

  • First Draft in 30 Days
    Say goodbye to writing and rewriting with no results. Starting—and finishing—your novel has never been easier! By Karen Wiesner
  • Book In a Month
    The Fool-Proof System for Writing a Novel in 30 Days by Victoria Lynn Schmidt

General Outlining Articles

Miscellaneous Plotting Methods



Character Charts, Interview Questions & Personalities

Selecting Character Names



Writing / Editing Articles and Blog Posts

Grammar Resources and Tips

Online Thesaurus / Dictionary

Setting and Description Resources

Inspiration & Photos 


General Publishing Info

Self-Publishing Info

Motivation & Advice for Writers from Writers

Sloan's Suggestion

Especially for new and unpublished writers, I suggest following agents, editors, publishers, and published authors on Twitter. You can learn a lot about the business via 140 character tweets: how to query and submit, tips on writing, what's going on in the publishing industry, and more. Be sure to use your author name for your Twitter handle so you can begin branding yourself and your work. Good luck!

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