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The Fantasy Fiction Formula

There’s more to writing a successful fantasy story than building a unique world or inventing a new type of magic.

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Writing With Clarity and Style

Writing With Clarity and Style by Robert A. Harris is the first book I have read and reviewed for my new section on writing guides that help writers to write with style.

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The Author's Checklist

If you’re tired of not getting feedback from all the query letters you send out to agents to find representation and publication for your novel, you must read Elizabeth Kracht’s The Author’s Checkl

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Erik Bork didn’t just get ‘an idea’ to write a book about story telling.

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Beginnings By Paula Munier

The Writer’s Guide to Beginnings: How to craft story openings that sell by Paula Munier is an excellent writing guide to help both new writers and established authors to ensure their story kicks of

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Plot Perfect By Paula Munier

In her book Plot Perfect: Building Unforgettable Stories Scene By Scene, Paula Munier helps writers to create page turning novels with a plot that is so compelling, so multilayered, and so perfect

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The Emotional Craft of Fiction: How to Write with Emotional Power, Develop Achingly Real Characters, Move Your Readers, and Create Riveting Moral Stakes

Whenever I go away I always take a writing guide with me to read.

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The Time Traveller's Guide to Medieval England: A Handbook for Visitors to the Fourteenth Century

If there is one book you need to buy for writing a historical fiction novel set in medieval times, it's this one!

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1000 Strong Verbs for  Fiction  Writers

While writing a scene this morning I was about to have my character 'walk' when I remembered I had a copy of Valerie Howard's 1000 Strong Verbs for  Fiction  Writers.

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45 Master Characters

45 Master Characters By Victoria Lynn Schmidt is one of the best books on creating characters. It is my go-to writers resource when I start planning and plotting a new novel.

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Emotional Wound Thesaurus

If you're serious about your writing and thus focused on creating fictional characters that sparkle and leap off the page and leave your readers wanting to read more of your books, then you will be

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Anonymous (not verified) Great advice, thank you.
Mary Lee (not verified) This is a great resource, thank you for sharing it.
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Writing Fight Scenes

In Rayne Halls eBook, How to Write Fight Scenes, she gives you a template to write your fight scenes.

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A~Z Writers’ Character Quirks

A~Z Writers’ Character Quirks: A~ Z of Behaviours, Foibles, Habits, Mannerisms & Quirks for Writers’ to Create Fictional Charac

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Create Vivid Memorable Settings

101 Writers’ Scene Settings: Unique Location Ideas & Sensory Details for Writers’ to Create Vivid Scene Setting.

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First Draft in 30 Days

Write Your Novel in 30 Days By Karen S. Wiesner is another book that new writers must get to start their writing process quickly.

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How to Write and Sell Historical Fiction

How to Write and Sell Historical Fiction is a step-by-step writing instruction guide for writers of historical fiction and medieval novels.

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Fashion in the Middle Ages

Fashion in the Middle Ages offers writers of historical fiction and medieval novels a stunningly illustrated look at the role and history of fashion in the Middle Ages.

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Character Reactions from Head to Toe

Your characters should not be 'talking heads', in other words fictional characters that just nod and sigh. If they are, you will not engage your readers in the character's fictional life.

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Medieval Wordbook

This concise dictionary handbook defines about 4,000 medieval terms and expressions from art and architecture, sex and science, costume and cookery, literature and magic, liturgy and astrology, war

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The Rural and Urban Settings Thesaurus

Scene Settings are critical pieces of the puzzle that will eventually make up your entire novel.

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Medieval Costume in England and France: The 13th, 14th and 15th Centuries

Medieval Costume in England and France: The 13th, 14th and 15th Centuries is carefully researched with meticulously detailed accounts of the styles and construction of period costumes.

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The Ultimate Hero's Journey: 195 Essential Plot Stages Found in the Best Novels & Movies

What do STAR WARS, HARRY POTTER, and RED RIDING HOOD have all in common? Not one, not ten, but 195 things.

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Writing Historical Fiction: Creating the Historical Blockbuster

Go to Amazon to look for this book and you will be confused. The book description is all about writing crime fiction!

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The Emotion Thesaurus: A Writer's Guide to Character Expression

As an aspiring novelist you need to ensure your reader can relate to your character. Your reader needs to know the depth of emotion being experienced.

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Robin (not verified) Great looking writing guide, will check it out.
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The Positive Trait Thesaurus

It’s a writer’s job to create compelling characters who can withstand life’s fallout without giving up. But building authentic, memorable heroes is no easy task.

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The Negative Trait Thesaurus

Crafting likable, interesting characters is a balancing act, and finding that perfect mix of strengths and weaknesses can be difficult.

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Oxford Dictionary Of Modern Slang

Drawing on the unique resources of the Oxford English Dictionary and offering coverage of over 6,000 slang words and expressions from the Cockney 'abaht' to the American term 'zowie', this is the m

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Roget's Super Thesaurus

Roget's has always been a writer's second hand so this Roget's Super

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Description And Setting In A Novel by Ron Rozelle

For a story to be successful, it must come alive on the page.

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Breathing Life Into Your Characters

No matter the genre, your characters must be realistic and credible in order for your fiction to work. We know that for a hard-core fact.

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