Creativity & Inspiration
Creativity Portal – Creativity Portal encourages the exploration and expression of creativity through engaging articles, insightful interviews, free projects, writer’s prompts, and lots of play.
The Story Starter – The Story Starter randomly generates a story starters sentence from more than 215 billion prompts.
The Writer’s Plot Idea Generator – This plot generator creates original and random storylines for plays, novels, short stories, soap opera, TV series or a movie script.
Helping Writers Become Authors with KM Weiland, historical fiction author and writing mentor.
Terrible Minds with Chuck Wendig
Books on Writing
Write Your Novel From the Middle by James Scott Bell
Super Structure by James Scott Bell
Plot & Structure by James Scott Bell
Save the Cat! by Blake Snyder
Save the Cat! Goes to the Movies by Blake Snyder
Save the Cat! Strikes Back by Blake Snyder
The Indie Author Survival Guide by Susan Kaye Quinn
Writing Young Adult
Adventures in YA Publishing – Young Adult Fiction, YA Book Giveaways, Advice from Young Adult Authors, Plus Writing Tips, Publishing Information, and Insider Tidbits.
Books & Resources
Writers’ Police Academy – The Writers’ Police Academy offers an exciting and heart-pounding interactive and educational hands-on experience for writers to enhance their understanding of all aspects of law enforcement, firefighting, EMS, and forensics.
FBI Guide for Writers, Authors, & Producers – What we can provide you:
Guidance on content regarding FBI investigations, procedures, structure, and history;
Information on costumes, props, scenery, and weapons;
Liaison and coordination with local FBI field offices;
Coordination of location shots; and
Access to FBI facilities for filming scenes, interviews, or b-roll footage.
In Reference to Murder – A reference site for writers, readers and fans of mystery and crime fiction. You’ll find over 3,000 links on a wide variety of topics that I hope will be useful for information, research, news and entertainment.
Crime Writers & Detectives
Writer’s Detective – Law Enforcement Technical Advising for Writers
Jungle Red Writers – Seven smart and sassy crime fiction writers dish on writing and life. It’s The View. With bodies.
Random & Fun Writing Stuff
25 Ways to Plot, Plan & Prep Your Story by Chuck Wendig
Worksheets for Writers by Jami Gold
Character Flaws by The Character Therapist
Coffitivity – Coffitivity recreates the ambient sounds of a coffee shop.