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A Quick Overview of my Recommended Fiction Writing Resources and Products:

 

Books:

Writing Craft Books:

 

Story Engineering and Story Physics by Larry Brooks

One of the best story structure books out there I believe. You can find all his info on his website, Story Fix, but it’s always nice to have a book on hand. They are both available on Kindle or Paperback from Amazon, or the Writer’s Digest Shop in ebook (PDF) and paperback ( Story Engineering only). If you’re lucky, you may be able to find or order them through your local bookstore. ¬†The Writer’s Digest Shop also has other Larry Brooks products available.

Check back soon to read my full review.

 

                                                           

 

Nine Day Novel series by Steve Windsor

Another great series of books for the wannabe fast writer is the Nine Day Novel series by Steve Windsor. He uses Larry Brooks story structure as the¬†backbone, so it’s good to have an understanding of Brooks’ theories, before starting on the Nine Day Novel series.
Windsor is straight talking and gives you a clear picture and roadmap on how to get your book out of your head and onto paper fast. He is very very inspiring, and provides his readers with a lot of free templates for Scrivener and Word:) Get your copies of the Nine Day Novel series in Kindle or Paperback from Amazon HERE.

His series includes Outlining, Self-Editing, and Self-Publishing.

 

 

 

Write a Novel in Ten Minutes A Day by Katharine Grubb

An awesome How-To book, describing her 10 Minute Method which is applicable to your writing, reading and daily chores. This is one of my go-to books at the moment, for actually getting things done.

You can pick up a copy of Write a Novel in Ten Minutes A Day online from Amazon HERE (paperback or Kindle available) or order it through your local bookseller.

 

 

A Writer’s Book of Days by Judy Reeves

My all-time favourite writing prompt book, and just writing-go-to book. ¬†This is where I find motivation and inspiration when mine has dried up. It includes lots of great advice and tidbits about past authors ūüôā

Available from Amazon HERE in Kindle or Paperback, other online retailers, or from your local bookstore.

 

 

The Art of Fiction: Notes on Craft for Young Writers by John Gardner

This is an excellent writing craft book, but the best thing about it is Gardner’s section on writing exercises. This is an excellent resource if you are looking for exercises and are wanting to hone your craft from a more literary view. Available from Amazon HERE in Paperback or Hardcover, no Kindle as of yet.

 

 

Other Important and Excellent Writing Books:

On Writing by Stephen King

Bird by Bird by Anne Lamont

Writing Down the Bones: Freeing the Writer Within by Natalie Goldberg

The Artist’s Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity by¬†Julia Cameron

(this is a general book on creativity and the source of “Morning Pages”)

The Right to Write: An Invitation and Initiation into the Writing Life by Julia Cameron

Story: Substance, Structure, Style and the Principles of Screenwriting by Robert McKee

 

 

Websites:

Audible

Audible is an audiobook website, which is actually part of Amazon. This is an incredible resource if you’re stuck on time and are able to incorporate your daily reading or learning while driving. Just chuck on the latest novel or non-fiction bestseller, or one of my favourites on Audible, one of The Great Courses. I’ve recently refreshed and increased my literature understanding from the¬†classics to modern classics. You can sign up for the monthly membership here.¬†The¬†Audible app for your phone is available on both iOS and Android.

Try Audible and Get Two Free Audiobooks

 

 

 

Story Fix

This is Larry Brooks’ website where you can find all his notes on story structure and craft, find out more about his books, and get on the list for his upcoming courses. He also has author help available (which I have done :))
One of his courses I have taken too, as an early subscriber to his website:)

 

Apps:

The Brainstormer 

An awesome little writing prompt app which has a lot of fantastical elements. Available on Andriod and iOS.

 

Creative Writing App - The Brainstormer

 

Prompts

A paid app with over 300,000 prompts but includes a reminder service and tracking. Only available on iOS.

 

 

Software:

Scrivener

One of the best writing software platforms available, and is available on Mac,¬†iPhone and iPad, as well as Windows. This is the software I use for creating all my novels and short stories. And if you head over to the creator’s site, Literature and Latte, you can pick up a free 30-day trial to start off with ūüôā

 

 

 

I hope you find these fiction writing resources and tools useful ūüôā

 

Have you tried any of these products before? I’d love you hear your reviews and feedback. Let us know what works and doesn’t work for you!

 

 

Cheers,

 

Erica

 

 

 

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