Resource Saturdays: 20 Writing Tools

Hi Everyone! I was perusing the ‘net for writing tools and found a really interesting piece by Alison Nastasi that lists ’20 Writing Tools of Famous Authors’.  You can find the full article on FlavorWire.com, but I’ve summarized it here for you!   20 Writing Tools of Famous Authors   Many of our favorite writers … Continue reading Resource Saturdays: 20 Writing Tools

Writing Prompts and Tips for Kids

When I was a kid, I remember having to write in a journal for English class. Although I loved writing, writing in a journal about myself was boring. I hated it. However, I LOVED to write stories and poetry. If you’re trying to inspire young people to write, give them something interesting to write about. … Continue reading Writing Prompts and Tips for Kids

Guided Writing Prompt Exercise: Random Word Generator

For this exercise, you’re going to need something to write on, something to write with, and a timer. If you have a random word generator you’d like to use that’s fine. Otherwise, you can use my random word for your exercise. I’ll discuss the tools you need in detail below. Random Word Generators When I … Continue reading Guided Writing Prompt Exercise: Random Word Generator

How to Use Story Dice as Writing Prompts

I love finding new writing tools. I found an app on for my iPhone that is story dice. You’ve probably heard of Story Dice. They have pictures on them and you roll the dice and try to use the pictures in your story or other writing piece.  The app I have been using is from … Continue reading How to Use Story Dice as Writing Prompts

Writing Ideas # 1: Scene from a book

I’m always on the lookout for fantastic writing ideas, inspiration, prompts or other tools to give me a kick start when I can’t think of anything to write or I’m stuck in a story or book. I subscribe to the Writer’s Digest newsletter and get emails from time to time about writing ideas. I got … Continue reading Writing Ideas # 1: Scene from a book

Welcome!

What are you interested in? Reading Tips                           Writing Tips Book Reviews                         Submission Opportunities Author Articles                        Writing Tools   Check back often … Continue reading Welcome!

How to Make a Living as a Writer by James Scott Bell

Book Title: How to Make a Living As A Writer Author: James Scott Bell Format: Paperback Price as of this post: $3.99 Kindle or $11.11 Paperback Series: N/A Volume: N/A Length: 256 Pages Publication Date: October 2014 Rating: 4.5 out of 5.00 YouTube Video Review Summary: This is a great book with tons of resources … Continue reading How to Make a Living as a Writer by James Scott Bell

Resources

Book Review Template Here’s a Word file (.docx) template of the format I use for my book report articles here on ReadingAndWritingTips.com. If you would like the template in another format, Contact Us and request one! (You can find an example of how I use this template here.) BookBub A website that has free and … Continue reading Resources

Poetry line generator

Poets Online: Line Generator Tools If you’re a poet, or even if you’re not, the Muse can elude even the best of us at times. If you’ve been following me for any period of time, you know I’m fond of all kinds of generators for inspiration. Although most of my current writing is fiction, my first love … Continue reading Poetry line generator

Using Cards to Outline Your Story

Story Cards YouTube Video When I am writing something, whether it is a novel, a series of novels, or a short story, I like to outline things first. Outlining is a way to organize your thoughts and theories and keep yourself motivated throughout the story. Outlining also helps you keep on topic and not go … Continue reading Using Cards to Outline Your Story