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Resources for the New Writer

Updated on September 7, 2014

New Writer?

Whether you are just getting started as a writer or have been writing for many years; there are resources available to you that you may or may not be aware of.

Here is a list of resources to get your started on your adventure!

There may be some listed here that you do not need right now but may need in the future. Put them away in your "toolbox" and refer back as you need.

Writer's Toolbox

A writers toolbox should hold all of these essential tools to keep you headed in the right direction.

These are all great resources for getting started in writing that original novel and what to do with it once it is complete.

Creating a Character




How to Use an Apostrophe

Get Critiqued

The Writer’s Handbook 2011

National Writers Union

US Copyright Office

How to Become a Published Writer


Any story online can be inspiration. On those days you are in a rut, spend a few hours surfing the Internet.
Any story online can be inspiration. On those days you are in a rut, spend a few hours surfing the Internet.

Get Inspired

Maybe you've found yourself in a rut for awhile now.

No matter what you try that blank page is still blank at the end of the day.

Writing prompts are a great way to get those creative juices pumping. You'll find inspiration in the strangest places sometimes.

Explore writing prompts or visual aids because sometimes seeing the story makes it easier to write!



Writer’s Digest

Writing Forward

The Red Dress Club

Mama’s Losing It

Super Teacher Worksheets

Publishing Information

Now that the story is done where do you go to get it published?

Getting in with a huge publication company is no longer a requirement to become a published writer.

There are so many options available to you for self publication (and it’s not as expensive as you think!).

Create Space


Infinity Publishing




Outskirts Press

Publish Green

Funding Sources for Writers

Are you in need of funding to maintain your writing lifestyle or do you wish to obtain a writing grant that will help you achieve your goals?

Here is a list of a few places that might help. Some contests are included because they too are great ways to make money toward your writing goals.

Funds for Writers

Academy of American Poets

Creative Capital Foundation

Funds for Writers

Pen American Centers

Academy of American Poets

Christopher Isherwood Foundation

National Endowment for the Arts

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      Hawaiian Odysseus 4 years ago from Southeast Washington state

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