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All writers could use some help now and again, but this is especially true for writers who procrastinate. On this page are a list of resources I swear by.

They have helped me in my own writing career and I am honored to recommend them to you.

Please keep in mind, not all resources are right for all writers. If you have questions or would like to find out more about why I like these resources so much and how they helped me, leave a comment in the section below.

Procrastinating Writers eGuides:

freebiecoverFREE: 113 Things You Can Write Right Now

This eGuide will not only give you 113 ideas for things you can write about, but it will also guide you through seven different productivity methods that will help you get your writing done. It also lists essential tools for any writer who wants to be successful.

Best of all, when you download this free eGuide, you’ll also get subscribed to the weekly Procrastinating Writers newsletter, which is full of exclusive content, tips and giveaways just for subscribers.


>> Get your copy of 113 Things and get writing now






Butt-In-Chair: A no-excuses writing productivity guide for writers who struggle to get started is a downloadable eBook created to help you sit down and start writing, by giving you concrete writing methods, tools and ideas for getting writing done.

Each section contains:

  • Guidance and support–Each section is written to help you work through all the things that hold you back and find effective ways to develop a habit of writing.
  • Sit Down and Write!–At the end of each section, there’s a box loaded with writing exercises and journal prompts. All designed to get you writing.

There’s also an Appendix full of printable worksheets and checklists that you can fill out, write all over, tear apart and utilize to help you make the most of the available writing hours you have each day/week.

This 117-page eBook is designed to do one thing and one thing only: Get you writing!

To learn more about this eBook (or to purchase a copy of it), visit the Butt-In-Chair page.


Pen Name: How To Create Yours

Eventually ever writer will ask herself the following question: Should I use a pen name?

Come on, you know you’ve thought about it. What would it be like to use a pen name? To write under a name that’s not really yours.

Authors have done it in the past and will continue to do it. And using a pen name is actually a pretty smart choice, since most real names aren’t very marketable.

But the decision is yours and yours alone.

Immerse yourself in the world of pen names and come out with your perfect pen name, and the guidance and information you need to use it.

>> Discover your perfect pen name.



Larry Brooks’ eBooks (and Storyfix.com)
Larry Brooks is not only a best-selling fiction author, but a complete fiction-writing genius! He’s been such an inspiration to me and many other writers. He always hits the nail on the head with his advice and he has a no-BS approach that I respect and love.

His eBook: Story Structure–Demystified literally changed the way I write fiction. I HIGHLY recommend you get yourself a copy and read it cover-to-cover.

He also has several other fiction-changing eBooks: The Three Dimensions of Character (which I reviewed here) and 101 Slightly Unpredictable Tips for Novelists.

Holly Lisle’s Newsletter
This is a great FREE resource and is chock-full of great writing advice. I highly recommend subscribing: http://hollylisle.com/newsletter.php.

Career Survival School For Writers—How To Think Sideways—by Holly Lisle
Holly recently switched to eBooks for her uber-successful writing program, How To Think Sideways. Now you can purchase each lesson separately, and work at your own pace.

Here’s what she has available in the series currently:

HTTS Lesson 01: How to Break the Four THINKING Barriers to Your Writing SuccessHTTS Lesson 02: How to Discover Your Writing

HTTS Lesson 03: How to Generate Ideas on a DeadlineHTTS Lesson 04: How to Recognize and Build On Good Ideas

HTTS Lesson 05: How to Define Your Writing Project's NeedsHTTS Lesson 06: How to Discover (or Create) Your Story's Market

HTTS Lesson 07: How to Invent Your Exclusive Self-Publishing Genre

HTTS Lesson 08: How to Develop Your Personal Writing Project System


HTTS Lesson 09: How to Plan Your Project Without Killing Your Story

HTTS Lesson 10: How to Write from Inside Your Story: The Art of Standing In Your Map

HTTS Lesson 11: How to

HTTS Lesson 12: How to Create Compelling Queries, Proposals, and Sample Chapters

HTTS Lesson 13: How to Promote Your Writing BEFORE You Publish

HTTS Lesson 14: How to Create, Complicate, and Solve Story Problems

HTTS Lesson 15:

HTTS Lesson 16: How to Find and Use Your

HTTS Lesson 17: How to

HTTS Lesson 18: How to Assess Your Progress, and Make Mid-Course Corrections


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1 Samantha September 2, 2012 at 12:00 pm

Hey, I’m a teen author who needs some help with her book. First problem:I don’t know much about guns, but my main character works with guns, knives, and other weapons, and is a sort of professional ‘hunter’. She hunts rogue supernatural creatures.
Second Problem: I have two older brothers who are total gun freaks, but every time I ask for help they ridicule me and don’t help at all.
Third problem: I cant find any sites to help struggling new authors!!! I don’t have any trouble sitting down and writing, but I can’t seem to find the resources and details I need to write!!!

Help, please?

2 Jennifer September 2, 2012 at 2:07 pm

Have you tried Google? You should be able to find anything you need to know just by Googling. Another idea would be to find a professional and interview them.

3 andrew toynbee November 23, 2012 at 6:45 am

Do you have a blog? If so, you could do worse than finding other bloggers who would be able to answer your questions as they occur to you.
Have a look at my blog (http://andrewtoynbee.wordpress.com) and use the links on the lower right side of the page to find my fellow bloggers. You don’t have to follow me, or them, but it may well lead you on to someone who has the knowledge and experience you need.
You are welcome to join our happy blogging family of newbie and published writers, however. No-one will laugh, because we’ve all been where you are. It’s part of the process. :)an

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