We’ve gathered some great writing resources on where to start and how to finish.
The world of writing is filled with ambiguity and can be difficult to navigate for new writers. Honestly, something tells me that even the greats have tricky times too. There were a few obstacles I kept running into when I first began writing professionally:
- Finding, maintaining, or regaining inspiration.
- Strengthening my writing skills.
- Writing consistently.
- Finding ways to receive trustworthy feedback.
A year and a half into my writing career, I have finally found tools to help me navigate those challenges! I can’t say yet if this profession gets any easier. But I can say that thanks to these resources (and a healthy dose of tears and chocolate), I have absolutely become a better writer! These resources help me find and reinvent my voice, time and time again. Every draft and rejection has tested my resilience and gifted me countless lessons.
The truth is, your work will not always be a smash hit with every reader. But as long as you continue honoring the truth, passion, and joy that first led you to pick up your pen, your audience will always find you. You felt compelled to become a writer because you know someone out there needs to read what you have to say. So, my friend, continue sharpening your skills and following the creative impulses. Success is sure to find you!
For the moments in between the successes and lulls in inspiration, here are a few of my favorite go-to resources!
Writing Resources for Inspiration:
A Writer’s Guide to Persistence: How to Create a Lasting and Productive Writing Practice by Jordan Rosenfeld
Writing Resources for Development:
Writing Resources for Practice:
Writing Resources for Review/Critique:
Medium is a non-fiction-centered platform built to share progress with fellow writers and new fans.
Wattpad is the fiction equivalent of Medium. It’s an ideal way to get feedback, create relationships with other creatives and get audiences excited about your work!