9 Thought-Starters for Authors

Where to Find Inspiration for Writing a Book

Today, writers have many online resources to help further them in their journey to a successful writing career. But because there are so many websites and platforms online, it can be challenging to figure out the most useful ones.  Check out these nine places where non-fiction writers today find inspiration.

1. Book Bub blog is a great place to get a sense of what’s popular, trending, and what the fiction world is paying attention to: It’s a great way to put your name out there and gain followers.  https://www.bookbub.com/blog

2. AWP is a place for writers to connect and learn from one another. It provides a great sense of community advocacy, and support to nearly 50,000 writers.  There is also an abundance of resources to take advantage of. https://www.bookbub.com/blog

3. No matter how savvy a writer you may be, there are times where the ideas come to a halt. This is where the plot generator comes into play.  It is a fun idea to get the juices flowing and combat writer’s block: https://www.plot-generator.org.uk/

4. The Nelson Literary agency hosts pub Rants, and it’s a place where a real live book editor answers questions and talks about common mistakes and pitfalls: This website is a tool that every writer needs to utilize to improve their writing skills.  https://nelsonagency.com/pub-rants/

5. 750 Words is an author accountability tool to help you get into the habit of writing every day. It runs on a point system where if you write your 750 words, you get 2 points.  It also displays via charts your feelings, themes, and mindsets when writing.  https://750words.com/auth/signup

6. We all know that grammar is a deal breaker when it comes to writing.  No one wants to read anything that has poor grammar. For fantastic grammar information and tips, grammar girl is a lighthearted and fun resource to use.  https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/grammar-girl

7. Electric Literature is a great resource for staying abreast of trends. You also get to read work from some great writers that are not mainstream.  https://electricliterature.com/

8. With a podcast, a book club, and a blog, the Nervous Breakdown is a great resource to get a sense of what’s going on in the hip literary in-crowd.  http://thenervousbreakdown.com/

9. Not really a website, but Twitter is also an amazing place to find large communities of other fiction writers. #amwriting and #NaNoWriMo are good places to start. https://twitter.com/