Resources I recommend about writing:

  • On Writing, Stephen King
  • The Elements of Eloquence, Mark Forsyth
  • The Irresistible Novel, Jeff Gerke
  • Self-Editing for Fiction Writers, Renni Browne & Dave King
  • The Emotion Thesaurus: A Writer’s Guide to Character Expression, Angela Ackerman
  • The Art of War for Writers, James Scott Bell
  • Description & Setting: Techniques and Exercises for Crafting a Believable World of People, Places, and Events, Ron Rozelle
  • Plot & Structure: Techniques and Exercises for Crafting a Plot that Grips Readers from Start to Finish, James Scott Bell
  • Body Trauma: A Writer’s Guide to Wounds and Injuries, David W. Page

Resources I recommend for worldbuilding:

  • An Introduction to the Languages of the World, Anatole Lyovin
  • Linguistics for Dummies, Rose-Marie Dechaine
  • Patricia C. Wrede’s Fantasy Worldbuilding Questions
  • Odd as it may seem, Wizards of the Coast’s 5e Dungeon Master’s Guide has helpful sections on creating a multiverse.

Authors I recommend:

  • J.R.R. Tolkien
  • Tamora Pierce
  • Garth Nix
  • Diana Wynne Jones
  • Robin McKinley
  • Brandon Sanderson
  • Mercedes Lackey
  • Sarah J Maas

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