A few months back I posted an update on my latest venture – a contemporary Christmas romance. Now, I hardly consider myself an old pro when it comes to writing, but I did pick up several things in the 7 long years it took me to write Some Rise by Sin. However, most of those things flew out the window when it came to outlining A Holiday Wish. I don’t understand why. Is it the fact that I switched genres? The fact that it’s only my second book and I have yet to really come up with a concrete writing process that works for me? Maybe it’s just performance anxiety. At any rate, despite a strong start I found myself floundering about 18,000 words in. And that’s when I got the opportunity to beta test One Stop for Writers.
Every once in a while, something comes along that changes things for the better.
Today I’m pointing you toward a new website which I hope will help writers brainstorm stronger characters, craft deeper, more compelling plots, and teach us how to be more effective with our description so we draw readers in.
One Stop For Writers is a collaboration between Becca Puglisi and Angela Ackerman, authors of The Emotion Thesaurus, and Lee Powell, creator of Scrivener for Windows. This powerhouse online library is filled with one-of-a-kind descriptive thesaurus collections, tools, tutorials and much more, all geared to provide the resources you need to strengthen your prose and write more efficiently.
Want to check One Stop For Writers out?
Hop on over to Writers Helping Writers for their Launch Week festivities (October 7-14th)! If you know Angela, Lee and Becca already, you probably can guess there will be some great prizes, and probably a bit of paying-it-forward too.
In the interest of full disclosure, I didn’t receive any monetary or other compensation for this blog post – in fact, the creators of One Stop were insistent that I only promote the site if it helped me. Since it did, I have no problem whatsoever telling everyone I know to check it out!