Writing Tips

writing1Whether you’re writing a term paper, a novel, a fanfic, a book, a journal, or just about anything, there are times in which writing can be hard. There are so many things that I still struggle with – like organizing, passive and active voice, finding something to write about, etc. So I thought I’d put together some writing tips!

Writing Prompts

  • Writing Prompts
  • A Writing Prompt a Day
  • NaNoWord Sprints
  • 10 Self Love Journal Prompts to Help with Low Self Esteem


  • The difference between passive and active voice (using zombies as examples!)
  • Grammar tips
  • Purdue Online Writing Lab – Grammar


  • How to Make an Outline
  • Reverse Outlines – these were really helpful when I was writing papers in college because after writing a paper, it helped make sure that I covered everything that I wanted to and that everything was organized

Writing Certain Identities and Issues

  • The Writing Cafe tags on:
    • Race
    • Disability
    • Prosthetics
    • Anxiety and Anxiety Attacks
    • There are literally so many more tags about different issues. I’m pretty sure that tags page is what heaven looks like
  • How to Write People of Color if You Are White

    Basically, If you are going to write a character who is not like you, it takes work and time. Lots of work and time.

  • Writing with Color
  • How Not to Write Female Characters
    • (Bechdel-Wallace Test)
  • Writing About Lesbians when You’re Not a Lesbian
  • Transracial Writing for the Sincere

General Resources and Tips

  • National Novel Writing Month
    • NaNoWriMo  Blog
  • The Writing Cafe
    • Their Tags, which includes info on publishing, history, myths and folklore, neurological and mental, and many other things
  • 31 Pieces of Writing Advice from Famous Authors
  • Many universities and schools have writing centers that might have writing assistants to help with specific problems and also have resources that help with many writing problems
    • You’d have to be a student to access services like writing assistants from specific writing centers but many centers also have online resources that might answer some questions

There are so many other resources about writing that exist out there, especially in regard to writing about “the other” (people not like you). The important thing about writing though is to be willing and ready to constantly learn and adapt!

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