Welcome to my monthly post in participation of the Insecure Writers Support Group (IWSG). If you have never heard of it, check it out!!!
I have embarked on my first fiction book. I will fully admit, this is hard. But, I am totally committed to finishing what I have started! I have launched myself completely into this, and have scoured the resources out there. I have read books, taken classes, and asked for advice from the many talented authors that I have been so fortunate to meet.
The main result is that I have learned a lot, and I have built myself a writer’s tool box. I am so excited to share with you what is in my tool box. I hope that you find something here that will help you, no matter where you are in your writing journey.
Today, I will share with you tool #1. Tool #1 is amazing. This tool completely enabled me to start. For me, it opened up a whole world of guidance as to how to even put a story together. This tool is incredibly affordable. They even send you reminders every month that your membership will renew, in case you want to cancel it. But no-one ever cancels once they start! It provides a plethora of templates, thesaurus’s, examples, ideas, suggestions, advice and further resources. The one, the only, One Stop for Writers
Just a few of the life changing things that I have experienced with One Stop for Writers:
- How do I even begin to build a character? Open up the character templates and just follow along.
- How do I keep track of all my ideas for different scenes? And then be able to organize them later? Use the timeline templates.
- How do I keep all of my work organized? One Stop for Writers provides you with your own workspace!!
This tiny list barely scratches the surface … emotional wounds, setting, descriptions …
I have learned about all that things that go into building a character. I have learned how to build a story. I have been able to brainstorm and let it all come out, and save it for later. And, I can even export my work and import it into other things (such as Scrivener).
And…you can try some of the functionality before committing.
Good luck to all of you writers out there! As one of the authors I recently connected with told me, PERSEVERANCE is the key!!!