Creative Writing 101

I’ve compiled and categorised this list of creative writing resources for writers who are studying their craft without a tutor. I hope you find it useful!

Creative Writing 101

Core Study Materials

  1. Creative Writing Syllabus
  2. Creative Writing Reading List
  3. Creative Writing Toolkit
  4. Literary Theory
  5. Mythology

Module 1: Preparation

Brainstorming

  1. Idea Engine
  2. Genre mindmaps
  3. Creation criteria

Warm-ups & freewriting

  1. Write-alongs
  2. Flash fiction prompts
  3. A Field Guide to Your Imagination
  4. More than a Muse

Module 2: Plotting & Outlining

  1. Free Novel Outline (+ workbook)
  2. The One Page Novel Plot Formula
  3. The Fool’s Journey
  4. How to Export Your Scrivener Timeline

Module 3: Drafting

  1. How to Write a Novella
  2. Google Docs Workshop
  3. Novel in a Month Notebook

Module 4: Editing

  1. Editing checklist

Module 5: Finishing

  1. Reconnect with your story
  2. How to Finish Your Novel or Novella

Module 6: Publishing

  1. Deciding between self, traditional or hybrid publishing
  2. Writing a Synopsis

Module 7: Promoting

  1. Blogging for Novel Writers
  2. The Never-Ending Newsletter
  3. The Automated Author Course

Module 8: The Writer’s Life

  1. Becoming a writer
  2. Writer’s statement
  3. Differentiating yourself as a writer
  4. Making the sacrifice
  5. Creating a morning routine
  6. Dealing with criticism
  7. Writer’s Self-Assessment