The 11 Best Free Resources for Fiction Writers

Writing a novel is not an easy task. It takes time and hard work to create the characters, setting, plot twists, and more that make up a great book. But luckily there are many free resources available for fiction writers — from books to websites — that can help make your story better than you ever imagined! In this blog post, we’ll list 11 of the best free resources for fiction writers.

The 11 Best Free Resources for Fiction Writers

Fiction writers are creative people that write creative stories using their imagination. They like to explore differences between people and create elaborate worlds with extraordinary characters. As a result, they love to invent new words and experiment with different ways of writing dialogue.

Fiction is made up of fictional events, fictitious individuals (either human or not), faked places or times in which the author does not want to be held accountable for the accuracy of his/her reflections of reality. Fiction can take many forms including humorous fiction (Terry Pratchett), fantasy fiction (JRR Tolkien), or science-fiction (Isaac Asimov).

Fiction writers often use their personal experiences as a starting point for their stories but they also borrow from other works of fiction, history, and the news. They are not limited to any one form or genre. To write well, fiction writers need imagination, creativity, and the ability to tell a good story.

1. The Writer’s Store.

The Writer’s Store is a website that provides helpful resources for fiction writers, including books and software programs to improve writing skills, tips on self-publishing, and information about copyrights. This site offers daily writing prompts, exercises to help with craft, and blogging tips for those who want to keep an online journal while working on their manuscripts or during the editing process. They also provide information about U.S. Copyright laws which can be beneficial for fiction authors who would like to protect their work before publishing.

2. Query Shark.

Query Shark is a website that offers advice to writers who are looking for an agent. This site provides critiques of query letters, submission packets, and first chapters from agents who offer their time and expertise for free. The feedback can be critical but it’s extremely helpful in terms of understanding what agents are looking for in potential clients.

3. Duotrope Digest.

Duotrope Digest is a website that provides information about markets for fiction writers, both traditional and independent. It also offers helpful advice on how to find the right literary agent or publisher as well as tips from experienced editors on writing better stories. They have an extensive database of all types of target outlets including book publishers, magazines, anthologies, and more which can be useful in terms of finding specific publications that work with authors who write similar genres and styles as you do.

4. Book Country.

Book Country is a website that provides tips and advice for writers of all levels. They offer information on writing and publishing, workshops, and courses and they also have an extensive database of online resources including books, articles, blogs, and more which can be useful in terms of finding specific publications that work with authors who write similar genres and styles as you do.

5. PitchWars.

PitchWars is a contest that is hosted by Brenda Drake every year which helps unpublished writers to pitch their book ideas to agents. This contest offers the opportunity for one writer to be paired with an experienced agent who critiques their work and provides feedback. It’s a great way to get your work in front of someone who can help you improve it, and there are many success stories from previous participants.

6.Duotrope Digest.

Duotrope Digest is a website that provides information about markets for fiction writers, both traditional and independent. It also offers helpful advice on how to find the right literary agent or publisher as well as tips from experienced editors on writing better stories. They have an extensive database of all types of target outlets including book publishers, magazines, anthologies, and more which can be useful in terms of finding specific publications that work with authors who write similar genres and styles as you do.

7. Fiction Attic Press.

Fiction Attic Press is an independent publisher with a variety of fiction genres that they publish both in print and digital formats. They offer open submissions for most genres but they are especially looking for children’s books, middle-grade novels, sci-fi/fantasy YA books as well as romance stories including adult contemporary romances with beautiful romantic relationships throughout the storyline.

8. Writer’s Digest.

Writer’s Digest is an online magazine that offers advice and support to writers of all levels. They offer information on writing, publishing, marketing, and more which can be useful in terms of both improving your craft as well as finding resources for self-publishing or querying agents once you’ve completed a draft manuscript.

9. Reedsy.

Reedsy is a website that provides resources for both self-published and traditionally published authors alike through their extensive network of freelancers who work in all aspects of publishing, including editing, design, and marketing. They offer detailed profiles of each person on their team so you can find the perfect fit with someone to help your manuscript be its best possible version before submitting it to agents or publishers.

10. The Creative Penn.

The Creative Penn is a website created by Joanna Penn that offers information and advice on writing, publishing, and marketing your books. She has interviews with successful authors, blog posts about all aspects of the publishing industry and she also offers online courses on a variety of topics related to writing and self-publishing.

11.The Absolute Write Water Cooler.

The Absolute Write Water Cooler is a website that offers information and support for writers of all levels. They have an extensive forum where you can ask questions about anything related to writing, from finding an agent to getting published in specific magazines. There are also many articles on different aspects of the publishing industry as well as interviews with agents, editors, and authors.

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