Below is a list of resources including links to tools, scholarship info, writing inspiration, books for writers and more. Check back often, as this page will be updated frequently. Have a suggestion? Email me or send a tweet!


Writing Tools

Software, apps and other tools for help with productivity, editing and more.

Composing and publishing:
Scrivener (for novel writing and planning)
Wattpad (self-publishing platform)

Grammarly for Chrome (editing extension)
Hemingway (editing app that makes your writing clearer)

Freedom app (prevents distractions)
Self Control extension (prevents you from visiting your biggest time-sucking websites)

Pocket app (app that lets you save things found on the web for later)


Writing Prompts

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Writer’s Digest prompts (posted weekly)
Reddit writing prompts
Tumblr writing prompts
Poets & Writers prompts (posted daily)



Sites with lists of scholarships, grants, fellowships and more for writers.

Unigo list of writing scholarships
Niche list of writing scholarships
Go On, Girl! Book Club, Inc. list of scholarships list of creative writing scholarships abroad
Scholastic Arts & Writing awards
The College Grants database for writing scholarships
JLV College Counseling list of scholarships


Submission Deadlines

Sites with lists of deadlines for submissions to literary magazines, writing contests and more. (Get upcoming deadlines to your inbox every week by signing up for WTH Weekly.)

Submishmash Weekly newsletter (with upcoming submission deadlines)
People Who Write list of deadlines (dates are old, but most contests still exist and have similar deadlines)
Thresholds competition and submission deadlines
Poets & Writers submissions calendar
New Pages writing contest deadlines
Writer’s League of Texas list of calls for submissions
Winning Writers list of contest deadlines


Writing Blogs

Other blogs with great advice, inspiration and tools for writers.

Literary writing & inspiration:
She’s Novel – Write a novel that endears readers, excites publishers, and launches your writing career.
Writerology – Merging the science of psychology with the art of storytelling.
Lucy Flint – The lionhearted writing life.
Blots & Plots – Write better. Read better.
Brain Pickings – A cross-disciplinary LEGO treasure chest, full of pieces spanning art, science, psychology, design, philosophy, history, politics, anthropology, and more.
Women Writers, Women’s Books – An online literary magazine by and about contemporary women writers from around the world.
Stephanie Lennox – A guide to the holistic writing life.

Professional writing/blogging:
Write to Done – Write to Done is about learning to write better.
Jane Friedman – Learn how to build a successful creative career during a time of rapid transformation in the publishing industry.
Make a Living Writing – Practical help for hungry writers.
Goins, Writer – Writing, marketing, creative business ideas, and making a difference in the world.
ProBlogger Blog Tips – For aspiring professional bloggers.
Write It Sideways – A blog for aspiring and emerging writers, written by those who have gone before.

I’ve also created a Twitter list of bloggers and writers here.


Books on Writing

Cassie’s favorite books about the art and craft of writing.

Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott
On Writing by Stephen King
The Writing Life by Annie Dillard
On Becoming a Novelist by John Gardner
The Art of Fiction by John Gardner
Wired for Story by Lisa Cron


Best of WTH

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What happens when we let fear dictate our art
National Novel Writing Month: 7 things you need to prepare
Should you really “write what you know”?
Seven writers on writing & perfectionism


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