Resources for Authors and Artists

There are many wonderful resources out there for writers and artists about developing their skills and products. This is by far not a complete list. If you would like to recommend another resource, please send us an email with a link to it.

  • Here is a link to a nice starter article about developing magic systems when world building. It is not comprehensive, but puts you on the right path. Also note the concepts work for developing your technology system - the difference between magic and technology is how you present it. Let's face it, quantum physics is pretty mystical if you are not into advanced mathematics.  read the article here
  • Purdue University has an Online Writing Lab that succinctly answers questions about spelling, grammar, structure and style.  Check it out here
  • Telling Tales of Terror Essays on Writing Horror and Dark, edited by Kim Richards, by Multiple Authors; eBook ISBN: 9781615727209. Essays on Writing Horror and Dark Fiction.  Introduction by James Dorr. Essays on writing horror and dark fiction by authors Sephera Giron, Lisa Morton, Kathryn Meyer Griffith, Daielle Ackley-McPhail, Cinsearae Santiago, Carol Hightshoe and Mitchel Whitington. Jason Gehlert Paula Johanson, Bob Nailor, Ivy Reisner, and Kim Richards. Includes advice from current publishers.  Check it out on Amazon
  • The Grammarist website is a good resource for all those niggling questions about which punctuation to use, which word to use, whether an idiom conveys what you want to convey...  Check it out here
  • Want to get paid for writing fan fiction?  Check out Amazon's foray into licensed content.
  • Here's a simple overview of things to look for when you are editing your first draft into a manuscript.  Courtesy of CreateSpace.  
  • Here's a short article about the importance of making sure the word you are using means what you think it does, Courtesy of WordRake.
  • Horror Writers Association has a nice article about what horror fiction is.
  • Dan Abnett and Nik Vincent wrote a nice article about the use of dialog and dialect to provide information about your characters and setting.  Posted on the Abbadon Books website.