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If there’s one thing I can get enough of, it’s fiction writing tips, and in this post, I’m going to share with you 168 of the best tips I’ve found online today, AND one new nugget I call the Story Idea Generator. Put your phones away people… it’s time to get busy learning.

Creative Writing and Novel Writing Tips at Your Service!

In this Tools for Writers post, I’m going to deviate from the typical software awareness to quench your need for an edge, and deliver 168 actionable tips from around the world…virtually speaking of course.

From time to time, I like to search the web for the latest and greatest tips for writers to see what’s new and also what I should be reminded of, because hey, who the heck can remember all the rules of fiction anyhow? Not me. So, as I went scrolled through the web, I singled out four websites I thought had the best content for todays writer and today I’m delivering it to you.

I’m also delivering a handy tip of my own in the form of a new addition to the vault. As I write this post I just finished pressing the button to publish a new online course titled Story Idea Generator. It’s your free with access to the vault…which is also free. 🙂 Enjoy.

The people at Writers Digest got it right with these tips. Not only will you be reminded of the basics, but you’ll also learn handy tips like, knowing what your characters wants are, and make sure to understand your audience. Be sure to read up on these and three other helpful tips over at Writers Digest.

Remember the EF Hutton commercials back in the 1980’s? Oh, you were born in the 1990’s…well, there was a financial institution that claimed they had the inside scoop in the financial district and used a slogan, “When EF Hutton speaks, everyone listens”. Well, they went out of business a while back and were rebranded, BUT the 20 authors in this post didn’t and they have some awesome tips for you to remember like…no matter how successful you become, you still feel inadequate. It’s normal. Don’ Worry about it.


Having an unlimited database of thriller plots, characters, and settings at your fingertips any time you need them. How many more books could you write with that kind of POWER? I’ll show you how with this free course. Register for vault access and enroll now! It’s FREE!

Read more fiction than you write. Don’t write for the market. Real life is also a great source of inspiration for characters. (can you say story idea generator course!) Every story needs a beginning, a middle, and an end. These are just a few of the great fiction writing tips Writing Forward has put together in this post. Do your own writing a solid and check out the other 39 tips!

Have you ever seen the original Dumb and Dumber when Lloyd shows an I.O.U. to the kidnapper and says “see this…that’s a car, two hundred and seventy five thow, might want to hold on to that one…” That’s how I feel about this post created by Write It Sideways. If you want to read about character planning, creating believable characters, and five openings to avoid, this is your tip goldmine!

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