Every great writer needs the writing tools of the trade in order to get their work done. I prepared this page so I could share with others tools that I have found helpful in one way or another.

Writing Resources ~ Books (I know a book on how to write a book may sound redundant but trust me if you want a great finished product, especially if you are self-publishing, these tools will help your finished product look like you are backed by a publishing house).

Story Development

20 Master Plots: And How to Build Them

The First Five Pages: A Writer'S Guide To Staying Out of the Rejection Pile

Plot & Structure: (Techniques And Exercises For Crafting A Plot That Grips Readers From Start To Finish) (Write Great Fiction)

Research for Writers

Character Development

 45 Master Characters
The Writer's Digest Character Naming Sourcebook

Unusual Character Names for Writers


Self-Editing for Fiction Writers, Second Edition: How to Edit Yourself Into Print

Everyday Editing

Copyediting and Proofreading For Dummies

Grammar / Style

The Elements of Style (4th Edition)

The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation: An Easy-to-Use Guide with Clear Rules, Real-World Examples, and Reproducible Quizzes

English Grammar For Dummies

Voice Recorder

Olympus VN-8100PC Digital Voice Recorder 142600 (Silver and Black)

Sony ICD-PX312 Digital Flash Voice Recorder

Sony ICD-BX112 Digital Flash Voice Recorder

Writing Software Solutions

Writer's Dream Kit 4.0

Storyist 2

StoryWeaver Writing Software - Write Your Novel Step By Step

Kindle Readers

Kindle Fire, Full Color 7" Multi-touch Display, Wi-Fi

Kindle, Wi-Fi, 6" E Ink Display - includes Special Offers & Sponsored Screensavers

Kindle Touch, Wi-Fi, 6" E Ink Display - includes Special Offers & Sponsored Screensavers

If you know of any other great tools that are out there, please send me a message and let me know about them!

Happy writing everyone :-)