Resources — Basics of Writing

StyleNarration | Description | Dialogue | Plot Development | Characterization | Theme & Premise


Do you like playing games? Enjoy Jeopardy? Try playing these Jeopardy style writing games and learn while you play.


Poetry Resources — suggested by Natalie, a young reader of our website.
Maryville University Online’s Literary Devices Guide — a link sent to us by Peyton, a 13-year-old aspiring writer.

A Guide to Writing for College by Veritas Prep sent to us by the Teen Zone Writing Club at Veritas Prep in Tennesee. Good links!

102 Common English Idioms with Meaning and Examples from Michelle, an English teacher.

Homophones, they are everywhere. Suggested by Cloe, a visitor to our website.

Style Manuals – You pick the one you like, and stick to it. The American Anthropological Association style guide has some interesting stuff. Online Strunk & White, Elements of Style, you can’t go wrong with this information. The Chicago Manual of Style (CMS) covers a variety of topics from manuscript preparation and publication to grammar, usage, and documentation. Perdue OWL Modern Language Association (MLA) style guide from Perdue OWL APA (American Psychological Association) style guidelines from Perdue OWL

Gulf Coast Writers Association