Welcome to our resources page! Since establishing Writers’ Essentials in 2013, we’ve worked on manuscripts ranging from Shetland folklore to South American history, and from gritty dramas to heart-warming romances. Based on our work and our interaction with writers, agents and publishers, and to go alongside our feedback and coaching services, we are developing a range of free online writing resources to help you make your writing as good as it can be.
Novel writing: pages 1 to 384
Got a novel idea?
Our twelve part programme goes through the process of writing a novel, from conception right through to submission and beyond.
How to Write
How Not to Write a Novel
Howard Mittelmark and Sandra Newman
Write to be Published
The First Five Pages
Is there a book in you?
On writing: A Memoir of the Craft
Into the woods
The Seven Basic Plots
The Writers' and Artists' Yearbook
The Naked Author: A Guide to Self-Publishing