Welcome to our Helpful Writing Hints resource page!
This page contains links to a variety of websites which the members of Heroines with Hearts have found useful. We hope you will, too.
If you have any suggestions for other sites you've found useful, please post the link(s) in the comments section and we'll transfer it/them to main list, so your contributions can augment ours. Over time, we'll have a great resource!
Body Language for your Characters: http://www.businessballs.com/body-language.htm
Lots of useful phrases for love scenes here, everything from kissing to - well, everything! http://home.epix.net/~jlferri/kissing.html A VERY useful site!
Another great site for emotions and character traits: http://thebookshelfmuse.blogspot.com/
An excellent blog with masses of useful topics for fiction writers
Some interesting ideas for building your platform/promoting yourself
A useful (free) website for checking your over-used words:
You can upload a whole novel here and then gulp when you see the results!
Very useful site for finding out about romance publishers and agents, and there are also links to a lot of other excellent sites on writing-related topics:
This is an EXCELLENT post about what to look for (and avoid!) when you're deciding on a publisher:
Some practical tips from 22 authors: http://blogs.plos.org/neurotribes/2011/06/02/practical-tips-on-writing-a-book-from-22-brilliant-authors/
A good list of places where your hero/heroine might meet: http://zeemonodee.blogspot.com/2012/02/link-thursday-44-best-places-to-meet.html
If you're stuck for a title for your novel, try this method of finding the best one;
Links to Larry Brooks' Plotting Questions:
An excellent list of tips for writers from various well-known writers:
Articles here about everything you ever wanted to know!
Great article on bringing your story to life with emotion
An excellent blog about using colours in your story