Welcome to our writing resources page!
Our goal is to share advice and tips related to fiction writing, grammar, publishing, book promotion, and more.
This page indexes all of our posts related to being an author or a book blogger. Additionally, you can find here some grammar tips, links to helpful articles, and more.
Writer’s Corner Guest Posts
The Writer’s Corner is a collection of guest posts from established authors who have been kind enough to share their thoughts about writing and/or selling fiction.
As time permits, I will be restoring the articles that were lost when we moved from Books That Hook to BTH Reviews.
Topic: Being an Author
Topic: Social Media
Topic: Marketing and Promotion
More Authors to Come!
Chelsea Quinn Yarbro
My Posts about Writing
I’ve started a Writing Pitfalls article series, which will cover many of the things I have learned not to do when writing fiction. In each article, I try to include definitions and links to sources who probably know more about writing than I do.
Get Your Writing Gears Going
This feature will include articles with ideas for coming up with stories, characters, and more.
My Posts about Books in General or Book Blogging
Other Writing Resources
Tip: That vs. Which
You use that when the information is necessary for the sentence to have the correct meaning. Which is used for extra information.
The tree that the hurricane ripped up lay on the roof. Without “that the hurricane ripped up,” we would wonder how the tree could be laying on the roof. That’s why I used that instead of which.
My favorite tree, which is twenty years old, grows in the front yard next to the mailbox. In this example, it’s probably not necessary for the reader to know the age of the tree. So, I used which instead of that.
Tip: Who vs. Whom
Who is used as the subject of a verb. Whom is used as the object of a verb. Another way to think about it is: can you replace the word with he/she? If you can, then you use who, not whom.
Who is the dog’s owner? I would answer, “He is the dog’s owner.” So, who is correct.
To whom is she speaking? I would answer, “She is speaking to him.” So, whom is correct.
The girl who painted the graffiti was arrested this morning. This could be rephrased to: She painted the graffiti and was arrested this morning. That’s why who works instead of whom.
The girl, for whom the cops were looking, hid in the park. This could be rephrased to: The cops were looking for her, while she was hiding in the park. Therefore, it makes sense to use whom.
Links to Interesting Articles
Authors Weigh in On “Is it better to get all of your ideas out and write a novel quickly, or to spend years in the process of curating the story and its elements?” (I really like the answer by Mercedes Lackey)
More resources coming soon!