Fiction Writing

Welcome to our specialty section for fiction writing! Here you'll find links to fiction markets, resources for fiction writers, research resources, articles and more.

How Many Words is That?
A frequently asked question is how many words are there in a short story, novel, thesis paper, etc. It is easy to get a quick word count for your own story or paper, but writers and students also understandably want to know how long a certain type of writing is. There is not always a standard length but there are length parameters that different types of writing fit in. Below we have listed some standard word counts for different types of writing. We have also given explanations for these lengths below. Read more...

Fiction Writing News
The latest fiction writing news from Writers Write.

Fiction Writing Articles
A list of our fiction writing articles covering writer's block, settings, writing myths, writing rules, research tips and more.

Fiction Markets
Find fiction writing markets in a variety of genres including fantasy, historical, horror, juvenile, literary, mystery, romance, science fiction, western and young adult.

Characters and Character Development
Find helpful resources and information about developing characters including character traits, character flaws, naming characters and more.

Fiction Writing Links
Don't miss our large collection of fiction writing links to research resources, organizations, genre resources, and more.

Fiction Writing Books
Visit the Writer's Bookstore for a collection of books which are sure to help you jumpstart your fiction writing career.

Tone and Tone Words
Learn about how a writers set the tone of a story and find lists of tone words.

Writing Prompts
Find writing prompts to help spark your creativity and break your writer's block.

Popular Fiction Book Genres and Subgenres List
This is a list of the main commercial fiction genres and the many subgenres.

Making Time for Writing
No more how busy you are you have to make time for writing in your busy schedule. Our readers told us how they find time to write.

Quotes About Writing
Read quotes from famous authors about writing. Some are serious and some are humorous, but they will all make you think.

Writing Memes
Take a break from writing with these fun writing memes.

Author's Tone as Theme Music Alex Keegan explain how the author can use tone as theme music from the opening of a story with examples from literature.

How Many Words
Find our how many words there are in a typical short story, novella or novel.

Writing Rules: The Ten and A Half Commandments of Writing
Learn the basic rules of writing, such as write stories that have a point and seduction not instruction.

Book Reviews
Visit our book reviews section for the latest book reviews in all genres.

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