Writing Resources
Would you like to improve your writing skills? Whether you are a beginner or an experienced writer, here are some resources to help you. I created this list based on the common errors I've seen in the stories that aren't validated. Please note that the following list is by no means exhaustive. I'll gradually add more links in the future. Feel free to contact me if you have any interesting web site to share.

Table of Contents

Verb Tenses
Characters & Characterization
Writing Process
Useful References

Last updated: Jan 13, 2016

Breath vs. Breathe
Its vs. It's
Lets vs. Let's
Than vs Then
There vs. Their vs. They're
You're vs. Your
Could of/Should of/Would of vs. Could have/Should have/Would have
Other Common Errors in English Usage (excellent web site)
The Commonly Confused Words Test
I vs. Me
Who vs. Whom
Capitalization in Titles
Quotation Marks in Dialogue
How to Use Apostrophes
How to Use English Punctuation Correctly
Comma Use
General Rules for Capitalization
Conditional sentences (if-clauses, main clauses)
Verb Tenses
Verb Tense Consistency
Exercice in Verb Tense Consistency
Sequence of Verb Tenses
Past Participles
Sequence of Tenses
Characters & Characterization
How to Avoid Making a Mary Sue
The Universal Mary Sue Litmus Test
The Mary Sue Manual
Three-Dimensional Villains: Finding Your Character's Shadow
Writing Tips for Creating a Complex Villain
2D and 3D characters
Random Name Generator (you can choose Chinese, Japanese, Korean or other origins)
The EPIGUIDE.COM Character Chart for Fiction Writers
How to Use Daily Rituals to Strengthen Characterization
Story Starters
How to Plot a Novel
Create a Plot Outline Easily with What If? and Why?
Plot Your Stories
Random Scenario Generator
Random Plot Points: your character in a sticky situation
10 Top Tips For Moving A Plot Forward
Writing Process
Point of View: General
How to Balance Action, Narrative and Dialogue in Your Novel
Writing Tip: Finding the Balance of Narrative and Dialogue
Participles: Bothersome Verbs to Avoid
Passive Verbs: Avoid Them
Dialogue Writing Tips
Writing Dialogue with Good Tension
Using Flashback in Fiction
Write Mind Movies
Optimum Scene Length
How to Finish a Work In Progress
Ten Things You Can Do in the Middle of Novels
Editing Checklist
When do you hit that return key, and why?
How to Proofread
Top Ten Proofreading Tips
Proofreading for Common Surface Errors: Spelling, Punctuation, and Grammar
Editing and Proofreading
Ten Mistakes Writers Don't See (But Can Easily Fix When They Do)
Useful References
Verb Conjugation
How to Run a Spell Check in Word 2007
Free Online Spellchecker
The Free Dictionary
Rhyming Dictionary
Title Capitalization: Your Online Title Case Tool