On Site Resources:

These are pages on the site, but may eventually be pdf downloads that you can print out. Until then, I hope you find these useful.

Conflicts & Obstacles

Character Fears

Cozy Mystery Sleuths

Critical Moments Guide

Instructions for Story Brainstorming

Thesaurus Books:

Yes, we DO own all of the Thesaurus books. This is an image of them on Patti’s desk. 🙂

The Emotion Thesaurus

The Negative Trait Thesaurus

The Positive Trait Thesaurus

The Emotional Wound Thesaurus

The Urban Settings Thesaurus

The Rural Settings Thesaurus

The Occupation Thesaurus


If you love the Thesaurus books, be sure to check out their websites:  Writers Helping Writers and One Stop For Writers.

Software for Writers:




Books on Craft:

Show Don’t Tell

Plot Gardening


*Note: Some links may be affiliate links, meaning I earn a little money if you make a purchase through my links. Thank you! Be assured, you pay the same price for the products.

And while you’re here…


Have you grabbed the sample brainstorming kit yet?