Here are some of my favorite things for quick inspiration and help.
Here’s an inspiring video with lots of images and ideas for creating tone:
If you want to explore blackout poetry, the wonderful publisher Wave Poetry has an erasure poetry tool that is really fun to play with, and it lets you save your redacted work.
Visuwords Online Graphical Dictionary
The Hemingway Editor quickly hip-checks troublesome bits of prose.
Grammarly — goes beyond the basics a word processor offers in terms of catching mistakes.
Little Film School: Basic Shot Types. Short and sweet visual reminder of what your reader needs you to do with words.
Amy Hempel explains “The Harvest,” a story from her challenging collection At the Gates of the Animal Kingdom.
Kurt Vonnegut on “The Shapes of Stories.” Part stand-up comedy, part university lecture: you’ll never think of Cinderella the same way again.