Writer Resource Library

At Dot and Dash, we're all about spreading the literary love, so we've started this resource library for writers. We're excited to keep adding to it, so be sure to check back soon.

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IDEAL READER PROFILE WORKBOOK

Yes, you need to write for yourself. But if you want to be a successful author and sell books, you also have to understand who you want to buy them.

Our free workbook will help you will discover important elements of your ideal reader—everything from their age and location to their favorite books, their values, and what they do for fun.

 

These details will help you as you craft your book, prepare to explain your audience to agents, and know who to market to if you are self-publishing. 

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2022 HOLIDAY CALENDAR

Do you get stumped about what to post on social media? Holiday posts are an easy and effective way to connect with your followers, so we've gathered 365 holidays for you—one for every day of the year! 

I know—we didn't know there were that many holidays either!

But now you will never run out of post ideas again.

Get your FREE 20212 HOLIDAY CALENDAR today!

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12 WAYS TO PROMOTE YOU & YOUR BOOK (FOR FREE)!

Marketing your writing doesn't have to cost a fortune. Actually, it doesn't have to cost one penny.

In this FREE guide, 12 Ways to Promote You & Your Book (for Free), you'll learn the top ways to get the word out online, on social media, on podcasts, and in person, along with the tips and tricks you need to get started.

Grab this guide and get ready for inspiration!

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CONSCIOUS LANGUAGE GUIDE

Our guide shows how you can use conscious language in your writing and avoid stereotypes and problematic terms. It covers:

  • race

  • gender

  • sexuality

  • disability

Plus it shows you how you can use sensitivity readers to help craft authentic characters and best employ conscious language.

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AUTHOR BIO FORMULA

A strong and short author bio will come in handy even before you publish your first book.

 

Use our formula to write a bio you can use on your:

  • website

  • social media 

  • book cover

  • and more

Learn the four sentences you need to craft a catchy and professional-sounding author bio.

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THINGS I LOVE IN BOOKS

WORKSHEET

Our Things I Love in Books worksheet will help you discover the story elements you want to include in your novel by figuring out what you already love.

This free, four-page worksheet will guide you from genre all the way to protagonists, antagonists, conflicts, and imagery. It covers all the main categories, so when you finish filling this out, you will have a game plan to help you start writing page one.

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CHARACTER PROFILE WORKSHEET

Worried about writing flat characters? We've got just the thing to help.

Our free Character Profile worksheet will help you fill in the details about your characters' physical and inner characteristics, their life and social details, and more.

Download yours today and get writing!

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