Writer’s Resources

JS Gariety’s personal recommendations*

A guide to writing diverse characters authentically and unoffensively

  • Writing Excuses   “Fifteen minutes long, because you’re in a hurry, and we’re not that smart.”

A free podcast hosted by Dan Wells, Brandon Sanderson, Mary Robinette Kowel, Howard Taylor, Margaret Dunlap, and Mahtab Narsimhan. Episodes feature many other published authors in various genres. 

A FREE worldwide virtual convention for all things speculative. Creative writing, games, art, editing, etc. All at your fingertips via discord.

Search for agents, view agent data, and organize and track your queries for FREE. 

Three essays on three laws for writing magic systems. The second and third laws are linked at the bottom of the first essay. 

*Not sponsored. JS Gariety does not represent any of the groups, organizations, or peoples listed. 


Stories From the Heart

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In Stories From the Heart, delivered every other Tuesday, I share resourcesoriginal work, and inspiration focused on mental wellness and connection. My original work may be fictional, but it reveals truths of the human condition through the perspective of story, like a stained glass window, letting light through in its own unique patterns and colors.

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