ONE STOP FOR WRITERS®

Becca and I are pleased to bring you another resource from Writers Helping Writers®

One Stop For Writers® is a web app packed with unique tools and resources to save you time as you plan, research, and write.

A powerhouse of writing information, One Stop is the permanent home for our iconic Descriptive Thesaurus Collection, which has been expanded and enhanced into a massive database, putting everything you need in one place. Fully searchable and cross-linked for easy navigation, you can look up what you need and then slip right back into the writing flow.

Our unique descriptive database includes:

You will also find unique Templates and Worksheets to help you build deep, realistic characters, settings that resonate with symbolic and emotional meanings, and much more.

We also feature a one-of-a-kind Idea Generator that will help you puzzle out interesting details about your character and explore ideas for plot complications and story stakes.

One Stop For Writers also contains amazing structure tools, such as the innovative Story Map which helps writers master character arc and story structure. Users can plan their novels to align with one of 3 arcs (change, static, or failed) step-by-step, and then view the stages and turning points of all 3 Acts in an easy to follow visual map!

And if you are a real planner, try taking Scene Maps for a spin. Or, if you are more of a pantser, Timelines allows you total flexibility to collect as much or as little detail about your novel as you like. (All our scene and timeline tools are drag-and-reorder so they make terrific story-boarding tools, too!)

If you are building a world from the ground up or just want to keep track of the important details for your novel or series, our one-of-a-kind Worldbuilding Surveys will help you with all aspects of world creation, starting at the Solar System level and working down to the People and Creatures in your story, and the Cities, Towns, and Realms part of world they inhabit. You can add your own questions to completely customize each survey.

Our latest tool, the Character Builder, is the first hyper-smart tool that draws information from our many character-focused thesauruses, generators, and lists. This powerful resource will prompt you with information at every step, helping you to go deeper into your character’s backstory, motivation, and personality so you can create a memorable story cast member in a fraction of the time.

View the walkthrough here.

Our goal is to help you become stronger writers, and to that end, we have many Tutorials that will deepen your understanding of writing craft.

Our Checklist and Tip Sheets are also really popular, as each one is packed with the most important information to keep in mind on all aspects of storytelling. They can be downloaded and printed, or feel free to share them online with your writing groups.


Ready to Elevate Your Storytelling? One Stop for Writers has a Free Trial

One Stop is the result of having a deep passion for the written word and combining it with the desire to bring our community something that will really help everyone write more powerful stories.

See you at the library!

Angela & Becca

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Savannah Davis
Savannah Davis
4 days ago

Hi Angela,
What are your suggestions for finding writing mentors/coaches for a beginning fantasy writer? Also, are there any suggestion of courses?
Please note, the tools you have created on the website and the books are helpful and appreciated.

Warm regards,

Savannah

Christy
Christy
7 months ago

How does one research a controversial subject anonymously? I’m afraid to google it, as I might get weird stuff coming back at me because of cookies and all that algorithm stuff I don’t understand. Thanks.

Christy
Christy
7 months ago

Thanks! I’ll try that.

Holly
Holly
9 months ago

I’m trying to figure out the setting- place- for one of my stories that I am working on. The only problem is… I don’t know exactly how to describe it because it lies on another plane of existence.

Tricia Lynne
Tricia Lynne
8 months ago

This is so awesome! I have all your books. Thank you!!!!!

Cheyenne
Cheyenne
1 year ago

How would I come up with a town name for a book I’m writing. I want it to be something like river dale. But I can’t think of a good name.

F R
F R
11 months ago

Love this. It seems so simple that one could pass by such an invaluable consideration. Someone once said, “Write about the town you live in…” To which my response was, “There’s nothing here.” How could I have been so blind and ignorant – but, I was. There’s a story in every rock, stone and grain of sand, every aspect of place and in the space of the when I read your post, I thought, “This is gold. We just need to open our eyes to see the beauty and the richness of a town (or other place) to write! It just takes a powerful little prompt – thanks. The impact of your post is huge. (Don’t get sunburnt!)

Joe
Joe
1 year ago

Where can I find the listing of all Conflict Thesaurus postings? And, is a Conflict Thesaurus in the works for being published?

Joe
Joe
1 year ago

Thank you for the link, and for all the work you have done that is helping me finish my first novel.

Tammy Barker
Tammy Barker
1 year ago

Question?
I have all your published thesauruses. I am an aspiring writer. Would this subscription help me with the editing process of a novel I’ve already tried to polish, but isn’t quite there yet?
Thanks.

patricia g. venn
1 year ago

I believe I belong to your group please confirm Patricia G. Venn.

Timothy Peterson
2 years ago

Thanks so very much. I saw Becca’s interview on Creative Penn and I know Ill be using the resources. thank you very much

BECCA PUGLISI
Admin
2 years ago

I’m so glad you were able to see the interview. That was definitely a fun one :).

Jul
Jul
2 years ago

Is there anything on habits for characters? I love this site, it helps me, as a writer and roleplayer!

BECCA PUGLISI
Admin
2 years ago
Reply to  Jul

Hi, Jul. We do have a Character Trait Thesaurus, but it doesn’t cover what you’re asking about. However, I believe you can find what you’re looking for at One Stop for Writers. In the Positive Trait and Negative Trait Thesauruses there, you’ll find lists of character traits. Each entry discusses how that trait might manifest in a character, including behaviors and attitudes. You can register for free and see a sampling of entries, so you can see if a subscription might be worthwhile for you. Best of luck!

Dewey Hensley
Dewey Hensley
2 years ago

Thanks for the great resources and ideas.

Zenon Dumyn
Zenon Dumyn
2 years ago

Gods morning. I would love to be able to access your writers theasaurus.
Can you please send me info on how I can go that. Thank you. My email is Zenon.dumyn@peelsb.com

Carol Schoenig
Carol Schoenig
2 years ago

Hi Angela,

I may have a few thoughts for the Occupational Thesaurus. Prosthetist (designs and makes prosthetics) Robotics Engineer or implementer. My son was responsible for putting in the Robotic Surgical room. Software designer.

I was doing some research on future jobs. End of Life Counselor. Helping patients nearing the end to get their affairs in order.

I am a subscriber to One Stop for Writers. I use it all the time.

John Ellsworth
3 years ago

What is the URL for the Occupation Thesaurus. The couple of occupations I’ve seen described are terrific.

BECCA PUGLISI
Admin
3 years ago
Reply to  John Ellsworth

Hi, John. I’m so glad you’re liking our newest thesaurus! It’s just getting started, so there’s not much there yet, but here is the current list of entries. New ones go up on (most) Saturdays. Enjoy!

Dana
Dana
4 years ago

Hi,

Great video. I am looking for a video animator myself and I would really appreciated if you could let know the name of the company/ person you have used to create your video.
Many thanks,
Dana

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Patrick Henry
Patrick Henry
5 years ago

Great Idea. Keep me posted.

Louise willis
Louise willis
5 years ago

Great idea. Looking forward to the completed project, but your sign up link for updates does not work for me. Says server cannot be found. Would you please add me to the update list? Thank you!

cristina
cristina
5 years ago

I’m really looking forward to it, great work!!

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Kimagine
Kimagine
5 years ago

Signed up! BTW, the signup link does not work in Firefox.

BECCA PUGLISI
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5 years ago
Reply to  Kimagine

Thank you for pointing this out. We’ll see if there’s something we can do.

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Lyndie Blevins
5 years ago

thanks

Fritzie von Jessen
5 years ago

Can’t wait. It’ll be a terrific resource for writers.