31 days (5)

We’ve compiled a list of our favorite writing tools and resources for you – everything from our favorite pens to the best sites to teach you how to start a blog! First stop? Grab your 2016 challenge shirt here! {affiliate links included}

Need some good music while you write? Check out the Write 31 Days playlist on Spotify, curated with songs suggested by the community!

*If you have a resource you would like included on this list, please request a copy of our Media Kit & sponsorship opportunities by filling out the form on this page. Thanks!


Do you work hard as a writer but secretly wonder if you’re wasting your time on all the wrong things? You feel busy but not productive. You write plenty of words but you doubt their impact. Wish someone would sit next to you and either assure you your efforts are worth it or give you clear steps on what to do instead? The hope*writers workshop is for you!

With 31 Days to #blogawesomeness you’ll find the right focus and directionto have a successful blog, the tools and systems to get what you need and measure success, how to design your blog for success,what kind of content (blog posts) to write to get people’s attention – and more! Sign up here! 


eBook Basics – how to turn your series into an eBook

How to Start a Blog – Amy Lynn Andrews

Pretty Darn Cute WordPress Themes

31 Days Planning Guide (make a copy to be able to edit)

Blog Planning Kit – Kat Lee/HowTheyBlog

How to Create a Blog Button – Amy Lynn Andrews


Bird by Bird – Anne Lamont

On Writing: A Memoir on the Craft – Stephen King

The War of Art – Steven Pressfield

You Are a Writer – Jeff Goins

Social Media

Creative Basics – 30 Days to Awesome Social Media Graphics – Crystal Stine

10 Simple Social Media Design Hacks – and a great tip on how to properly credit images!

Instagram 101 – Crystal Stine

Unsplash – for great, free, royalty free images

Canva – a free graphic design site to create beautiful blog post images

Teespring – create custom shirts your readers will love!

Tools of the Trade

Write 31 Days Challenge Shirt

Sakura Micron 01 Pens

Staedtler Markers

Keurig Coffee Maker – because coffee is basically a requirement around here

Black & Decker Personal Blender – in case healthy smoothies are your thing

Stress Relievers

Enchanted Forest Coloring Book – because it’s ok to play sometimes

Illustrated Faith Kits from DaySpring – washi tape makes everything better!

Alter Eco Velvet Truffles – chocolate ranks up there with coffee for us!