Saturday, December 18, 2010

Writer's Resources

I thought I might share a few of the things that have helped me out with my writing. Websites, books, blogs.


  • 750 Words. Unfortunately I didn't discover this website until after NaNoWriMo, but I'm so glad I did find it. Thanks to my lovely seester. This website encourages you to write at least 750 words a day by giving you points and badges. Not only that, when you've finished your words for that day it will tell you, an assortment of interesting information about your writing. Such as, how many words you have in total, what your writing is rated (G, PG, ect.) What the overall feeling of your writing was (affectionate, upset, sad), and your frequently used words, among other things.
  • Write or Die. A rather popular tool among NaNoers. Keep those words flowing, or you'll be sorry. (Check the sidebar for the writing tool!)
  • Baby Names. Easy to use, millions of names, meanings, origin, pronunciation and more!
  • RhymeZone. Not only does it find a rhyme for any word entered, but synonyms, definitions, similar sounding words, homophones, checks spelling, and finds quotations, to name a few. All in all a great one stop word help.

  • Grammar Girl's Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing. They work too. For those who just can't figure out where a comma really belongs, or for those who think diagramming is fun, this book is incredibly helpful!
  • The 38 Most Common Fiction Writing Mistakes: And How to Avoid Them. I didn't agree with everything Mr. Bickham had to say, but this was still rather helpful!
  • Big Fat Paycheck. For those interested in writing film scripts, this book just might come in handy. I do have to warn about some bad language however.
One thing that inspires me the most is having a chat with my "writer friends." Here are some blogs of some other writers I know.
Hope you can find something helpful in there! What are some of your favorite writing resources?


  1. *sniff* I made it onto your inspiring list. *sniff* You're on mine. ;)

    Okay, but Aragorn is a king, and Aragorn is scruffy....what do you have to say to that? xD

    Ben has a CD? What?! Explain.


  2. I seriously CANNOT believe you never liked Ireland until recently... =P heehee! <3 Now that you're enchanted, you're enchanted forever! It's a marvelous thing... ;)

  3. Oh, dear... I'm so flattered to be on your list of "Inspiring Blogs". I melted into a puddle of happiness, whilst blushing crimson...

    Thank you. :)

    And thank you for the links! I love the rhyme one, and will definitely be trying "750 Words". :D

  4. What a great list! I've never heard of the 750 Words website... sounds like a very awesome tool, which I will have to look into sometime. Also, the RhymeZone is new to me... I'm sure that one would come in handy frequently.

    Oh, and *Thank You* for including me in your list of blogs! What a neat surprise to see as I was reading through your post. :~)

    ~ Tarissa