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Categorized Resources for Writers:

Below are several lists of external links to websites for authors and writers. I use many of these links in my writing practice. I have gathered these writing resources with the intent that they help you take the next step in building your writing career.

Nonfiction Writing Prompts

Writing ideas for non-fiction projects and practice.

My Favorite:

Quora

Honorable Mentions:

Answer The Public

Blog Idea Generator

Help A Reporter Out

IME Content Generator Blog

Portent Content Generator

Prompt Generator

Fiction Writing Prompts

Writing ideas for fiction projects and practice.

My Favorite:

Reedsy Plot Generator

Honorable Mentions:

Film Crux

First Line Generator

Plot Generator

SpringHole Generator List

The Story Shack

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Name Generators

Banks and generators for names based on region, gender, genre and more.

My Favorite: 

Fantasy Name Generator

Honorable Mentions:

Name Generator

Mithril & Mages

Reedsy Character Generator

Serendipity

Reference

Information banks and organizers for researching details and building stories.

My Favorite:

Hiveword

Honorable Mentions:

Charlotte Dillon Research Index

Mythic Scribes

One Stop for Writers

Reference for Writers

Sarah Woodbury Index

 

Improve Your Writing

Apps and Blogs to help you improve your writing

My Favorite:

Storymind

Honorable Mentions:

Calmly Writer

My Write Club

Pacemaker

Poetry Writing

Purdue OWL

Write or Die

 

World Building

Tools for imagining and building fantasy and sci-fi worlds and scenes for writing or gaming.

My Favorite:

Ambient Mixer

Honorable Mentions:

Chaotic Shiny

Inkarnate

Kanka

RanGen Generators

Seventh Sanctum

World Anvil

 

Self-Editing

Intuitive software for self-editing

My Favorite:

ProWriting Aid

Honorable Mentions:

Autocrit

Grammarly

Hemingway

Plagiarism Checker

Quetext

Word Counter

 

Writing Software

Programs for organizing writing projects

My Favorite:

Scrivener

Honorable Mentions:

Campfire

Dabble

LivingWriter

Manuskript (free)

Squibler

YWriter (free)

 

Writing Communities

Communities for writers to network and share

My Favorite:

NaNoWriMo

Honorable Mentions:

Almost An Author

Commaful

Critique Circle

The Next Big Writer

Scribophile

Story A Day

Writer’s Cafe

Online Publishing

Online platforms for publishing articles and stories

My Favorite:

Medium

Honorable Mentions:

Archive Of Our Own

Blogger

Booksie

Ezine

HubPages

Vocal

Wattpad

 

Self-Publishing

Resources for self-publishing

My Favorite:

Self Publishing

Honorable Mentions:

Blurb

Book Baby

Book Brush

Bublish

Draft to Digital

Kindlepreneur

The Book Designer

Vellum (for mac only)

 

More

Publishing Tools

Other Publishing Resources

My Favorite:

Reedsy

Honorable Mentions:

Best Page Forward

Book Profit Calculator

Bowker

IngramSpark

Publisher Rocket

Publishers Marketplace

 

Editors

Professional Editing firms for books and stories

My Favorite:

(Still deciding)

Honorable Mentions:

Artful Editor

DLA Editors

First Editing

Kirkus

NY Book Editors

Reedsy Editor Search

Agents

Databases for literary agents and editors

My Favorite:

Manuscript Wishlist

Honorable Mentions:

AAR

Agent Query

Jericho Writers Agent List

Literary Agents

Query Tracker

 

Author Platform

Tools for establishing an author platform

My Favorite:

Pub-Site

 Honorable Mentions:

Best Page Forward

Book Bub

Book Funnel

Book Sirens

Booksprout

BookTrib

Goodreads

Word Help

Dictionaries, Thesauruses and other word help

My Favorite:

Thesaurus.com

Honorable Mentions:

Onomatopoeia Cheat Sheet

Related Words

Reverse Dictionary

Rhyme Brain

Verbix

Wordsworth

WordWeb

 

Writing Magazines

Magazines for writers and publishing professionals with online resources and contests.

My Favorite:

Writer’s Digest

Honorable Mentions:

Creative Nonfiction

Poets & Writers

The Writer

The Writer’s Chronicle

 

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