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Writing Resources – Online

This page is a compilation of various reference sites that I have personally found useful for my own writing. This list will be slowly added onto as I discover more resources that I would like to share.

General:
List of Best Websites For Writers http://educhoices.org/articles/50_of_the_Best_Websites_for_Writers.html
Free Online Creative Writing Courses http://diplomaguide.com/articles/Online_…._We bsites.html
Guide to Screenwriting http://filmmakeriq.com/2010/06/how-to-wr….-screenwriting/
NaNoWriMo forums http://www.nanowrimo.org/eng/forum
Advice to Writers http://www.advicetowriters.com/
Writing Advice http://www.caroclarke.com/writing.html
Absolute Write Forums http://absolutewrite.com/forums/

Specific:
Show, Don’t (Just) Tell http://jerz.setonhill.edu/writing/creative1/showing/
The Thirty-Six Dramatic Situations http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Thirty-Six_Dramatic_Situations
Tone/Attitude Words http://www.mshogue.com/AP/tone.htm
Use Your Senses to Be More Creative http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/creating-in-flow/201010/use-your-senses-be-more-creative
The 10 Types of Writer’s Block (And How to Overcome Them) http://io9.com/5844988/the-10-types-of-writers-block-and-how-to-overcome-them
Opening Lines: 12 Ways to Start a Novel http://www.darcypattison.com/revision/opening-lines/
Top 10 Tricks to Make Your Villain Stand Out  http://www.dungeonmastering.com/tools-resources/top-10-tricks-to-make-your-villain-stand-out
How to Become a Better Writer (3 Tips) http://www.writersdigest.com/editor-blogs/there-are-no-rules/how-to-become-a-better-writer?et_mid=541174&rid=233017038
How to Resurrect a Stalled Manuscript http://www.writersdigest.com/whats-new/how-to-resurrect-a-stalled-manuscript?et_mid=541174&rid=233017038

Character Development:
Characters with Depth http://www.kriscramer.com/how-to-create-realistic-characters-with-depth

Grammar:
Grammar Monster http://www.grammar-monster.com/index.html
Better Editor http://bettereditor.org/

Software:
Storybook http://storybook.intertec.ch/joomla/
Liquid StoryBinder http://www.blackobelisksoftware.com/
Plotbot http://www.plotbot.com/

Critiques:
Critters Workshop http://www.critters.org/

Motivation:
Write or Die http://writeordie.com/
One Page Per Day http://www.onepageperday.com/

Specific Topics for Fiction Reference:
Realistic Travel Times http://www.nanowrimo.org/eng/node%252F3713315
Writing Realistic Injuries http://www.users.totalise.co.uk/~leiafee/ramblings/realistic_injuries.htm
Earth-like Planets (for use in sci fi) http://www.dump.com/2010/12/10/alien-earths-video/
Victorian Era Names  http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~poindexterfamily/OldNames.html
Fantasy/Medieval Character Jobs or Occupations http://www.sff.net/people/julia.west/callihoo/dtbb/fantjobslist.htm 
The Shapes of Medieval Swords http://medieval.stormthecastle.com/sword-shapes-over-the-centuries.htm
100 Extremely Useful Search Engines For Science http://www.onlinecollegecourses.com/2009/11/08/100-extremely-useful-search-engines-for-science/
Top 10 Martial Arts for Self-Defense http://listverse.com/2010/05/15/top-10-martial-arts-for-self-defense/
Phonetic Alphabet and Figure Code http://life.itu.ch/radioclub/rr/ap14.htm
15 Bogeymen From Around the World http://listverse.com/2009/10/24/15-bogeymen-from-around-the-world/
The Internet Sacred Text Archive http://www.sacred-texts.com/index.htm
Real Life Interrogation Techniques for Crime Writers http://www.jenjdanna.com/blog/2011/9/13/real-life-interrogation-techniques-for-crime-writers.html

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