Friday, August 26, 2011

Some of My Favorite Writing Resources Part One

Write or Die
-This is a great site for getting some speedy writing done. It challenges you to write a certain amount of words for a certain amount of time that you choose. You can also choose Consequences: gentle, normal,  kamikaze, electric shock mode and a Grace period: forgiving, strict, and evil. It's a amazing way to get some words down on paper.

-With edit minion all you have to do is paste your writing into the box and hit a button. From there the system checks for adverbs, weak words, cliches, said replacements, passive voice, and often misspelled words.

- Inkpop is an online writing community run by HarperCollins. On this site you can upload short stories, poems, essays, and novels for people to read and critique. If they like it, they will add your story to their watch list. The more people who watch it, the higher it goes up the charts. Every month the top five pieces of work are read by the people at HarperCollins and given a review. If the editors like your story enough, they may contact you and ask to publish your book.

Behind the Name
- This is actually one of the very first writing sites that I found and joined. Behind the Name is a really nice name website. They have a program called the Random Renamer which gives you a variety of options to choose what names you would like. Behind the Name also has many different Message Boards including a Writing Room. In the Writing Room, users can chat and ask questions about their stories and play more then a few writing games.

750 Words
- The only way to write better is to write more, right? What better way to do it then writing about anything and everything with stickers along the way? 750 Words challenges you to write 750+ words a day everyday.

Seventh Sanctum
- Need a new name for a character, place, food, or drink? Or do you just need a writing warm up or challenge? At you can find "random renamers" for any of these things. You can even create your own (Not quite sure how that works, but all the same, it's still cool)

In Part Two...

Daily Writing Tips
Start Writing Fiction
Young Writer's Society
National Novel Writing Month
Script Frenzy
Writer's Digest
Dark World RPG

Photo Bibliography

1 comment:

  1. Ahhh, the writing room. I haven't been there for a while. I remember that's where we met. :) Just two struggling 12 year old writers...