Saturday, July 30, 2011
1001 Sites To Distract Or Help You
I must admit that sometimes I spend too much time looking for who knows what on the internet. Hours later, I wonder where the time went. It’s fun but it is a distraction from actually writing. I thought I save you some time and share some sites with you. Okay, there aren’t 1001 sites. But, it may take you at least 1001 minutes to look at all of them.
SITE FOR READERS AND AUTHORS
http://www.wattpad.com/ site to read free ebooks and place to hang your hat to gain a following
http://thebookbreeze.com/Home_Page.php site for readers and authors
http://hillaryrettig.com/books/overcome-procrastination/ Free ebook about procrastination, perfectionism and writers blocks
http://www.leilimckinley.com/ social media
VIDEOS ON WRITING
http://www.youtube.com/user/marthaalderson#p/u/19/ESfT2Lh1cWo videos on plotting
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KcmiqQ9NpPE Dan Wells on Story Structure
http://wordplay-kmweiland.blogspot.com/ Videos on writing character and plot
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8BfHGeZqJvE Elizabeth Lyon, [author of Manuscript Makeover] on style and voice
SIZING UP YOUR CHARACTERS
An online therapy service for fictional characters.
http://www.cvisual.com/film-techniques/writer-character-trait-list.asp List of character traits
http://www.personalitypage.com/html/INTP.html myers-briggs personality
http://www.enneagraminstitute.com/ 9 personality types
http://www.psyweb.com/ psychology web site
http://www.jnforensics.com/ Decoding human behavior
BLOGS ON WRITING
http://seekerville.blogspot.com/2008/09/portable-plotting-board.html Portable-plotting board
http://www.magicalwords.net/stuart-jaffe/writing-theory-the-monomyth-part-1/ Writing theory – monomyth 4 parts
http://www.magicalwords.net/free-writing-downloads/ Free downloads
http://udleditions.cast.org/craft_intro.html Narrative Elements/Literary devices
http://www.guidetoliteraryagents.com/blog/Word+Count+For+Novels+And+Childrens+Books+The+Definitive+Post.aspx Word count for novels
http://editminion.com/ A paste-in and check editor for adverbs, weak words, "said" replacements, passive voice and ending with prepositions.
http://www.writersdiet.ac.nz/wasteline.php Another paste-in and check editor. This one checks "be" verbs, abstract nouns, etc.
Another paste-in and check text tool. This one gives you stats on readability, sentence length, etc. You can also analyze a website by pasting in the URL.
Another paste-in and check tool. This one counts the number of repeated words and gives you a most frequently used hit list.
http://bookblog.net/gender/genie.php Paste and check editor. This one uses key words typically used by males and females and tells you whether you write like a guy or a gal.
http://www.onelook.com/index.php?e=1 One look dictionary
http://thebookshelfmuse.blogspot.com/2008/01/introducing-thesaurus-thursdays.html for emotions
http://moods85.wordpress.com/mood-list/ mood list
http://www.scriblink.com/index.jsp?act=phome&roomid=9974&KEY=BCEBF3D83B398F5E0FDC36B9D58960D9 drawing tool online
http://www.online-stopwatch.com/large-stopwatch/ Online stopwatch
http://www.proginosko.com/leechblock.html For Firefox: a tool to block the sites that stop you from writing
http://macfreedom.com/ Another tool to block out distractions
FOR THE SPIRIT
http://www.jamesallenlibrary.com/james-allen/divine-companion James Allen
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NTic21Z0gZo Writer’s meditation
http://www.markdavidgerson.com/index.html “Rules” for Living and Writing
http://www.ted.com/talks/elizabeth_gilbert_on_genius.html Elizabeth Gilbert on Genius
http://harvardmagazine.com/2008/06/the-fringe-benefits-failure-the-importance-imagination JKR benefits of failure
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-c9-XaA2f00 Buddhist chanting
Do you collect links too? What’s your favorite?
Till next time,