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[*] posted on 6-13-2006 at 08:44 PM
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First of all, Wikipedia, for all (well, a lot) of your research needs. Or you know, when you just want to procrastinate while pretending you're doing something useful. ;)

Burning Void - Writer's Resources has a bunch of cool stuff to get you thinking, including 365 questions for authors to answer about the characters they intend to write.

The Snowflake Method... I haven't really checked this one out all the way yet, but it looks kinda of interesting.

So, share. I need more sites to go to during my freetime. XD




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[*] posted on 6-13-2006 at 10:41 PM


RomanceWritingTips --it's a msn.group, but I don't think that you have to be a member to access the info. The focus is on romance, but other genres will find the group helpful. It has tons of useful information and links.


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[*] posted on 6-14-2006 at 02:41 AM


i love that snowflake theory... it really is helpful for me.



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[*] posted on 6-14-2006 at 03:46 AM


WritingFix

It's a pretty basic websites, but it's got some good prompts. The one I used today I had to compare a drink to a friend...turned out interesting... Haha

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[*] posted on 6-14-2006 at 04:01 PM


The JulNoWriMo has a Links page that should be useful, or you can view the archived threads from this forum.



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[*] posted on 6-14-2006 at 09:50 PM


thanks for them...
i can't think of anything....

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i have a couple somewhere on my computer though
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[*] posted on 6-14-2006 at 10:40 PM


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The JulNoWriMo has a Links page that should be useful, or you can view the archived threads from this forum.


Thanks for the tip. :) Hopefully us newbies can contribute some good ones.




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[*] posted on 6-15-2006 at 05:16 PM


Yeah, if I become unlazy, I'll look through your suggestions and maybe add them to the site, too.



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[*] posted on 6-15-2006 at 09:40 PM


Writing Beyond FanFic It's on FictionAlley's website, but it's a forum for non-fanfic stories. Sometimes quite helpful.

[Edited on 16/6/2006 by silentgoldeneyes]




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[*] posted on 6-15-2006 at 10:03 PM


Ooh, I like that link. I'll be checking out other other topics too. :o



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[*] posted on 6-16-2006 at 10:55 PM


I LOVE WIKIPEDIA

I'm currently using it to read up about dragons.
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[Edited on 6-17-2006 by vitamin_D]

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[*] posted on 6-17-2006 at 03:30 AM


The Imagination Prompt Generator

It's got some pretty deep rompts to get you started...




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[*] posted on 6-17-2006 at 04:16 PM


Do you have a website that could help me think up names for people?
I'm trying to build up character profiles and stuff like that.
I don't know my characters well enough.
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[*] posted on 6-17-2006 at 04:56 PM


Uhm, try here or here, if your novel is fantasy related... there are others, I just didn't bother looking at them all.

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[*] posted on 6-17-2006 at 06:51 PM


If you sort of know your characters, try Behind the Name. You can search names and their meanings.

If not, find a good translator, pick a word that suits the character, and translate into another language




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[*] posted on 6-18-2006 at 09:43 AM


Maybe online obituaries of some sort? I read once than an author read through the obituaries for good looking/sounding names to use.

http://www.nytimes.com/pages/obituaries/index.html
http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/
http://legacy.com/ChicagoTribune/

Maybe a little morbid, but it'd be good for coming up with realistic names (as long as your novel is in a realistic setting).

For historical accuracy regarding Medieval names, try http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/english.shtml




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[*] posted on 6-18-2006 at 07:28 PM


Another helpful website:

Writer's Toolbox




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[*] posted on 6-18-2006 at 09:47 PM


i'm not a big fan of dictionary.com anymore.

i actually use www.thefreedictionary.com now.

Edit: Links

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[*] posted on 6-18-2006 at 09:57 PM


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Ooh, i checked that one out, and I think I'm gonna have to agree that the free dictionary is better


*thumbs up*

Yeah - i noticed that dictionary.com sometimes made some spelling errors like the proper plural forms of difficult words. :P i had to double-check the words myself so in the end, i gave it up.
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[*] posted on 6-18-2006 at 10:58 PM


freedictionary.com is extremely helpful. I've used it to finish crossword puzzles.

Edit: Link

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[*] posted on 6-19-2006 at 05:01 AM


for names, i'm currently using this baby name website where i just type in random names and see if they suit my characters
i'm being really picky at the moment but at least i'm still looking them through
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[*] posted on 6-23-2006 at 12:10 AM


I've actually found another website to help me. It basically gives me a brief introduction about a couple monsters but if anyone wants to check it ou - enjoy!!


http://monsters.monstrous.com/index.htm
Give it a shot.
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[*] posted on 6-23-2006 at 12:11 AM


Oh! and for uicorns - if anyone wanted to know - this is a detailed website specifically for it

Unicorns~~

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Just sharing my findings.
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[*] posted on 6-29-2006 at 09:23 PM


http://www.critiquecircle.com - Excellent for some good critique on any work, you can get some pretty constructive feedback over here.



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