Fiction Writers Resources


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This is some links to fiction writers resources that I use or have used to help with my fiction writing. If you have anything to add, post a comment and if I like your link I’ll add it to my list.

thesaurus with tons of results:
http://thesaurus.oxid.ro/

a similar thesaurus with pop-out definitions:
http://freethesaurus.net/

a simple thesaurus:
http://thesaurus.reference.com/browse/spit

Oford English Dictionary (UK):
http://www.askoxford.com/dictionaries/?view=uk

Merriam Webster Dictionary (US):
http://www.merriam-webster.com/

simple random name generator:
http://www.kleimo.com/random/name.cfm

random name generator with ethnicity settings:
http://www.behindthename.com/random/

random generator for things like settings, technology, character names, magic spells and a ton of other stuff:

http://www.seventhsanctum.com/

Fiction Writing articles:

FictionFactor.com:
A huge index of articles related to fiction writing
http://www.fictionfactor.com/articles.html

WritersWrite.com:
Another large list of fiction writing articles
http://www.writerswrite.com/cgi-bin/fictart.pl

Learn The elements of a Novel
A series of articles about conflict, characters, and plot that applies to short stories as well as novels
http://www.musik-therapie.at/PederHill/MainElements.htm

A small but helpful set of creative writing exercises and tips
http://oncreativewritingexercises.com/

Writing the Perfect Scene
http://www.advancedfictionwriting.com/art/scene.php

fictionwriting.about.com:

Adding Dimension to Your Characters – by Gayle Trent

http://fictionwriting.about.com/od/crafttechnique/a/trent.htm

Developing Your Writing Style by Ginny Wiehardt
http://fictionwriting.about.com/od/crafttechnique/a/writingstyle.htm

Basic Plot by Ginny Wiehardt
http://fictionwriting.about.com/od/crafttechnique/a/writingstyle.htm

sfwa.org:

The Standard Deviations of Writing – by Roger MacBride Allen
http://www.sfwa.org/writing/mistakes_allen.htm

Some Common Mistakes – And How to Avoid Them – by Melisa Michaels
a guide on the most common grammar mistakes
http://www.sfwa.org/writing/mistakes.htm

book-editing.com:

The Little Problems that Count in Writing – by Carol Hegberg
on improving sentence structure
http://www.book-editing.com/articles/carolhegberg1.shtml

Five Fiction Mistakes that Spell Rejection – by Moira Allen
http://www.book-editing.com/articles/moira1.shtml

Characters & Storytelling – by Trana Mae Simmons
the significance of characterization in science fiction
http://www.book-editing.com/articles/trana1.shtml

Spice Up Your Dialogue – by Arlene & Terry Robinson
ten simple things you can do to improve your dialogue
http://www.book-editing.com/articles/arlenerobinson3.shtml

SCENE CHECKLIST – The Big Twelve – by Bonnie Hill
list of points to consider for every scene in your story
http://www.book-editing.com/articles/bonniehill.shtml

 

4 thoughts on “Fiction Writers Resources”

    1. Hmm… everything on that site seemed to be advertising and what seemed like a thesaurus section didn’t return any results. So unless I’m missing something, I don’t think I can endorse this one :(

  1. take a look at http://freethesaurus.net/ similar to oxid.ro , except it pops out meanings for each synonym

    Writers should also take a look at yWriter. link here spacejock.com/yWriter5.html I have used it for years and highly recommend it. Written by a writer, for writers, it only gives yoiu what is needed.

    Thanks Kalin, I rarely spend time following links from wordpress, but yours was worth a look.

    1. Hey thanks for the links. I added your thesaurus link and might just switch to using that one myself. yWriter looks pretty cool as a free desktop novel-writing application, especially for folks who don’t write novels in a linear fashion. Not sure I would ever use it since I always write my stories from beginning to end without jumping around, and I make extensive use of ctrl-F (search) to get around many of the problems this app solves, but from the page it looks like it may streamline the process for many writers.

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