So with NaNoWriMo(National Novel Writing Month) on the way, I thought I would share with everyone some of my favorite free writing resources out there available just in case they might help any fellow writers out there.
- Descriptive Thesaurus. A thesaurus on how to describe everything from settings, to colors, to people.
- Ambient Mixer. This one was given to me by R.M.Walsh. It is a sound mixer where you can turn on or off the certain sound effects you need.
- Ywriter5. My favorite (free) writing software. It separates your novel into scenes and chapters, and let’s you have notes and character info in the software.
- SFWA World Building Questions. Great and extensive world building questions.
- Food Timeline – Have a novel based on a point in history? This website will tell you what your characters should be eating. – Given by R.M. Walsh
- Dan Koboldt – a blog about getting the science right for your sci if / fantasy novels
- One Look – a more writer-friendly dictionary / thesaurus
- Storyfix – a blog all about story structure. I haven’t checked this one out yet, but it looks promising
- CreateIfWriting – a blog about building an online author platform.
- MyWriteClub – lets you track your writing progress in progress bars and graphs.
- Writers Knowledge Base – A search engine for witers
Fantasy Map Generators
- Fantasy Map Generator. This literally creates a large size map.
- Fantasy Map Generator. This one was created by someone participating in NaNoGeMo. It even comes up with great sounding names.
- Azgaar’s Fantasy Map Generator
- Medieval Demographic Generator. This one gives you stats on your locations. It will even generate how many bakers are in your city.
- Springhole.net a collection of helpful generators; such as a coin description generator, Magic secrets, character motivation, and more.