We all need a little help here and there. Be it a character's name, a place to jot down ideas or simply sharpen a skill you never even knew you needed work on. Here is a collection of tools, websites and resources designed to help you discover new ways of writing, give you fresh ideas and tap into your imagination as and when needed. Do post if you have any and I'll add them to the table for all to use. At the moment things will look a little bare, but it's early days and I know there's a boat load out there so do share what you dig up. Just don't get any soil in my topic, this is hard to clean, y'know. It takes a lot of scrubbing to keep that big ol' white obnoxious banner gleaming.
|Link||So, What Is It Then?|
|Synonym Finder||Helps you vary your vocabulary and find another way of getting across what you want to write, one word at a time.|
|Write Or Die||Keep writing spontaneously or face having it deleted. Designed to bring out your quick writing skills.|
|Bubbl||A brilliant brainstorming tool that shows you exactly what you've already plotted and has a simple interface.|
|Seventh Sanctum||A treasure trove of writing utensils, including quick name generators, scenario suggestions and other inspiration points.|
|Glypho||Jot down your basic premise and receive character and plot suggestions.|
|SynchroEdit||A browser-based editor that allows multiple users to edit the same document at the same time.|
|Character Questionnaires||Get to know your characters before you write about them with this handy list.|
|ThinkFree||An online word processor that has 1GB of online storage.|
|Lexiconcept||A portmanteau word generator that's more for a bit of fun that anything serious. Still, you never know...|
Edited by Craig, 10 May 2011 - 03:50 PM.