Web pages

pile of books

Subject to updates as needed.

  1. Thesaurus – Simple and straightforward thesaurus, yet incredibly useful. It has articles on verbs and noun usage.
  2. Wordcounter – Free software for word counting, word frequency, and more.
  3. Grammarist – Good reference for grammar questions.
  4. Grammarly – Free web software for proofreading your work. The premium offers additional suggestions and fixes.
  5. RhymeZone – Provides matching rhymes for a word or phrase. Excellent for poetry.
  6. Hemingway – Free editing software that checks your grammar and prose complexity, similar to Wordcounter. Hemingway also works simultaneously with Grammarly on your browser.
  7. Atticus – New software that serves as a word processor and book formatter. It’s called the Scrivener 2.0.
  8. FightWrite – A reference for fighting mechanics in stories.
  9. BookFunnel – Online ebook marketing tool for writers.
  10. StoryOrigin – Similar to BookFunnel, but a bit more user friendly.
  11. ProWritingAid – Free writing tips, webinars, and purchasable courses.
  12. Writer Beware – A webpage dedicated to unveiling copyright infringement scams and other pitfalls
  13. Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America – A database for fantasy writers, especially amateurs.
  14. Goodreads – A handy website for tracking your reading material. You can also network and discover new books to read. Here’s my profile.
  15. Association of Authors Representatives, Inc. – A website for locating ethical agents.
  16. Webster Online Dictionary – Straightforward dictionary reference.
  17. Brandon Sanderson lectures – A small collection of youtube videos on writing and worldbuilding.
  18. Scribophile – An online critique group for beginning writers. Great for giving and receiving critiques, but limited to unpaid members.
  19. Critiquecircle – Another good online critique group with more flexibility than Scribophile, but with an older interface and critiquing system.
  20. Brain.fm – Online music that entrains the brain for creativity, focus, or relaxation.