November 14th, 2011

New & Improved Writer’s Toolbox

from Laura Drake’s files…

You have found Laura’s treasure map to her favorite, most useful, fun online locations for references, writer’s resources, and just plain fun.

Warning:  This blog could be hazardous to your time schedule.  You’re going to want to spend a lot of time mining for the gold buried in these links!

Language, Grammar, etc.

Names, Quotes, and other stuff:

Research – General

Writer’s Resources

Plotting – Structure

Just Plain Fun

  • Are you looking to create a character through psychology or just interested in what qualities make up a particular personality?  The Similar Minds website has a nearly every personality test developed by man.
  • offers one of the simplest (and rewarding) writing exercises I’ve ever seen.  One word is listed at the top of the page.  You
    have sixty seconds to write about it.  Go!
  • At the Your Amazing Brain website you can explore your brain, take part in real-life experiments and test yourself with games, illusions and
  • has one of the most extensive and detailed character charts I’ve ever seen. If you’re into getting to know your characters before you start writing the story this site is for you.
  • Archetype (the fiction writer’s guide to psychology) has
    a host of fact sheets on psychology for use by writers, articles, a Q & A
    section, and a muse section containing idea generators and visual prompts.

Having trouble getting organized?  Life has a wide
array of articles, checklists, blogs, book reviews and other tools to help

If you’ve got must-have sites, please share them with us.  Between all of us here at Writers in the Storm, we pretty much have an interest in everything on the planet!  So give us your killer sites!

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