Resources

Here are some resources that I use regularly which will be handy for all fiction writers, professional writers, and editors. If any links are broken or outdated, please drop me an e-mail and let me know.

Fiction Writing:

Character generators:

Writingexercises.co.uk

Write Real People

Charahub

Map generators:

Polygon Map Generation

Inkarnate (This one is really good!)

Plotting:

Click and drag plot generator

Mind mapping software

Trello (cue card software)

Writing prompts:

Random prompt generator

Name generators:

City name generator

General writing advice:

Nimble’s Notebook

Writeworld

Mythcreants (has a particularly useful podcast)

Pixar’s 22 Rules of Storytelling

Misc:

Flower symbolism

TVTropes (Check how often a certain ‘trope’ has been done before, or find examples from other media. Warning: This website is very addictive!)

Fantasy Writing:

Period clothing

List of elemental abilities

Worldbuilding:

Zim (software to create a Wiki like series of pages. Very useful for worldbuilding)

RPG Tools

Publishing:

KBoards (a huge and useful community for self-published writers)

The three year no-bestseller plan to a sustainable, liveable income

Book reviewers directory

Book publishers directory

Calibre – E-book software

Professional Writing:

Cover letters from hell (Some hilarious examples of bad cover letters, with some useful lessons of what to avoid.)

Keyword density checker

Writing headlines

Time zone converter (useful for meeting deadlines from international clients)

Free stock images:

PhotoPin

Pixabay

Pexels

Good Free Photos

Free Images

FoodiesFeed

Useful websites:

Make a Living Writing

Job boards:

ProBlogger

Freelancewriting.com

Online writing jobs

BloggerJobs.Biz

Marketing:

The 1.5 hour daily social media schedule

Editing and Proofreading:

Louise Harnby

Typemarking guidelines

Citation guide

Organisation:

Unroll.me (For sorting your e-mail inbox)

Celtx – Script writing and project planning software

Productivity tips

Decision Fatigue (video)

Misc:

GIMP – Free image editing software

Canva – Free online banner maker

Motivation:

Zen Pencils

Positive doodles

Funny Stuff:

Bad romance covers

Kindle cover disasters

Librarian problems

Clients from hell