Anyway, for today, some useful links.
I have a bunch of websites bookmarked that I regularly return to, not just for research purposes, but for inspiration and instruction. So I thought maybe I should link to some of them here. If you have any especially wonderful sites that you love, please let me know!
- Seventh Sanctum - Stuck for a name, or a plot idea? This is the place for you. There are loads of name and story generators on the site, and while most of them aren't directly usable, they're a fantastic place to start.
- Symbols.com - Contains more than 1,600 articles about 2,500 Western signs and symbols.
- Literary Liaisons - A site dedicated to the art of historical romance writing. The most useful section contains a huge amount of articles about the Victorian period in general.
- WriteOrDie - A website that does nothing more than force you to write! If you're feeling blocked or just need an added push to get words on paper, give it a try.
- 13 Writing Tips by Chuck Palahniuk - I love this man's writing, and I regularly read through these tips. I've seen several lists of tips, but these are the ones that I relate to best.
- The Bookshelf Muse - A blog where the authors list a new scenario or emotion or something similar and provide ideas and phrase words to help with your prose writing.
- Save The Words - A site where you can "adopt" a word that is in danger of becoming extinct!
- WriteWords - This is a UK based online writers' group that is filled with extremely talented and extremely friendly people.
- The Quick and Easy Cheaters Guide to Writing Plotlines - This is from FlashFiction Chronicles, and I find it amazingly useful, along with the sequel article, The Quick and Easy Cheaters Guide to Writing Storylines.
- Writing World - A website with more useful writing tips and hints than you could need!