Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Writing Tools

...that I have found supremely useful.

Books

-Writer's Complete Fantasy Reference (Terry Brooks)
-Characters and Viewpoint (Orson Scott Card)
-Writer's Book of Wisdom: 101 Rules (Steven Taylor Goldberry)
-Bird by Bird (Anne Lamott)
-Description (Monica Wood)
-books in general

Sites

General/Inspiration
-the Drawing Board, the blog of Terri Windling
-Forward Motion, Holly Lisle's site for writers (great articles)
-Patricia C. Wrede's blog (lots of good advice posts)
-Random Word Generator (plus) (good for prompts)
-Theodora Goss' website (see also blog and advice)

Names
-Behind the Name - First Names
-Behind the Name - Surnames

Worldbuilding
-Fantasy Worldbuilding Questions
-Medieval Agricultural Year
-Medieval Demographics
-Worldbuilding Workshop via Holly Lisle's site (see above) (see also her ecosystem rules)

Other

-guts :D

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What are your favorite books/sites to help with your writing?

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