NaNoPrepMo ’14: Five Writing Resource Sites


NaNoWriMoIt’s not quite October yet, but the internet is already gearing up for another awesome year of NaNoWriMo! Here are a handful of sites chock full of writing resources to get your creative juices flowing or help you along the journey:

#1. StoryToolz.com

This simple and clean site has a number of tools that are eminently useful to WriMo’s, including random generators, word counters, and prose analyzers.

#2. Writer’s Digest Writing Articles

Writer’s Digest is ultimately a company specializing in selling you writing advice and help, but they have an extensive backlist of free articles. They’re organized by genre, writing goal, and writer level, so there’s something for everyone.

#3. Superhero Nation

Although primarily targeted at writers in the superhero genre, there are a number of genre-generic posts that should be useful for any aspiring author, including many commonly made mistakes.

#4. Allusions and Dreams

This author has spent a lot of time writing up advice and gathering resources on everything from worldbuilding and setting research to choosing names and writing fight scenes.

#5. Texas A&M’s Writing Center Handouts & Guides

As a former writing advisor at my alma mater, I have to plug other writing centers when they do a good job. Texas A&M not only has some amazing graphic design going on, but their site is chock full of short, useful writing articles for fiction and nonfiction writers alike. Of particular use for WriMo’s are the guides on Character Development, Plot Development, and Literary Terms.

Bonus: The Ultimate Writing Resource List

Why stop at five when you can have five dozen or more!? For all your procrastinating writing needs.

Those are five from me. What writing resource sites can you recommend?

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