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This section contains information about the act of writing, whether it's fiction or nonfiction, UX or Design or something else. For literature, poetry, etc. see [[:Category: Reading]]
 
This section contains information about the act of writing, whether it's fiction or nonfiction, UX or Design or something else. For literature, poetry, etc. see [[:Category: Reading]]
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==Writing advice==
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* [https://neil-gaiman.tumblr.com/post/107713982316/i-have-been-trying-to-write-for-a-while-now-i I have been trying to write for a while now....] Q&A with Neil Gaiman
  
 
==Ideas==
 
==Ideas==
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=== Naming things===
 
=== Naming things===
 
* [[Name Generators]]
 
* [[Name Generators]]
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* [http://www.kerchner.com/germname.htm 18th Century PA German Naming Customs]
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====Names I've saved because I like them====
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* [http://www.babynamewizard.com/baby-name/girl/ariadne Ariadne]
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* [https://www.babynames.com/name/Callista Callista]
  
 
==Editing, Business, and Selling==
 
==Editing, Business, and Selling==
 
* [[Beta Readers]]
 
* [[Beta Readers]]
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* [[Stories from the Slush Pile]]
 
* [https://www.shunn.net/format/story.html William Shunn: Manuscript Format] - for short stories
 
* [https://www.shunn.net/format/story.html William Shunn: Manuscript Format] - for short stories
* [https://medium.com/@aidan_c_doyle/what-ive-learned-from-reading-slush-at-podcastle-46ec0cd8a27c What I've learned from slush reading at Podcastle] - everything from cover letters to titles to ways to stay out of the rejection pile
 
* [https://www.shimmerzine.com/2011/03/16/confessions-of-a-slush-reader-why-should-i-care/ Confessions of a slush reader: why should I care?] - how to help the reader give a damn about your story
 
 
* [http://www.sfwa.org/2016/05/zen-art-short-fiction-titling/ Zen in the art of short fiction titling] by John Joseph Adams, who many in the field have told me is the best titler in science fiction
 
* [http://www.sfwa.org/2016/05/zen-art-short-fiction-titling/ Zen in the art of short fiction titling] by John Joseph Adams, who many in the field have told me is the best titler in science fiction
 
* [http://neil-clarke.com/the-truth-about-short-story-titles/ The truth about short story titles] by Neil Clarke
 
* [http://neil-clarke.com/the-truth-about-short-story-titles/ The truth about short story titles] by Neil Clarke
 
* [http://neil-clarke.com/top-ten-most-common-short-story-names/ The top 10 most common short story names] at Clarkesworld
 
* [http://neil-clarke.com/top-ten-most-common-short-story-names/ The top 10 most common short story names] at Clarkesworld
* [https://catvalente.livejournal.com/590003.html Adventures in Editing] in which Cat Valente goes off about boring first paragraphs
 
 
* [http://www.writeintoprint.com/2012/09/self-editing-4-fiction-1-intro.html Self Editing 4 Fiction] is 8+ articles on how to do your own editing
 
* [http://www.writeintoprint.com/2012/09/self-editing-4-fiction-1-intro.html Self Editing 4 Fiction] is 8+ articles on how to do your own editing
 
* [http://www.malloryomeara.com/blog/2019/7/29/things-i-wish-i-knew-before-my-book-came-out Things I wish I knew before my book came out] by Mallory O'Meara
 
* [http://www.malloryomeara.com/blog/2019/7/29/things-i-wish-i-knew-before-my-book-came-out Things I wish I knew before my book came out] by Mallory O'Meara
 
* [http://www.sfwa.org/other-resources/for-authors/writer-beware/ Writer Beware] - a resource for keeping up with what publishers are playing fast and loose with the "rules" of good business practice.
 
* [http://www.sfwa.org/other-resources/for-authors/writer-beware/ Writer Beware] - a resource for keeping up with what publishers are playing fast and loose with the "rules" of good business practice.
 
* [https://alexshvartsman.com/2016/05/09/how-to-write-a-proper-short-story-cover-letter/ How to write a proper short story cover letter]
 
* [https://alexshvartsman.com/2016/05/09/how-to-write-a-proper-short-story-cover-letter/ How to write a proper short story cover letter]
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* [http://maryrobinettekowal.com/series/debut-author/ Debut Author Lessons] by Mary Robinette Kowal
  
 
==Tools==  
 
==Tools==  
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* [https://750words.com 750 words], which challenges you to write just 750 words a day
 
* [https://750words.com 750 words], which challenges you to write just 750 words a day
 
* [https://litreactor.com LitReactor] is a writing community and classroom
 
* [https://litreactor.com LitReactor] is a writing community and classroom
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* [https://www.etymonline.com Online Etymology Dictionary] for all kinds of reasons
  
 
===Tools I haven't tried===
 
===Tools I haven't tried===
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* [https://readable.io Readable] is another product I haven't tried, but it appears to do roughly the same things as After the Deadline and Hemingway.
 
* [https://readable.io Readable] is another product I haven't tried, but it appears to do roughly the same things as After the Deadline and Hemingway.
 
* [https://www.wonderdraft.net Wonderdraft] is a fictional map creator.
 
* [https://www.wonderdraft.net Wonderdraft] is a fictional map creator.
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* [https://worldbuilding.stackexchange.com Worldbuilding on Stack Exchange] is a social media site for world building discussions

Latest revision as of 20:17, 13 August 2019

This section contains information about the act of writing, whether it's fiction or nonfiction, UX or Design or something else. For literature, poetry, etc. see Category: Reading

Writing advice

Ideas

Research

Story Structure

The hard bits: the actual words

Naming things

Names I've saved because I like them

Editing, Business, and Selling

Tools

Tools I use

Tools I haven't tried

  • After the Deadline promises to be a better spellchecker and grammar checker. I haven't tried it but it does have a demo section on the site.
  • Hemingway App is a much-loved product for looking at your writing style, detecting things like weak verbs, complex words, and other things that make your writing harder to read. It includes a reading level calculator.
  • Readable is another product I haven't tried, but it appears to do roughly the same things as After the Deadline and Hemingway.
  • Wonderdraft is a fictional map creator.
  • Worldbuilding on Stack Exchange is a social media site for world building discussions

Pages in category "Writing"

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