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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]]
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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]]. For content strategy, see [[:Category: Content Strategy]]. For more nonfiction copywriting information (geared toward the web), see [[:Category: Copywriting]].
  
==Writing advice==
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[Writing Advice]
* [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
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== Writing Advice==
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[[Writing Advice]]
 
==Ideas==
 
==Ideas==
 
* [[Writing idea generation]]
 
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==The hard bits: the actual words==
 
==The hard bits: the actual words==
* [https://www.invisionapp.com/blog/web-copy-writing-techniques/ Web Copy Writing Techniques]
 
 
 
=== 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==
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* [http://nielsenhayden.com/makinglight/archives/012967.html Yog's Law: Money flows toward the author.] Corollary: the only time an author should sign a check is on the back.
 
* [[Beta Readers]]
 
* [[Beta Readers]]
 
* [[Stories from the Slush Pile]]
 
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* [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==  
 
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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 20:48, 5 March 2020

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. For content strategy, see Category: Content Strategy. For more nonfiction copywriting information (geared toward the web), see Category: Copywriting.

[Writing Advice]

Writing Advice

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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