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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]].
This section contains information about all kinds of writing, whether it's fiction or nonfiction, UX or Design or something else.  
 
  
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[Writing Advice]
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== Writing Advice==
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[[Writing Advice]]
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==Ideas==
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* [[Writing idea generation]]
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* [http://strangehorizons.com/submit/fiction-submission-guidelines/stories-weve-seen-too-often/ Stories we've seen too often] at [[Strange Horizon]]
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* [http://strangehorizons.com/submit/fiction-submission-guidelines/horror-stories-weve-seen-too-often/ Horror stories we've seen too often] at [[Strange Horizon]]
 
==Research==
 
==Research==
 
* [https://www.wikipedia.org Wikipedia] -- And if you're not giving money to Wikipedia for the work you're getting from Wikipedia, you're part of the problem.
 
* [https://www.wikipedia.org Wikipedia] -- And if you're not giving money to Wikipedia for the work you're getting from Wikipedia, you're part of the problem.
 
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* [https://greensdictofslang.com Green's Dictionary of Slang]
 
==Story Structure==
 
==Story Structure==
* [Story Structure]
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* [[Story Structure]]
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==The hard bits: the actual words==
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=== Naming things===
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* [[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]
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===Character Development===
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* [https://sarahhollowell.com/2015/09/18/a-guide-for-skinny-writers-who-want-to-write-fat-characters/ A guide to skinny writers who want to write fat characters] by [[Sarah Hollowell]]
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* [http://www.sfsignal.com/archives/2014/04/guest-post-special-needs-in-strange-worlds-elizabeth-bear-on-writing-disabilities/ Special Needs in Strange Worlds: Elizabeth Bear on Writing Disabilities] by [[Elizabeth Bear]] on [[SF Signal]]
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====Character Generators====
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* [https://www.whothefuckismydndcharacter.com Who the fuck is my DND character?] generates short descriptions of characters for use in mostly fantasy settings.
  
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==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.
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* [[Beta Readers]]
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* [[Stories from the Slush Pile]]
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* [https://www.shunn.net/format/story.html William Shunn: Manuscript Format] - for short stories
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* [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
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* [http://neil-clarke.com/the-truth-about-short-story-titles/ The truth about short story titles] by [[Neil Clarke]]
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* [http://neil-clarke.com/top-ten-most-common-short-story-names/ The top 10 most common short story names] at [[Clarkesworld]]
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* [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
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* [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]]
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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.
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* [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]]
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* [https://copyrightalliance.org/ca_faq_post/copyright-protection-ata/ Why should I register my work if copyright protection is automatic?] by [[Copyright Alliance]]
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* [https://www.lib.umn.edu/copyright/fairthoughts Thinking Through Fair Use] A tool by the [[University of Minnesota]] Libraries to help you think through the issues involved.
 
==Tools==  
 
==Tools==  
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===Tools I use===
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* Apple Pages
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* Microsoft Word
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* [https://750words.com 750 words], which challenges you to write just 750 words a day
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* [https://www.etymonline.com Online Etymology Dictionary] for all kinds of reasons
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* [https://thegrinder.diabolicalplots.com/Market.aspx?mid=6 The Submission Grinder] for finding markets
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===Tools I haven't tried===
 
* [http://www.afterthedeadline.com 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.  
 
* [http://www.afterthedeadline.com 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.  
 
* [http://www.hemingwayapp.com 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.  
 
* [http://www.hemingwayapp.com 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.  
 
* [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.
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* [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
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==Writer Communities==
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* [https://litreactor.com LitReactor] is a writing community and classroom
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* [https://www.inkedvoices.com Inked Voices]
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Latest revision as of 15:01, 4 March 2021

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

Character Development

Character Generators

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

Writer Communities

Pages in category "Writing"

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