Oops, I didn’t mean to imply that I made a collection of writing resources. But I did decide to collect the ones I find the most useful in one spot. So, here they are!
Collins Dictionary Online (I used to use Dictionary.com, but omg, the ads and crap!)
Chir-Ag Tip of my Tongue Can’t think of that word you know you know? Find it with this tool.
Title Generator Input some concept words and title phrases pop out.
Word Count Tool Counts words and analyzes your text.
Emotion Thesaurus A sample of how to have your characters express emotion without saying stupid crap like “He was sad.”
Springhole Includes a boatload of random generators for all kinds of things; characters, objects, super powers… Plus essays on writing, and research concepts.
Writers Helping Writers Tools Character development, characteristics, backstory, etc.
(See also Springhole.)
Mind-Melding with the Reader An essay on the brainwaves of storytellers and audiences, as well as concrete examples of how to put the reader into the story. This is an explanation of how I write in my ‘really intense close third person’ (aka ‘gut-punch’) style.
How to Write a LogLine This is for movie pitches, but a very good excercise for (book/story/literary/word-only) writers, as well.
The Great Swampy Middle by Jim Butcher; how to deal with a bogged-down middle of a story.
25 Turns, Pivots, And Twists To Complicate Your Story by Chuck Wendig (warning: ‘adult’ language). Some ideas on how to mix things up and make your story less predictable.
Story Grid by Shawn Coyne. The site is a little aggressive about having you sign up. Just skip down to the full archive at the bottom, and start perusing from bottom to top.