Thursday, July 9, 2015

Thinking About... Helpful Resources For Writers!

Hey everybody! I wanted to share a few websites that I have found helpful for writing.
 Here is they are: This website generates a random word (or more). You could use the word as the start of a book, chapter, thought or an idea. It is also just fun to play around with :).
Rock Your First Chapter, No Excuses I haven't searched into this website very much but it looks very informative and helpful. MJ Bush, the author of the site is a full-time writing coach, editor, and fantasy writer.

 beautiful, girl, lady, pretty, lovely, chic, chique, kawaii, cute, beauty, beautiful people, ulzzang This website will give you a complete list of a random character's personality, ethnicity, and name. This is also just fun to play around with :).
Here is a shortened example:
"My character's name is: Kylee Hansen
She is a European American female.
Personality: The Actor.
INFP: Introvert Intuitive Feeling Perceiving." 

lollapalooza I use this website all of the time for synonyms of words. It also has interesting facts like word of the day, word facts and word trends. This is a great website to get character names from. I've used this source multiple times for my characters and find it very helpful. There are categories like names by country, unique names, medieval names etc... I also use this website all of the time to tell me how many words are in my story. It is very helpful and can show you the key word density, average sentence words, and reading level of your writing.
"The first chapter sells the book. The last chapter sells the next book."
-Mickey Spillane
Hope this helps!
Have a great day!


  1. These are great! I'm especially looking forward to playing around with the character generator (Eeek! How fun!) It's kind of a strange coincidence that you're posting about writing stuff just now, because I just started my own writing-ish/bookish blog over at It's still in the beginning stages, so, you know, it isn't perfect.
    Some of my favorite writing resources are: - This guy is just plain awesome. - She has a lot of good stuff. - This one is my friend Brandon's blog. It's really great. - This guy has a bunch of helpful stuff.

    Anyway. You have no idea how excited I was when I read your post. Lol. Keep it up!
    (I miss you guys!)

    1. Hi Sydney! I was so excited to read your comment! I'm glad you enjoyed this post :). I just checked out your blog, and it's great! It's really cool that you started a blog about writing. I've been interested in writing for a while and your blog will be a great resource along with the other websites you shared!
      Thanks for your comment and all of the resources!
      I miss you all too!

  2. Thank you so much for this post! I am going to bookmark it and visit all these sites. Thanks a lot! :D
    Oh, and I nominated you for the sisterhood award!

    1. Hi Emily! Thank you so much for nominating me! I will see if I have time in the near future:) Have a great day!