There are so many good resources out there for writers now-a-days. A writer has an army of books and websites to pick from to stash away in their tool box. Here’s a peak at a few websites that are in mine.
You have to be careful with this one, it’s a great tool, but it’s also a big distraction. If I’m on Pinterest looking for story related stuff, I’m looking through a specific search.
I use Pinterest to create Story Boards for characters and books. I also use to it save reference pictures of places, clothing, weapons and whatever else relates to my stories.
For characters, I pin pictures that resemble them, what kind of clothing they wear, things that show who they are and what they’re like. If one is an archer, I may have several different kinds of bows in their board and different styles of the kind of garb they may wear. My character Tara is an herbalist, so in her board, I have things on herbs and pictures of vials filled with healing potions.
I have three made up worlds, so having a board with place/landscape reference pictures is very helpful.
A also have a random board for things that remind me of my stories, or things I might want to save for a future story or character. Inspiration for another time.
I love using Pinterest for writing because with it, I don’t have to clutter up my picture files on my computer and all the pictures are saved on the internet, so if my lap top crashes or I get a new one, I don’t have to worry about the files.
I LOVE this website. I want to buy everything on it, but it’s also a really good place for clothing and armor references.
Again, this is a website, if you’re like me, you can get lost on browsing and just sit there drooling over all the awesomeness it contains. Use it with a mission in mind if you’re looking for a quick clothing reference while your writing. Drool in your spare time.
Behind the Name
Looking for that perfect sounding name with the perfect meaning and country of origin? Look no further! Not only do they have first names, but they have a sister website just for last names as well. Not only do they have dozens of countries to choose from, but they have mythologies too!
You can search alphabetically, by country or meaning. So many names and possibilities at your finger tips.
More resources to come!
What are some websites in your writer’s tool box?