Link Of The Week- Reverse Dictionary

April 11, 2017

All writers need this!wordfinder-background

I think this link might be one of the most useful we’ve ever found!

 

http://www.onelook.com/reverse-dictionary.shtml

“This tool lets you describe a concept and get back a list of words and phrases related to that concept. Your description can be anything at all: a single word, a few words, or even a whole sentence. Type in your description and hit Enter (or select a word that shows up in the autocomplete preview) to see the related words.”dictionary


Link Of The Week- Goal Setting!

January 3, 2017

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“Beginning a new year is such a hopeful time. Whether we break out an unblemished calendar or merely scroll over to the month of January on our smart phones, there’s the sense of being given a fresh start every January 1st. We make notes, either mentally or on paper, of New Year’s resolutions we’re determined to accomplish. Yet, all too often, we stumble over the first steps of change and quietly retreat to old, unhealthy habits. Why not determine for this year to be different?”

Resolutions that aren’t written down are destined to fail quickly. So write them out, and not just anywhere. Keep your list of New Year’s goals in a place where you will see them regularly, so you can review your progress and recommit on a consistent basis.”

 

http://www.signupgenius.com/home/new-years-goal-setting-tips.cfm


Link Of The Week- A Getaway!

November 22, 2016

The Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow is an incubator for creative thought. Writers can come here to find their stories. Not only the stories they come here knowing they want to tell, but the stories beneath that. The stories that have an even greater need to be told.”

http://www.writerscolony.org/

The Writers’ Colony residency program is open to writers of every genre, artists and composers for short or long term stays. Quiet, sequestered, inspirational – and affordable – our individual writing suites are designed to make your stay productive. European style gourmet meals are served Monday through Friday in the WCDH dining room, where guests can share time with other resident writers from around the globe. Get away and write!

**** Rates are $75 per night, including food, and a one-time $25 cleaning fee.


Link Of The Week-Throw Downs!

October 18, 2016

There was no one quite like the Bard himself to throw down the best insults ever. No matter what you write, this is a great place to get unique ideas about insulting someone.

http://www.pangloss.com/seidel/Shaker/

“Thou puking pottle-deep coxcomb!”

“If you spend word for word with me, I shall make your wit bankrupt.”

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Link Of The Week- Excellent Writing Teacher

July 26, 2016

 

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I’ve had the chance to take a few of her classes, an all day workshop, read through two of her online lecture packets, and taken a VERY intensive Immersion class that lasted 4-5 days… I’m going back for more. Yes. She’s that good.

http://www.margielawson.com/

Margie teaches writers how to use her psychologically-based editing systems and deep editing techniques to create page turners. She has presented over ninety full day master classes for writers in the U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and on cruises in the Caribbean.

Writers credit her innovative deep editing approaches for their writing success: publication, awards, and bestseller lists.


Link Of The Week- Your Club For Sprints!

July 5, 2016

This is one very cool site for writers!

Feeling blah? No energy to write? Try joining in on the fun right here, right now!ShakleeBusiness-Typing

 

https://www.mywriteclub.com

“Summary

  • Join a sprint, and type your words in your web browser.
  • Other sprinters in the same sprint can see your word count, but not your words.
  • If you close your browser, your words will still be here when you return.
  • Auto-save to Dropbox by clicking the Dropbox icon () near the big text box. It’s blue when auto-save is on.
  • Every 100 words you type adds a star next to your name for all to see.

What’s a word sprint?

During a word sprint, you work on your novel/screenplay/blog/etc. while other writers do the same. On myWriteClub, rather than waiting until the end to share your word counts, you can see each other’s word counts grow during the sprint.

How do word sprints work?

  • Sprints start every half hour and last 25 minutes.
  • Each sprint represents a group of people. If you move to a different sprint, the words you’ve written will follow you.
  • You earn stars!
    • = 100 words
    • = 1000 words
  • The progress bars count up to 100 and then start over for the next star.
  • There’s a five-minute suggested break period between sprints, but if you’re on a roll, feel free to keep writing!

Is my work auto-saved?

Yes, your work is automatically saved in your web browser as you type. If you refresh or close your browser, your work will be here waiting for you when you return. However, if your computer bursts into flames or gets thrown out a window, or if you clear your browser’s local storage, you’ll probably lose your work. That’s why you should read the next paragraph.

You can connect to your Dropbox account by clicking the Dropbox icon () near the big text box. Once you’ve done this, the icon turns blue, and your work will be saved once per minute to a new “myWriteClub” folder that will be created for you. The myWriteClub app will not be able to access any other folder in your Dropbox.

Is my work private?

Yes. Only your word count is shared. The actual words you write are never sent to myWriteClub; they are only stored on your computer and in your Dropbox, as described above.”nagato-typing


Link of the Week – Exploding Writing Myths

May 31, 2016

excaliburChuck Wendig is at it again. He’s giving great advice with his unique wit and awesomely foul language. This time, he’s debunking a few common writing myths in a blog he wrote earlier this month.

Totally worth the read. Check it out.

CROTCH-PUNCHING THE CREATIVE YETI: EXPLODING MORE WRITING MYTHS

http://terribleminds.com/ramble/2016/05/17/crotch-punching-the-creative-yeti-exploding-more-writing-myths/