Writer Things

Online tools and resources that I think I’ll need someday.

Word

AdjectivesStarting.com: adjectives from A to Z

Collective Nouns (Wiktionary)

Forvo: pronunciation dictionary

LettersPro: sample letters

List of Animal Sounds

Middle English Compendium

OneLook Dictionary Search: allows wildcards

Onomatopoeia Dictionary (Written Sound)

Onomatopoeia List

Positive Words and Language (BoomPositive)

Power Thesaurus

Random Word Generator

Readability Analyzer

Related Words

Thing Database: find words for things

Word Frequency Counter (WriteWords)

WordCounters: word counts for existing books

WordHippo: thesaurus and other tools

Misc

Accelerated Reader Bookfinder: book level and word counts

Common Sense Media: advice and ratings

Fiction Genres (Service Scape)

Reference Angle: head angles and facial expressions

Image

Image Resizer (Promo)

Inkarnate: map-maker

Instad.io: turn visuals into illustrations

Juxtapose: frame comparisons

Color

Digital

Data Viz Project

Flourish: data viz

Headliner: social media videos

Otter: voice notes

Trint: AI transcription

Media

Flickr Commons: public photo archives

Library of Congress Digital Collections

Morguefile: free stock photos for commercial use

Wikimedia Commons: free media files

Food

Food Timeline

Gastro Obscura: 1,000+ unusual foods

Science

Science & Entertainment Exchange: connects entertainment industry with scientists and engineers

Worldbuilding

Magic Systems (1, 2)

Myths, Creatures, and Folklore

World Building Resources (1, 2, 3)

Code

Event URL Generator: Google calendar links

Text

Tagxedo: word cloud

YayText: styled text

Layouts + Templates

Picture Book Dummy (Tara Lazar): layout

Newsletters

Not a Newsletter: guide to sending better emails

Services

Authory: backs up your online articles

ScreenplayCoverage.com

Rates

Freelancer Media Rates

Rate Finder (Lite Box): payments for illustrations

Rates Database (The Freelance Creative): database of publications and reported payments

Who Pays Writers? database of publications and reported payments

Submissions

Copyright + Trademark

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