Writer Things

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

Text Analysis

Readability Analyzer

Word Frequency Counter (WriteWords)

WordCounters: word counts for existing books

Writing Well Is Hard: analyzes patterns in your writing

Words

AdjectivesStarting.com: adjectives from A to Z

Collective Nouns (Wiktionary)

Forvo: pronunciation dictionary

LettersPro: sample letters

List of Animal Sounds

Lose the Very: using one word instead of “very X”

Middle English Compendium

OneLook Dictionary Search: allows wildcards

Onomatopoeia Dictionary (Written Sound)

Onomatopoeia List

Positive Words and Language (BoomPositive)

Power Thesaurus

Random Word Generator

Related Words

Thing Database: find words for things

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

Media

Flickr Commons: public photo archives

Library of Congress Digital Collections

Morguefile: free stock photos for commercial use

Obsolete Sounds

Wikimedia Commons: free media files

Digital

Data Viz Project

Flourish: data viz

Headliner: social media videos

Otter: voice notes

Trint: AI transcription

Image

Image Resizer (Promo)

Inkarnate: map-maker

Instad.io: turn visuals into illustrations

Juxtapose: frame comparisons

Color

Newsletters

Not a Newsletter: guide to sending better emails

Food

Food Timeline

Gastro Obscura: 1,000+ unusual foods

Science

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

World-Building

Fantasy Worldbuilding Questions

Magic Systems (1, 2)

Myths, Creatures, and Folklore

World Building Resources (1, 2, 3)

Design

Logggos

Tagxedo: word cloud

YayText: styled text

Services

Authory: backs up your online articles

ScreenplayCoverage.com

Twine: tool for telling interactive, nonlinear stories

Rates

Freelancer Media Rates

Nonprofit Explorer: search executive compensation

Rate Finder (Lite Box): payments for illustrations

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

When Do I Earn Out?: calculate sales needed to earn out your advance

Who Pays Writers? database of publications and reported payments

Submissions

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