Excellent Links and Tools for Writers
Here's a curated list of excellent links and tools for writers.
If these ideas work for you and make your journey more productive, you’re welcome to them.
Links for writers
Almond Press List is a curated list of publications accepting creative writing submissions.
Write Jobs has been around for a long time. It's an interesting site that sometimes produces real job leads and lists some markets.
American Society of Journalists and Authors is the association to aspire to, the largest organization of professional freelance writers.
Guggenheim Foundation offers fellowships to exceptional individuals in pursuit of scholarship in any field of knowledge and creation in any art form, under the freest possible conditions. They have possible funding for serious writers.
Underdown.org has a lot of good industry info if you write for children.
IndieBound is all about independent booksellers. What's hot, what's not.
Soulfood Cafe is where you get your serving of inspiration for any day. This is a classic website archive focused on Heather Blakey. Don't know her? Go read.
Internet Resources Writing Links is an all-you-can-eat collection of links.
Tools for writers
FactMonster, aimed at homework issues, is a dictionary, encyclopedia, and fact finder. Pretty cool.
Thesaurus — synonyms and antonyms
Dictionary — quick and easy
Urban Dictionary — interesting, "the dictionary written by you"
Federal Statistical Agencies — an index of federal departments that provide statistics
The Phrase Finder — Phrases and their origins. Where did "set your cap" come from? Look here.
Info Please — all the knowledge you need
Kindlepreneur — list of best writing software
Word Origins — awesome place to find out where words came from
Midjourney — an AI image generator that is as cool as it is annoying. Steep learning curve, but it can generate book illustrations. Search Ontext.com for a Midjourney tutorial. Also, look at BlueWillow.
ChatGPT — AI writing generator that can be very helpful if used appropriately. Also, look at Jasper.