More Sites for Writers #13

Useful and Rewarding Sites

By Annette Rey

Blog Dictionary   http://blog.dictionary.com/   This site has articles, grammar help, word trends, and quizzes.

Book Life http://booklife.com/   This site is associated with Publisher’s Weekly, an expensive subscription in both digital and paper, but is suggested for serious writers. The site offers writing tips and advice, reviews of your books, and places your book in markets. As with any commitment, you should read the fine print for what is expected of you.

Diffen   http://www.diffen.com/   This site has amazing comparisons boxes, you can plug in any word in one box and another word in the second box, and get a blank vs. blank description. This is very helpful to see relativity between two words of your choice, all in one place.

Ingram Spark http://www.ingramspark.com/   a self-publishing site. I have not used their services, but the site looks worthy to investigate.

Psychology at Wikia   http://psychology.wikia.com/wiki/Psychology_Wiki   A specialist site for the whole field of psychology. Most writers will need information on personality disorders and other conditions to write realistically about their characters. This site has a search box so you find the information you seek.

Psychology Today https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/   It is very surprising what this site has to offer. The home page lists columns of blogs of articles under categories like Addiction, Aging, Anxiety, etc. You can find a therapist or take tests in five categories. Tests assess your adventurousness, ability to manage anger, problem solving, etc. You can adapt information at this site to round out your characters.

Write at Home   http://blog.writeathome.com/index.php/all-our-free-quizzes/  writing tips, quizzes, spend a little time here  contact@writeathome.com

 

 

Advertisements

Writers Using English

Refresh and Recheck Your English Skills

By Annette Rey

English and non-English first language speakers, listen up! The site mentioned below may be one of the most useful you will find to help you improve your speaking and writing of English. It will also increase your understanding of English. Understanding the core of a subject is when the light bulb shines in your brain and makes learning the rest of the material easier.

The site is:  Continue reading

Sites for Writers, #11

For Real World Writing News

By Annette Rey

The Sites for Writers category is growing on my site and most of them are instructional and educational sites for writers to improve their writing skills. I have taken to numbering the posts so my readers (and I) can keep track of them.

The ones I mention today don’t directly fall into that category.

Continue reading

Reference Sites for Writers

Find the Gold

By Annette Rey

Here I am with more sites for writers. I hope you are cataloging them somewhere in a file on your desktop.

The list is growing.

Continue reading

A Helpful Site for Writers

A Wealth of Information

By Annette Rey

Don’t let this site intimidate you. I say this because on first glance you might be insulted and say, “This is not for me. I’m an adult. This is for children.” And I say, no this site is great for adult writers to use.

Let me explain.

Continue reading

One Interesting Site

They Just Keep Coming

By Annette Rey

This site has some surprisingly versatile subject matter (over 187 million) and could be useful to writers in various ways, as well as to young students and any-age inquiring minds. The site can be used to stimulate a writer with ideas and to collect information he has not thought of before to include in his writing projects. There are quizzes and visual games, too.

Continue reading

Another Site for Writers

This One May Help

By Annette Rey

Serious writers have to cover all the aspects of getting their work on the page, checking grammar, editing for content and punctuation, finding a venue, marketing their work, and more. And so, any help is appreciated.

Continue reading