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12 Helpful Writing Tools

Listed below are some helpful resources that I've discovered along my journey, and hopefully, they can be useful to you as well. Links are in the titles.


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Websites To Consider


WRITERS BEWARE

Writers Beware is a website with the latest information on literary schemes, scams, and pitfalls and the most current information on what writers can do to protect themselves.

Informational Research Sites


ENCYCLOPEDIA MYTHICA 

This is an internet encyclopedia on mythology, folklore, and religion. It deals with classic mythology as well as Native American and other cultures. It is easy to search and find exactly what you are looking for.


THESAURUS

Thesaurus is a great tool that helps you find synonyms for a word that's being overused in your story.


ONE LOOK

One Look is basically a thesaurus, but here you can put in a phrase or concept into the search bar, and the computer will return a word that is defined by that phrase/concept. It's very helpful when you can't think of the right word you are looking for, but you know what that word means.

Improve Your Grammar With Apps


GRAMMARLY

Grammarly is an online grammar checking, spell checking, and plagiarism detection platform that is worth spending your money on.


PRO WRITING AID

Pro Writing Aid is similar to Grammarly, as it does much of the same things. This tool may be preferable to some writers, but like everything else, I suggest that you do your research before purchasing anything for yourself.

Book Title Generators


FANTASY NAME GENERATOR

Fantasy Name Generator is great for all your fantasy needs, and I use this quite often whenever I need help with naming characters, or when creating a fantasy world.


REEDSY

Reedsy generates Romance, Fantasy, Mystery, Crime, or Sci-Fi titles.


DONJON

Quasi-historical names that are generated using patterns derived from real names of a particular region and period, but are otherwise fictional.


BEHIND THE NAME

Find the meaning, history, and origin of surnames, also called last names or family names, as well as famous bearers and usage statistics.


Fantasy Maps For Your Book:


INKARNETE

Turn your ideas into incredible fantasy maps with Inkarnate's easy-to-use online map-making platform.

Ideal for Game Masters, Fantasy Authors, and Map Enthusiasts.


WORLDSPINNER

Worldspinner makes it easy to create an entire fantasy world in just a few minutes. See every continent, island, sea, forest, desert, and nation.