art source: http://arsenixc.deviantart.com/art/Library-Inside-207532232 In a similar vein to the Variety Bin, this will serve as a collection of resources, references, and anything else that will help your writing—and yes, this thread welcomes user submissions! Spoiler: Resources Zim Desktop Wiki (For organizing stuff like worldbuilding info) First Name Database Surname Database CharaHub Seventh Sanctum (Random everything generator) Tip of My Tongue (Find a word you've been thinking about all day but just can't seem to remember) Reverse Dictionary (Describe a concept and get a list of words & phrases related -- great for its purpose and for finding new, potentially inspiring things) Fractal World Generator & other tools (esp. useful for fantasy worlds and D&D campaigns) 60 search engines for writers Write Rhymes Word Frequency Counter Free Rice (Test your vocab, for charity!) Syntaxis (Grammar quizzes) Copyscape (Check for plagiarized copies of your writing) Write Or Die (Set your own rewards/penalties for writing goals) Written? Kitten! (Kittens for word count!) Story Starters Storybird (Writing tool for picture books) SSA: Popular Baby Names Finding Data On The Internet (References for all kinds of stuff) Online Etymology Dictionary The Alternative Dictionaries (Foreign slang) The Phrase Finder (Find famous phrases and their origins) Pacemaker (Writing scheduler) Spoiler: References Creating a Fictional Character Cheat Sheets for Writing Body Language Writing Advice by Chuck Palahniuk (Has to do with descriptive writing & show-don't-tell) Dialogue Do's and Dont's Writing Accents and Dialects Dialogue: Writing Dialects and Accents I'd also like to pose a question to everyone. As a writer I personally find a lot of art references helpful as well, because they often give names to shapes, objects, etc. and help me visualize better. Would anyone else find it helpful to have some art references added to the list? If so I have a wealth of such to draw upon, but I wanted to make it a group decision. I could also add not just art references but artworks in general, for inspiration.