Great post from LISA LICKEL at AuthorCulture
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2014
Ever wonder where to quickly find some bit of information on the web? You’re in the middle of a great sentence, and–Bam! you realize you need to know when the moon was full? Or which branch of government runs the Witness Protection Agency? Here you go. My latest updated resource list. Feel free to share some of your own, too. This list of one of a number of things I offer on my website in the Tips and Resources page. http://www.lisalickel.com.
- AlphaDictionary –http://www.alphadictionary.com/index.shtml provides access to a variety of different dictionaries and articles on words and word usage.
- Online Etymology Dictionary – provides historical meaning and sounds of words.http://www.etymonline.com/index.php
- Guide to Grammar and Writing http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/
- Nonverbal Dictionary http://collection-of-dictionaries.blogspot.com/2008/07/download-nonverbal-dictionary-of.html– this is a 781 page pdf file that provides gestures, signs, and body language – a must for any fiction writer.
- Using Body Language –http://changingminds.org/techniques/body/body_language.htm -A great resource on how emotions and mental states reveal themselves in body language.
- http://Timeanddate.com – provides historical printable calendars and other great information
- http://www.copyright.gov/ – United States Copyright office online
- Writer’s Dream Tools –http://www.writersdreamtools.com/view/decades/default.asp?Decade=1650 great reference site for historical research
- www.CostumeGallery.com – provides information on clothing from the 18th Century to the 20th Century.
- http://www.costumes.org/ – a broader resource on historical clothing.
- www.OldandSold.com Antiques Auction and Marketplace – A great resource for finding historical artifacts.
- Word hippo – http://www.wordhippo.com
- http://www.names.mongabay.com/baby_names/ For character names in any era – learn the most popular names of historical periods, cultures, or develop a unique name of your own
- For writing credible medical scenarios: http://medicalscenewriter.blogspot.com
- For writing about law enforcement scenarios and a lot of other biz: http://www.writing-world.com and http://writingpis.wordpress.com
- And, THANK YOU to my friends from the TEEN ZONE WRITING CLUB in Colorado for this link to determine legitimate resources: http://www.whoishostingthis.com/resources/credible-sources