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We have set up a Writer's Resource page that will be a continuous work in progress.  As of this initial post, I'm actively consolidating different posts and links into the page.  You'll find it here:

https://gayauthors.org/writingresources/

 

If you have any suggestions to add to the page, please post them below.  Please make them in a format similar to Name - Link - Description.

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A few links I use:

 

Behind the Name: https://www.behindthename.com/ - It has names from around the world, sort by ethnicity, and usage.

Donjon Tools: https://donjon.bin.sh/ - All sorts of random generators for RPGs but can be used for writing

DrivThruRPG: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/index.php - Paid and Free gaming stuff that can also be used in writing all genres

The Fantasy Name Generator: http://www.fantasynamegenerators.com/ - It's more than just fantasy

Dynamic Verbs for Sex Scenes (and others): http://anyabreton.com/2013/02/25/dynamic-verbs-for-sex-scenes/ - Name says it all, great words.

How to Create a Character Profile: https://www.writerswrite.com/journal/jun98/how-to-create-a-character-profile-6986 - A different way of writing a profile

Pixabay: https://pixabay.com/ - Free Pics

The Ultimate Guide to Writing Smut Fic: https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9661958/1/The-Ultimate-Guide-to-Writing-Smut-Fic - Name says it all.

Writing Erotic Sex Scenes: https://anyabreton.com/2012/05/10/writing-erotic-sex-scenes/ - Name says it all

 

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The punctuation fanatic will put a couple here:

A Guide to Proper Comma Use - https://www.businessinsider.com/a-guide-to-proper-comma-use-2013-9 - An almost too-limiting technical viewpoint on commas, but an excellent starting point.

Rules for Comma Usage - https://guidetogrammar.org/grammar/commas.htm - Broader comma coverage.

Using Semicolons - http://writing2.richmond.edu/writing/wweb/semicolon.html - A short and to the point discussion of semicolons.

 

And a topic about which I've annoyed more than one person:

Lay or Lie? - http://englishplus.com/grammar/00000233.htm - A succinct outline of the subject without all of the usual excess that simply makes it more confusing.

Set or Sit? - http://englishplus.com/grammar/00000250.htm - An outline of how to use the two verbs, another problematic pair.

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Thanks guys, I'll be going through and adding stuff as I have time.   There are a ton of things all over the place on the site that we'll be trying to consolidate there.

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Okay. I got the stuff onto the page. I'm still working on organizing stuff.  And I think @Cia will be contributing stuff too

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My experimentation with pictures in my latest work means searching for free to use photos online.  I see there's already one resource above for those, but here's another.

 

https://www.pexels.com/

 

This is an excellent topic, and there are a lot of good links here.  Thanks for starting it, Myr.

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23 hours ago, Wayne Gray said:

This is an excellent topic, and there are a lot of good links here. 

Thanks and thanks for the suggestion. I have added it to the page.

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So, this is gonna sound random, but: http://www.timeanddate.com. If you're writing sci-fi or medieval fantasy or historical fiction, and you need to know which day of the week is which date, for timeline purposes or whatever, and you are as anal retentive as I am about details, this page can give you a calendar for any year. I've currently got 2089 in front of me. You can also find dates for public holidays in any country, so if you need to know which days are holidays in Oman, this is where to go. It also has timezones, world clock, and other useful stuff like lunar calendars and the like.

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On 2/16/2020 at 9:44 PM, Brayon said:

Self-Publish Book Covers: https://selfpubbookcovers.com/ - Website where one can purchase bookcovers for eBooks. Wide variety of genres for the covers.

 

On 2/27/2020 at 7:38 PM, Thorn Wilde said:

So, this is gonna sound random, but: http://www.timeanddate.com. If you're writing sci-fi or medieval fantasy or historical fiction, and you need to know which day of the week is which date, for timeline purposes or whatever, and you are as anal retentive as I am about details, this page can give you a calendar for any year. I've currently got 2089 in front of me. You can also find dates for public holidays in any country, so if you need to know which days are holidays in Oman, this is where to go. It also has timezones, world clock, and other useful stuff like lunar calendars and the like.

 

On 4/7/2020 at 3:24 AM, Talo Segura said:

I have used this: https://prowritingaid.com/Free  and found it gives useful analysis of your writing. The basic version is free, you only need to register and confirm an email address. Being free, it is limited, but good enough to give some pointers for your writing style.

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Genario

https://app.genario.co/en/

A French start up has a new writer aid (see link) which gives a complete analysis of stories and chapters, indicates the main genre themes, the character interactions, and language use. This is a fantastic resource for any author who wants to better understand their writing. It can also be used to aid in creating a story, listing character profiles, etc. An interesting aspect is the link to published novels that your writing style resembles. The analysis is very complete. The difference between this tool and other similar existing tools like the Hemingway Editor, is it draws comparisons, but does not suggest what you should do. It will show you a lot of info, for you to do with the analysis whatever you find useful.

The aim of the company is to become the Netflix for literature, and to that end it is installed in the US and UK market as well as in France. Also the analysis tool is available in English and French (The link given is to the English version). 

For the moment this software tool is available to try for free. It is financed by private investment, but will not stay free forever. You can drag and drop a file or copy and paste, or write direct.

To use the software you will have to register with an email address and confirm your email, add a password, and then you will have an account.

I have tried it and found it very interesting if you want to analyse your writing. I'm not sure I would use it to make changes, but I thought seeing the character interactions, the breakdown of description, dialogue, and reflection, plus the part of the story taken by narrator and each character really good to know. Analysis is by story complete and by chapter.

 

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On 12/13/2021 at 8:34 AM, James K said:

To use the software you will have to register with an email address and confirm your email, add a password, and then you will have an account.

I tried this yesterday and never got the link either in my inbox or spam folder.

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I received an email with confirmation code and link immediately. I can only suggest you try again and if you don't receive the email within say twenty minutes, talk to them: bottom right of the sign up log in page is a button which opens the live chat (European working hours GMT+2). Let me know what happens and eventually what you think.

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