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October 12th, 2004

Resources for writers @ 11:40 pm

Resources for Writers

LJ communities that might interest writers:

hp_britglish Help for us Americans -- ask your questions about British English
write_right punctuation, grammar, etc.
punctuators Punctuation help
writing_sex Q&A about writing sex scenes

HP Plot bunnies:

Find a beta:

Writing workshop/reference:
nanowrimo (comm for folks participating in NaNoWriMo)
hp_nanowriters (for HP fen participating in NaNoWriMo)

See also watchpoint's list of comms and the hp_directory community.

Web pages:

Dictionary.com (and a thesaurus too)
Latin dictionary (for naming those spells)
Babelfish (multilingual translator)
The American-British/British American Dictionary
Name generator and more (find names for you characters, planets, bad guys, etc.)
Star Wars random name generator

Writing essays and reference:
Strunk and White online
Ten Mistakes Writers Make
How to Write a Novel in 100 Days
The Big List of Fanfic Peeves
Thamiris' Sexed-up Grammar Guide (Lik Strunk and White, only... with smut.)
Bad Fanfic! No Biscuit! (Examples of badly-written fanfic, along with explanations of why the fic is bad)
Writerisms and Other Sins (more common mistakes writers make)
Story Structure
Citizens Against Bad Slash (a site devoted to improving the quality of slash: multifandom, lots of resources)
A huge list of writing resources put together by chrysos. (HP-centric)

Writing Discussion:
Chix-Talkin-Fix Yahoo Group (multifandom discussion about reading and writing fiction)
The Slash Zone Writers' Group

Canon Reference:
The HP Lexicon
The Completely Unofficial Star Wars Encyclopedia

Sex Reference:
Talk sex with Sue Johanson: Anal Sex
Minotaur's sex tips for writers (The ultimate m/m sex advice site. There's also a link to the MQA, a searchable database of sex tips for slash writers.)
Lianna's tips on writing sex scenes
Very Koi (sex reference and tutorials, though I have trouble getting on this site)

Essays, References, and Info about Fanfic in General
Is it right to write fanfic?
Being My Own Hero: Why I Slash
Fan fiction? Fan Fact! (another "why do we write" essay)
Dr. Merlin's Guide to Fan Fiction
Subtext and Slash: Having Your Cake and Eating it Too
Destina's Fan fiction FAQ

If there's anything you'd like to add to this list, leave a comment here!
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Date:October 13th, 2004 04:57 pm (UTC)
this is an AWESOME list!
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Date:October 13th, 2004 06:01 pm (UTC)
There's also hp_betas, which is more active than the other one, and hp_nanowriters, if you want to get specific about HP.

(Great list, btw.)
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Date:October 17th, 2004 09:35 am (UTC)
Thanks! I've just added those.
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Date:October 15th, 2004 04:17 pm (UTC)
Great list! I have some more links for it:

* The Bible about homosexuality - in case you want to write an argument about that. The site is pro-gay, btw.

* CABS - Citizens against Bad Slash - well, rather self-explanatory (o:

Uhm... I'll see if I find some more useful links...

luv & hugs
The Drow
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Date:October 17th, 2004 09:35 am (UTC)
Thanks! I'm glad squidge.org seems to be back up.
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Date:October 17th, 2004 01:44 pm (UTC)
Thanks for mentioning the Directory! *smooches*

And this list is awesome. *memories immediately* :D