How I Write–My Favourite Resource/Research Sites
For those new to coming to my site, every week, my accountability group poses a question to each other about writing. This week, we’re shouting out to those who have great resource/research sites.
I chose this topic because there are tons of great sites out there for authors and aside from the usual craft kind, there are some that I keep on my iGoogle homepage.
Writing craft wise, there’s one I constantly visit because of the depth of her articles. This would be Roni Loren. I especially like her friday round up of what’s been going on around the internet. This is a must visit for me every friday.
I’m sure everyone knows the Bookshelf Muse but if you don’t, they feature an emotion or event or whatever and offer a variety of descriptive words you can use instead. They’re similar to the Flip Dictionary, but a bit more specific.
Jody Hedlund’s blog is another awesome resource for authors. I find something to relate with most if not all of her posts. They are insightful for aspiring writers and pubbed authors.
Now, research wise, I found these sites by accident but I must say that I love them. For instance, if you’re looking for medical research, Jordyn Redwood has a great site. She offers great posts to help fiction writers write plausible medical scenarios. If you write forensics, then you should check out the Writer’s Forensic Blog where they answer questions and discuss certain topics like “How Could My Time-traveling Physician Save the Life of My 15th Century Heroine With a Blood Transfusion?”. The last one is Arma Virumque Cano, a blog I was turned on to by a post based on this question, “What kind of handgun would you use to slay a dragon?“.