V. Hartman DiSanto

Author:
Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Young Adult, and Miscellaneous Other Works

Writing Sites


Inspiration and Support

Want to write but don't know how to get started? Need inspiration and encouragement? Join in NaNoWriMo or CampNaNo, write incredible amounts of words (some crap, some surprisingly good), and end up with something to edit.
NaNoWriMo

And my local writing group:
270 Corridor Writers


Writing Software

Best word processing program ever. Makes it easay to outline, move text around, just about anything.
Scrivener
Want to take notes, mark websites for research, and have it available on all of your devices?
Evernote
And storage: Always a good idea to have a back-up. Dropbox


Writing Aids

Words matter. Want to make sure that you're using the correct one or need an alternative to one that you're over-using? Look it up.
Merriam-Webster Dictionary and Thesaurus
Free Dictionary, Encyclopedia, and Thesaurus


Names are difficult. I find it best to keep a file of possibles, just in case a new character turns up. The following are sources I use for ideas.
Random Name Generator
Fantasy Name Generator
US Census-Based Random Name Generator


Pitching and Publishing

Looking for an agent? Try this site.
QueryTracker
How about publications seeking submissions?
Duotrope


The Writer's Craft

Yes, the following sites will try to sell you stuff, but they also have good articles and advice.
Plot Whisperer Blog
Writer's Circle
Chuck Wendig's Blog
Fiction University
Holly Lisle


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