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.
And my local writing group:
270 Corridor Writers
Best word processing program ever. Makes it easay to outline, move text around, just about anything.
Want to take notes, mark websites for research, and have it available on all of your devices?
And storage: Always a good idea to have a back-up.
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.
How about publications seeking submissions?
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
Chuck Wendig's Blog