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Kyllorac

Affiliates, links of interest, and writing resources. Feel free to post in this thread if you have links that are helpful/amusing.

1/28/2009 . Edited 2/3/2009 #1
Kyllorac

Affiliates

In order to become an affiliate, you must have a link to Dialogue Play in a fairly visible location in your forum. If you would like to become an affiliate, make a post in this thread with the title of your forum, link, and a summary of what your forum is about.

none at the moment

1/28/2009 . Edited 2/3/2009 #2
Kyllorac

Writing Resources

Research

none yet

Language Help

» Dictionary.com

http://dictionary.reference.com/

Dictionary, thesaurus, encyclopedia, and translator all in one handy place.

» OneLook Reverse Dictionary

http://www.onelook.com/reverse-dictionary.shtml

Have a meaning and need a word to fit it? Can't for the life of you find that word? This site can help.

» The OWL at Purdue

http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/

An online writing lab that covers grammar, formatting, and citations. Geared more towards academic writing, though many aspects can be applied towards writing fiction, especially the sections on grammar.

Writing Advice and Exercises

none yet

1/28/2009 . Edited 5/21/2009 #3
Kyllorac

Links of Randomosity

Just for fun.

1/28/2009 #4
Chasing Skylines

-- Serendipity

http://nine.frenchboys.net/index.php

Japanese names, French names, medieval names, names for a prince, names for a princess, names for places, names for things, names for almost anything! There're also some "character building" generators. I haven't used many of these generators myself, but there's a load of 'em.

-- Writing Concise Sentences

http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/GRAMMAR/concise.htm

Exactly what it says on the tin. Has useful charts listing redundant words and phrases and what to replace them with.

-- Byzantium: The Byzantine Studies Page

http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/byzantium/index.html

For worlds based on Byzantium.

-- Herbs and Medicine

http://limyaael.livejournal.com/249203.html?thread=2017395#t2017395

-- Limyaael's Fantasy Rants

http://limyaael.livejournal.com/559559.html#cutid1

-- First Person or Third Person?

http://www.tarakharper.com/k_frstpr.htm

9/20/2009 #5
Chasing Skylines

-- Worldbuilding Links

http://www.bmarch.atfreeweb.com/Worldbuilding.htm

Treasure trove of 'em. Warning: I haven't gone through all of them yet, but I've encountered "Page Not Found" and such for some.

9/21/2009 . Edited 9/21/2009 #6
Chasing Skylines

-- Worldbuilding Links

http://www.squidoo.com/fantasyworldbuilding

9/21/2009 #7
Chasing Skylines

-- Fordham Sourcebooks

http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/mod/modsbook.html

Thousands of sources on history. At the place I found it, someone recommended it because it was useful for social history.

9/22/2009 #8
Chasing Skylines

-- Adverbs

http://www.users.qwest.net/~yarnspnr/writing/adverbs/adverbs.htm

Why adverbs are bad writing.

9/25/2009 . Edited 9/25/2009 #9
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