Word Quota Tracker – by Seth Swanson, aspiring author
Random Name Generator – “Normal” names, with some fun ones, based on nationality.
Character Name Generator – hosted by D&D, these are the more… fantastical names. 🙂
Synopsis Wizard – by Shawntelle Madison, author
Goal/Motivation/Conflict Wizard – by Shawntelle Madison, author
Book Royalties Calculator – by Shawntelle Madison, author
Quirk Books Looking for Love Fiction Contest – Deadline October 1st, 2013 (leaving this up for access to QuirkBooks)
SFWA Approved Markets – publish in these and be eligible for SFWA membership!
Calls for submissions from LOTS of literary magazines! – updated every few days!
Writing Groups and Organizations
NaNoWriMo – November is Coming!
Camp NaNo – NaNo Not in November!
PlotWriMo – for December!
Scribophile – critique and get critiqued
Hatrack River Writers’ Forum – over at Orson Scott Card’s website!
General Helpful Articles or Advice
Your First 1,000 Copies – a highly recommended book for promoting your own book
Mr. Howey’s Advice to Aspiring Authors – a must read!
Web Design for Authors – from Writer’s Relief
How Long Should Your Novel Be (by genre)? – from Writer’s Digest
The “Institutional Method” for Succeeding as a Writer – by Rahul Kanakia over at Blotter Paper, one of my FAVORITE blogs, comparing the world of academia writing to the world of, well, real-world writing…
How Independent Authors are Ruining Literature – A sarcastic title… this is actually a good opinion piece on how indie authors are NOT ruining literature, and while I don’t agree on every point Mr. Malone makes (your book is your product, thus you should make it the best quality product possible – if I see a typo in any book, I shudder), it is still a very good read.
Sail Success Workshop – take a cruise AND hone your craft!
WriteWorld – loads of prompts and writing tips