Today, the writing is back on track (yes!), but I sure wish there had been a March Madness sale on blood and guts because I think I've poured all I have into this current manuscript. If writing a book is like giving birth, I'm praying to be induced early. Seriously, it's been rough.
I'm not complaining (much), though. I love writing and don't think I could live without it. It would be great if there was a way to make money at it - you know, other than actually finishing a manuscript and getting it out there.
I promised links. Here they are (in no kind of order):
- Phobia List
- How to Write Good (thanks for sharing this, Sandy-sis)
- Australian Slang (because I can't find an Aussie to help me out on this manuscript)
- Reverse Dictionary (when you are drawing a big ol' blank!)
- Words: Woe & Wonder (you'll just have to check this one out)
- Obscure Sorrows (because I was in a mood this week ~shrug~)
- Net Lingo
- Resource of Symbols, Signs & Flags
- Your Dictionary (I call it Dictionary for Dummies. No offense. I use it a LOT.)
- Garbl's (Many, many, many resources. I've had this link a long time, so some resources may be outdated.)
- Online Writing Lab
- Urban Dictionary (because I just had to look up "Restless Dick Syndrome". Yeah, U.D. has stuff in there like that.)
- Style Guides (APA, MLA, blah-blah-yay styles.)
- Richard Lederer's great list of language links.
- Diffen (compare anything, if you ever need to. I always do.)
- The People History (Who, what, why and what they wore and paid for it. I use the 1970's section a lot.)
- Occupational Information (when you need to know what that doctor or mortician really does.)
Hope you find these helpful. I think for my next post, I'm going to list information for wanna-be or newbie writers. When I started out, I didn't have much help in understanding the process of writing, or even the different genres. For now, I have to go an eat something. I'm all hopped up on about 6 cups of coffee. Funny to be so tired and wired at the same time.