Top 10 Websites For Writers: Camp Nanowrimo Edition

Top 10 Websites For Writers: Camp Nanowrimo Edition



what are some great websites for writers not those kind where you lose weeks and weeks of your life but you know those productive kind we'll talk about them up next hi welcome to midlife wanderings for us Gen Xers explore learn create whatever we're into and right now we're talking about a few really good websites for writers camp NaNoWriMo edition I'm a lawyer by day and a frustrated writer by night and where have I been well actually I've had vertigo and for me to explain to you what vertigo is I'm no doctor but it's when you get that maybe three or four boxes of wine on the bottom shelf at Walmart and you drink them all down in about 15 minutes and then you go to Disneyland on the teacup ride and there's some maniac who's spinning it around and around and around at five G's of force that's really what vertigo feels like so that's why I haven't been around and that's why my NaNoWriMo word-count is a little bit down but I'm getting back in the swing of things and just trying to knock it out again just like I did an April's NaNoWriMo I am writing personal essay sort of memoir type and I'm finding that I'm really enjoying it because I really get a sense of satisfaction of actually having completed something as opposed to all those half-finished novels that are in drawers around my house somewhere but enough about me let's talk about websites that may help you either before after and especially during either a NaNoWriMo project or a camp NaNoWriMo project most of them deal with spurring creativity which sometimes can be lagging through that long slog of NaNoWriMo I will put links in the description box below to each of these website the first website is write nonfiction now now I know that camp NaNoWriMo and NaNoWriMo skew toward fiction but especially at camp write whatever you want write nonfiction now is a great website that has tons of resources about 9:30 in writing and free ebooks about how to organize a book how to brainstorm a book and just generally how to delve into that nonfiction world the next website is language is a virus a great name for a website and what I like about it is it's all about word and text manipulation language is a virus has lots of writing prompts lots of games with words and I especially like their text manipulation tool sometimes when I'm staring at a blank computer screen or a blank page just taking a few minutes to do some of these exercises may give you a breakthrough and be helpful to push you forward at the end of the day it is productive because it's not like it's scrolling Instagram or playing candy crush you are actually playing with words the next website is well storied I like it because it has many many resources on the nuts and bolts of storytelling and most importantly it has lots and lots of workbooks and personally I have never met a workbook that I didn't like the next website is behind the name com this is a website that you can research names come up with names and see what their origin their meaning is and just generally peruse their website to see if there's a name that fits your character to a tee you may have a villain that's the Lord of Darkness the crusher of dreams you can go to this website and say hmmm we'll just name him Bob the next website is creativity portal and I love this website because they're not just writing prompts but all types of writing prompts their imagination prompts and writing prompts and photo prompts all different types of things to get those synapses or whatever those things are called in your brain that's going to allow you to come up with that creative story that's gonna allow you to quit your day job and just lead a life of writing leisure no list of websites for writers would be complete without writer's digest calm the og of websites it's been around for a hundred years for a reason there's so many resources there and when you get or when you want to work through something or even just be inspired by another writer a writer story head on over to writer's digest calm also of course you have a NaNoWriMo org website and the camp NaNoWriMo org websites these have pep talks they have events they have schedules and calendars or virtual write ends plus there's some Nitty Gritty nuts and bolts writing knowledge there too for you short story writers out there story a day is a great website it has lots of information that's geared toward short story writers they have contests that they have throughout the year and there's also story a day may if you want to add that to your writing rotation where you write a short story every day in the month of May check it out if you're a short story writer asked she writes calm is a robust writing community that's not just a website of resources inspiration and creativity it is a true community that you can join so that you can be around fellow writer since writing is such a solitary endeavor at its core you can be around other writers you can mentor writers you can be mentored not only is this a community of writers it's also an independent publishing house so there's lots of information about publishing and actually make you a published author through their publishing arm I know that there are hundreds or thousands of writing resources out there websites blogs podcasts etc but you don't have time for that you're in the middle of camp NaNoWriMo these are just a few that you can steal away a few minutes and actually maybe even add some productivity to your writing time if you can think of other websites that may be helpful for your fellow ribose please list them in the comments below so we can help each other if these videos have been helpful please consider sharing them with someone who may benefit and consider subscribing to the channel until next time happy writing

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