Here are some of my bookmarks, filed under different folders. I’m putting only the ones I have actually used (some are there, waiting to be used… I’ll leave them out for the moment!)
Feel free to pick any! 🙂
REFERENCE (for all that research – in my case mostly historical)
http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/ a medieval archives name, you can also ask them for advice, they do reply (ex. you need a British name of the XII century or something)
Encyclopedia Mythica for worldwide mythology – gods and goddesses of our planet!
http://gallica.bnf.fr/ The Bibliotèque Nationale Française, has also English texts downloadable for free (something the British Library doesn’t seem to be able to do yet)
Internet Medieval Sourcebook – in case you didn’t notice, I have a passion for the Middle Ages
I use the Osprey books when I need reference for battles/armies/weapons/campaigns/castles/ships – anything military!
UTILITIES (dictionaries etc)
http://www.merriam-webster.com/ as suggested by Jim Cirile of Coverage Ink
Dictionary.com as suggested by Mickey Mills the Prodigal Scribe – I use also the Thesaurus and the Translator (when it’s only a word or two)
English wordfinder – useful for crosswords AND rhymes
Visuwords as suggested by Madison Woods
and I keep Wikipedia here as well for a first search on any topic
1001 Free Fonts for your experiments (I downloaded all the gothic/medieval-looking I could find…)
DIY for authors, with everything explained.
Create you Kindle e-book (step-by-step guide)
If you’re thinking of collaborating, here’s Joe Konrath’s collaboration agreement – do sign a contract with your co-writer to avoid later problems…
Ultimate guide to self-publishing and book distribution – comparing the various distributors!
WGA (Writers Guild of America) to register the screenplays
US Copyright Office to register the novels
Keep your copyright – contracts©right for Dummies
Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) takedown notice
Legal aid and insurance for artists (and writers)
Preditors&Editors – check the list of agents/beware
getting the high-resolution downloads that isn’t obvious. Clicking on the
image itselt of “enlarge” will only get you a lower res version. Click on
the TITLE in the descriptive information. Then look for the “download” link under the image in the page that pops up. They’re asking for a
little basic information about how the image will be used before you
download, but it just takes a second and doesn’t including any personal or