Websites for People
Who Need Help Fast...
Reviewed By Lazette Gifford
With NaNoWriMo starting, many people are
going to be frantic for everything from names to story ideas for their work.
Here are a number of links that might help people during the NaNo madness -- and
they might even be helpful at other, less stressful times!
Also be sure to check out Name, Name,
Who's Got the Name by Gerri Baker, a Vision article on name generation
There are a lot more Name generator sites
listed at NaNo as well. Here is the link to the
Generator links? Need
names and such, add one here! on NaNoWriMo. There are a lot of
interesting links there!
Don't have a story idea yet? Well you can
always use the Story Generator Forward Motion used for the Story a Day
Marion Webster Dictionary on-line.
Very nice. Generate maps of cities, taverns,
worlds, multiple worlds... there's all kinds of fun toys to just try out here.
The Advanced Dungeon and Dragon Inn
Generator. Actually might be helpful, even in non-fantasy stories.
generator for City names. Kind of fun!
maybe you need to know the location for something in the real world?
Well, not everyone needs to find out
information on patron saints, but you never know....
This one analyzes names
and might help you find the right one, or develop some oddity about a character.
Fairy Tale generator. Interesting idea...
How about a random magical power?
The Skyview Café... a wonderful site to find
out if there is (or was) a full moon on a certain night, or maybe find out the
exact time the sun will rise on a certain date in a certain area... very nice!
Need to see what a certain gun looks like?
Try this one!
Links to all kinds of calendar type things.
Helpful if you're using a non Julian dating system.
How about the Bureau of Labor Statistics?
You never know when a few odd facts and figures might help!
Quotes by authors
Rules to live by for you secondary
And another one just for fun -- Create rather silly Irish curses...
Somehow, this one just seems right for
writers (It's a video, so don't attempt if you have a slow machine...)
And finally... the kind of story that NaNo
might engender a few too many times...