I'm Kaylie, an undergraduate college student who reads too much, doesn't write enough, and daydreams infinitely. This is my blog to keep me writing, and to give me (and hopefully you!) inspiration.
My Top 5 Favorite Books Of All Time are as follows: Jane Eyre (by Charlotte Bronte), O! Pioneers (by Willa Cather), Olive's Ocean (by Kevin Henkes), Small Steps (by Louis Sachar), and The Book Thief (by Markus Zusak).
Let’s make something clear:
Just because I like a book, doesn’t mean you have to like it.
At the same time, just because I don’t like a book, it doesn’t mean that you have to dislike it or that I suddenly dislike or hate you for liking it.
Everyone has the right to like and dislike books and I promise my personal opinion of you will not change.
However, if you, in any way, try to give me shit for having an opinion different than yours, then your ass is grass and I’m gonna mow it.
I compiled most of the writing websites I’ve mentioned on my blog into one post. I find a lot of these sites useful, so hopefully they can help you out!
Imagination Prompt Generator: This give you a one-sentence writing prompt that will help you come up with ideas. I think it also allows you to set a ten minute timer for each prompt.
Wridea: I really like this site because you can write down simple ideas that you can organize later and put into a bigger project. You can share these ideas or the site will help you randomly match ideas. It’s great for brainstorming and building a fully formed outline.
List of Unusual Words — Here’s a site you can browse through that gives you a list of unusual words for every letting in the alphabet. If you’re looking to switch up your vocab, or looking to develop a way a character speaks, this is a good reference.
Picometer — Here’s a writing progress meter that can be embedded on your site or blog. There’s also the Writertopia meter that shows word count/current mood.
Cut Up Machine: This website takes whatever words you typed or pasted into the box and rearranges your sentences. It’s not practical for writing a novel, but it might help with poetry OR coming up with ideas. Experiment with it and see what you can come up with.
Orion’s Arm: This is a great website to use if you want to research worldbuilding or if you have science questions. There are tons of resources you can use.
Word Frequency Counter: If you’re finding that you’re using the same words over and over again, this website should help. You’ll be able to count the frequency usage of each word in your text. This should help you switch up the words you’re using and understand where the problem might be.
Phrase Frequency Counter: This is same site explained above, but it counts the phrases you’re using.
My Writing Nook: This allows you to write or jot down ideas wherever you are. You don’t need to have your laptop in order to access it, so it might help you during this time. You can write as long as you have your phone.
Writer: The Internet Typewriter - This site lets you write, save, share, and/or convert your writing online. I tried it out and it’s pretty cool. It saves for you and is a great way to brainstorm or plan out some ideas.
The Forge - The Forge is a fantasy, creature, spell, and location name generator. It’s awesome.
One Word: This site gives you one word to write about for 60 seconds. This should help you get started with your own writing and will work as a writing prompt to get you warmed up. It’s a great way to get yourself motivated.
Confusing Words: On this site you can search through confusing words that often stump many writers. It’s not a huge reference, but it should help you with some writing/grammar issues.
Cliché Finder: This site allows you to enter parts of your writing and it will search for clichés. If you find that you’re using the same phrases over and over again, this will help a lot. I haven’t messed around with it too much, but it looks useful.
Hand Written Fonts: If you’re looking for great hand written fonts, this is a great reference. All of them are pretty awesome.
Tip of My Tongue — you know when you’re trying to think of a specific word, but you just can’t remember what it is? This site will help you narrow down your thoughts and find that word you’ve been looking for. It can be extremely frustrating when you have to stop writing because you get a stuck on a word, so this should help cut that down.
What was is like to live during different eras of history? When writing something that doesn’t occur in the present or future, this is important to consider.
If you’re planning on writing a novel, you are likely going to have to do far more extensive research than what I have compiled here, but hopefully these can serve as a starting point. I will try to find more sources on a wider variety of cultures (I am aware that this list is very Euro-centric) in future posts. Ideally, I would like to come up with different lists specifically for Victorian England, WWI germany, the persian empire, etc. and list them to be searched by tags on my blog.
I also hope for a day when I have enough followers to take requests on what you would like a master list of!
The best part of writing is when you can’t stop the words pouring out; you are in such a rush to see them inked they tumble seamlessly out of your heart, your mind, and just you. You loose yourself in their constant flow, and that trance you’re in is truly the most wonderful thing about writing.
CREATE WITH CARE
~A random plot generator inspired from this~
- Drag each image once onto a darkly coloured background
- Do not drag until you find something
You can use these as writing prompts individually or use them all in one go to create a wacky story! How you can write this can be decided by you :)
Sorry about the text, you really have to look closely at it to distinguish what is written there.
Hello hello my lovelies!
I’m participating in All Hallow’s Read this year (a kind of Secret Santa for book nerds, around Halloween), and I need to post a wishlist for my Secret Santa! (:
Here are some books that I’ve been wanting for a super long time:
And I love paperback and hardcover equally!
Happy All Hallow’s Read! (:
Hi hi! (: It’s lovely to meet you (anonymously), and I can’t wait to see what you send me!! Thank you in advance! (:
In one sentence is the spark of a story. Ignite.
Mission: Write a story, a description, a poem, a metaphor, a commentary, or a memory about this sentence. Write something about this sentence.
Be sure to tag writeworld in your block!