I wish I could say I could pull up my document on my laptop and instantly start typing, no distractions. However, that’s not nearly the case. There are a ton of websites that help (and stall) my writing. Here are a few of my go-to websites!
1. Google Drive
This is a pretty obvious one. I use Google drive for all of my documents, so I know they’ll never be lost or deleted.
Thesaurus.com is a lifesaver and I use it a ton – more often than I should, probably! A lot of times I’ll use the same word too often (I really like to use the word “soft”, for some reason. I honestly use it to describe everything) and I’ll need a synonym that I can’t think of off the top of my head.
Pintereeest! Pinterest can sometimes be a huge time waster, but it has a ton of awesome writing prompts and inspiration. Some people I know like to create “story boards” on Pinterest, where they pin a ton of artsy pictures that embody their story. I’ve tried this but it was a total fail. If you haven’t tried it yet though, you should!
4. Rhyme Zone
I only use rhyme zone when I’m writing a poem that I want to rhyme… so yeah, it pretty much only has one use but it can be very helpful!
If you’re a writer and don’t know what Nanowrimo is, you need to click that link right now! Nano is all about writing 50k words in the single month of November. They also have “Camp Nano” in April and July, where you can set your own word count goal. I love Nano because it’s a big, friendly community, even in the off-months, and they have a ton of forums for any writing questions / conversations.
Wattpad is basically the social media of writing. If you want to put your work out there for people to see, Wattpad is the place to do it. People can comment and vote on your works. Even if you don’t want to publish anything on Wattpad, you can still be a reader!
This last website is probably the most random one on this list. If you’re not familiar with it, the MBTI test is a personality assessment that categorizes you into one of sixteen categories. The website makes you take a short(ish) quiz about what you would do in certain scenarios, things like that, then gives you an almost scarily accurate overview of your personality. I sometimes take this test in the mindset of one of my characters, and the info it gives at the end is actually really helpful!
So that’s it! Any websites on here that you love? Anything you would’ve added? Let me know in the comments!