In the few short years of my writing career – which I define as when I began to write for others to read and enjoy too – I have developed the habit in my research of taking notes. Brief jottings or quick summaries about anything & everything that inspired me.
Lately, as I have moved towards honing my own skills with the writing craft, I have made the intention of trying to condense these research notes to be even more concise and relevant to my work.
In the near future, I will be posting this information in sections onto this blog, so stay tuned for that and I’d imagine you will also want to subscribe to not miss it.
Until then, the following is a list of my favorite writing sites & resources to help be just a generally good human.
This list is by no means comprehensive and will be continuously updated, so bookmark it and visit again later!
thoughtful inspiration & writing prompts
- Brain Pickings: a treasure chest of free knowledge, insight, information, inspiration, and random fragments populating many famous minds
- Open Culture: free cultural education media!
- Quora: a place where the comments are actually helpful and insightful. wow!
- Good News Network: some courageous, lovely and noble behaviour to reflect over
- InspiroBot: an artificial intelligence dedicated to generating unlimited amounts of unique inspirational quotes for endless enrichment of pointless human existence
de-stress help & mood boosters!
- Pixel Thoughts: remember that we are all stardust, even our dumb problems.
- Nostalgia Machine: return to a time when you had no worries!
research, or aimless wandering of the World Wide Web
- Enigma Public: the world’s broadest collection of public data
- Internet Archive: non-profit library of millions of free books, movies, software, music, websites, and more!
boredom killers & healthy procrastination
- GeoGeussr: for those who enjoy getting lost – or GoogleMaps made into a game.
- 16 Personalities: learn more about yourself & better understand your virtues
writer specific resources:
- Story Wars: community teamwork storytelling, where you can either create your own story or continue on someone else’s – fun right?
- Whichbook: book recommendation platform, enabling millions of combinations of factors to then suggests books which most closely match your needs & interests