A few references for general writing a.k.a Writing 101
Writing 101- collected by MI6 member Lethal Weapon
11,000 baby names
- a site for names. Note that they are not always accurate on nationality.
- A good resource for (real life) locations.
The Universal Currency Converter
- This currency converter even converts obsolete currency(like francs).
The CIA World Factbook
- This site has a lot of info, but it is a useful resource if you know what you are looking for.
- A dictionary that seems to also embrace "queen's" English as well as American English.
Free online Thesaurus
The Elements of Style
by William Strunk Jr.
The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers Association of America Articles on Writing