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Old March 19 2008, 01:46 AM   #1
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Recommend your favorite writing reference sites

A thread has been requested for links to handy sites like

Memory Alpha
http://memory-alpha.org/

So, here it is.
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Old March 19 2008, 03:56 AM   #2
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Re: Recommend your favorite writing reference sites

Stardate Calculator

http://trekguide.com/Stardates.htm
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Old March 19 2008, 03:57 AM   #3
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Re: Recommend your favorite writing reference sites

Nuetral Zone Starship Database(and a whole lot more in their links)

http://www.neutralzone.de/database/indexfra.htm
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Old March 19 2008, 04:00 AM   #4
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Re: Recommend your favorite writing reference sites

memory Beta

http://startrek.wikia.com/wiki/Main_Page
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Old March 19 2008, 05:36 AM   #5
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Re: Recommend your favorite writing reference sites

DITL: Daystrom Institute Technical Library: http://www.ditl.org/
-Under the "Calculators" button has stardate conversion, and time/warp speed/distance calculators! You don't have to guess anymore!

Advanced Starship Design Bureau: http://techspecs.acalltoduty.com/federation.html
-Has VERY detail specs on many starships

Jeff Russell's Starship Dimensions: http://www.merzo.net/
-Vessel size comparison from many different sci-fi shows

Ex Astris Scientia: http://www.ex-astris-scientia.org/index.htm
-Ship size charts, episode guide, etc.

...just to name a few.
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Old March 19 2008, 08:30 AM   #6
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http://startrekspecops.bravehost.com/muchronology.html

tooting my own horn a tad, Mirror Universe timeline - canon and pocket books only.
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Old March 20 2008, 02:08 AM   #7
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Re: Recommend your favorite writing reference sites

The Enterprise Transcripts - handy if you need to reference something that was said.

The Vulcan Language Dictionary - handy for Vulcan translations.
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Old March 30 2008, 09:08 PM   #8
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Re: Recommend your favorite writing reference sites

TerriO wrote: View Post
A thread has been requested for links to handy sites
I absolutely love Trek Core for scripts, screencaps and 'other fancy stuff' to quote Peter, Paul and Mary. http://www.trekcore.com/

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Old May 11 2008, 11:53 PM   #9
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Gah, I was just about to recommend TrekCore... I found a line in the script for Insurrection that didn't end up in the film, and was able to use it to support something in my fanfic.
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Old May 13 2008, 12:42 AM   #10
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All kinds of good stuff: http://www.st-minutiae.com/
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Old September 17 2008, 07:29 PM   #11
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Re: Recommend your favorite writing reference sites

for a galactic map from Star Trek Starcharts

http://www.ucip.org/science/newmaps/quadrants.jpg
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Old October 14 2008, 06:41 PM   #12
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Re: Recommend your favorite writing reference sites

A few generalized links that should help improve your fiction writing in general...

How to overcome writer's block...

http://grammar.about.com/od/yourwrit...lockquotes.htm

10 wording blunders that make you look stupid...

http://blogs.techrepublic.com.com/10things/?p=194

75 words every science fiction fan should know...

http://blogs.techrepublic.com.com/geekend/?p=1093

Monomyth article from Wikipedia...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monomyth

Self-reference article from Wikipedia...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Self-reference

Trope article from Wikipedia...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trope_(literature)
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Old October 30 2008, 05:14 PM   #13
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Re: Recommend your favorite writing reference sites

Atlas of the Universe
www.atlasoftheuniverse.com
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Old October 31 2008, 02:32 PM   #14
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Re: Recommend your favorite writing reference sites

captcalhoun wrote: View Post
Atlas of the Universe
www.atlasoftheuniverse.com
That's really cool!
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Old October 31 2008, 10:25 PM   #15
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i know!
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