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Old November 3 2008, 07:10 AM   #16
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Re: Recommend your favorite writing reference sites

http://www.jcf.org/new/index.php
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Old November 30 2008, 01:53 AM   #17
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Re: Recommend your favorite writing reference sites

Stealing Fire from the Gods :

http://www.storymaking.com/thebook/

I found quite helpful when working on my first story.

and a lot of stuff on storytelling/writing:

http://www.howtotellagreatstory.com/...farticles.html
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Old April 13 2009, 06:44 PM   #18
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Re: Recommend your favorite writing reference sites

captcalhoun wrote: View Post
Atlas of the Universe
www.atlasoftheuniverse.com

this is awesome :-D
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Old April 20 2009, 04:39 AM   #19
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Re: Recommend your favorite writing reference sites

The Universal Mary-Sue Litmus Test.
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Old November 12 2009, 06:22 PM   #20
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Re: Recommend your favorite writing reference sites

I'm new to writing TOS/AOS (tho I wrote VOY stories--mainly "lower decks" crew--about a decade ago) but I've come to rely on the transcripts at chakoteya.net, to augment my Memory Alpha surfing. Mainly because sometimes you really do need to see the original context of a line.

Since I'm writing primarily Pike and Number One, I also rely on scripts--both of STXI, "The Cage", and "The Menagerie". Tho when I did write VOY, I kept up a manifest of characters at Lower Decks which expanded on and continually updated, based on the original Roll call crew manifest. It was really useful for picking characters to flesh out, instead of just creating OCs.

And for my Spock and Uhura stories, I've had a lot of help on the linguistics side of things from livejournal fans (I primarily hang out in the Trek writing fandom on LJ).
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Old February 26 2010, 05:22 PM   #21
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Re: Recommend your favorite writing reference sites

The fiction writers guide to Psychology:

http://www.archetypewriting.com/index.html
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Old July 3 2010, 07:50 PM   #22
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Re: Recommend your favorite writing reference sites

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.

Wikitravel- 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.

Merriam-Webster Online- 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
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Old September 7 2010, 01:50 AM   #23
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Re: Recommend your favorite writing reference sites

Quick question, does anyone know where to find the movie script to Star Trek 2009 film? I dont want to have to keep watching the movie over and over again. I mean I would enjoy that but it makes my writing slow.
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Old September 7 2010, 04:28 PM   #24
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http://www.chakoteya.net has transcripts of everything.
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Old September 7 2010, 09:41 PM   #25
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THANK YOU!!!! I was looking for this! If you were here, I would definitely give you a big hug! -Squeeze- =]
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Old January 4 2011, 11:25 AM   #26
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This character sheet generator is quite useful and suprisingly detailed:

http://www.cthreepo.com/writing/character.shtml

The rest of the site is pretty good also
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Old January 28 2011, 08:03 AM   #27
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"What Not To Wear"
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Old April 7 2011, 05:06 AM   #28
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Re: Recommend your favorite writing reference sites

OK...so you'll actually have to get a BOOK, a real, paperback book...but trust me, it's worth it.

It's called Checking on Culture, by Lee Killough, and it is an amazing (yet concise) worldbuilding guide for sci-fi and ANY type of writing you could do, that helps you get a handle on your world so that it's internally consistent and you know what may be different from our world. It has a "checklist" of areas to go through, that are an awesome help for brainstorming.

It's sold by a small press--Yard Dog Press--in Arkansas, but don't let that fool you. It's GOOD.

http://www.yarddogpress.com/Checking%20On%20Culture.htm
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Old June 21 2011, 11:08 PM   #29
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The plot thins:
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/new...cle1069369.ece
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Old September 15 2011, 05:04 PM   #30
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Free writing tools:

I love this dictionary/thesaurus. ctrl/right click on any word in any application, instant meta-lookup:
http://wordweb.info/free/

Note Tab Light: free notepad editor that does heavy duty fast:
http://www.notetab.com/

Never want to go back to how it was before I started using these.
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