To New Writers: Writing 101


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I’m a firm believer of doing a work correctly, and taking the easy way out and putting your work in script format will not earn my, or any other writer’s, respect. As a public service, I have decided to put together a list of sites that will actually help you to improve your writing so that you will get noticed and make me care about the fan fic section. This list was initially compiled for the Bond fansite, mi6.co.uk.

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.

50s and 60s fashion- This site is for 50s and 60s fashion for women. A good resource for period pieces.

Firearms- This wikipedia article explains the basics of firearms, how they work, etc.

Assault Rifles- A list of assault rifles.

Machine Guns- A list of machine guns.

Semi-automatic Pistols- A list of semi-automatic pistols.

Submachine Guns- A list of submachine guns.

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

Special thanks to Exar from The Fan Fiction message boards for providing these links:

The Elements of Style by William Strunk Jr.

The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers Association of America Articles on Writing