Thursday, March 29, 2012

Best of the Random Bookmarks

I am home with a sick child today which means that while he sleeps, I am working on my book (and taking the occasional "Google Break").  So, as you can imagine, I have been bookmarking a lot of good sites lately, so I thought I would share a few of them with you.
  1.  AutoCrit is manuscript editing software that can help you identify problems with your manuscript, including pacing problems, spelling and grammar errors, repetitive words and phrases, cliches, and more!  There is a free trial available, if you are interested!
  2. WritingFix has writing prompts, lessons, and inspiration to help you get back to writing when the dreaded Writer's Block strikes. 
  3. Writers FM is a radio station for writers!  There is music, author interviews, writer prompts, and more. 
  4. Wordsmith is the place for word lovers.  It has "Word a Day" features, and also an anagram function that enlightened me to the fact that an anagram of my son's name is "A Cancelled Law."  Huh.  Who knew?
  5. I also stumbled upon some of the most amazing libraries!  Some of them are a bit too modern or froo-froo for my taste, but they are full of who am I to complain?
I need to get back to sick kids but, for inspiration, I will leave you with one of the libraries that amazed me:

Just LOOK at all those books!


  1. I loved the list of libraries! I tried to figure out how many of the 36 I've visited (7 out of 35 ain't bad, and I've driven past several of the others). My absolute favorite is the Library of Congress. I love that place. It is, in my opinion, the most beautiful building in D.C.

    Us lowly citizens might not be able to check out books there, but they have a HUGE portion of their collection digitized and online. And I could spend all day wasting time just wandering around their website.

  2. I'm looking and I'm wanting that library.
    Sorry to hear about the sick kids. I hope they get well soon.

  3. Oh man. I have library envy!

    I hope your son feels better soon! :)

  4. Fabulous links, thanks so much for sharing!

  5. Oh my gosh! Those are a ton of book!

    And thanks for the links! I'll be sure to check them out!