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* [http://www.dilloscape.com/generatorz/cng.htm Fantasy Name generator]
* [http://www.dilloscape.com/generatorz/cng.htm Fantasy Name generator]
* [http://www.seventhsanctum.com/index-name.php Seventh Sanctum Name generators]
* [http://www.seventhsanctum.com/index-name.php Seventh Sanctum Name generators]
* [http://www.wizards.com/default.asp?x=dnd/dnd/20010208b D&D Name generator]
* [http://www.wizards.com/default.asp?x=dnd/dnd/20010208b D
* [http://www.ruf.rice.edu/~pound/ A collection of name generators]
* [http://traevoli.com/story.php Story Idea generator]
* [http://www.wordcount.org/main.php wordcount frequency]
== Writing Advice and Articles ==
* [http://www.rsingermanson.com/html/the_snowflake.html "The Snowflake Process for Writing a Novel" by Randall Ingermanson]
* [http://www.talewins.com/plotting.htm "Plotting" by Jeff Heisler, of Heisler Ink]
* [http://www.writing-world.com/fiction/plot.shtml "Plotting by Personality" by Marg McAlister]
* [http://www.hollylisle.com/ HollyLisle.com]
* [http://www.midtel.net/~roediger/faq.html Patrice Kindl, Children's Author]
* [http://www.underdown.org/basics.htm Getting Started: Really Basic Information for Children's Writers and Illustrators]
* [http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/guides/guide-display/-/3E0D2R49QS6FV/102-1456311-9564914 Amazon.com: So You'd Like to... Write Classical Children's Fantasy]
* [http://www.nanoedmo.org/ National Novel Editing Month] (<em>March</em>)
* [http://arwenbooks.com/a_brilliant_opening.htm The Opening Sentence]
* [http://creativecommons.org/projects/founderscopyright/ Founders' Copyright  Creative Commons]
== About Copyright ==
* Kimberly Dawn wrote:
Because there are HUGE misunderstandings about what a copyright is these days and I keep seeing them repeated over and over again. I thought I could help.
[http://www.templetons.com/brad/copymyths.html http://www.templetons.com/brad/copymyths.html]
There's a good start.
So, yes fan fiction is a violation of copyright.
[http://www.keytlaw.com/Copyrights/top10myths.htm http://www.templetons.com/brad/copymyths.html]
[http://www.theistudio.com/seven-online-copyright-myths.html http://www.templetons.com/brad/copymyths.html]
[http://www.copyright.gov/help/faq/ http://www.templetons.com/brad/copymyths.html]
Copyrights are made as soon as you make them into apparent form. So automatically everything in this post is being copyrighted as I write it.
This post will be invalid in its copyright after I'm dead for EIGHTY years.
Also another thing to know is that an official copyright is EXPENSIVE, which is why most publishers will do it for you. It will cost you quite a bundle, unless you intend to have a high volume, and should be done through a lawyer. Trade mark and copyright often get confused, BTW, but you can't copyright titles to books, etc. You can copyright ideas, expressions of art, etc. specific phrases, slogans and titles are trademarks. ^_^
* [http://www.sfwa.org/beware/copyright.html Copyright info] and [http://www.sfwa.org/beware/epublishers.html Electronic publishing] info from the [http://www.sfwa.org Science Fiction Writers of America].
* MThornton
official copyright requires the filing of form TX for literary works, sending along 1 or more copies of the work to be copyrighted and $30.00 Copyright itself is not the expensive part. correcting an error in the submission is $100.00 and any investigation into existing copyrights is $75.00 per hour.
Trademark application as of this year is $325.00 per each class of goods or service that you submit.
ISBN registration is done in blocks of 10 and begins at $225.00 with an additional publisher registration fee of $25.00
I've got a list of links to various agencies US, UK, Aus and others listed [http://www.darkescapes.net/node/426 here], along with other information for registration or self publishing, including ISBN and barcode ordering.
== Writing Communities ==
* [http://www.fmwriters.com Forward Motion Writer's Community] -- looks really good!
* [http://www.critters.org aburt's critters Writers' Workshop], a large, active community of writers who help each other through frequent critiques.
* [http://www.scbwi.org/ The Society of Children's Book Writers &amp; Illustrators]
* [http://www.geocities.com/arwzone/ ARWZ.com: Alternative Reality Writers' Zone. An online community for writers and readers of speculative fiction: fantasy, science fiction, historical fiction, horror, supernatural, cross genre]
* [http://diaryland.com/error.phtml Diaryland members area]
* [http://www.write-on.org/ Write On!    Discuss the art and craft of writing]
== Self Publishing ==
* [http://www.lulu.com/ Lulu: Marketplace for digital content]
== Writing References ==
* [http://www.wsu.edu/~brians/errors/errors.html Common Errors in English]
* [http://www.nanowrimo.org/2004 2004 NaNoWriMo]
* [http://www.nanowrimo.org/2003 2003 NaNoWriMo]
* [http://www.nanowrimo.org/2002 2002 NaNoWriMo]
== Other Writing Links ==
* [http://www.internet-resources.com/writers/wrlinks-wordstuff.htm Internet writing links for writers]
* [http://www.nanowrimo.org/userinfo.php?uid=9203 lazym] posted this at NaNo:
* [http://www.kleimo.com/random/name.cfm What's in a name?]
* [http://www.20000-names.com/ Random name generator] uses data from the US Census to match first and last names with differing degrees of probability
* [http://www.behindthename.com/ Names from around the world]
* [http://genforum.genealogy.com/surnames/a.html Etymology and history of first names]
* [http://www.seventhsanctum.com/index-name.php Surnames]
* [http://nine.frenchboys.net/country.php  Evil name, planet name, angel and demon name generators] Plus lots of links and a place name generator
=== Where am I? ===
[http://www.erikbenson.com/nanowrimo-report-card.xls A phenomenally complete Excel spreadsheet] that helps you keep track of your progress. It could save you time, unless you use it obsessively just to watch the charts and graphs change. Includes a morale tracker.
=== What AM I doing? ===
[http://www.thescriptorium.net character worksheet and other resources] It may be a bit late muck around with plotting, but you never know what you're gonna need. This is where our character worksheet came from.  The site also includes character biography worksheet, fantasy and sci-fi world-building forms, and story starters.
=== Is this for real? ===
Check out the Character and Plot Realism thread on the [http://www.nanowrimo.org/modules/newbb NaNo forum]. This is the place to go for the skinny on weight-lifting, Italian folk magic, creative assassinations, or summoning angelic beings. It's also a great place to mess around when all you really want to do is, well, procrastinate.
* [http://www.lulu.com/static/nanowrimo.php lulu self-publishing company] offered one free published B&W book for each NaNoWriMo novel. Offer expired 01/15/2005 but maybe they'll repeat it.
* [http://www.tinman.org/nanowrimo/home.html Found this intriguing nanowrimo resource site] with lots of great tips and tools.
* [http://www.gutenberg.org/ Project Gutenberg]
* [http://www.gopdg.com/plainlanguage/ plainlanguage.com]
* [http://dmoz.org/Arts/Writers_Resources/Fiction/ Open Directory - Arts: Writers Resources: Fiction]
* [http://www.starrigger.net/advice.htp Writing Advice from Science Fiction author Jeffrey A. Carver]
* [http://www.tinman.org/nanowrimo/home.html NaNoWriMo Windsor: National Novel Writing Month 2003]
* [http://www.moleskineus.com/ Moleskine Notebooks, Journals, and Date Books - MoleskineUS]
* [http://www.rpg.net/reviews/archive/9/9476.phtml RPGnet: Review of Nanofictionary]
* [http://www.wunderland.com/LooneyLabs/Nanofictionary/NanoBlanks.html NanoBlanks: Make-Your-Own Nanofictionary Cards]

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Web Tools Useful for Writers