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Site Recommendation: 101 LGBTQ Picture Books!

| September 8, 2021

If you’re looking for a good book recommendation for a kid that’s more in the age range for picture books than books they read on their own, check out 101 LGBTQ Picture Books! Created by a college student who decided to read all of the LGBTQ picture books she could find, rather than trying to […]

Cool Name Matching Tool

| June 16, 2021

When you’re working on coming up with names for characters, particularly characters of a specific ethnic group or age range, you could poke around a bunch of baby naming books or sites to find other names that go along with ones you’ve already picked out. Or you could check out the Name Matchmaker site. This […]

Fun for Friday: What 3 Words

| September 6, 2019

I’ve seen the what3words website pop up a few times, but one of my author friends posted about using the three words associated with a given location as a writing prompt for microfiction, and I think it’s a fantastic idea! The premise behind what3words is that they’ve assigned three words to every 3 meter square […]

Site Recommendation: Medieval Fantasy City Generator

| May 1, 2019

If you’re in need of a randomly generated medieval fantasy city for writing or gaming, check out Medieval Fantasy City Generator. I could easily lose HOURS playing around with all of the functions here–I’m particularly in love with the “Warp” feature right now, which lets you do weird things like extend the city out into […]

Site Recommendation: Just Watch

| April 24, 2019

Over the weekend at Norwescon, I learned about a really useful website for people who like to consume visual media: justwatch.com. Through this site, you can look up a movie or TV show you want to watch and see which streaming sites it’s available on. This is really helpful, since so many folks have multiple […]