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4 Marvelous Resources for Writers (Camp NaNoWriMo Begins!)

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Hiya, writers! I would have posted about Camp yesterday, but I couldn’t go without an April Fools joke. In case you missed it: I did a taco theme. ūüėČ (Yes, that is a photo of a llama.)

Anyway. . . .

Here’s our very first Camp prompt to get us started! Following this image is a list of marvelous resources for any and all writers; feel free to comment with your own!

4 Marvelous Resources for Writers

1.¬†Word Hippo. Wouldn’t it be nice to have¬†synonyms, antonyms, definitions, rhymes, translations, pronunciations, names, and more, right at your fingertips? Well, look no further! Wordhippo.com fulfills all your needs, and more. Not only that, but the website is smooth, and totally ad-free. I use it several times a day, for both essays¬†and¬†fiction.

2. Book Title Generator.¬†Instant book titles for a wide range of genres is within reach! With just one press of a button, you receive 10 randomly generated titles for your selected book genre. While some of the titles are a bit vague, it isn’t hard to find a diamond in the rough!
(A note: this website is somewhat tricky to navigate, and tends to lag occasionally.)
(Another note: the makers of this website also have tons of name generators for all kinds of characters!)

3. Ambient-Mixer. Granted, this one isn’t just for writers. However, it’s fantastic for creating an ambiance for your story. At Ambient-Mixer.com, you can browse hundreds of sound loops for any type of ambiance you could think up! The streets of Victorian London? A quiet library? A ship at sea? The Hufflepuff common room? You name it, it’s there! And the sounds are highly customizable, so if there’s one part of the mix that you don’t like, you can turn it off instantly.

4. Most Popular Names from 1880 Р2010. My friend actually sent me this website when I was planning my historical fiction last summer, and I still use it a lot! This government-run, lag-free website lists the most popular 400 names (200 for each gender) of any decade between 1880 and 2010. This is extremely helpful for historical writers, or if you just like old-fashioned names!

Discussion: How did your first day of Camp go? Did you meet your daily word-count, or did you find yourself slacking? What are some resources you like to use? Share below!