As we get closer to this year’s NaNoWriMo I thought I would share some of the websites I frequented for inspiration and quick information to help me stay on track for the 50K word challenge. This isn’t a complete list of useful sites, just the ones I’m most familiar with over the past 12 years or so.
Fake Name Generator—Not only do you get a made up name but also: an address, an occupation, an online screen name, a social security number and others. You can even activate the e-mail address to make your character seem real!
Seventh Sanctum—One of the ultimate collections of names for Fantasy or Sci-fi. Plus you can also create names for tools or gadgets for your characters.
Band Name Maker/Other Generators—This is a collection of other Name Generators.
20,000+ Names — This site has names from different ethnic backgrounds plus their meanings.
10,000-Year Calendar— What I really like about this is that you can locate any date in history and find out what day if falls on, plus you can see into the future for certain dates as well. For example, we all know that JFK was assassinated on November 22, 1963 but did you know it was the Friday before Thanksgiving?
Dollar Times-Inflation Calculator—Now you can find out how much $1000 in 1945 is equal to today.
Logo Design—Help create a logo for your company, your band, or your adventuring party!
Online Alignment Test—A good way to figure out what kind of behavior your character has and how they would react to certain situations.
Anagram Server—Want to hide your villain’s name in plain sight? Try an anagram!
Pixabay—Free Images—A collection of images that can be used to inspire your writing or become part of your book cover.
This should help you on your road to 50K words this year.
Good luck and Happy Adventuring!!