Useful Links

Have no fear!  I’ll organize these by category someday.  Maybe.   And I will be adding to this when I come across something new and fun.

A month-long ascent into madness in which participants are challenged to write a 50,000 word novel in 30 days.

Based on, but not affiliated with, NaNoWriMo, this is a challenge to write (and blog) 30 poems in 30 days in April, which is National Poetry Month in the U.S.

Seventh Sanctum
Pretty much your one stop shopping for generators of all sorts.  Names, powers, magic items, descriptions… Just… go play!

Fantasy Name Generator
(Thanks, Emily!)

Writing Exercises
Awesome generators for random first lines, random lines of dialog, and all kinds of other stuff.

This is probably the most awesomely useful name generator I have ever found.  Enjoy!

Yet Another Fantasy Name Generator. (How could you not love a name like that?)

Donjon RPG tools — great for gaming — or fantasy and science fiction world creation

More great generators of… stuff.  I especially like the street scene generator.

Benign Tavern Encounters
Because sometimes you just need a bit of color…

Random Tavern Generator 
Because sometimes you need a tavern to have a random encounter in.

More great generators, broken down by categories

Dragon Writing Prompts
Some nifty writing prompts to get you pen (or keyboard/cursor) moving.

Superpowers Generator
(And lots of other neat stuff there too!)

Random Potion Generator
Fun stuff for a fantasy setting or a D&D game

20,000 Names
Despite the annoying ad thingy this is one of my favorite sites to look for names.

Behind the Name
Another neat site to poke around in

Creative Writing Prompts
Pick a number!

Writing Prompts
Picture heavy — prompts used in a classroom, so some are geared toward teenagers but a lot are usable by anyone.

They Fight Crime!
This is just one of the most fun generators anywhere.  I get lots of giggles from this, and occasionally some inspiration as well.

750 Words
A great way to get into the habit of writing every day.

Write or Die
A cool way to word war with yourself, or get through a tricky spot that you’re resistant to writing.

Rinkworks Fantasy Name Gen
Really nice name generator!

Reverse Dictionary
Know what you want to say but can’t think of the word? Give this a try.
Need to know if the word you’re using means what you think it does?
When the word you have isn’t quite the word you want.

All sorts of neat stuff: generators, articles, humor, etc.

Mithril and Mages 
More generators for your naming needs.
Need a map?
Fantasy, SciFi, and more


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