Here I have collected the best websites that every writer should use to write their book.
The Internet offers many resources for writing a book but you have to know how to distinguish between junk and things that are actually useful.
We writers are constantly looking for content that can help us finally write our story but it is often difficult to find something that really makes a difference.
You need to spend time and you also need to be willing. To save you energy, I have collected for you the best websites to improve your writing and use of your time.
First on this list is Ambient-mixer. It is a very intuitive site that allows you to choose the perfect background music for your art. It contains a lot of theme music. You can find one dedicated to Neverland, Narnia, Hogwarts and many more.
“Each one of these themes has great sounds that have the effect of making you enter a world of wild and beautiful nature, fantasy, science fiction, thrill, horror, ambient noise, adventure or even meditation”.
You yourself can create background music and share it with others via the site. The blog teaches you how to do this and offers other resources related to sound and its benefits.
I admit that as soon as I opened it, I wasted half an hour trying out all the various ringtones because they arouse curiosity, and they are not bad at all. So be better than me, choose the best one for you and get to work.
Nanowrimo is one of the most popular platforms in the world of writers. It is well known and used by users all over the world. It offers a lot of useful content.
From the site you can easily download their PDF, which contains lots of tips on how to create your characters and plot. It also contains small writing exercises that can help you.
This is the table of contents of their handbook:
- Session 1: Develop a Story Idea You’re Passionate About
- Session 2: Create Complex, Believable Characters
- Session 3: Construct a Detailed Plot or Outline
- Session 4: Build a Strong World for Your Characters
- Session 5: Organize Your Life to Support Your Writing Goals
- Session 6: Find, Schedule, and Manage Your Time
On top of all this, they maintain a large forum full of experienced writers who are ready to support you in this new adventure.
All this is completely for free.
Every year Nanowrimo organises a challenge, in which they challenge writers to write an entire story in a single month.
“We challenge participants to write a 50,000-word first draft of a novel in one month (traditionally, November).”
Via the site you can keep track of how many words you have written so far and you can give yourself badges when you reach goals.
This is a timer that uses a technique I have already told you about in this article.
“The Pomodoro Technique is a very simple and effective time management technique that helps you keep focused on tasks that require long periods of concentration.”
The Pomodoro Technique is widely used by those who have problems with procrastination or are easily distracted.
This small app contains these two benefits and brings them to their maximum. It sets the usual timer of 25 minutes, with breaks of 5, but you can also customise the length of your breaks.
I usually use youtube timers to concentrate but there are people who even just being on social media get distracted. So tomighty is the perfect choice for those who only want a small timer and work screen on their desktop.
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This site is perfect for my competitive readers. It really is a brilliant idea. The site has a video game format but the only way to play is to write. There are more than 500 monsters in the platform and to access the various weapons to defeat them you have to write a number of words.
In addition, the site contains a personal writing editor so you can write your manuscript directly there. Furthermore, thanks to the forum you can meet many other writers just like you to motivate you to work hard to write your book.
The site is free for the first month and after the free trial expires you only pay $4 per month. The trial requires no payment information so after a month you decide in peace whether to continue using it or not.
The most dangerous writing app
From the name you can already tell that there is something strange going on. In fact, this site has a special feature: while you write on a completely white page, the only other thing visible is a loading bar.
As you write you will see it go on slightly, if you detach yourself from the keyboard that few seconds, the words will light up red and the words will be deleted.
The idea is very nice but the site has nevertheless included a way to ‘cheat’. In order not to receive countless expletives from writers all over the world, when time runs out you can click on ‘Save the doc’ and not lose all your progress.
I am an anxious person so I would not recommend using this site for manuscript writing. But it is great for random prompts and practice seeing how far you can write without stopping.
These sites are all great and should be tried once in a lifetime. Enjoy them and remember that writing should not feel like a punishment, it is a hobby so let yourself go and have fun.