This is my hodge podge collection of sites that help me research, edit and format my books. Maybe you’ll find some resources that help you, too:

Writer’s Sites

African American Literature Book Club: Writers Resources

Author Tech Tips


Awesome Indies–find great Indie books by category

Mystery Scene Magazine

Novelists Inc.--for multi-published authors

Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America

Thriller Writers

For Authors

Random Book Title Generator

Rough Draft–Free Word Processing program for writers

Writers Digest 101 Best Websites

Writer Unboxed


Academic Earth

Basketball Reference

Baseball DataBankdatabase

Berkeley Data Lab – Part of the UC Berkeley library system

Census Bureau

Copyright Friendly Images, Sounds and More

Data Sources

Data and Story Library – An online library of datafiles and stories that illustrate the use of basic statistics methods, from Carnegie Mellon

Family Search–FREE

Fiction Writer’s Character Chart

Flickr Shapefiles

Godchecker: about gods and goddess

Google Scholar

GoPubMd: Science and medical search

JournalGuardian Datablog

Library of Congress: Science Reference Services


National Archives--all things American

National Center for Education Statistics

National Science Foundation–Statistics

OECD Statistics

Online Archive of California

Open Culture


Phobia Guide

Phobia List

Reverse Photo Look-up (for Photos)

Rhyming Dictionary

Sacred Text Archive: free books on religion, mythology, folklore and more.

Schools–Public and Private

SpaceRef Websites: 21 news and reference web sites

Smithsonian–museum and research center

TIGER – From the US Census Bureau, detailed data about roads, railroads, rivers, and zip codes.

UCLA Statistics Data Sets – Some of the data that UCLA stat uses in their labs and assignments.

Variety of National Indicators


World Factbook

YouTube University


Twitter Search


Google eBooks


Scribd (digital ms)

Smashwords (digital formats)

Teachers Pay Teachers (Teachers Only)

If you’d like to be added to this list, leave a comment with your information. Thanks.

4 thoughts on “Resources

  1. Jacqui, this is my second visit to your blog. I am so impressed. You must have put a great deal of time and effort into assembling this collection of tips, resources, etc. to share with the writing community. What a wonderful thing to do. I just subscribed. Glad I found your blog.


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