Amazing writery links
great online reference, free, comprehensive
great online reference: free, comprehensive
their lists of "Related"
words is brilliant for broader searches.
especially handy for finding types / examples of things
Use their "related words" to find types / examples of things
: better search-function than Webster's
: amazing, limited vocab, some free
: originally for html codes, great colour names
: handy idioms search, good categories
: richer lists but no search by
: worth a thousand words.
: huge, great searches, every language &
: huge, great searches, every language
: latest stats with downloadable spreadsheets
: rankings searchable for any year after 1879
This is an idiosyncratic list of sites I've
found useful, rather than a comprehensive one. Some of the
categories lean towards US/UK info, but I've started with
more general links wherever possible. If you have a great
link you'd like to share, please email
me so I can add it.
General history &
history website, with an excellent range of eras and
an interactive timeline
timeline of inventions
archives from before 1900s to present day
timeline – timelines of world events, leaders, religions,
wars, and inventions, from antiquity to present day
– Retro furniture, style and fashion in Britain from the
1950s to 1980s
Cultural History by decade from 1800 onwards
People's History – Detailed summaries of daily life
in the US from the 1800s to present, including cost of living,
events, fashion, popular culture (music, TV shows, etc),
sport, and technology – a great one-stop shop
News & events
Naval Observatory – Sun and moon data for a year, searchable
Met Office – Past weather events from 1990 onwards;
climate summaries by month and season from 2001 onwards
Music Genome streams music like your favourites. US only.
free music with ads or pay; create your own playlists
creates Pandora-style playlists from artists, for Spotify
similar to Spotibot – each has features so try both
: fantasy scenes, surreal, fairytale, futuristic
: stunning fantasy landscapes & scenery
Enayla's haunting portraits of fantasy characters
: ugly site, but some magical 3D wallpapers
lists agents, publishers, magazines,
& Artists' Yearbook
lists agents, publishers,
: a transformative & freeing
12-week creativity course
Best Year Yet
: balanced goal-setting to realise
register any published work for annual copyright payments.
latest bandings & allowances to do your tax. UK.