This picture was found on the door of a therapist - Imgur

This picture was found on the door of a therapist - Imgur

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Because sometimes you need to start your morning off with something bittersweet.

I’m very sorry.

I’m very sorry.


I compiled most of the writing websites I’ve mentioned on my blog into one post. I find a lot of these sites useful, so hopefully they can help you out!

Imagination Prompt Generator: This give you a one-sentence writing prompt that will help you come up with ideas. I think it also allows you to set a ten minute timer for each prompt.

Wridea: I really like this site because you can write down simple ideas that you can organize later and put into a bigger project. You can share these ideas or the site will help you randomly match ideas. It’s great for brainstorming and building a fully formed outline.

List of Unusual Words — Here’s a site you can browse through that gives you a list of unusual words for every letting in the alphabet. If you’re looking to switch up your vocab, or looking to develop a way a character speaks, this is a good reference.

Picometer — Here’s a writing progress meter that can be embedded on your site or blog. There’s also the Writertopia meter that shows word count/current mood. 

Cut Up Machine: This website takes whatever words you typed or pasted into the box and rearranges your sentences. It’s not practical for writing a novel, but it might help with poetry OR coming up with ideas. Experiment with it and see what you can come up with.

Orion’s Arm: This is a great website to use if you want to research worldbuilding or if you have science questions. There are tons of resources you can use.

Word Frequency Counter: If you’re finding that you’re using the same words over and over again, this website should help. You’ll be able to count the frequency usage of each word in your text. This should help you switch up the words you’re using and understand where the problem might be.

Phrase Frequency Counter: This is same site explained above, but it counts the phrases you’re using.

My Writing Nook: This allows you to write or jot down ideas wherever you are. You don’t need to have your laptop in order to access it, so it might help you during this time. You can write as long as you have your phone.

Writer: The Internet Typewriter - This site lets you write, save, share, and/or convert your writing online. I tried it out and it’s pretty cool. It saves for you and is a great way to brainstorm or plan out some ideas.

The Forge - The Forge is a fantasy, creature, spell, and location name generator. It’s awesome.

One Word: This site gives you one word to write about for 60 seconds. This should help you get started with your own writing and will work as a writing prompt to get you warmed up. It’s a great way to get yourself motivated.

Confusing Words:  On this site you can search through confusing words that often stump many writers. It’s not a huge reference, but it should help you with some writing/grammar issues.

Cliché Finder: This site allows you to enter parts of your writing and it will search for clichés. If you find that you’re using the same phrases over and over again, this will help a lot. I haven’t messed around with it too much, but it looks useful.

Hand Written Fonts: If you’re looking for great hand written fonts, this is a great reference. All of them are pretty awesome.

Tip of My Tongue — you know when you’re trying to think of a specific word, but you just can’t remember what it is? This site will help you narrow down your thoughts and find that word you’ve been looking for. It can be extremely frustrating when you have to stop writing because you get a stuck on a word, so this should help cut that down. 

-Kris Noel


"this is the internet, i can say whatever i want" is a super creepy and obvious way to say "when there are no obvious consequences for my actions i lack all empathy"

This reminds me of something Randall Munroe (of xkcd) said.  Citing free speech is the ultimate concession.  When you say that, you are saying that the best argument you can come up with for your view is that it literally is not illegal to say.

because of course this exists.

God this is stupid.  Sean Bean didn’t spoil anything from Game of Thrones because he doesn’t actually know whether his statement is true or not.  He is an actor, not the creative force behind the show or the books it is based on.  So when he says that he’s not Jon Snow’s dad, he’s not really spoiling anything but simply stating his interpretation of the character he played.


do you ever see someone who looks sort of like you but like, the version of you that has their shit together

did you punch them?  I would have punched them.

so you know how when you need sleep

but you can’t sleep because you worked up too much energy looking for a charger for your 3DS even though that could have waited until tomorrow but screw that because sleep is for wimps and now it’s 6:00 in the morning and you feel a bit light-headed?  That’s where I am right now.  It’s not fun.

EDIT: I should mention that I am making another attempt to get back into therapy, and that is at least part of the sleeplessness probably.

Now they just need to make it into a turtleneck.