10 Cool Tools for Authors

Here are some useful websites that I've used recently. They're great for writers...

Dictionaries and Such


  • Bartleby is the site for literary references, author information, and quotes.
  • Library Spot is a centralized reference center.
  • IPL is the Internet Public Library.
  • The Post Office has a Zip Code finder.
  • The Social Security Administration has a list of the top baby names for each year. This is great for choosing character names.
  • Adobe's Kuler allows you to choose a color and it provides palettes of color combinations. This is great if you're working on a brochure or website.