While perusing the ol' interwebs, I discovered a few sites that are handy dandy for a writer to have in his back pocket to pull out in times of need . . .
Online Symbolism Dictionary
If you'd like to use some symbolism in your story but aren't sure what to use -- or -- you did use a symbol and want to check to make sure you used it correctly, the University of Michigan put this site together just for that purpose.
Best Of History Web Sites
If you're looking for a particular historic fact or need to check on what you already have as facts, this is the site for you. This link has over 1200 annotated links to history websites and is recommended by many scholars.
Descriptive Thesaurus Collection
Need a different way to show your character is angry? Try the emotion thesaurus. Looking for a particular mood or setting? Check out the weather and earthly phenomena thesaurus. This site has a thesaurus for pretty much anything writerly related.
And don't forget there are still a few more days to enter the drawing for a signed copy of THE CAPTIVE HEART . . .
I hear voices. Loud. Incessant. And very real. Which basically gives me
two options: choke back massive amounts of Prozac or write fiction. I chose the
latter. Way cheaper. I've been writing since I discovered blank wall space and
Crayolas. I seek to glorify God in all that I write...except for that graffiti
phase I went through as a teenager. Oops. Did I say that out loud?