A list of links that might help you with your writing. And it's all free.
Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary and Thesarus
Learn what those words mean. And find other words that mean the same thing. Or just figure out what 34-across is in the NY Times crossword puzzle.
A nice little reference area to help you learn new stuff. They also have several other reference works handy, but I don't use them as much.
Online Rhyming Dictionary
For all of those poets out there who still like rhyming. I hear that there are still a few left and Greenpeace is pushing to create a literary reservation area for them.
National Geographic Online
They have a very handy mapping tool that will help you remember where places are -- like Kuala Lumpur, Santo Domingo or the United States.
Ramp up your allusions with a little help from these folks. I love it just for reading through casually. I submitted an article for them to look over, but I never heard anything back. Thus, this website.
Okay, this may seem a little strange, but it actually can be useful. After all, if you have characters, you may very well feel like naming them. So use this site if you are having trouble.
Writer's Guild of America
For all those screenplay and teleplay writers out there, this is an invaluable resource for all sorts of information about writing and the business of writing. As well, you can register your work with them in order to cover your hindquarters when some Hollywood hotshot tries to steal your ideas. Yes, they are going to get away with it anyway, but it's nice to know that the WGA is trying. Not that I'm bitter. No, wait, yes I am.
He's German, he invented the printing press and he's crazy! Well, actually, no, but Gutenberg was determined to be the most important person of the millenium by the History Channel, so who better to give the name to a website that allows you to get your hands on books that enter the public domain? It is, truly, a reader's dream. Gobs of books that have absolutely no restrictions and you can steal as much of them as you like. Dead people rule. And they have eerie powers, so don't screw with them.
Screenplays for You
A listing of free screenplays. If you want to gander at some of them, go right ahead.
Barnes & Noble University
I haven't really checked it out, but I understand that it is a pretty good resource for people who want some online courses and reading groups for a little extra help. Can't be all bad.
Medieval Art and Architecture
Okay, maybe you won't get much out of this, but it's a very good resource for learning about medieval architecture. And the pictures are stunning, so they might look good as a background on your computer.