Oh the joys of the World-Wide Web. Where you can research aglets, make fun of old class photos, learn how to build a bomb from a site that protest how easy it is for people to learn how to build bombs online, and come across awesome sites such as these.
Scribophile & Absoulte Write – Need help with your writing? You should definitely check these two sites out. You can critique others, have you work critiqued, participate in the forums, enter contest and most of all connect with other aspiring and successful writers!
Write or Die – I think the name says it all. This is a nice little tool that can motivate you to reach your word count goal, but don’t take too long to write or you may find the word disappearing before your eyes!
Goodreads – Looking for something good to read? Look no further. You can find your new favorite book or recommend that great horror novel you just finished. It’s also a great way to get the news out about your new novel, short, etc…
Livemocha – A delightful site that offers online learning courses. I find the method somewhat similar to Rosetta Stone. As you learn new languages you can connect with others, have your lessons reviewed by native speakers and teach others your native tongue. Best of all, it’s free.
eCrater - Want an alternative to eBay? Try eCrater, it’s free. Whether you want to create your own store or shop around there’s plenty to look at! The only downside—if you want to call it that—is that the site does not support auctions. It’s fixed price only.
Spry Fox – A game company I only recently discovered. I haven’t had time to explore all their games, but I’m loving Triple Town and Panda Poet. And just so no one can curse me later, I forewarn you, these games can be addicting.