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We have provided links to the websites below as we feel they offer resources that may prove useful to writers now or at some point in the future. We only recommend resources that are completely free of charge. Please help us to help you by reporting broken links to: webmaster@thescriptvault.com.

Stuck for a name for your latest character?  Why not try The Script Vault name generator below.  Further down the page you'll also find links to some of the craziest name generators on the net!

   
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Writing software which is free to use.
http://www.celtx.com/

'Rhyme Zone'. No need to buy a rhyming dictionary, here you'll find rhymes, synonyms, definitions, quotations, a Shakespeare search engine and much much more.
http://www.rhymezone.com/

'Cannes - A Festival Virgin's Guide'.  This site answers questions such as: 'How do I submit a film to the festival?'  'How do I get tickets to festival screenings?'
http://www.cannesguide.com/

Books every writer should read and dedicated writing software.
http://www.thescriptvault.com/books.html

Interesting site which though the address gives the impression that this could be a call girl site, it's actually a search engine where you can enter the name of an actor and find out who their agent is.
http://www.whorepresents.com/

The complete works of William Shakespeare.
http://shakespeare.mit.edu/

Internet Movie Database - an Internet 'Halliwell'.
http://www.imdb.com/

Bartletts - Internet publisher of literature, reference and verse providing students, researchers and the intellectually curious with unlimited access to books and information on the web, free of charge.
http://www.bartleby.com/index.html

CIA World Factbook - statistical information about countries.
http://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/index.html

Encyclopaedia Britannica - a huge resource of free information.
http://www.britannica.com/

The oldest quotation site on the Web with a searchable database of over 15,000 quotations,
http://www.quotationspage.com/

Roget's Thesaurus.
http://www.thesaurus.com/Roget-Alpha-Index.html

The Alternative English Dictionary. A slang dictionary
http://www.peevish.co.uk/slang/

The British Library's collection of over 150 million items covers every age and place of written civilisation, from unique historical documents to the latest information sources for research.  The website describes their collections and wide range of services for tracking down and accessing information.
http://portico.bl.uk/

Internet Public Library - A bit like 'Ask Jeeves' only staffed by humans.
http://www.ipl.org/

The Official UK statistics site.  You can view and download a wealth of economic and social data free.
http://www.statistics.gov.uk/

WWW Virtual Library - search or browse subject-organised full-text documents, databases and gateways
http://vlib.org/Overview.html

Free translation service into several languages
http://www.freetranslation.com/ & http://www.babblefish.com/

Dyslectech - resource tools to help dyslexic people write.
http://www.dyslexic.com/

Help in overcoming writer's block
http://leo.stcloudstate.edu/acadwrite/block.html

RANDOM NAME GENERATORS

We're not too sure just how useful these will be to serious writers, but they put a smile on our faces so we thought we'd share them with you.

A super-hero and super-villain name generator, great fun!
http://home.hiwaay.net/~lkseitz/comics/herogen/

A cat name generator - no honestly, it is!
http://www.alistair.com/catname/

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