I frequent a lot of websites: writing forums, Regency research (when I'm writing Regency), archives of old books/diaries/maps, Blogspot (of course), Wikipedia, Merriam Webster online, YouTube, Facebook & Twitter, various authors' personal webpages, and much, much more. However, if I had to choose one in which I trust every single day, can't live without it, hope it never ever ever goes away... it would be...
Every morning when I sit down to write, I pull up this page for its dictionary and (sometimes) its thesaurus. Just start typing a word... any word... heck, you may not even know the spelling... and it starts spitting out suggestions.
The only drawback is that, unlike Merriam Webster's Online Collegiate Dictionary, it will not provide the year in which the word first appeared in print. So, if you're writing historical, you'll want to pull up this site as well. Otherwise, it's a great companion. Not to mention they offer an app for your smartphone. How cool is that?
So, what's YOUR favorite website? And why do you love it so much?
Peace, Love, and Junior Mints,