Writer's and Writing Resources

BBC Get Writing - Provides mini-courses on creative writing with articles written by professionals. Also features regular competitions and forums to meet other writers to exchange critiques and debate ideas.

BellaOnline: Writing - Danielle Hollister writes articles, reviews links and hosts an email newsletter and discussion forum.

BloomsburyMagazine.com - The writers' area is devoted to writers, published and unpublished. Advice, regular updates from the book business, a calendar of literary dates and links to other sites.

Books and Writers - Resource for writing and research. Includes articles, tips, link directory, new releases, news and a book review weblog.

Coffeehouse for Writers - Free monthly contests, discussion forums, online writing workshops and a hearty helping of writerly camaraderie.

eWriteLife.com - Find creative writing articles, prompts, ideas, reviews and other resources for writers.

Ideas4writers.co.uk - Ideas to make better writers. Writers' bookshop, discussion forums, eZine and newsletter, competition, plus writing, computing and word processing help.

Lit.Org - Offers forums and interviews with published authors. Also paying market and contest listings in a blog format.

Net Author - Offers an email writers list and chat room. Net Author is an educational opportunity for writers who are serious about their craft.

NotWriting.com - Aims to make writers feel better about procrastinators. Features ongoing commentary, diversions, and resources.

Online Resources for Writers - Maintained by peer tutors at the University of Maine Writing Center.

Resource Central - Links and resources for writing. Improve your writing skills, library skills, writing style, grammar. Fiction and nonfiction resources.

Robin's Nest for Writers - A comprehensive listing of resources for writers, including online writers' workshops and hundreds of links in categories such as Genre Fiction, Markets for writers, newsletters and lists, publishers and agents.

Scrawl: The Writer's Asylum - Provides writing workshops, story critiques, publication and support information, weekly flash fiction workshops, on-site e-zine publication, and discussion forums.

The Shy Writer - The website for the book The Shy Writer: An Introvert's Guide to Writing Success. Includes an email list and chat.

Website Ideas for Writers - Every writer today needs an effective website as part of a complete marketing plan.

Will Write 4 Food - Contains articles on writing, author interviews, conference listings, and a writer's wanted section.

World Writer - Information on genres of writing and links for both fiction and non-fiction writers. Writing services also available.

Write From Home - Helping freelance writers manage kids and clips under one roof. Features freelance writing information, tips, support and resources for parents writing from home.

The Write Journey - Sheri Gilbert's writers resource site, offering articles, hints and tips, glossary, forum.

Write On! - A free, freewheeling workshop for writers of all genres, featuring articles on writing by members and a place where budding and expert writers can submit exercises for feedback.

The Writer at Work - A free, weekly comic, by Richard Krzemien, for writers and creative people of all ages. The Writer mixes the working world of Dilbert with the absurdity of The Far Side.

Writer Beware - Warnings and cautions for writers about literary frauds, scams, deceptions, and pitfalls.

Writer's Break - Loaded with articles on writing, interviews with some of the industry's greatest writers and novelists, and a well-researched resource listing.

Writers Exchange - Writing resources, links, articles, and an ezine.

Writer's Hub - Offering articles on how to write better, a forum, links, and a newsletter.

The Writer's Life - An online interactive writing and resource site. Writing links, paying markets, free eBooks, newsletter, awards.

Writers Notes - Free news, resources, and information for readers and writers.

Writers Publish - Resource for authors and publishers includes publishing news, ebooks, freelance jobs, writing contests and publishing advice.

Writers Write - Weekly magazine. Features author interviews, articles and daily editorial and publication news. Includes research, genre and marketplace links, as well as forums and archived issues.

WriteSuccess - Ideas, information and inspiration for writers.

Writing Corner - Resources, event listings, feature articles, newsletters and email lists. A site about the art, craft and business of writing.

Writing-World.com - Writing articles and resources. Tips about how to become a better writer, get published and find writing markets. From Moira Allen.

The Art of the Word - Exclusive interviews with American, Canadian and British authors by Craig M. McDonald.

Author Webliography - A directory of author guides.

Author Yellow Pages - Searchable directory of author sites. Also categorized alphabetically and by genre.

AuthorFind.com - Member-supported directory of contemporary authors, contact information and books available online.

Authors On The Web - Includes news, events, and bibliographies.

AuthorsDen.com - Authors freely post biographies, works, news, events and articles for readers to discover and read.

Barbados Writers Directory - A collection of 125 Barbadian writers.

Booknotes.org - "A companion web site to C-SPAN's Sunday author interview series . . . ." Includes an extensive online archive (dating from 1989 up to the present) of author interviews in text-transcript form, with many excerpts also available in audio and/or video (RealPlayer format).

Bookworm's Lair - Site has bibliographies of many authors, with updated bestsellers lists, and reviews.

Bookwrap Central - Video clips of authors as they talk about their books and writing.

Classics at the Online Literature Library - Archived electronic texts indexed by author.

Desperado Literature - Interviews with contemporary novelists and poets.

Eclectics Authors - Official web pages for several published authors of genre fiction including romance, mystery, and western. Includes writing contests and newsletter.

Eye on Books - Brief interviews with authors of new and current fiction and non-fiction, presented in RealAudio and Windows Media streaming audio.

Findmeanauthor.com - Discover an author by selecting from a genre specific database of photographs.

About: Fiction Writing - Advice and help for beginning and experienced fiction writers on writing fiction and getting published, including contests, competitions, exercises, and articles on improving your writing.

Advice to Aspiring Writers - Practical advice to new writers of science fiction and other genres as well.

All Game Guide Writers Forum - The place for All Game Guide writers to hang out, discuss our favorite games, contribute to the database, and earn extra income.

The Alternative Reality Writers' Zone - An online community for writers and readers of speculative fiction. Mailing lists, forums and other resources for various genre of fiction writers.

Angle on Writing - Character development for fiction writers.

BellaOnline: Fiction Writing - Apryl Duncan's articles, reviewed links, email newsletter and discussion forum for fiction writers.

A Bowl of Writers' Cereal - Writers tutorial, email list and articles. Created by Amy Kay Watson.

Broad Universe - An international organization promoting science fiction, fantasy, and horror written by women. Includes descriptions and reviews, online newsletter, and advice for new writers.

Creating Convincing Characters - For writers interested in creating living, breathing and dynamic characters.

Critters Workshop - An on-line workshop and critique group for serious writers of Science Fiction and Fantasy, or Horror.

Debbie Lee Wesselmann: Tips for Fiction Writers - Instruction on characterization, plot, structure, language, dialogue, how to get published, and other topics of interest to fiction writers. Includes recommended reading and links to other sites.

Eclectics.com - Includes a newsletter, message board and writing tips for the fiction and non-fiction writer.

Everybody Scribbles - A 30 part short story writing course.

Everyone Who's Anyone in Adult Trade Publishing - A free, annotated directory of 1300 literary agents, editors and publishers in the US, UK and Canada.

Fiction Factor - Tips and advice on getting published, articles on the craft and business of writing, current paying market listings, free ebook downloads, author interviews, lots of writer's resources.

Fiction Writers Anonymous - Fiction Writers Anonymous provides news and information for writers at all stages of their careers. Newsletter or free email list.

About Freelance Writing - Articles, writing jobs, and an active forum for all freelance writers, from Ann Wayman. Beginners welcome.

About.com: Freelance Writers - Original articles on most aspects of getting started, building a freelance business, dealing with writers block, ideas etc. Plus weekly job postings, actual samples and an active forum.

Absolute Write: Freelance Writing - Freelance writing and technical writing articles, beginner's guide, and interviews with working freelancers.

The Burry Man Writers Center - A worldwide community of writers: style guides, resources for fiction and nonfiction writers, working professionals and beginners.

Dave's Freelance Writing Page - Offering freelance writers tips, tricks, articles, an online course and chat room.

Editorial Freelancers Association - A nonprofit professional organization of self-employed workers in the publishing and communications industries.

Fearless Freelancing - Articles for beginning freelance writers on the basics of the craft and business of writing.

Free - Lance Ring - Webring for freelance writers.

Freelance Factor - Writing tips, articles, book reviews, free newsletter, and market listings.

Freelance Mailing List - Dedicated to discussions for self-employed freelancers in the publishing industry.

Freelance News - Keeping you up-to-date and informed about freelance writing and photography. Provides information about markets, contests and other resources, mainly based in Canada.

Freelance Pro - The site offers tips, how-tos, and advice on several freelancing topics.

Freelance Success - For professional freelance nonfiction writers and those serious about earning a decent living from writing.

Freelance Tips - Bob Brooke's Writer's Corner offers articles on freelancing, marketing, travel writing, grammar, and copyrights.

Freelance Writer's Database - Offers listings to freelance writers and editors looking to hire them, and articles on various aspects of writing and selling one's work.

Freelance Writing - Web site for today's working writers who want to master both the business and creative sides of freelance writing.

Freelance Writing Resources by Calissa Leigh - Freelance writers can take advantage of a freelance writing job board, writing articles and resources. Calissa Leigh offers her own inside into the world of freelance writing.

Marcia Yudkin - Creative marketing solutions and tips on reaching writing success.

Mysterious Journeys - MSN community for freelance writers. Offering job listings, informative articles, and a message board.

Official Misc.Writing Site - Site of the misc.writing Newsgroup

Our Simple Joys - A freelance writer offering support and resources to other freelancers. A variety of articles written to inspire, educate, and assist the beginner and professional writer.

Peak Writing - An extensive collection of resources for freelance writers at all levels, from the beginner looking for a first byline, to the established professional looking for an edge.

PoeWar.com Writer’s Resource Center - News, articles, information, writing jobs, and freelance markets.

PubMart - How to break in to successful freelance writing and self-publishing. Resources and FAQs for writers as well as how-to manuals.

Right Writing - Tools, resourcs, articles, and free newsletter for freelance writers.

Self-Employed Writers and Artists Network - A source for freelance creative talent - from writers and artists to designers, photographers, and video producers.

Western New England Editorial Freelancers' Network - An informal group of freelancers offering membership, meetings and events, an FAQ, and additional sources of information from around the web.

Wordpreneur - Articles and ideas for making money from writing.

Worldwide Freelance Writer - Freelance writing resource site and newsletter with an international focus. Keeps writers up-to-date with worldwide paying markets and guidelines, online writer's resources and reference tools.

WriteDirection - A detailed article advising freelancers of the ways fees can be set for writing work.

Writer's Row - Freelance writings jobs updated daily. Useful articles and an active forum.

Writing for Money - Offers articles on the business of freelance writing, as well as freelance writing opportunities. Some resources require paid membership.

Writing-World.com: Getting Started - Step-by-step guide includes tips about writer's block, markets, rejections, query letters, and time management. Several writers contributed to these articles.

American Society of Business Press Editors - Founded in 1964, the American Society of Business Press Editors (ASBPE) is the professional association for full-time and freelance editors and writers employed in the business, trade, and specialty press.

Basic Guide to Essay Writing - A step-by-step guide to writing a basic essay, along with links to other writing resources.

Beonpaper - Resource for writers to find people to interview. Or, for the public to become part of an article in magazine and newspapers.

CantuHumor - This is a nuts and bolts how-to ezine on creating and delivering humor effectively and professionally.

Construction Writers Association - A non-profit, non-partisan, international organization for professional journalists, writers, editors and publicists serving the information needs of the construction industry.

Amateur Writing - Submitted fiction by a variety of authors.

Bad Grammar - Fiction by a variety of authors.

Below the Fold - Subterranean journey through words, understanding, and imagination into the dark, mythic, perilous, and wondrous realm of human possibility.

Bit-Books - Web directory to fiction published online, sorted by genre.

100 Black Boxes - A hypertext fiction by Alistair Gentry, inspired by the black box flight recorders of crashed planes. Constructed from 100 words each by 100 characters about the moment of their deaths.

The Amateur Writers Guild - A place to meet fellow writers, chat, post your work, and read others. Includes a message board and java chat.

Cat Writers' Association, Inc. - An organization of professionals writing, publishing and broadcasting about cats. A newsletter, MEOW, is published quarterly and available to members only.

Fellowship of Authors and Artists - To promote and encourage the use of writing and all art forms as a means of therapy and self-healing.

6' Ferrets Writers' Group - Provides tips for those interested in setting up groups, as well as ideas for exercises and events for existing groups.

'A Poetry Free-for-all' - Wide range of open forums and poetry reading and submission for commentary and discussion.

The Actors Checklist: Poet - A survey of the performing and lyrical roots and aspects of poetry. Also, a listing of literary agents focusing on publishing poets, supporting non-profit associations to turn to.

Aha Poetry - Tips for writing and posting various forms of poetry.

AlienFlower - Essays, music, storytelling, editing, exercises, poetry, visual art, discussion.

Arabesques literary and Cultural Review - Arabesques is a literary and artistic magazine which is focused to promote international poetry and fiction

Ariadne's Poetry Web - The craft of poetry creation (particularly through leverage and adaptation of classical forms and techniques) and how to find poetry publisher. Free exercises and tutorials.

BellaOnline: Poetry - Articles, links and discussion on writing poetry with a detailed poetic glossary.

Digging Deeper into the Poetic Toolbox - Focuses on the craft of poetry: line breaks, stanza breaks, voice, persona, diction, syntax, and revision. Course and workshop by poet Scott Wiggerman.

Drowning Man - Directory of literary publications, from small presses up to the most famous with an emphasis on poetry links. Most pages contain submission guidelines and some contain additional links.

Eye Editors' Exchange - Essays and articles on the craft and business of poetry. Calls for submissions and contest entries.

For Poets and Readers of Poetry - Articles on poetry for those who love to read or write poetry, but who feel intimidated by the technical aspects of the genre.

Hangtide Poetry Resources - Directory of online resources for poetry writers and publishers.

Aaron Shepard's Publishing Page - Resources for self publishing and desktop book publishing. How to publish books with common software, online marketing, and print on demand.

The Art of Electronic Publishing - Sandy Ressler's thorough introduction to electronic publishing, fully navigable online. A valuable resource for a review of all the fundamentals of the field.

CoachEzinesBlog - Notes, quotes and tips for writing great ezines, blogs and online copy. A blog for coaches, consultants, speakers, authors and publishers who want to hone their skills and improve their communications.

Colorado Independent Publishers Association - CIPA provides education, support, networking and nurturing to independent publishers and other related industry professionals.

The Archive of Endangered, Special, or Fun Words - Writing about and classifying words and language.

AskOxford.com - For questions on English grammar, spelling, and usage. Search a dictionary of words, names or quotations.

A.Word.ADay - The music and magic of words. This is the website for the mailing list A.Word.A.Day (AWAD), which sends a vocabulary word and its definition to the subscribers every day.

Bartleby.com: Strunk's Element of Style (1918) - For use in English courses in which the practice of composition is combined with the study of literature. It aims to give in brief space the principal requirements of plain English style.