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
- The writers' area is devoted to writers, published and unpublished.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
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
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
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
Writing Corner - Resources, event listings,
feature articles, newsletters and email lists. A site about the art, craft and business
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
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
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
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.
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
- Articles for beginning freelance writers on the basics of the craft and business
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
- 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
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
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
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.
Started - Step-by-step guide includes tips about writer's block, markets,
rejections, query letters, and time management. Several writers contributed to these
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
Beonpaper - Resource for writers to find
people to interview. Or, for the public to become part of an article in magazine
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
Amateur Writing - Submitted fiction
by a variety of authors.
Bad Grammar - Fiction by a variety of
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
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
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
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.
- 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.
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.