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The Random House Word Menu offers a reverse-dictionary, thesaurus, almanac and a collection of glossaries. It's at: www.answers.com/library/Word%20Menu
VISUAL THESAURUS: http://www.freethesaurus.org/visual-thesaurus
HELP WITH SPELLING & GRAMMAR:
THE TEN MOST MISSPELLED WORDS IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE:
All Experts (volunteers answer grammar, usage and spelling questions): http://tinyurl.com/2vp4pk5
An excellent selection of slang dictionaries,
including links to sites on street slang, Internet slang, hip hop,
sports slang, international English slang and much more.
Free rhyming tool: http://www.rhymer.com
Alphabetize any list. The Alphabetizer is free, and offer many options, including capitalization, removing HTML, and removing duplicates. It's free at: http://alphabetizer.flap.tv/
A comprehensive resources site: http://100kresources.com/
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ALSO SEE: RESOURCES re CREATIVITY
RESOURCES for ENTREPRENEURS
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USEFUL SITES for Research, Copyright Info, etc.
(See separate pages for Copyright Resources, Marketing Resources)
Librarian's Internet Index: http://tinyurl.com/nuwfub Searchable, annotated subject directory of more than 14,000 Internet resources selected and evaluated by librarians for their value to users of public libraries. Entries organized into 14 main topics and nearly 300 related topics.
http://www.WhereTheMapEnds.com a great site for science fiction and fantasy from a Christian perspective
http://www.ContractsWatch.com from The American Society Of Journalists and Authors
http://www.writers-free-reference.com/ resources for writers and researchers
http://www.independentlibraries.org a consortium of Quebec libraries offering resources in English
http://www.acqweb.org/pubr.html publishers in all genres
http://www.newpages.com/litmags directory of magazines
http://www.firstwriter.com/ a subscription-based service where you can search for agents, publishers, magazines, and contests worldwide
RECOMMENDED WEBSITES for magazine guidelines, information about writing
http://www.anotherealm.com/prededitors/ the inside info on problems with editors & publishers
Booksquare at http://booksquare.com/. An informative site relating more to the traditional book publishing industry rather than self-publishing. Carol Denbow calls it a whats hot, whats not reference.
Write and Publish Your Book at http://www.writeandpublishyourbook.com/. Lots of articles by published authors who promote their own books at the end of each article, but give useful info regardless.
http://www.poynter.org reliable information and tools for professional journalists, including helpful newsletters, articles about writing, useful links.
http://www.freelancewriting.com/guidelines/pages/Regional/ lists more than 150 magazines, along with writer's guidelines and specifics about editorial needs.
http://www.writerswrite.net/pubbrws.cfm?category=regional&payingstatus=yes Writers Write a database for writers' guidelines
www.WritingRaw.com - a great site for beginning writers, where they can post their work, get tips and help on getting started
Ruth Barringham is a writer and author from Brisbane Australia. She runs a web site for writers at http://writeaholics.net, and is the co-author of the popular e-book for writers, The Wealthy Writer: How to Earn $100k+/Year Writing For the Internet.
Maria Carlton is a award-winning business and publishing coach, pro-speaker, author and book shepherd. She's currently writing a guide for speakers and writers showing how to take your professional expertise to market. Her site is full of useful information. Go to: www.marukibooks.com
Anne Wallingford's website, Freelancer's FAQ, contains an excellent Work for Hire contract to use when you hire an illustrator, designer, photographer, etc.
http://quick-brown-fox-canada.blogspot.com/ Brian Henry's site contains many resources, including contests
http://www.agentquery.com/ information about agents, editors, as well as a paid newsletter
http://www.litmatch.net/AgentBlogs.asp agent blogs
http://www.J-Source.ca The Canadian Journalism Project, a project of the Canadian Journalism Foundation (CJF) in collaboration with leading journalism schools and organizations across Canada to promote excellence in journalism.
http://freelanceswitch.com/ an eclectic site with lots of information for freelancers
http://www.npr.org National Public Radio offers podcasts of author interviews, book reviews, etc.
http://www.ccna.ca/ Canadian Community Newspaper Association, 743 members, mostly weeklies
http://www.freelancesuccess.com (excellent website and discussion list)
http://www.WriterL.com (another excellent discussion list for professional writers)
http://www.matilijapress.com/publishingblog (Patricia Fry's blog contains excellent advice)
http://freepages.writing.rootsweb.com/~petersplace/new.htm (Peter's Place Of Freelance Journalism)
http://therenegadewriter.com (The Renegade Writers, which includes excellent info about queries)
General sites for writers: www.Scriptorium.ca
http://newark.rutgers.edu/~jlynch/Writing/links.html (resources for writers and writing instructors)
http://www.sharasmock.com/ (Shara's book on writing openings is a useful resource for freelancers)
http://writeaholics.net Australian Ruth Barrington offers advice and a free newsletter
WRITING FOR CHILDREN:
www.write4kids.com offers a free eZine, message board, articles, tips
POETRY & FICTION: www.1000-poetry-and-writing-contests.com
offers a monthly ezine; interviews with poets, publishers and editors as
well as contest listings
A Guide to Verse Forms: Advice on all types of
verse forms and help for beginning poets.
NewPages: a directory of close to 200 print and
online literary magazines:
Poets & Writers: www.pw.org
Academy of American Poets: http://www.poets.org/
The Poetry Foundation: www.poetryfoundation.org
Poets House: www.poetshouse.org
FILM & TV:
Turn your book into a movie. Award-winning screenwriter Derek Klaus can provide this service at a very reasonable cost. Check out his website at: http://yourbookintoamovie.com
InkTip Newsletter lists requests for specific kinds of scripts
Scriptapalooza periodically offers a discount on their script analysis services.
The Slamdance Feature Screenplay Competition is
held every years, with a June deadline.
Information at: http://slamdance.com/writing/feature.html
SONGWRITING & LYRICS:
Ultimate Songwriting.com: Hundreds of pages of
advice on how to write a song, song-writing tips, ideas and
techniques. The site also has a step-by-step tutorial on song-writing
and a free newsletter.
ADDITIONAL RESOURCES OF INTEREST:
Free legal forms: http://findlegalforms.com/free-forms/
What to Charge: Pricing Strategies for Freelancers and Consultants (see full description on Non-Fiction page).
Bubbl.us, a web-based, free mind-mapping application for brainstorming. You can save, edit, print, and share with others.
Content Idea Generator: a simple Web tool to generate content ideas. Enter your keyword and it spits out strange but useful combinations.
Song Facts: song trivia - invaluable for puzzles and quizzes, as well as useful in both fiction and nonfiction
Career-Changing Takeaways is a compilation of
quotes, rules, aphorisms, tips, quips, sage advice and secrets, by
marketing guru Denny Hatch. Divided into 99 different categories,
from Advertising through Writing, you'll find tidbits on creativity,
headlines, marketing, overwork, politics, and website design, to
mention just a few that will be helpful to authors, speakers, and teachers.
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http://www.forcopywritersonly.com/ information for those writing advertising copy
FilmScriptWriting.com: Useful articles and tips on script writing, including issues of content, format, and more. http://www.FilmScriptWriting.com
RoughDraft: a word processor, with special settings for Prose, Radio Plays, and Screenplays. In Screenplay Mode, formatting is achieved by pre-set tabs: Scene Heading (Slug Line), Character, Dialogue, Transition, or Parenthetical. Just keep hitting the [TAB] key until you get the setting you want, then type in your text. A Status Bar at the bottom of the program window echoes the current tab setting. Each document you create comes with an associated set of smaller files, including a scratch pad for casual notes, a library of special symbols, and a list of AutoWords. This last can be used to store boilerplate text, such as names of main characters, principal locations -- even DAY and NIGHT. Capitalization of character names is done automatically. The Dialogue tab set is selected by default, if you press [ENTER] at the end of a character name. http://www.salsbury.f2s.com/rd_download.htm
The Ultimate Writing Guide offers help geared primarily to students writing essays.
GRAMMAR FOR WRITERS AND EDITORS, an online
course by Irene Davis.
E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Workshops sponsored by Writer's Digest: www.WritersOnlineWorkshops.com
Online courses and coaching, along with a free newsletter: http://www.justforwriters.vpweb.ca/default.html
Capital Community College in Hartford, CT offers a useful site for those interested in things relating to grammar. This site, Guide to Grammar and Writing, allows you to ask specific grammatical questions or to research abbreviations, acronyms, possessives, punctuation, tense and spelling.
The Alphasmart http://www.alphasmart.com/Retail/ is a simple, light-weight and reliable word-processor, ideal for taking outdoors, to a venue where you need to take notes, or when you're traveling. No Internet, no e-mail, no CD or other add-ons. Long battery life, good memory capacity in several different files, easy to download to any computer program (including e-mail, your word-processor, a database, or spreadsheet).
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