by Ron Kurtus (revised 15 December 2016)
The following is a listing of important references and resources for writers.
- Books on Writing
FreelanceWriting.Com - Information about freelance writing
ExploreWriting.co.uk - Resource for aspiring writers in fiction, journalism, script writing and getting published
Writers Write - Information on books, writing and publishing; many useful articles in all areas of writing
Writer's Digest - Online version of Writer's digest magazine; contains good tips on writing and selling
About Freelance Writing - Information about freelance writing
Guide to Grammar and Writing - Good overview of the numerous grammar rules; much information on grammar; from Capital Community College in Hartford, CT, USA
Grammar - Purdue University Online Writng Lab
Quick and Dirty Tips - Grammar Girl
English Grammar - Information and grammar rules
Grammar Infographics - Graphical grammar information
Grammar Guide - From BoomEssays.com
200 Powerful Words to Use Instead of “Good” - Infographic
SpeechWriterCity - Information on speech writing
Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America - Organization for science fiction writers; good place to see what other writers are doing
Mystery Writers of America - Organization for mystery writers
Fiction Factor - Online magazine for fiction writers, including articles and writing tips
How to Write an Outline That Will Earn an A+ Grade - by Jack Milgram
Shaw's Writers Conferences - Extensive list
Directory of Conferences - From Association of Writers and Writing Programs
Writing Conferences & Festivals - From NewPages.com
Wizards4Word - Software for formatting and helping in writing process using MS Word
MindGenius - Business mind-mapping software
Inspiration - A graphical outliner or mind-mapping application aimed at younger students
Mindmapper - Another good mind-mapping tool.
A serious writer must learn proper writing and formatting techniques. Selling your work is an art in itself. The following books are some available to help in the writing and selling process. You can purchase them through Amazon.com or your local bookstore.
Word Up! How to Write Powerful Sentences and Paragraphs (And Everything You Build from Them) by Marcia Riefer Johnston
Gryphon Books for Writers - New and used books for writers by writers
Use these resources to help you in your writing career.
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