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Writing Resources

by Ron Kurtus (revised 5 April 2017)

The following is a listing of important references and resources for writers.

List of resources



Jobs

FreelanceWriting.Com - Information about freelance writing

Freelance Writer and Blogger Career Information

Websites

General information

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

Plagarism Check - Checks documents for possible plagarism

Grammar

Guide to Grammar and Writing - Capital Community College, Hartford, CT

Blue Book for Grammar and Punctuation

Online Punctuation Checker

Grammar - Purdue University Online Writng Lab

Quick and Dirty Tips - Grammar Girl

Grammarly Handbook

English Grammar - Information and grammar rules

Grammar Infographics - Graphical grammar information

Grammar Guide - From BoomEssays.com

The Most Common Spelling, Grammar & Punctuation Mistakes

Spelling Rules

Vocabulary

16 Boring Words & What to Use Instead

200 Powerful Words to Use Instead of “Good” - Infographic

Specialties

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

Techniques

Outlining Enhances Creativity and Productivity

How to Write an Outline That Will Earn an A+ Grade - by Jack Milgram

Writers conferences

Shaw's Writers Conferences - Extensive list

Directory of Conferences - From Association of Writers and Writing Programs

Software

Wizards4Word - Software for formatting and helping in writing process using MS Word

Graphical outlining

MindGenius - Business mind-mapping software

Inspiration - A graphical outliner or mind-mapping application aimed at younger students

Mindmapper - Another good mind-mapping tool.

Books

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

Top-rated books on Writing Methods

Top-rated books on Fiction Writing

Top-rated books on Non-fiction Writing

Top-rated books on Horror Writing

Top-rated books on Comedy Writing

Top-rated books on Creative Writing

Top-rated books on Good Grammar

Top-rated books on Style Guides

Top-rated books on Style Guides

Gryphon Books for Writers - New and used books for writers by writers


Summary

Use these resources to help you in your writing career.


Tell a story they will enjoy


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