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Writers Links Most Useful....
« on: June 17, 2009, 11:04:04 PM »
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www.askoxford.com
We love this site?s Word of the Day e-mail function. Without it, we wouldn?t know what a ?sudatorium? is. (By the way, it?s a room, especially in ancient Roman times, used for hot-air or steam baths.)

babynameworld.com
Having trouble naming your characters? Find names of all origins in one handy place.

bartleby.com
?The preeminent Internet publisher of literature, reference and verse providing students, researchers and the intellectually curious with unlimited access to books and information on the Web, free of charge.? Couldn?t have said it better ourselves.

copyright.gov
Everything you need to know about copyright law is right here. We highly recommend the FAQ section.

facebook.com
If you aren?t a part of the world?s largest social networking site, you need to be. (See Page 40 to learn why.) Just don?t ?poke? too many people.

flashlightworthybooks.com
This site shares topic-based lists of handpicked book recommendations. Its motto: ?Recommending books so good, they?ll keep you up past your bedtime.?

grammarbook.com
In addition to a breakdown of basic grammar and punctuation rules, this site offers fun interactive quizzes with answer keys and explanations.

ipl.org/div/farq
The Internet Public Library?s Q&A section contains tons of great info, including a list of the 10 top-selling books of all time. Don?t see an answer to your question? It?s interactive: Just ask an IPL librarian.

sfwa.org/beware
No best-of-writing-websites list would be complete without Writer Beware, which is devoted to helping newbie writers and seasoned authors alike avoid getting scammed.

twitter.com
This free marketing tool allows you communicate with your family, friends, fans and potential fans in seconds with posts of 140 characters or less. (See Page 41 to learn more.)

wordcentral.com
All lovers of the English language can thank Merriam-Webster for this great time waster. There are games, daily buzzwords and trivia. Your kids will like it, too.

writing.shawguides.com
Looking for a conference near you? Search this extensive database by date, topic or region.

Genre Elements

FANTASY/SCIENCE FICTION

sfwa.org
The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America?s website houses news, notes and writing tips for all who love these genres. Just be aware that some of its functions (including the forum) are for members only.

FICTION

fictionfactor.com
Everything you want to know about fiction?how to write better fiction, how to get your fiction published, how to promote and market your fiction?is here on this fun and useful website. You?ll also find genre-specific links.

FREELANCE

freelance-zone.com
Two editors share freelance tips and post frequently on topics such as career resources, media and getaways for writers.

HORROR

horror.org/writetips.htm
Mort Castle, Tim Waggoner and others chime in on the art, craft and business of writing horror.

ROMANCE

coffeetimeromance.com
These romance writers feature live chats and interviews with authors and maintain an active forum.

romancedivas.com
For the fifth year in a row, the Romance Divas make the list. The site is useful, inspiring and easy to navigate.

romancejunkies.com
Get a romance-writing fix of interviews, contests and chats.

SCRIPTWRITING

moviebytes.com
Find screenwriting contests, markets or software that suits your needs in this site?s giant database.

scriptwritersnetwork.org
Check out this nonprofit?s articles on feature script and TV script formatting, as well as its lengthy free newsletter.

THRILLER

murderby4.blogspot.com Murder by 4 follows four thriller/suspense authors who share their unique styles and diverse experiences, along with articles, author interviews and reviews.



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