Writing links

Here’s the promised update of writing links leading off with a website featuring a multitude of links:

http://internet-resources.com/writers/

The quickest way to find these helpful sites is to go to google and type in writing links and then sort them yourself.

I just wanted to pick a few of my favorites – actually in my web browser’s favorites – including the mega-whompus link site above.

To speed things, some links at my previous blog entry

https://samwrites2.wordpress.com/2008/01/08/great-writing-links/ are also listed here.

I have to re-emphasize both John Shore’s blog www.JohnShoreland.com and L.L. Barkat’s writing tips found here http://llbarkat.com/writing2.php .

This link is a good all-purpose tool for writing a news story.

http://www.reporter.org/desktop/

This link goes a little deeper and takes more time to navigate but is also useful for journalists:

http://www.americanpressinstitute.org/pages/toolbox/

This link is of course to help those challenged at the art of writing query letters:

http://www.poewar.com/how-to-write-a-query-letter/

This link is the go-to for grammar and style help:

http://owl.english.purdue.edu/

This link is a paid contest for writing a “first chapter:”

http://firstchapters.gather.com/ 

This link is for Christian Writers and includes resources:

http://www.writehisanswer.com/links.htm 

This link is for the D.C. Chapter of Society of Professional Journalists and links to the national page:

http://www.spj.org/washdcpro/

This is another megawhompus site that includes news feeds:

http://www.writerswrite.com/writinglinks/

Another Christian writers site with a different angle:

http://writerinterrupted.ning.com/

The next site’s about us reads:

“Mediabistro.com is dedicated to anyone who creates or works with content, or who is a non-creative professional working in a content/creative industry. That includes editors, writers, producers, graphic designers, book publishers, and others in industries including magazines, television, film, radio, newspapers, book publishing, online media, advertising, PR, and design. Our mission is to provide opportunities to meet, share resources, become informed of job opportunities and interesting projects and news, improve career skills, and showcase your work”

 http://www.mediabistro.com

This site is self-explanatory in the address and, again, contains a multitude of links:

http://www.writinglinks.com/

The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers’ site with excellent advice and links that cross all genres:

 http://www.sfwa.org

The next site has a paid part that starts at $3.33 a month and a free “reviewer” side. It’s about us reads:

TheNextBigWriter is a dynamic, supportive private community where writers post their work to receive feedback from other writers and readers. In addition, writers can share ideas and network with one another, start building a fan-base of readers, and receive recognition and rewards – including cash prizes and publishing contracts. This all occurs within a validated password-protected (VPP) site, ensuring that the rights to each author’s work are fully preserved, and creating a comfortable, professional environment. Members on the site run the spectrum from beginners to published writers and come from all parts of the world.

http://www.thenextbigwriter.com/

Excellent resources from those who bring you USA TODAY:

http://www.gannett.com/go/newswatch/nwwebtips/researchtools.html

A grantwriter’s paradise:

http://www.tgci.com/funding.shtml

A D.C. freelancers’ site that reads:

Washington Independent Writers (WIW) was established in 1975 by a group of Washington writers to promote the mutual interests of freelance writers. They were brought together by concern over finding health insurance, developing a job listing system and providing informal social opportunities to help writers overcome the isolation that so often accompanies their work.

http://www.washwriter.org/

A site featuring training resources for news writers and one of my favorite quotes:

“If you think training is expensive, try ignorance.”
– Tom Peters

http://www.notrain-nogain.org/Train/Res/Write/WRIT.asp
This link is to ‘The Artists Way’ the Official Julia Cameron Website. The book rocks when it comes to helping start the creative process.

http://theartistsway.com/

That’s about all for this edition of writing links. That should keep you busy for hours and provide needed resources for you aspiring writers.

Now stop reading and go write already.

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One Response

  1. This just in. Just found this blog entry that looks extremely useful… http://seedlingsinstone.blogspot.com/2008/02/golden-opportunity-talk-to-top-editors.html

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