Resources for Writers

Refdesk One-stop shopping for all your reference needs. Dictionaries, encylopedias, newspapers - you name it, Refdesk has it.
Bartleby's Another aggregate site, with Gray's Anatomy, Roget's, Bartlett's and a host of other great links.
Internet Resources Hundreds of writing links, including information on the business of writing.
OneSearch Wake County Public Libraries online database. Requires registration (free)
Grammar Book The site is selling a book, but there are lots of free grammar tips as well.


AllFreelance Market directory with search function.
WritersWeekly Claims to be the highest-circulating freelance e-zine in the world.
The Market List Markets for genre fiction writers.
Funds for Writers "Tips and tools for serious writers to advance their careers"


AP Basics Quick reference to the Associated Press style guide
Chicago Manual of Style Quick guide
Elements of Style Complete text.


Screen Actor's Guild Agent contact information for movie and TV personalities. You can also call 855-724-2387 and ask for Actors to Locate. Three at a time only.
HARO Help A Reporter Out. Links sources with reporters (Registration required).
ProfNet Very PR-focused. Many responses are often tangential to your needs. Requires registration (free).

The Chronicle How To Write Less Badly
Bates College Science Writing
ProBlogger How to write a great blog
Screenwriting.info How to write a screenplay
AgentQuery How to write a query to an agent
Slate How to write faster
American Scholar How to write a memoir
Writer Beware How to write a book query
Writing World How to write a magazine query
HowStuffWorks How magazine writing works
Freelance Writing Writers' guidelines
WritersNet How to find an agent
Writers Digest General interest magazine for writers


Start Blogging Online

How to start a blog.


Writers Cafe "WritersCafe.org is an online writing community where writers can post their work, get reviews, befriend other writers, and much more."
Writing.com "We provide an extremely creative environment for authors, offering hundreds of unique writing tools and opportunities for creation and inspiration."

"A respectful writing community made up of writers passionate about improving each other’s writing through thoughtful critiques and the sharing of writing experience."

The Writer's Beat "We are a community of authors that share a common passion: writing. At the Writer's Beat writing forums we discuss various topics related to the art of writing."
Squidoo Writer's community roundup


Lulu Largest DIY publishing house.
TurboTax E-Book Cheat Sheet
Copyright info for self-publishers Step-by-step guide to copyrighting your work.


Windows Movie Maker Tips on using the video software that comes with Windows.
Adobe Premiere Elements Video Tutorial.


Think Like A Shrink The same techniques used by psychologists can make for a better interview. (PDF)
Putting On Your Own Writers Conference Everything you need to know. (PDF)
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