Urban Dictionary - A very
cool tool, ya dig.
- and other 100 best lists.
- Very nice
site, clean design; good author profiles and lots of free online
of Classic Literature
Lots of free books and study guides to read online.
with David Foster Wallace
Becoming a Fiction
Writer: Amanda Kendle's Blog
Amanda Kendle is an Australian travel addict, writer and English
teacher who's visited more than thirty countries. As well as
regular blogging jobs including Jaunted, HotelChatter and
Vagabondish, she writes magazine articles and is working on her
7 Self-Publish Websites to Jumpstart Your Travel Publishing
A good article by Amanda Kendle surveying seven print-on-demand
LINKS FOR SCREENWRITERS
- At this site you'll find a sample screenplay
format in a PDF you can download and study.
LINKS FOR SONGWRITERS
Live from Daryl's
- Live From Daryl's House has become a destination for
music fans seeking the latest in up-and-coming artists
collaborating with the legendary rock singer/songwriter Daryl
LINKS FOR BLOG WRITERS
- How To Write Remarkably Creative Content
- Writer's Digest - Writer's
Digest is a one-stop shop for creative writers. The site hosts
everything from writing advice and prompts to community forums and
- NoviceWriters.net - If you are
looking for a critique, writing tips or someone to chat with,
NoviceWriters.net is the place to be. The site accepts fan fiction
submissions, original stories and artwork.
Fix - This site offers interactive lessons and quality
resources for creative writers. Specific resources include creative
writing prompts, plot generators and character trait
- Writer's FM - Writer's FM
is a radio station created by writers, for writers. The station
broadcasts music and author interviews all day every day.
Copyright Office - This government website offers up important
copyright information for creative writers, as well as a
step-by-step guide to registering your work.
Story Starter - This website offers nearly 350 million randomly
generated story starters for creative writers.
- With more than 300 clever prompts to help you start a story, this
site is one of the places on the web to find creative writing
- Fifteen Minutes of
Fiction - This site offers daily writing prompts and challenges
writers to craft a story or poem in fifteen minutes. Users can
publish their work and chat about it in the site's forums.
Prompt Generator - The Imagination Prompt Generator generates
one prompt after another to get your creative juices flowing.
- Bonnie's Online
Story Spinner - Bonnie Neubauer's Online Story Spinner offers
millions of computer generated story prompts for creative writers.
The Story Spinner provides setting, starting phrases and four words
that must be included in your story.
- Grammar Girl - Grammar
Girl's Quick and Dirty Tips (delivered via podcast) will help you
keep your creative writing error free.
- SparkNotes Searchable
Database - If you need a quick answer to a grammar problem,
SparkNotes' online guide to grammar is the place to look. You can
browse by topic or type your question into a searchable
- The Owl - Purdue
University's Online Writing Lab plays host to all sorts of writing
resources and instructional material. It is a wonderful place to
learn about grammar and mechanics.
- Web English
Teacher - This site provides an excellent section on grammar
that any writer could benefit from. Covered topics include grammar,
parts of speech, sentence structure and mechanics.
Editing Wizard - If the idea of memorizing a whole bunch of
grammar rules bores you to death, you can skip it all and send your
story through the AutoCrit Editing Wizard. This free program will
point out all of the errors in your manuscript.
- WritingForums.org - This
growing writing community has nearly 7,000 members. Forums are
organized and encourage friendly community interaction.
- Writing.com - Writing.com is an
online writing community with nearly 700,000 members. Users can
post stories, store work and take part in other community
activities. Membership is free and available to writers of all
- The Water Cooler - The
Absolute Write Water Cooler is a great place to chat with other
writers and learn about the creative writing craft. Membership is
at 25,000 and growing daily.
About Fiction Writing Forum - The About.com Fiction Writing
forum provides a place to share work, get writing tips and chat
with other writers.
Writer's Beat - This site hosts a small, but tight-knit writing
community that welcomes all sorts of authors.
Writer - First Writer is the ideal website for any writer who
is interested in searching for magazine publishers, book
publishers, agents and writing contests. The site also provides
writing tips, book reviews and copyright information.
- Agent Query - With the
largest searchable database of literary agents on the web, Agent
Query is the place to go when you're looking for agent
Marketplace - Literary Marketplace is a 50-year-old
organization that serves as a directory of American and Canadian
book publishers. Their website offers a database of large
publishers and small presses.
Digest - Duotrope offers a database with over 2275 markets for
creative writers. Markets include opportunities for short fiction,
poetry and novels.
- Funds for Writers - This site
specializes in grants for writers, but also offers market listings
and contest listings. Users can also sign up for three free