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Writer's Resources

Write Directions
Excellent resource site, founded by Beth Mende Conny, including links, articles, writer's classes and much more!

Tara K Harper's Writer's Workshop
Lots of useful articles on the craft of writing, getting agents, the publishing industry and much more.

Writing-World.com
A great resource for all writers, hosted by Moira Allen, former managing editor of Inklings/Inkspot.

Author Network
Great site, filled with tips, articles, and advice on getting your work out into the market

Writers Digest
The online guide to the writing life.

SciFi Arizona
Michael McCollum's extensive site features plenty to keep the avid Science Fiction writer happy!

Writer's Free Reference
Writing reference listings for writers wanting to research almost anything

Holly Lisle's Pages for Writers
A truly amazing resource - offering "Forward Motion" - articles on writing, Workshops to help improve your writing and much more!

National Writer's Union
The National Writers Union is the only U.S. trade union for freelance and contract writers. We offer contract advice, grievance resolution, health & dental plans, member education, Job Hotline, and networking. Employers list contract and freelance jobs for free and deal directly with writers.

The Burry Man Writers Center
Excellent resource site, filled with articles, tips, research tools and much more.
http://ravens-writing.blogspot.com

AuthorMania
Promising new site for writers, offering articles, market listings, resources and more.

Books & Authors
"Extending Your Literary Experience..."
Author Interviews, Book reviews, Contests, News and more...


Explore Writing.com
ExploreWriting is unique reference point for anyone writing for a hobby or professionally.  Articles by professional writers give advice on all manner of subjects such as essays, journalism, fiction, writing for payment, personal writing and more…

Create a Kids Book
Excellent Australian workshop site for childrens' writers wanting to finish, present and publish their books!

Quiction Online
The home of quick fiction. Submit your flash and micro fiction here!

Visit the Infoportal at VoicesNet.com for Instructions / Help / Tips > Writing Tips

Online Art Schools


Writers Associations

Writer's Guild of America

SF & F Writers of America

Horror Writers Association

Romance Writers of America

Erotica Writers Association

American Crime Writers' League



E-zines/Newsletters for Writers
Fiction Factor
Have you subscribed yet? Every month we bring you even more tips on getting published, articles to hone your writing skills, author interviews, the best free ebook downloads on the net, current writing contests and much more.

Worldwide Freelance
Discover hundreds of paying writing markets from all around the world. Subscribe to their excellent free weekly newsletter

Absolute Markets & Absolute Write
The absolute essential ezines for any professional writer. Crammed with paying writing markets from all over the world, you'll have no excuse for not writing with this great newsletter to back you up

Fantasy Factor
Fiction Factor's Sister-Site - specifically for Fantasy Fiction Writers!

Children's Fiction Factor
Fiction Factor's Sister-Site - specifically for Children's Fiction Writers!

Romance Factor
Fiction Factor's Sister-Site - specifically for Romance Fiction Writers!

Erotica Factor
Fiction Factor's Sister-Site - specifically for Erotica Fiction Writers!

Horror Factor
Fiction Factor's Sister-Site - specifically for creator of nightmares and fright - Horror Writers!

Writer2Writer
Excellent new free resource newsletter for writers of fiction and non-fiction

21st Century Publishing
Excellent resource site for authors who want more for their publishing career

Fables
Great genre 'zine for scifi/fantasy/horror writers

Writers Weekly
Huge resource ezine, bringing current paying market listings right to your inbox each week

Writers Open Workshops
Features market listings, competitions, articles, stories, poems, reviews and much more.

Idea Lounge
Unusual site, offering story ideas and plot starters for writers.

SFF World - Excellent newsletter offering interviews from many established and up-coming authors, articles, book reviews and much more.

Write It Now!

Writers Markets
Newsletter provides writing tips, publishing advice, heaps of markets and more.

Dark Planet Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Webzine
Dark Planet is a Webzine of science fiction, modern fantasy, modern horror, poetry, artwork and reviews.

Intersoap Free newsletter that offers romantic fiction and links to websites offering free or reasonably priced ebooks and fiction

Thrilling Detective Mystery Website
Excellent mystery resources for thriller/mystery writers!




Fiction Writers Market Listings

Duotrope
Excellent searchable database of fiction market listings

Writer's Market
Offers free newsletter - a division of Writer's Digest, offering paying market listings.

Poets & Writers Classifieds
Regularly updated listing of classifieds, including calls for manuscripts, prose, poetry, non-fiction and much more.
http://freebiecash.blogspot.com

Literary Market Place

The Market List
A Resource for Writers of Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror. Includes articles, guidelines and more.

Ralan's sci-fi market page
A good genre listing, also offers response times charts.

Engen's SF/F Market Search Engine
Excellent search engine for science fiction and fantasy markets of all kinds!

Property Asset Planning

Writer Webs
Professional, inexpensive website design specifically tailored to author and book promotion!

Freelance Market Listings

Freelance Factor
Want to be a successful freelance writer? Our free newsletter for freelancers offers you articles, hints and tips plus paying market listings from all over the world.


Secrets of a Successful Freelancer
Make money writing about your hobby or anything you love. Professional freelance writer reveals step-by-step guide to success.

Worldwide Freelance
Discover hundreds of paying writing markets from all around the world. Subscribe to their excellent free weekly newsletter

Absolute Markets & Absolute Write
The absolute essential ezines for any professional writer. Crammed with paying writing markets from all over the world, you'll have no excuse for not writing with this great newsletter to back you up

National Writer's Union
The National Writers Union is the only U.S. trade union for freelance and contract writers. We offer contract advice, grievance resolution, health & dental plans, member education, Job Hotline, and networking. Employers list contract and freelance jobs for free and deal directly with writers.

Freelance Writing.com

Writers Markets

Writer's Digest's 50 Best Places to Get Published Online - One single page with 50 of the best paying markets anywhere! Be warned, though it takes a while to load.

Writing for Dollars
Includes markets, writers guidelines and marketing resources.

Online Writers Guidelines



Writer's Tools

Quick Query Tracker
Quick Query Tracker is a powerful manuscript tracking tool which enables writers to keep track of all queries and submissions. 
Whether you write non-fiction articles or novels or poetry, this software will improve the way you manage your submissions. Quick Query Tracker enables you to professionally manage your writing business, and at a fraction of the cost of other manuscript tracking tools.

Coverscript.com
They can help you adapt your novel to screenplay.  Resources include a large collection of links for writers, contest advice and tips for the screenwriter.  Other services provided include story analysis, ghostwriting and rewriting.


Writer's Planner
A quick and simple website to help you keep track of what you've written and where you've submitted it--what the responses have been, and whatever other notes you want to associate with either markets, works, or submissions.  It will even remind you via email, if you like, to send a follow-up query if you haven't heard back from a market.  A for-the-love project:
http://www.writersplanner.com/


Name Generators

Baby Namer
The best baby name site on the web. Database includes over 20,000 names with dozens of ways to look them up and list them

Lord of the Rings Hobbit Name Generator
Very cute! Apparently, I if had been a Hobbit, I would have been Dimple Hamwich of Buckleberry Fern.

Name Inventor
Uses a database of actual baby names, analyzes the similarities, then spews out statistically similar names. Very unusual results!



Celtic, Gaelic, Irish, and Scottish Names
This page offers a collection of lists intended for writers choosing names for their fictional characters.

Medieval Names Archive
The focus is on authenticity for naming medieval characters. Also contains links to large number of name sources


Workshops/Communities

Critters
Very well-organized email based critique workshop for serious Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror writers.


Zoetrope:All-Story Workshop
Online workshop which also serves as a submission medium for Francis Ford Coppola's Zoetrope:All-Story Magazine. A little confusing to get into at first - but persist! It's worth the effort. Enter through the Virtual Studio.


Long Story Short - A Women Writer's Showcase

MortgageLoanHints.com - Lee Masterson's 'other' site dedicated to teaching people to take control of their own finances and get out of debt quickly and responsibly. Lee has worked in finance and/or banking for the past 7 years, helping people to control their financial futures!

Eclipse Home Loans - Lee Masterson's 'other' site, dedicated to helping people buy a new home, get out of debt or set up the right mortgage for your personal situation.

Copyright Information

Copyright Basics
Direct from the US copyright office. Specific information on what copyright is and how to protect your work.

The Copyright Website
Provides real world, practical and relevant copyright information. Covers many different facets of the law - Written by a lawyer.


Agents

Preditors and Editors
Excellent listing of agents - includes warnings against "disreputable" agencies. A must for new writers.

Association of Authors' Representatives

Writer's Reference
Contact list and email addresses of agents


SF & F Publishers

Baen Books
Submission Guidelines can be found in the FAQ section.

Daw Books
Submission guidelines available.

DelRey Books
An imprint of Ballantine Books, owned by Random House. No longer accepts unsolicted manuscripts.

Tor Books
Submission guidelines can be found through the FAQ link near the bottom of the main page.


FREE Downloads

Free Activ Ebook Compiler
Download your free trial of this fantastic and easy to use ebook compiler.


Fiction Factor Freebies
Some of the best free ebook downloads available on the 'net. Including Fiction titles, ebooks for writers, ebooks for publishers and even free writer's software!



Author Services

Manuscript Editing Services
Serving writers, literary agents, and publishers since 1976. References on site. Free sample edit and price quote.

Free Marketing Zone
Provides free information about online marketing.

MindMapper Mind Mapping Software
MindMapper is an effective and proven tool for visual thinking, organizing thoughts and ideas visually, decision making, making presentations, planning, brainstorming, outlining ideas, note taking,...And more, this mind mapping software utility is one of the easiest mind map creativity tools to learn and use.

ECourseWeb
Excellent resource site for authors wanting to list ebooks for promotion



Poetry Sites/Communities

Harvest Art Productions
Currently accepting posts for poetry, fiction and artwork. Seeking submissions for up-coming anthology.

Munsee Underground
Active Poetry community. Accepts posts from members.

Mocha Memoirs
Poetry and Literature Ezine. This is a paying market, and they are accepting submissions now!

A Gift of Poetry
Poems written for special occassions - weddings, birthdays and anniversaries



 



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