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Best and Unusual Writing Resources

This eclectic collection of creative writing resources will provide hours of inspiration, tips, activities, help, and entertainment for creative writers. Every time I come across an interesting or useful site I post it here.


Newest Link: Riddle Fence , a journal of arts and culture based in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Some sites are weird. Some are funny. Others are works of art. Some are simply useful or informative.

UNphotographable provides interesting reading and ideas to jumpstart your own writing.

byGosh.com makes accessing books, stories, or fables online a breeze with no downloading, just instant access. The Red Room "takes you where the writers are." The Writers' Trust of Canada provides emergency funding for established writers through their "Woodcock Fund." MediaBistro keeps you current with writing and media news. And wherever you're located, find writing conferences and workshops worldwide with Shaw Guides .

So explore the many writing resources below, and check back often to see what's new. If you're aware of something good that's not here, let me know about it!

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Author/Interview Sites

Armchair Interviews
Authors Aloud
Book Club Buddy
BC Writers
Canadian Writers
Paris Review
Quill & Quire Profiles
The Red Room

Book Reviews

Barcelona Review
BookClubBuddy.com
bookforum.com
Boston Review
Globe and Mail
Guardian
Idependent
January Magazine
KevinfromCanada
Kirkus Reviews
Mostly Fiction
New York Review
New Yorker
Open Letters
Powell's Review-a-Day
Quill & Quire
Washington Post

Canadian Literary Magazines

Antigonish Review
BC Studies
Branch
Brick
Canadian Journal of Native Studies
Canadian Literature
Capilano Review
Carousel
Dalhousie Review
Danforth Review (archived copies)
Descant
Event Magazine
Fiddlehead
Geist
Grain Magazine
Malahat Review
Matrix
Maynard
New Quarterly
One Cool Word
Prairie Fire
Prism
Rampike
Riddle Fence
Room
sub-TERRAIN
The Windsor Review
West Coast LINE

Canadian Universities

UCC Listings

Conferences, Workshops, & Writing Retreats

Berton House Writer's Retreat
Shaw Guides
Writers' Colonies

Directories

The Open Directory
The most comprehensive directory online
Airnyc.org

Editing

Clear, Concise Sentences
Common Word Errors
Curing Wordiness
Eliminate Wordiness
Write Concisely

Emergency Funds for Writers

The Writers' Trust of Canada Woodcock Fund

Etymology

Online Etymology Dictionary
World Wide Words

Fiction Sites

East of the Web

Ideas, Oddities, & Culture

Book Shelf Ideas
Daily Kos
Darwin Awards
Life Photo Archive
New York Review of Ideas
OneSentence.org
Photo of the Day
Pop Culture Madness
Quackwatch
Smartset
Spiked
Time Magazine Covers
UNphotographable
Veegle Substantiated True Facts

Kids

Enchanted Learning
Fact Monster

Libraries Online

Internet Public Library
National Library of Canada
The Free Library

Literature Online

201 Stories by Chekhov
byGosh.com
Full Books Online
Literature Network
Shakespeare and the Internet

Magazines

Advertising Age
Atlantic
CIA Studies
Mother Jones
New Yorker
Poets & Writers
Pyschology Today
Reason
Salon
Scientific American
Walrus
Wired

News

The Drudge Report
Google News
MediaBistro
The Onion

Reference

Dictionary of Onomatopoeia Skeptic's Dictionary
Slang Dictionary
Visual Thesaurus
The Visual Dictionary

Research

AdFlip Database of Historical Advertisements
Ask the Experts
Best Information on the Net
Dictionary of Canadian Biography
FindArticles
HowCast How-to Videos and Articles
Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia
Suite 101 Articles
Virtual Museum of Canada

Tools

Name Generator
Find this and many other amusing and interesting generators at GeneratorLand.com
Online Stopwatch

Translation

BabelFish
Google Translation
Translation Wizard

Vocabulary

Advanced & Archaic Vocabulary
The Phrontistery
The Vocabula Review
A monthly journal about the state of the English language.
Vocabulary.com
Vocaboly Vocab Test

What to Pay a Writer

Writers.ca
Writer's Union of Canada

Word of the Day

Infoplease
New York Times
The Quotations Page
Wordsmith.org

Word Play

Bob Levey's Neologisms Competition
Fun-With-Words.com
Washington Post Style Invitational Neologisms
Ripped off and circulated on the Internet each year as the "Washington Post Mensa Invitational," these neologisms originate with Bob Levey, a columnist for the Washington Post until his retirement in 2004.
WordPlays.com

Writing Sites

Freelance Writing Success
Learn to start your own freelance writing business and achieve freelance writing success.
Gila Green Online
Gila Green's site offers writing classes for English writers in Israel, virtual classes, and creative writing guides.
Ladder Writers
Enter writing contests, get critiqued, earn points.
SmartWriters.com
Learn the business and craft of writing for children.
Wordwrights Canada
Run by highly regarded Canadian poet Susan Ioannou, this site gears many of its resources toward students and teachers, including writing advice, contests, lessons, and markets for young writers.
Writer Advice
An excellent ezine that provides quality fiction, poetry, interviews, reviews, contests, and articles.






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