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: Dictionary of Onomatopoeia
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 SitesArmchair Interviews
Book Club Buddy
Quill & Quire Profiles
The Red Room
Book ReviewsBarcelona Review
Globe and Mail
New York Review
Quill & Quire
Canadian Literary MagazinesAntigonish Review
Canadian Journal of Native Studies
Danforth Review (archived copies)
One Cool Word
The Windsor Review
West Coast LINE
Canadian UniversitiesUCC Listings
Conferences, Workshops, & Writing RetreatsBerton House Writer's Retreat
DirectoriesThe Open Directory
The most comprehensive directory online
EditingClear, Concise Sentences
Common Word Errors
Emergency Funds for WritersThe Writers' Trust of Canada Woodcock Fund
EtymologyOnline Etymology Dictionary
World Wide Words
Fiction SitesEast of the Web
Ideas, Oddities, & CultureBook Shelf Ideas
Life Photo Archive
New York Review of Ideas
Photo of the Day
Pop Culture Madness
Time Magazine Covers
Veegle Substantiated True Facts
Libraries OnlineInternet Public Library
National Library of Canada
The Free Library
Literature Online201 Stories by Chekhov
Full Books Online
Shakespeare and the Internet
Poets & Writers
NewsThe Drudge Report
ReferenceDictionary of Onomatopoeia Skeptic's Dictionary
The Visual Dictionary
ResearchAdFlip Database of Historical Advertisements
Ask the Experts
Best Information on the Net
Dictionary of Canadian Biography
HowCast How-to Videos and Articles
Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia
Suite 101 Articles
Virtual Museum of Canada
Find this and many other amusing and interesting generators at GeneratorLand.com
VocabularyAdvanced & Archaic Vocabulary
The Vocabula Review
A monthly journal about the state of the English language.
Vocaboly Vocab Test
What to Pay a WriterWriters.ca
Writer's Union of Canada
Word of the DayInfoplease
New York Times
The Quotations Page
Word PlayBob Levey's Neologisms Competition
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.
Writing SitesAlways Under Revision
A character slips out of Leona Theis' novel-in-progress to say a few words.
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.
Enter writing contests, get critiqued, earn points.
Learn the business and craft of writing for children.
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.
An excellent ezine that provides quality fiction, poetry, interviews, reviews, contests, and articles.
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