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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!

Author/Interview Sites

Armchair Interviews
Authors Aloud
BC Writers
Canadian Writers
Paris Review
Quill & Quire Profiles

Book Reviews

Barcelona Review
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
Brick
Canadian Journal of Native Studies
Canadian Literature
Capilano Review
Carousel
Dalhousie Review
Danforth Review (archived copies)
Fiddlehead
Geist
Grain Magazine
Malahat Review
Matrix
Maynard
New Quarterly
Prairie Fire
Prism
Rampike
Riddle Fence
Room
sub-TERRAIN
The Windsor Review

Canadian Universities

Directory of Canadian Universities

Conferences, Workshops, & Writing Retreats

Berton House Writer's Retreat
Shaw Guides

Directories

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 Yorker Cartoon Collection
Photo of the Day
Pop Culture Madness
Quackwatch
Smartset
Spiked
Time Magazine Covers
UNphotographable

Kids

Enchanted Learning
Fact Monster

Libraries Online

The Free Library

Literature Online

byGosh.com
Free Chekhov Stories
Full Books Online
Literature Network

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
The Onion

Reference

Dictionary of Onomatopoeia Skeptic's Dictionary
Slang Dictionary
Visual Thesaurus

Research

AdFlip Database of Historical Advertisements
Ask the Experts
Dictionary of Canadian Biography
HowCast How-to Videos and Articles
Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia
Virtual Museum of Canada

Vocabulary

Advanced & Archaic Vocabulary
The Phrontistery
Vocabulary.com
Vocaboly Vocab Test

What to Pay a Writer

Writers.ca
Writer's Union of Canada

Word of the Day

Infoplease
The Quotations Page
Wordsmith.org

Word Play

Bob Levey's Neologisms Competition
Fun-With-Words.com
WordPlays.com

Writing Sites

Gila Green Online
Gila Green's site offers writing classes for English writers in Israel, virtual classes, and creative writing guides.
Writer Advice
An excellent ezine that provides quality fiction, poetry, interviews, reviews, contests, and articles.






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