Friday, June 17, 2005
Writer's Digest Top 100 Writing Websites
Travel Writer Wannabees
Though surprisingly weak in the travel writing website/blog section, this list is generally filled with excellent websites and blogs for the prospective and experienced writer.
100 Best Websites for 2005
Complete A-Z List
21st Century Publishing
Learn more about the world of print-on-demand publishing and marketing and promoting your work at this 21st Century Publishing site.
A Long Story Short
This e-zine features women writers and showcases its favorite contributions to the site. The site’s submission committee provides critiques to aspiring writers, time permitting.
Since many abbreviations and acronyms are learned on a need-to-know basis, visit this site for thousands of entries, including Internet emoticons.
Do you need freelance work? Stay in the loop with this site’s two newsletters: One lists agents looking for writers, while the other has guidelines, jobs for writers and calls for submissions.
This searchable database shortens your search for an agent. Search by fiction or nonfiction genres and limit your search to agents accepting submissions or e-queries.
Use this free service to see if an agent is on the up-and-up. Agent information is updated from public records.
Visit this site’s specialized links to get information on writing poetry, freelance, fantasy literature and mysteries. Then view the site’s other links for background information on everything from nursery rhymes to jewelry making.
Find a comprehensive list of book reviews in various genres and read authors’ comments at this site.
Angle on Writing
A revision checklist, tips to start a writing group and give feedback, plus a 50-question character profile are all available here.
Visit this site for book reviews, submission guidelines and publication venues. Young writers can check out its Junior Muses link. YW
Artella—the name comes from combining "art" and "telling"—strives to create a new art form by combining words with art. To get your creative juices flowing, the site offers an e-zine, poetry contests, forums and creativity seeds.
Visit this site to work on your writing craft by reading its articles that help you build believable characters, plots and more.
Use this site to give and receive feedback on books, articles, poetry and stories. Then store your favorite for easy access.
Find critique forums, tips and writing resources, plus agents, authors and editors as guest speakers in discussion forums. The site has a $30 annual membership fee and offers a free five-day trial.
Go to this site for literary definitions, quotations and access to more than 370,000 Web pages.
You can find book reviews from the site’s editors, plus links to other reviews and a literary "link of the day" at this site.
Blue Oasis Online Support Team
Blue Oasis Online Support Team exists for children’s writers, but forum discussions and tips benefit writers of all genres.
Writer's Digest Top 100 Websites for Writers -- Including Hot Links