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About Agents - From Dan Perez, Writer and Editor.

Absolute Write for writers - Business and craft of writing: articles, interviews, and resources for freelance writing, screenwriting, playwriting, novels, non-fiction, technical, comic books, etc. Grassroots site for spec writers.

Agents, A Children's Primer

An Agent's Typical Day - Sheree Bykofsky's Ask the Agent

Allexperts Writing Q&A - Veteran writers answer all your one-on-one questions about writing and publishing books, magazine articles, screenplays, and more!

Andy's Creative Writing Tips - Tips and ideas for writers of fiction, screenplay and comedy genres. Pages take time to load.

Aunt Sarah's Plotting Recipe

Beginning Writer's FAQ - From the InkSpot site.

Beware the Agency Agreement - By Ivan Hoffman

A Bowl of Writers' Cereal -- Education with a Cookie Crunch! - "You Can Write Fiction" and other information and links for writers.

Cap Parlier's Books - FAQ about writing and being published.

Cheat Sheets for Writers - 36 dramatic situations; 5 basic conflicts; 20 master plots; 12 steps to intimacy; editing, and more.

Choosing an E-publisher - A guide to get the most of your e-published work by Terje Johansen.

Clause for Alarm - by Syneca Featherstone. Contract tips for writers.

Common Mistakes in Manuscripts - by Jerry Gross, Editor of 'Editors on Editing'.

Dramatic Writing - Essays on the craft of writing.

The Eclectic Writer - Articles about writing and getting published. A message board and newsletter too.

The Editorial Department - Writing Tips included in this publishers site.


The Electric Editors - If you're an editor or interested in preparing the written word for publication, the Electric Editors are here to help. On these pages you'll find a comprehensive collection of resources to help you in your work.

Elezabeth Berry's Free Writing Tips - How to write instructions, how to successfully release web-based software, product descriptions, writing for ISO certification, creating training materials, creating children's stories illustrations for stories.

Erica Jong's Tips For Writers - Weekly tips for writers by Erica Jong.

Fiction Writer's Page - By Crawford Kilian

The Final Word - Advice and tips from Writers.

Forward Motion - From Holly Lisle; information about writing, selling and publishing fiction from a full-time writer.

forwriters.com - An all-purpose writers' site with a wonderful listing of resources on markets, agents, writers' groups, writers' conferences, and forums.

From the Pros - Agent Dilemma - By C.S. Fuqua

g e t i n t o i t - A site specifically dealing with writers' block which includes advice, resources, exercises, "DON'Ts", etc.

Getting an Agent - Sarah Smith, Sisters in Crime.

Guide to Writing Book Reviews - By James C. Bradford.

A Hero at Heart - Over 190 romance authors define the perfect hero.

Hot Tips For Hot Writers

How Do I Get Published - Cader Books book publishing FAQ

How not to get published.

How to Get Happily Published - Sensible solutions for getting happily published.

How to Make Yourself Irresistible - How to Make Yourself Irresistible to Any Agent or Publisher

How to Read Your Contract - FAQ for writers.

How to Tell a Legitimate Press - How to tell if a new or small press is legitimate.

How to Title Blockbuster Novels - A simple at-a-glance system for authors and publishers straining to find a title for their next big blockbuster novel.

How to Write a Book Proposal - From Adler & Robin Books, Inc.

Ink -- Homage to the written word - Tips and links by writers.

Insights from Editors - Insights From Editors, Agents, Authors. Library of articles from AuthorLink.

Inspirational Author - Lois Richer - Author gives fiction writing tips.

Ivan Hoffman - This attorney hosts a great site discussing writers' legal issues. Also about publishing on the Net.

Joanne Reid's Writers Page

Knowledge Hound - Links to free online tutorials on poetry, fiction, non-fiction, screenwriting, comics, business and research writing, from Knowledge Hound, the how-to directory.

Learn How to Write and Sell Genre Fiction - Learn How to Write and Sell Genre Fiction, a step-by-step guide on cassette.

Literary Scams, A Writer's Resource - This site is dedicated to warning writers of agents, editors and publishers who are known to participate in poor business practices. Useful variety of info sources and legal contract warnings.

Litopia Corporation - International literary agents. Site contains useful "how-to" information on the business of getting published.

The Official Page ONE Literary Newsletter Website - Published writers say what's on their mind -- No subject limits here.

Overcoming Writer's Block - Learn to cluster, free-write and revise to improve your writing.

7 Powerful Tips for Getting Published - Bestselling author offers writing advice on creating manuscripts that sell. The pre-published writer's guide to selling a novel.

The Process of Publishing a Novel - You've got an idea for a novel. Now what?

Purdue Online Writing Lab - Writing Lab and Resources

Pure Fiction - Offers tips for writers, writers' competitions, a guide for Internet research for writers, and more.

Red Inkworks - Red Inkworks remains dedicated to the written word. Along with the resources and the short story contests are offered an assortment of links reflective of my love for speculative literature.

Tips for Writers - Articles on writing skills, finding a publisher, copyright issues, and electronic rights; resources for fantasy/SF writers; contests; critique groups; research and writing links.

Tips for Writers - A wide range of articles, links, and resources for writers of all levels of experience.

Vicki Hinze Writers Aids - Writers' Aids consist of Tip Sheets, articles, seminar notes for aspiring or multi-published authors, beginner through advanced. Articles cover topics on the writing craft, the industry, and the writing life. Also an email list at Onelist.

Victory Page - Victory Page, a source of original articles by Victory Crayne on motivation and writing fiction or non-fiction

Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts - Free or low-fee representation for low-income writers, only US lawyers are listed here. From Stu's Comic Strip Connection site.

Wacky Writer's World - A forum for the discussion of topics of interest to writers. Also at the site is a monthly newsletter for writers which provides indepth feature articles, interviews with publishing professionals and authors, and market tips.

Warnings and Cautions for Writers - A webpage focusing on warnings for writers about areas in which they should protect themselves

Wesselmann's Page for Writers - Debbie Lee Wesselmann, published novelist and short story writer, provides tips and reading selections for fiction writers. Updated monthly. Contact information provided.

What Makes a Good Short Story? - Analysis of what makes short fiction work.

Willow Hall - Willow Hall, a virtual hotel for writers, is the perfect writer's retreat! The rooms are free, the service is excellent and you are surrounded by fellow writers... what more could you ask for?

Wordwrights Canada - Director Susan Ioannou provides handbooks for writers, manuscript reading, editing services, and The Poetry Tutorial writer's correspondence course, as well as contest listings and links to important Canadian sites of interest to writers.

Write a Killer Release - by Dr. Paul Hartunian

Write Great Queries - How To Write Great Queries Without Resorting To Threats, Bribery or Coercion. By Wendy Keller, ForthWrite Literary Agency

Write Stuff Writing Services - Dorothea Helms, with tips and links for writers. Find out about the workshops offered on humor writing, ad writing, business writing, how to run a writing business and how to win writing contests.

Write Tools: Editors' and Writers' Toolkit - A practical, categorized compilation of Web-based references for professional writers and editors.

Writer's Heaven - Published freelance writer and short story book author, Pam Calvert, gives valuable information to get you on the road to publication.

The Writers Home - A fun and educational Web site for anyone interested in writing, editing or reading. Contains links to over 400 Web sites of interest to writers, a comprehensive instruction section, book reviews, links to author Web sites, links to publisher Web sites, and interviews with authors.

Writers' Online Workshop by Amos Kwok - The Writer's Online Workshop contains articles on writing short stories and novels. Contains useful advice, helpful tricks and vivid examples. Also reviews and recommends writing sites and books.

Writers R Us - Some writing tips and links. Site also publishes writing.

Writing Articles & Interviews - Articles from The Internet Writing Journal.

Writing for the Web - A research project about how users read on the Web and how authors should write their Web pages (a study by John Morkes and Jakob Nielsen): includes downloadable files, tasks, and questionnaires to allow replicated or revised experiments.

Writing in Flow - Contains excerpts & sample exercises from the Los Angeles Times Bestseller Writing in Flow.

Writing. Org - Literary Agents: A 4 part series.

Writing Today - This was the e-zine Writing Today. The last issue was June of 1998. But the site is still up and some articles in archived issues are quite good. Email link to webmaster is broken.

Writing-Related Tutorials at Knowledge Hound - Links to how-to guides, tutorials and tips on novels, plot, poetry, fiction, screenwriting, comics, business and research writing and more.

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