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Writing Resources

by Ron Kurtus (revised 18 December 2015)

The following is a listing of important references and resources for writers.


FreelanceWriting.Com - Information about freelance writing


General information - Resource for aspiring writers in fiction, journalism, script writing and getting published

Writers Write - Information on books, writing and publishing; many useful articles in all areas of writing

Writer's Digest - Online version of Writer's digest magazine; contains good tips on writing and selling

About Freelance Writing - Information about freelance writing


Guide to Grammar and Writing - Good overview of the numerous grammar rules; much information on grammar; from Capital Community College in Hartford, CT, USA

Blue Book for Grammar and Punctuation

Grammar - Purdue University Online Writng Lab

Quick and Dirty Tips - Grammar Girl

Grammarly Handbook

English Grammar - Information and grammar rules

GrammarCheck - Fee-based grammar checking


SpeechWriterCity - Information on speech writing

Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America - Organization for science fiction writers; good place to see what other writers are doing

Mystery Writers of America - Organization for mystery writers

Fiction Factor - Online magazine for fiction writers, including articles and writing tips


Outlining Enhances Creativity and Productivity

Writers conferences

Shaw's Writers Conferences - Extensive list

Directory of Conferences - From Association of Writers and Writing Programs

Writing Conferences & Festivals - From


Wizards4Word - Software for formatting and helping in writing process using MS Word

Graphical outlining

MindGenius - Business mind-mapping software

Inspiration - A graphical outliner or mind-mapping application aimed at younger students

Mindmapper - Another good mind-mapping tool.


A serious writer must learn proper writing and formatting techniques. Selling your work is an art in itself. The following books are some available to help in the writing and selling process. You can purchase them through or your local bookstore.

Word Up! How to Write Powerful Sentences and Paragraphs (And Everything You Build from Them) by Marcia Riefer Johnston

Top-rated books on Writing Methods

Top-rated books on Fiction Writing

Top-rated books on Non-fiction Writing

Top-rated books on Horror Writing

Top-rated books on Comedy Writing

Top-rated books on Creative Writing

Top-rated books on Good Grammar

Top-rated books on Style Guides

Top-rated books on Style Guides

Gryphon Books for Writers - New and used books for writers by writers


Use these resources to help you in your writing career.

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