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Writing HelpThis section is devoted to those who want to find help in their writing. Be from Writers block, or inexperience, there will be something on this page for you. Many of the sites listed have extensive links to other sites, as well as their own 'help pages, forums and very useful blogs.

Like the other Write Pages, all these links open in a 'Pop-up' window, so please allow your browser to allow pop-ups from this site. If you want to add a link, please contact me and I will include it on this page.

4 Writers.com has creative writing courses available on-line, along with good information, links, tips and tricks.

Clear Guide to Punctuation. The Queen's English Society was founded in 1972 by Joe Clifton, an Oxford graduate and schoolteacher. A letter he had sent to his local newspaper (the West Sussex Gazette) deploring the current decline in standards of English had resulted in so many sympathetic letters from readers that he was encouraged to form a group to try to do something about the problem. Today, we have a membership of around one thousand, mostly United Kingdom residents, but interest is growing worldwide. In the UK we have registered charity status.

The Columbia Granger's World of Poetry Online, updated weekly with new full text poems, biographies, and commentaries, now offers users access to 250,000 poems in full text with 450,000 poem citations. The database includes all poems indexed since the print 8th edition (1985). Granger's also includes a wide range of critical and historical tools and features to enhance an understanding and enjoyment of poetry

Contract? What Contract?  Provides an excellent overview of the types of contracts, including models of contracts, one might encounter in the world of writing.

Copyright Basics from the American Bar Association and if you can't trust a lawyer, who can you trust?

Elements of Style: Asserting that one must first know the rules to break them, this classic reference book is a must-have for any student and conscientious writer. Intended for use in which the practice of composition is combined with the study of literature, it gives in brief space the principal requirements of plain English style and concentrates attention on the rules of usage and principles of composition most commonly violated.

Essays on the Craft of Dramatic Writing offers writers of all levels and genres new ideas on the essential elements of storytelling: creating dynamic characters. It identifies what's at stake in a story, and ensures that both the plot and story lines converge into an emotionally fulfilling resolution.

Guide to Grammar and Style: These notes are a miscellany of grammatical rules and explanations, comments on style, and suggestions on usage I put together for my classes. Nothing here is carved in stone, and many comments are matters of personal preference. Also advice on grammar and style from Jack Lynch, an English professor at Rutgers University.

Helpful Articles for Writers and Publishers is produced by attorney and Writer Ivan Hoffman. Delves deep into most subjects and gives the scoop on what to do and not do..

How to write a book proposal. Description: Advice on book proposal writing from a publisher. Good content.

Indispensable Writing Resources. Does as it name applies. Full of useful features and goodies.

Learn to Write Offers sixteen handpicked books, fourteen select topics, three magazines, and twelve web sites that will get you off to a running start. Links and reviews of sites, books, and magazines that help authors write.

Long Story Short School of Writing  If you are ready to invest in your writing career, the Long Story Short School of Writing can guide you toward your goals. Whether you dream of writing the great American Novel or long to sell your articles to those elusive magazine editors, our writing school curriculum can help you along the path.

Magazine Writing that Sells: A great article - not only for magazine writing, but common sense in trying to sell any article to any publication.

One of Us A British site aiming to help writers from all over the world to find and use resources to help them with their creative writing.

Online English Grammar is operated by the Digital Education Network which provides a range of Internet based services for education. Since 1995 it has been providing students and education professionals with information and resources on the Internet. They have over 300,000 user sessions per month (over 2.5 million hits!) making it one of the most visited education sites on the net.

Paradigm Online Writing Assistant is an "interactive, menu-driven, online writers guide and handbook" by Chuck Gulford of Boise State University. Features information, advice, and activities on topics such as discovering, organizing, revising, editing, thesis/support essays, exploratory essays, argumentative essays, informal essays, and on documenting sources.

PRO SCREENWRITER Links page is a good directory of products, services and resources to help screenwriters succeed and producers to find screenwriters and screenplays. Full of useful advice, info, and hundreds of categorized and alphabetized links to other sites.

Society for Technical Communication for those interested in technical communication, the site provides useful information; they have a separate site listing regional and chapter information.

Some Observations on Copyright Laws is basically an essay on copyright issues in the United States.

Trace Online Writing Community is an interesting and varied site based out of Nottingham Trent University in England. It provides links to many academic and non-academic writing sites in and around the UK and the world, sponsors online chats with authors, provides online help and information for writers in different genres, sponsors conferences, and much more. Well worth a visit.

Writing Tips Good writing tips can really help make you a good writer as your writing is all about how you present the information you are writing about. Writingtips.info can help with writing tips, writing help, writing advice, tips for students and good writing guides. 

WebGrammar. Need help with spelling, grammar, homonyms, punctuation, capitalization, and style? Or information in the areas of writing, education, typography, academic research. A site devoted to entirely to grammar.

Write 101. Write101.com has over a hundred articles on ways to improve your writing. There are tips for business people, students and those who want to write fiction. There's also a monthly contest and you can subscribe to FREE, weekly Writing Tips.

Writers' Guidelines Database Writers' Guidelines Database was created by writers for writers. They have more than 300 indexed guidelines to paying non-fiction markets, a monthly newsletter to update you on new listings, writing resources, alerts to dead publications, a message board for writers and editors to share opinions, frustrations, and expertise.

Write On! Internet Resource Guide. The Write On! Internet Resource Guide web page serves as a companion to a monthly half-hour radio program about writing by writers. The Write On! page offers links to other Internet sites related to writing and literature.

Writersblok.. A Site for Writer's Resources A good help site as well as a writers Resource, Short Story Contest ($1000 1st Prize), Informative Articles, Featured Authors, Free Writers Classifieds, Discussion Forum and More!

Writer's Edge benefits both the published and unpublished writer of any genre. Writer's Edge has The Inspiration Generator, Writer's Board, Contract Terms, How-To Lists, various references/resourses, children's magazine site links, and many more. Updates weekly.

Writers toolbox a site with a great collection of tools to help you make use of all the links provided.

Writers Village University are working hard to be the best on-line writing group on the internet, or so they say. And with over 75 writing courses free, they're heading in the right direction.

Writer Beware! Description: We maintain an extensive archive of documentation on literary agents, book doctors, subsidy publishers, and others who engage in the practices we warn about in these pages.

Writers Write is a professional resource for writers containing daily writing and publishing news, writer's market listings, job listings, links and an award-winning online magazine, The Internet Writing Journal(TM), with articles, book reviews and author interviews.

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