for Writers: Dictionary, thesaurus, pronunciation, anagrams,
translations. Also includes a currency converter and links to
other useful tools.
to Speak: Figures of Speech (coming soon)
Who's?: Problem Words and Phrases (coming soon)
Society of Aspiring Writers
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Current writing exercise: RAIN
- Bi-weekly writing exercise using a randomly-chosen word
- Post your original work - all literary forms welcome
- Exchange writing tips, discuss problems or writing issues with other members
Current Serial Story Carl's Night Out: A Mystery
Resources for Writers
Merriam-Webster Language Center
My personal resource favorite. Features the popular Word for the Wise, WordCentral for kids, WOTD by e-mail, articles and word games.
World Wide Words Investigating international English from a British viewpoint.
Oxford English Dictionary The complete text of the OED twenty-volume Second Edition and three-volume Additions Series, is now available online. There is a subscriber fee; however, one can join a free mailing list for "Word of the Day" and increase your vocabulary exponentially.
The College Slang Page Hip language from the hallowed halls of university.
Paradox Concepts Will Greenway's storehouse of sci-fi, fantasy, and general writing terminology. He also encourages people to submit their own terms for inclusion.
Your Dictionary.com Vast library includes specialty dictionaries, grammars, language identifiers, multilingual dictionaries, every tool you can imagine for the linguist. Word Of The Day mailing, a library of articles about linguistics, all compiled by Dr. Robert Bead of Pennsylvania's Bushnell University.
Bartlett's Quotations Well-indexed, easy to navigate site
Writers and Writings Helpful, interesting website
Clerihews by Nanora Sweet Very entertaining
Novalearn Software for writers and varied, useful articles from Writers Online
OUTCRY Magazine Promoting books and authors
Diadem Books Promoting self-published authors & small presses
Suite 101 This is a neat, ad-free community organized around a huge array of topics, with articles submitted by members and many useful resources and tools.
Write101 Excellent site featuring writing lessons, articles, and much more. My favorite feature is Write Way, a truly useful and interesting weekly newsletter.
A Celebration of Women Writers
Writer's Digest Online guide to getting published, plus its other great features that have made this one a standard.
Research-It! One-stop reference desk
The Bible Browser
More Favorite Writing Sites
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