Internet Resources for Writers

Web sites and other resources for writers.
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Monday, April 20, 2009
Updated & Checked All Links for the LOW PAY markets list

Kind of depressing, but not surprising.

I hadn't updated the LOW PAY markets list since forever. In these times of magazines and newspapers folding, I thought it was time.

Realize that low pay markets are usually low pay because they're running on a shoestring and writers are being paid out of the publisher's checking account.

Not surprising, but ... about half the list went into the trash bin because the magazines/zines are no longer in operation or are no longer paying or are no longer saying whether they're paying or not or only let subscribers submit and then pay a dinky bit at that.

Two magazines (STRANGE HORIZONS and TRANSITIONS ABROAD) graduated to the regular paying markets lists, which I will update soon as well. A couple more had increased their pay, but not so much that they got off the LOWPAY list.

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Thursday, April 16, 2009
Checked and updated all links in subsection A WRITER'S LIFE

Internet Resources - Writers Resources - Writing Links & Writers Links for Writers - A Writer's Life

· Book Buying · Chocolate · Creativity Nudges · Games & Distractions · Gifts · Insurance · Journal Keeping · Pens · Time Management & Procrastination · Writer's Block · Writers' Supplies · Writing Exercises

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Thursday, March 19, 2009
Checked and updated all links in subsection FICTION

Internet Resources - Writers Resources - Writing Links & Writers Links for Writers - Fiction

Unsorted · Erotica · Fiction · Historical Fiction · Horror · Mystery/Crime Fiction · Romance · SFF & World Building · Video Games & RPG Universes

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Friday, February 06, 2009
Updated & Checked All Links in subsection Other

Internet Resources - Writers Resources - Writing Links & Writers Links for Writers - Other

Unsorted · Anime and Manga · Writing Business Plans &c. · Children's Writers' Resources · Christian Writers · Comics, Cartooning & Animation · Editing · Grant & Proposal Writing · Greeting Cards · Haiku & Renku · Humor & Comedy · Playwriting · Poetry · Screenwriting & Scriptwriting · Songwriting · Translation & Subtitling · Young Writers

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Wednesday, February 04, 2009
Updated & Checked All Links in subsection Writers' Newsletters & Periodicals

Thursday, January 22, 2009
Updated link to Journalist's Toolbox

Sunday, January 11, 2009
Updated and checked all links in subsection Word Stuff

Internet Resources - Writers Resources - Writing Links & Writers Links for Writers - Word Stuff

Unsorted · Assorted Information · Experts · Maps · Names & Naming · News Links · Online Texts · Research & Reference · Search Engines · Tools · Warnings & Rumors Unsorted · Copyediting · Dictionaries · Indexing · Quotations [020071230]· Style & Grammar · Word Stuff

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Saturday, January 10, 2009
Updated and checked all links in subsection Reference and Research

Internet Resources - Writers Resources - Writing Links & Writers Links for Writers - Reference & Research

Unsorted · Assorted Information · Experts · Maps · Names & Naming · News Links · Online Texts · Research & Reference · Search Engines · Tools · Warnings & Rumors

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Friday, January 09, 2009
Updated and checked all links in subsection History Reference and Research

Friday, December 05, 2008
Updated and checked all links in subsection Non-Fiction

Internet Resources - Writers Resources - Writing Links & Writers Links for Writers - Non-Fiction

Unsorted · Commentary, Essays, & Columnists · Copywriting · Food Writing · Journalism · Journalism & Freelance Jobs · Op-Ed · Public Relations · Religion · Science & Medical Writing · Speech Writing · Tech Writing · Television & Radio · Travel Writing · Web writing

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Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Updated and checked all links in subsection Fiction

Internet Resources - Writers Resources - Writing Links & Writers Links for Writers - Fiction

Unsorted · Erotica · Fiction · Historical Fiction · Horror · Mystery/Crime Fiction · Romance · SFF & World Building · Video Games & RPG Universes

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Friday, May 16, 2008
Updated and checked all links in subsection Hodge-Podge

Internet Resources - Writers Resources - Writing Links & Writers Links for Writers - Hodge-Podge

Unclassified · Multi-faceted · Writers On Writing · Writing Links with a Northern California Focus

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Friday, May 02, 2008
Split the promotion links off from /business

Set up a new page for BUSINESS - marketing, promotion, & publicity which includes Book Signings · Book Trailers · Marketing, Promotion, & Publicity · Your Website.

The last two subsets of links were taken from the BUSINESS page and put on their own page because the business links were getting too fat.

I'd earlier split off /submissions and markets/ from BUSINESS for the same reason.

I've clicked through all the links on the /marketing/ page to make sure they're current and added more links as well. I also split off the book signing links from the general promotion set and added a new set of links on book trailers.


Thursday, April 10, 2008
Millionth hit has been and gone ...

The site had its millionth hit this morning. I've swopped the old GoStats hit counter out and replaced it with a SiteMeter meter. The new meter will track both visits and page views for me, but I plan to just show visits on the site stats that show to the ordinary Joe user.

Clicked through and updated links for the Networking & Connections page this morning.

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Tuesday, April 08, 2008
Internet Resources - Writers Resources - Writing Links & Writers Links for Writers

Hit counter stands at 999439. When it rolls over to zeroes, I plan to swop it for a different counter.

Mercy me. A million hits. Who woulda thunk back when that this day would come to pass?

BUSINESS- submissions & markets

were checked and updated yesterday. More to follow.


Wednesday, May 30, 2007
Updated and checked all links for subsection: Business: Submissions & Markets

Friday, May 18, 2007
[PAY MKT] Yoga Journal

Writers' Guidelines for Yoga Journal

Yoga Journal covers the practice and philosophy of yoga. In particular we welcome articles on the following themes:

1. Leaders, spokespersons, and visionaries in the yoga community;
2. The practice of hatha yoga;
3. Applications of yoga to everyday life (e.g., relationships, social issues, livelihood, etc.);
4. Hatha yoga anatomy and kinesiology, and therapeutic yoga;
5. Nutrition and diet, cooking, and natural skin and body care.

Payment varies, depending on length, depth of research, etc. We pay within 90 days of final acceptance: $800 to $2000 for features, $400 to $800 for departments, $25 to $100 for Om Page and Well-Being, and $200 to $250 for book reviews.

No unsolicited e-sub.

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[PAY MKT] Escape Pod

Writers' Guidelines for Escape Pod, a podcast genre 'zine.

EP is a genre 'zine. We're looking for science fiction and fantasy. Please don't send us anything that doesn't fit those descriptions. And by the way, we mean SF/F on a level that matters to the plot. Your story about a little boy receiving a balloon before his heart transplant may be touching literature, but it probably isn't something we're interested in, even if you edit it so that the balloon's an alien and the heart came from Satan.

(UPDATE: As of August 2006, Escape Pod no longer runs horror. We've spun that off into a sister podcast, Pseudopod, edited by Mur Lafferty and Ben Philips. We do not share our slushpiles, so please send them your horror stories directly. It's a great podcast to listen to, by the way, if you like to be disturbed.)

We're primarily interested in two lengths of fiction, which we've dubbed (somewhat arbitrarily) 'short fiction' and 'flash fiction.'

PAYS: $100 for short fiction (2-6K wds) and $20 for flash fiction (up to 1K wds. "sweet spot": 500 wds.)


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[PAY MKT] Paying poetry markets

[PAY MKT] South Florida Parenting

Writers' guidelines for South Florida Parenting.

Most South Florida Parenting articles are purchased from freelance writers. In a typical issue, readers will find a variety of regular departments: Out & About, Baby Basics, Preteen Power, Family Money, Family Health and more. We also run feature articles of 800-2,000 words on topics of pertinence to South Florida parents. Features require careful research, independent reporting and well-developed interviews with South Florida sources.

Our focus is on our three-county market and we prefer features that use sources and settings in South Florida. Assignments, when given, go almost exclusively to writers who live in southeast Florida. However, we do consider insightful, captivating essays and features from outside our area, particularly those that deal with universal themes and issues. All stories must include clearly identified, real sources. Articles or essays that use only first names, composites or fictional examples will not be considered.

We welcome your submission of material previously published outside South Florida, if offered to us on an exclusive basis in southeast Florida. No submissions or queries that are offered to other publications in southeast Florida will ever be considered. We do not buy work from writers who are published by our competitors. For reprint offers, send either typed manuscripts or clips and let us know where the material appeared.

E-sub only.
$150-$300 for first publication
$30-$50 for reprints, including online rights.
You *must* not submit work to any other publications in South Florida.

(n.b. The wording is weird: do they mean must not submit *this* piece of work or *any* piece of work? ... If you're interested in the market, might behoove you to check ...)

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Wednesday, March 07, 2007
Updated Business

Checked and updated all links on Business.

The page includes over one hundred links classified in subsections:
  • Unsorted
  • Agents
  • Book Publishers
  • Copyright
  • E-Publishing
  • Legal, Contracts, & Taxes
  • Marketing, Sales, Promotion, & Publicity
  • Print-On-Demand Publishing
  • Self-publishing
  • Your Website

Replaced some broken links. Added a few. Commented out links to my articles on Web design and copyright that I wrote for Computer Bits, which is no more. I need to bring those articles onto either this site or some day, now that the Computer Bits online archives are no more.

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Thursday, February 08, 2007
Updated Reference & Research

Checked and updated all links on Reference & Research.

The page includes over two hundred links classified in subsections:
  • Unsorted
  • Assorted Information
  • Experts
  • Maps
  • Names & Naming
  • News Links
  • Online Texts
  • Research & Reference
  • Search Engines including image search and video search engines
  • Tools
  • Warnings & Rumors

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Wednesday, January 24, 2007
Updated Business/Submissions

Checked and updated all links on Business/Submissions.

The page includes subsections:
  • Grants, Prizes, & Contests - lists
  • Markets - market listing resources on the Web
  • Scams - known scams and how to avoid them
  • Submitting - information on manuscript formats, queries, writing a synopsis and more.

I also added a separate header for our Miss Snark's blog.

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Sunday, December 31, 2006
Updated online magazine guidelines S-Z

Spent five hours updating Online Magazine Guidelines S-Z

Sadly, more than just a couple magazines had bit the dust since the last time this page got a thorough check through.

All links and info on the page are accurate as of today.

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Wednesday, December 20, 2006
Updated all links on the OTHER page

Updated all links on the OTHER page while I was checking the screenwriting links and adding the new manga/anime linkset.

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Added an anime/manga section to "Other"

Added some links to anime/manga sites to OTHER.

Sent a note to the family anime/manga 'ru to ask for more suggestions.

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Monday, November 27, 2006
Updated all links on History Reference page

Wednesday, October 13, 2004
Updates and changes

  • Modified the blog template slightly

  • Checked through and updated as necessary every Publishers market link.

  • Checked through and updated as necessary every Agents market link.

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Monday, February 24, 2003

Added a page listing the pages that mention

Dehanna Bailee's Basic Guide to Fee Based Print On Demand Publishing Services : Informative and Interesting Links
Black Stump - Writing/Texts
Burry Man Writers Center - markets center
Butterknife Books - Literary material
California Writers Club - Berkeley branch
Cat Vacuuming Society (CVS) - writing related links
Barb Chandler's Links of Interest to Writers and Journalists: Markets
Children's Writers Marketplace - Margaret Shauers
site review: "This compendium of online Writers' Resources is worth its weight in gold."
The Electric Eclectic
Funds for Writers - links: How-To Sites
Gotta Write Network - History: Research: The Internet and General Historical Links
Inky Girl - Debbie Ridpath Ohi's weblog for writers
Journalist's Toolbox - Writing Resources
Liz Krawczyk's Book Frontier - blog entry 2002-12-11
Madscreenwriter's writing links from dvcafe.
Marylaine Block - Neat, New Stuff
Northern California Writers & Artists - (NCWA) - links
One Person Library - Links to sites of interest to SOLOs/OPLs: Found On The Web
Heather Elizabeth Peterson's Dusk Darkling - Links for Fiction Writers on the History of Love
Pikes Peak Library District - Reference Sources
J. Thompson's Planet Quill - Resources Sites for writers
Paula Roe's Web site - links to more links - Internet Tools
University of Minnesota - Twin Cities. Reference Sources: Quotations
University of Toledo Libraries - Suhasini Kumar's Internet Resources for Writers
Vanda - education links
Virginia Public Library, Virginia, MN. - WebWise Links: Arts & Entertainment
Winning Writers - poetry links
The Writer Gazette - Writer Resource Links
The Writers Block, Inc.: Resource Directory - General Links
Writer's Write resource links: General Writing Resources writing links: General Writing Sites


Friday, December 20, 2002

Revamped the entry page at and fiddled with the boilerplate at the bottom of each page.


Thursday, October 31, 2002

Adding a separate page of links to publishers' submission guidelines

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Tuesday, October 29, 2002

Added this month

A multi-page collection of links to online writers guideline pages. Some of the markets do not accept e-submissions, but all of them have their guidelines online, so you can easily check out the market and the writer reqs.

The collection has a front page with some miscellaneous markets and contests on it, a page full of links to guidelines from "no pay" markets -- markets that don't pay cold hard cash for submissions-- and a page full of links to guidelines for "low pay" markets -- markets paying less than $0.05/wd or $25/article/story. The other pages are alpha lists of paying markets that pay more than "low pay," some of them up to $2K for essays and $4K+ for articles.

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Just added

A new religion writing links section on the Non-fiction writing page.

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Monday, August 19, 2002

Updating broken links and found that Dr. L. Kip Wheeler's page Literary Terms and Meanings had moved when he moved from UOregon to Gonzaga.

The rest of his site is chock full of information, devoted to Comp-Grammar-Research-Literature due to his educational bent. I found a huge cache of useful information for writers, even if they aren't in one of Dr. Wheeler's classes.

How about this one? - Wheeler's rant titled Passive Voice (Why It is Evil and How to Recognize It.)

Or this one? - Medieval Lit resources, with links to "Heresy Handout: A Convenient Guide to Eternal Damnation" (.pdf), Middle English Vocabulary, Numerology (.pdf), "The Seven Deadly Sins: A Convenient Guide to Eternal Damnation" and more.

This site can eat up your afternoon, if you're not careful.

This link and more like it can be found in the [WordStuff|Unsorted] section of

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Robert Harris - Virtual Salt - Evaluating Internet Research Sources

This link and more like it can be found in the [Reference|Unsorted] section of

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Also added these links:

FirstGov - official government gateways (state and Federal) FirstGov links to government resources across a wide range of subject areas and needs.

St. Ambrose University - Best Information on the Net BIOTN is sorted alphabetically, by major and by "hot topics" for papers. The "Art" section, f'rex, is further divvied up to sort the links by Art Education, Art Images, Events and Competitions, Exhibits, Galleries, Museums, Indexes to Art Resources, Individual Artists, Photography Sites and St. Ambrose University Art Department. Wonderful resource.

These links and more like them can be found in the [Reference|Search Engines] section of

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Added a link to Marylaine Block's excellent What is NOT on the Net to the collection of "how cool are libraries or what?" box on the intro page.

Block's Web site is a wonderful resource. Added a link to (Librarian Without Walls) in the "Unsorted" section of the [Reference] page.

Also added a link to David Novak's excellent Information Research FAQ For some reason the Spire Project Web site is not available, so this link is through the mirror site.

These links and more like them can be found in the [Reference] section of

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UMich - Making of America - primary texts from antebellum thru reconstruction both magazines and books. e.g. de Tocqueville's Democracy in America, translated by Henry Reeve. Read page by page or search text.

UMich - Humanities Text Initiative - everything from travel books on Bosnia to Garden and Forest: A Journal of Horticulture, Landscape Art, and Forestry (1888-1897) from the Library of Congress.

This link and more like it can be found in the [Reference|Online Texts] section of

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Saturday, August 17, 2002

Looking for factoids and trivia to trigger your inspiration?

Check out Today in Science

Today (17 Aug 2002) is the 401st anniversary of Fermat's birth, the 204th anniversary of Hodgkin's birth, as well as ... the anniversary of the discovery of Phobos, the anniversary of the wrench patent, the anniversary of the start of Robert Fulton's steam boat round-trip from NYC to Albany and ...

"In 1896, the first pedestrian to be knocked down and killed by a motor vehicle in Britain was Mrs Bridget Driscoll of Croydon, Surrey, who was hit by a car travelling at 4 mph."

This link and more like it can be found in the [Reference|Dates & History] section of

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Friday, August 16, 2002

For word lovers

Ruth Pettis - Word Safari - a browse through words known and unknown

Ruth Pettis - Megalist of Word Links - a huge collection of links to word sites: dictionaries, etymology, grammar, spelling, word games, common errors.

These links and others of a similar ilk can be found in the [Word Stuff|Word Stuff] section of

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Thursday, August 08, 2002

Sources and Experts from the Special Libraries Association News Division. "This list is divided into three parts: sites that are useful for one-stop shopping for experts on a wide variety of topics; good places to look for authors and editors; and organizations arranged alphabetically by specialty area."

Also included in the SLA News Division site are
Newspaper archives - USAn

List of newspapers in Nexis, Factiva/DJ, or DIALOG believed to have missing archives

Reference links with national focus
by state

Resources: Usenet News Groups and mailing lists for journalists as well as Web resources

The Online Books Page - 16K+ listings of books available online

These links and others of a similar ilk can be found in the [Reference & Research] section of

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Friday, August 02, 2002

Added a link to the [Reference & Research|Search Engines|Image Searches] section of the Web site. The links now on board follow:

Kartoo - Visual Web Search - 7500+ artists - 32K links - 13K artists - 36K works - Grove Dictionary of Art

Carol Gerten - Fine Art--A Virtual Art Museum: FAQ, Scans

Google Image Search

Alta Vista Multimedia Search w/ Rolling Stone

Ditto - "always on" filtering

Picsearch - "always on" filtering

Lycos Multimedia Search - "never on" filtering

Life Magazine covers - 1936-1972

QuikShowBiz - Art News, Art Search, and Art Links

QuikShowBiz - Photo Search Engines and Photo News

PURCHASE ART/PRINTS - 150K posters & prints - posters, photos, fine art

These links and others of a similar ilk can be found in the [Reference & Research|Search Engines] section of

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Thursday, August 01, 2002

Added two links re finding jobs online:

Sunoasis - Writer's Guide to Finding Jobs Online tutorial
added to both the [Business|Markets] section and the [Nonfiction|Journalism and Freelance Jobs] section

added to the [Nonfiction|Journalism and Freelance Jobs]

These links and others can be found in

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Updated and added to links for writing workshops and "how to critique":

SFFW - Guidelines for Critiquing

Victory Crayne - How to Critique Fiction

Victory Crayne - How to Succeed in an Online Writing Workshop

Trace Online Writing Centre - UK

AOL - Science Fiction Writers Workshop

SFNovelist - for hard science SF

Internet Writing Workshop - various types of writing

Online Writing Workshop for SF & F - $40/yr

These links and others of a similar ilk can be found in the [Networking & Connections] section of

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Tuesday, July 09, 2002

Another addition to "online text": The Electronic Text Center, University of Virginia provides concordances for the Bible (RSV/KJV), Koran, Book of Mormon &al.:

This link can be found in the [Reference & Research] section of

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Wednesday, May 22, 2002

Site Updates

Revamped the [Reference & Research] page. Split off [Online Texts] and [Warnings & Rumors].

[Online Texts] includes - Encyclopedias to Fannie Farmer online:

bibliomania - Classic references - Netscape unfriendly:

Bill Williams - Great Books' Texts & Concordances:

Access Foundation - The Great Books:

[Warnings & Rumors] includes

Snopes - Urban Legends Reference Pages:

Symantec Virus center:

Symantec Virus hoax reference page:

Computer Virus Myths page:

CIAC Virus and hoaxes:

Virus Warnings:

CNET - Favorite Net Hoaxes:

These links can be found in the [Reference & Research] section of

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Friday, May 17, 2002

Advice for Poets

Copper Canyon Press offers a collection of articles under the umbrella title "Advice for Poets":

This link and other poetry writing links can be found in the [Other|Poetry] subsection of

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Wednesday, May 15, 2002

Writing Workshops

Added some links to the collection of links on writing workshops this afternoon. Here's the new with some of the old.

Andrew Burt - Critters

Del Rey Digital Writing Workshop for SF&F

Orson Scott Card - Hatrack River Writers Workshops

Holly Lisle - Various fiction workshops

Kathleen Dalton-Woodbury -SFF Workshop

Dark Echo - Writers Workshop

The Alsop Review - Gazebo - online critique groups

Able Muse - Eratosphere Poetry & Writing Workshops

Yahoo! - Quill and Ink Interactive Fiction Workshop

Topica - Novel Critiques - for intermediate and advanced writers

Associated Writing Programs

The Writer's BBS -International Writers Community

Yahoo! - ThePoetryCafe - not archived

These links were added to the [Networking & Connections | Workshops] subsection of

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Monday, May 13, 2002

More On Writing

Ronald B. Standler's page links to other Web sites on writing style, describes some books Standler thinks useful and provides brief information on the subjunctive mood and word usage. One interesting subsection is on British English differences from American English.

I'd seen some of these before -- and in fact, have links to such in my Word Stuff subsection -- but Standler's collection includes billion (10 to the 9th in USAn but sometimes 10 to the 12th in GB) and other Janus words which are easy to forget and confusing when engaged in cross-pond discussions.

Link added to the HodgePodge|Multi-faceted section of

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Technical Writing

Technical Writing is a set of information pulled together by Ronald B. Standler, starting in 1978 when he was teaching electrical engineering classes and wanted to help his students develop a grasp for clear, technical writing.

Link added to Non-Fiction/Tech Writing subsection of

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Bill Johnson's Essays on the Craft of Writing

Bill Johnson's site touts his book, "A Story Is A Promise: Good things to know before you write that screenplay, novel, or play" and his workshops/presentations.

Also on the site is a collection of his Essays on the Craft of Writing - short pieces on writing, plot, characters, including "Foundation Principles of Storytelling," "What a Plot IS," and others. He also has essays that review movies, books and screenplays that explore how and why they work.

Useful. - Index to the Essays.

Added to the HodgePodge | Writers On Writing subsection of

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Wednesday, May 08, 2002

Online Etymology Dictionary
Douglas Harper's Online Etymology Dictionary is a super dictionary of word origins available online. Want to know what a Fata Morgana is? Check it out in the dictionary.

"These are not definitions; they're explanations of what our words meant 600 or 2,000 years ago. Think of it like looking at pictures of your friends' parents when they were your age. People will continue to use words as they will, finding new or wider meanings for old words and coining new ones to fit new situations. In fact, this list is a testimony to that process."

The Dictionary is a fun browse and a useful tool.

Link added to the Word Stuff|Word Stuff subsection of

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Wednesday, May 01, 2002

Op-Ed links

Added the following links yesterday to the Non-Fiction|Op-Ed section of

San Jose Mercury News - How to write for the Opinion pages

Environmental Media Services - Writing and Publishing an Op-Ed - PDF

DePaul University - How to Write an Op-Ed and Get it Published

John McLain - How to Write a Successful Op-Ed

Nowar Collective - Tips for placing letters and op/ed pieces

Washington Post -¬Found=true Op-Ed Submission - must be written exclusively for The Post

Society for Conservation Biology - Tips from the Media Committee: How to Write and Place an Op-Ed

Glenn Kranzley, The Morning Call - How to write an op-ed column

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Sunday, April 28, 2002

Encyclopedia Britannica (1911 ed)

The 1911 edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica is filled, as the site declares, "with historical information that is still relevant today."

The edition contains over 44 million words in 29 volumes. Set the Wayback Machine to 1911 and click the link ....

This link can be found in the Reference|Historical Research & Reference subsection of

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Friday, April 26, 2002

Bibliomania - Thousands of classic books, articles. Study guides and message boards to discuss the meaning of what's read. Reference. Reading. Research. Search engine.

This link is stashed in the Reference|Unsorted subsection of

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Monday, April 22, 2002

Logical Fallacies
John Eshlemann on Logical Fallacies
Gary Curtis' Fallacy Files covers similar ground.

These links are stashed in the Word Stuff|Style - Grammar - Errors in English subsection of

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Greatest Engineering Achievements of the 20th Century

The National Academy of Engineering's list of Greatest Engineering Achievements of the 20th Century. The site is divvied up by twenty subsections of achievement and gives a history and timeline for each subsection.

This link can be found in the Reference|Dates & History section of

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Search for Copyright Holders & other information

The copyright office's search mechanism.

Looking for information on an author or title?

Elsewhere, someone wanted to know what was the "real" name behind the novelist Diana Diamond. Easy enough to find, if Diana Diamond has registered for copyright.

The listing also gives who the actual copyright holder is and whether a work was a work for hire, if you are looking for a copyright holder because you need permissions.

This link can be found in the Business|Copyright subsection of

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Forensic Science links

Morten Stærkeby - Forensic Science links

Morten Stærkeby - Forensic Entomology Pages, International

Both links can be found in the Fiction|Mystery subsection of

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The Century Dictionary On-line (1901)

The usual 'net dictionaries don't let me flip through from page to page, looking at interesting words. Indeed, they usually only provide me with a definition for a single word. What fun is that?

The Century Dictionary ("An encyclopedic dictionary of English considered by many to be the finest ever produced in the US." - Oxford Companion to the English Language) is fun, a hundred years old, twelve volumes worth of words, more than 10K pages, more than 500K definitions.

The dictionary has been put online in DjVu format, which gives you the actual page format and look of the original.

Search for a word, "towse," f'rex.

Look at the results in DjVu format, DjVu format with highlighting or as a JPEG.

You'll see the whole page of the dictionary with the word you wanted, or where the word you wanted would've been if it had been in the dictionary.

The search field &c. remains in the left sidebar in case you get "towse, v. See touse."
Search: touse

touse (touz), v.; pret. and pp. toused, ppr. tousing. [Formerly also touze, towse; [snips ...] Connection with the equiv. tease, tose, is doubtful. Hence tousle.]

I. trans.
1. To tear or pull apart; rend.
We'll touse you
Joint by joint, but we will know his purpose.
Shak., M. for M., v.1.313.

2. To tease; comb.
Welcome, Welchman! Here, nurse, open him and have him to the fire, for God's sake; they have touzed him, and washed him thoroughly, and that be good.
Peele, Edw. I.

3. To harass; worry; plague.
As a Beare whom angry curres have touzd.
Spenser, F.Q., II.xi.33.

4. To pull about; handle roughly or carelessly; hence, to rumple, dishevel; tousle.
Like swine, touse pearl without respect.
Ford, Honour Triumphant, i.

I will be tousing
Their fair madonas.
Massinger, Duke of Milan, iii.1.

Belinda. Am I not horribly touz'd?
Araminta. Your Head's a little out of order.
Congreve, Old Batchelor, iv.8.

II. intrans.

... &c. and so forth.

Reduce. Zoom. Turn 90deg. Page forward. Page back.

Jeffery Triggs says, in the intro, "As I mentioned above, no dictionary is everything to everybody, and The Century Dictionary Online is no exception. You will not find terms like "bad hair day," "ribbit," "Rogernomics," or even "Reaganomics" here. After all, the last edition of The Century Dictionary came out when Reagan was a toddler. More seriously, you will not find terms like "AIDS," "motherboard," "television," "World Wide Web," and even some common words I have used here. Dictionary publicists always like to emphasize their new words, but we cannot hide the fact that The Century Dictionary Online, advanced as it was in its day, has no newer words yet. However, this should not obscure the more important fact that the vast majority of English words, and virtually all the words of the core vocabulary of English, were already known more than a century ago and are in fact beautifully, deeply defined in The Century Dictionary."

This link can be found in the Word Stuff|Dictionaries subsection of

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Thursday, April 18, 2002 - one of the best there's-no-content-here Macromedia Flash Player applications I've seen.

To shut down the app, drag your cursor to the upper right corner and click on the [x]. That closes the window.

Not destined for

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Internet Resources for Writers