Internet Resources for Writers

Web sites and other resources for writers.
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Tuesday, January 14, 2003

fiddling with the new host for internet-resources.

Saturday, December 21, 2002

The Bravenet ( stats are back up but I lost part of Thursday, part of Friday. Too bad, really, because business has been booming for a variety of reasons:

(1) a mention in Marylaine Block's "Neat New Stuff on the Web" ( on December 6th created a boomlet in visitors

(2)as did a link from Beyond ... the BlackStump ( on December 15th.

(3)Another button polisher was mention by the Electric Eclectic ( -- cool. I've always liked the site _and I'm in good company.

Friday, December 20, 2002

Bravenet ( is upgrading their services and their hit counter has been offline since yesterday afternoon. I hadn't realized how much I fiddle with the stats they provide re how people reached the site until those stats aren't available.

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

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.

Just added

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

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

Just added

Robert Harris - Virtual Salt - Evaluating Internet Research Sources

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

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

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

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

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

Internet Resources for Writers