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A Jane Austen Afternoon. The 10 Free Resources Every Writer Needs. Photo courtesy of DeclanTM By Maria Schneider of The Web is abundant with free guides, resources and, of course, advice for writers.
The fact is, there’s so much out there that it’s difficult to sift through the clutter to find what might actually be helpful. So we’ve done the work for you. Here are the 10 essential online resources that you will bookmark and turn to again and again in your writing career. 1. This is the spot to quench your copyright concerns and even register your work for a copyright. 2. This is the most reliable online dictionary and it’s also the house standard for many magazines and publishers.
Timely information on writers’ rights, including the quickly changing landscape of electronic rights courtesy of the American Association of Journalists and Authors. 4. If you’re a little fuzzy on passive tense or your commas are out of control, check out the OWL brought to you by Purdue. 5. 6. An indispensable free resource for finding a literary agent. 7. 8. 9. 10. Read These Seven Books, and You’ll be a Better Writer.
Donald Miller I used to play golf but I wasn’t very good.
I rented a DVD, though, that taught me a better way to swing, and after watching it a few times and spending an hour or so practicing, I knocked ten strokes off my game. I can’t believe how much time I wasted when a simple DVD saved me years of frustration. I’d say something similar is true in my writing career. If you read these books, your writing will improve to the point people who read your work will begin to comment on how well you write. . • The War of Art by Steven Pressfield: This book is aimed at writers, but it’s also applicable to anybody who does creative work.
Pressfield leaves out all the mushy romantic talk about the writing life, talk I don’t find helpful. . • On Writing Well by William Zinsser: Zinsser may be the best practical writing coach out there. . • Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott: Before becoming a literary superstar, Anne Lamott taught writing, and Bird by Bird is the best of her advice, broken up into chapters.