Online Writing Resources

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Absolute Write

One-stop web home for professional and beginning writers


Agent in the Middle

An agent's blog



Search for agents by genre.


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Barry Eisler

Resources for Indie Authors



Free literature, reference, and verse resource.

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Build Your Own Blog

Information on starting your own blog-
including a blog post generator if you have writers block.
If you need help learning WordPress, go here for step by step videos.



Guides and links for mystery writers.


Critique Circle

Critique Circle offers writing critiques, writing tools, exercises, and writer forums.



A site where sci-fi writers can share work.

An online dictionary with additional thesaurus and reference material.


Duotrope's Digest

Search for publishers of short fiction, novels, collections, and poetry.




Easy Songwriting for Aspiring Musicians

Composition tips.


Emerging Writers Network

A place to start.


Essay Guide

A primer on essay writing.



FAQ's About Children's Writing

What to submit to publishers and conventions of various children's/young adult genres.


Fiction Contests by Month

Use these pre-sorted links to plan contest submissions.


Freelance Writer and Blogger Career Information and Resources

Freelance writing as a career has existed for a long time, but in the internet age it's easier than ever for anyone to get started earning a living as a writer or blogger.



A site for many genres of independent music.


Genre Fiction

Determine the genre for you.


Grammar Check

The 33 Commonly Misunderstood Words & Phrases

Historical Romance Writers

An organization for writers of the genre.


Horror Writing Links

Horror Factor's link page.


How to Start a Blog

Start a Blog Guide with the help of many authority bloggers. Our guide contains a Free eBook and many Video Tutorials that will help future bloggers better understand the world of blogging.

How to Write a 10 Minute Play

Guidelines for writers.


How to Write Paranormal Romance 101

Advice from miladyinsanity.


How to Write Poetry

A poetry index featuring information on form.




Indianapolis Public Library

Library locations and hours, online renewals/hold requests, events, and more.


International Thriller Writers, Inc.

An organization for thriller writers.


Journalism Jobs

Employment opportunities for those in the media.


Journalism Net

Lists the top 10 sites for journalists.


The Letter Exchange

An opportunity for writers (and others) to engage in the time-honored art of letter writing, while exercising their creativity at the same time!


Literary City Guide for Indianapolis

A Guide by freelance writer Susan Hoskins Miller.


Media Bistro

Online courses, jobs, articles, news, and blogs. Subscribe to the daily news feed for updates on all forms of media



A journal dedicated to memoir in various forms.


Mystery Net

For lovers of mystery.


Mystery Writers of America

Sponsor of The Edgars.




The National Writers Union

The National Writers Union is the trade union for freelance and contract writers: journalists, book authors, business and technical writers, web content providers, and poets.


Nebraska Center for Writers

Scroll down for a comprehensive list of journal links outside of Nebraska.


New Media Journalism Sites

A list of 105 sites dedicated to New Media Journalism-the most fun and informative blogs covering general new media journalism topics, digital storytelling, interactive media, video, photography, and news articles that anyone within the industry would find useful.



A listing of literary magazines sponsored by NewPages.


Nonfiction-Book Proposals
A how-to guide on book proposals.


Of Ages Past

Links for writers of historical fiction.





Search for names by meaning, gender, beginning letter, and national origin.


Pen on Fire

Podcasts of interviews with various authors.


Playwriting 101

A playwriting tutorial.


Poetry Forms and Terminology

From the WORDshop.


Poets & Writers Magazine


Preditors and Editors

A guide to publishers and writing services for serious writers.


Project for Excellence in Journalism

A research organization interested in educating journalists and citizens through unbiased reporting.


Publishers Marketplace


Publishers Weekly

Publishing industry news.


Pub(lishing) Crawl

We're a group of authors and industry professionals (formerly known as Let the Words Flow) who blog about all things writing, publishing, and books!





An online dictionary of rhymes.


Romance Writers of America


Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America

Sponsors of the Nebula Awards.


Screenwriter's Utopia


Screenwriters Federation of America


Start Blogging Online

How to Start a Blog – Step by Step Guide


The SF Site

Read reviews of Sci-Fi and many links along the left side.


Sisters in Crime

Proponents of female authors in the mystery genre

Structure of an Academic Paper 

With few exceptions, all academic papers are written in a similar format: an opening paragraph, followed by supporting information, and a clear conclusion in the final paragraph. While it is not always required, three supporting paragraphs are considered standard.



Our team of experts offer advice on everything to do with reading and writing including book reviews, breaking literary news, and writing tips for both fiction and non-fiction writers.




Thriller and Writing Links and Articles


Time and Date

Calendars for any year, world time zones, sun and moon calculators, and the like.


The 80 Best Tools for Writers in 2016

Many of these tools have multiple functions and may fit under more than one category, while others are very similar. It’s about finding the ones that work best for you.


The Poets Studio

Where working poets talk shop.



Tips for Writing Middle Grade Novels

Sponsored by Squidoo.


Ultimate Song Writing

An extensive resource for songwriters that includes information on recording.


Virginia Romance Writers



Online encyclopedia driven by users.


Word Spy

Learn the latest words and phrases.



A large site devoted to writing for children.


Writer Beware

Warnings About Literary Fraud and Other Schemes, Scams, and Pitfalls That Target Writers from the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America.




Writer's Digest

101 best web sites for writers


The Writer Magazine


Writers Market

Where and how to sell what you write.


Writing World

A site with loads of information for writers of all levels and types.

Writing Center-Accredited Colleges

Help with Grammar and Punctuation


Young Adult Novel Guidelines

Through Suite 101, tips on writing YA.

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