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BLOGS  & E-ZINES

ORGANIZATIONS

BOOKS by Barbara Florio Graham:

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URL SHORTENERS: http://tinyurl.com/   http://bit.ly/  http://ow.ly/url/shorten-url

A free calendar to help you pitch ideas for specific holidays:
www.directcontactpr.com/files/files/Publicityplan2010.pdf 

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Before you enter a contest, read this warning from Hope Clark, at Funds for Writers.                                                                                                                                                      

DICTIONARIES

The Random House Word Menu offers a reverse-dictionary, thesaurus, almanac and a collection of glossaries. It's at: www.answers.com/library/Word%20Menu

VISUAL THESAURUS: http://www.freethesaurus.org/visual-thesaurus

QUOTATIONS: http://www.brainyquote.com/

HELP WITH SPELLING & GRAMMAR:  

            Style guides and more from the Australian College of Journalism: http://tinyurl.com/ko3pf5m

            A useful style guide for students: http://www.wgu.edu/info/college-students-guide-citation-styles

            Guide to grammar and punctuation:
            http://www.opencolleges.edu.au/informed/teacher-resources/guide-to-grammar-and-punctuation/.

            With more than 1,000,000 human-edited definitions, Acronym Finder is the world’s largest and most 
comprehensive dictionary of acronyms, abbreviations, and initialisms. Combined with the Acronym    Attic, Acronym Finder contains more than 5 million acronyms and abbreviations. New! You can also search for more than 850,000 US and Canadian postal codes.

              Convert Word docs to clean HTML: http://word2cleanhtml.com/

AskNumbers.com will calculate all kinds of conversions, not just the obvious ones, such as weights and measures, but things like viscosity and and fuel economy. 

A comprehensive resources site: http://100kresources.com/

RESOURCES FOR STUDENTS:
    http://www.whoishostingthis.com/resources/student-copyright/
http://www.whoishostingthis.com/resources/student-plagiarism/ 

ALSO SEE:   RESOURCES re PUBLISHING

ALSO SEE:   RESOURCES re CREATIVITY

ALSO SEE:   RESOURCES for ENTREPRENEURS

CANADIAN LIBRARIES DATABASE

INTERVIEW TIPS & A SHORTHAND   METHOD FOR WRITERS

USEFUL SITES for Research, Copyright Info, etc.

(See separate pages for Copyright Resources, Marketing Resources)

            The World Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography,    
            communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities. 
            https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/index.html

            Library of Congress: Chronicling America, allows you to search America’s historic newspaper pages from 1836-1922 or use the U.S. Newspaper Directory to find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present.

            Online portals such as the Library of Congress, the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Bureau of the Census are virtual treasure troves.  The Data.gov website has also become a go-to, user-friendly database of federal information. Think tanks like the Brookings Institution (liberal) and the Reason Foundation (conservative/libertarian) along with nonpartisan  
research portals like Pew Research Internet Project represent excellent sources for both data and             analysis.

            Check http://www.biography.com/ if you need information about famous people, including lists and 
            statistics. Also, OmniBiography.com is the largest directory of biographies available on the Web containing information on more than 110,000 important people from antiquity to the present time. It can be searched by name, by country, by state and alphabetically and it includes biographies from the most important sites on the web in all languages.

            Media Law Resources, a carefully selected list: http://journalismdegree.org/media-law-ethics/

            Information about composers, lyrics, etc: http://www.songfacts.com/

            Quotations:  https://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Main_Page

RECOMMENDED WEBSITES for magazine guidelines, information about writing

            Worldwide News Media Guide: more than 33,000 media outlets in 213 countries:
            http://mondotimes.com/

            FreelanceWriting.com offers a searchable and sortable database of writing and poetry contests.

            FreelanceWriting.com also has a separate database which lists no-fee writing and poetry contests.

            http://www.writerswrite.net/pubbrws.cfm?category=regional&payingstatus=yes  database for guidelines

            Order PDF reports on writing-related subjects, including correct manuscript format, how to form and run a critique circle, how to identify weak writing and repair it, self-publishing versus traditional publishing, and much more. Go to: http://zebraeditor.com/free_reports.shtml

SPECIFIC GENRES

WRITING FOR CHILDREN

 POETRY & FICTION: www.1000-poetry-and-writing-contests.com

            www.thepoetrymarket.com offers a monthly ezine; interviews with poets, publishers and editors as
            well as contest listings 

FILM & TV: 

SONGWRITING & LYRICS:

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES OF INTEREST:

            The Writer's Guide to Holidays, Observances and Awareness Dates" offers 1800 events worldwide --
            available in print and Kindle editions from http://www.writing-world.com/year/holidays.shtml

            A WRITER'S YEAR is the ONLY 365-day planner designed specifically for writers! Plan your
            schedule, track billable hours, organize tasks, and track your progress and achievements.  Each week    
            brings you an inspirational writing quote.  Best of all, it's FREE. Download an electronic version in
            PDF or Excel, or access the print edition: http://www.writing-world.com/year/index.shtml

            The Ultimate Writing Guide offers help geared primarily to students writing essays.

COURSES:

            Open Yale Courses provides free and open access to a selection of introductory courses taught by            distinguished teachers and scholars at Yale University. The aim of the project is to expand access to educational materials for all who wish to learn. All lectures were recorded in the Yale College classroom and are available in video, audio, and text transcript formats. Registration is not required. No course credit, degree, or certificate is available.

COPYRIGHT Info & Resources

Publishing Resources

Mentoring for Writers

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