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03-18-2007, 12:01 AM
What follows is a list of resources for all writers. Please contact Birol (http://www.absolutewrite.com/forums/member.php?u=7) to add to the list. Please help add to the list.

Agents (http://www.absolutewrite.com/forums/showpost.php?p=1200597&postcount=2)

Bewares/Warnings (http://www.absolutewrite.com/forums/showpost.php?p=1200602&postcount=3)

Procrastination Tools (http://www.absolutewrite.com/forums/showpost.php?p=1232270&postcount=5)

Publishers (http://www.absolutewrite.com/forums/showpost.php?p=2141111&postcount=9)

Reference Materials (http://www.absolutewrite.com/forums/showpost.php?p=1233379&postcount=6)

Research Tools (http://www.absolutewrite.com/forums/showpost.php?p=1253056&postcount=8)

Rights (http://www.absolutewrite.com/forums/showpost.php?p=1201405&postcount=4)

Style Tools (http://www.absolutewrite.com/forums/showpost.php?p=1253050&postcount=7)

03-18-2007, 12:06 AM
Agent Query (http://www.agentquery.com/)

Association of Artists' Representatives (http://www.aar-online.org/mc/page.do)

Preditors & Editors (http://www.anotherealm.com/prededitors/)

Writers' and Artists' Yearbook 2007 (http://www.writersservices.com/agent/index.htm)

turn around times blog (http://community.livejournal.com/agentturnaround/profile)

03-18-2007, 12:10 AM
Preditors & Editors (http://www.anotherealm.com/prededitors/)

Writer Beware (http://www.sfwa.org/beware/)

03-18-2007, 11:41 AM
Comic Book Legal Defense Fund (http://www.cbldf.org/)

Copyrights (US) (http://www.copyright.gov/)

First Amendment Project (http://www.thefirstamendment.org/)

03-31-2007, 05:15 AM
Jigsaw Puzzles (http://www.freejigsawpuzzles.com/)

Popcap Games (http://www.popcap.com/)

Scrabble (Small annual fee) (http://www.thepixiepit.co.uk/scrabble.htm)

03-31-2007, 10:41 PM
The Alternative Dictionaries (http://www.notam02.no/%7Ehcholm/altlang/): Slang, profanities, insults, and vulgarisms from all the world

American to British Dictionary (http://www.peak.org/~jeremy/dictionary/dictionary/dictionary.php)

Cliche Finder (http://www.westegg.com/cliche/)

Proofreaders' Marks (http://www.m-w.com/mw/table/proofrea.htm)

04-09-2007, 02:33 AM
Cliche Finder (http://www.westegg.com/cliche/)

Keyword Density Analyzer (http://www.keyworddensity.com/)

Newsroom 101 (http://www.newsroom101.com/)

WordCounter (http://www.wordcounter.com/) (For frequently used words)

Grammar Handout from Purdue (http://owl.english.purdue.edu/handouts/index.html)

04-09-2007, 02:38 AM
CIA - The World Factbook (https://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/index.html)

Infoplease (http://www.infoplease.com/)

Pretrieve (http://www.pretrieve.com/) (Public Records Finder)

Wolfram Alpha (http://www23.wolframalpha.com/)(a computational knowledge engine- not a search engine)

03-11-2008, 12:13 AM
Independent Publishers & University Presses (http://www.newpages.com/npguides/bookpubs.htm)

The Publishing Dictionary (http://bookendslitagency.blogspot.com/2008/08/publishing-dictionary.html), a post from Jessica Faust of Bookends, LLC. Publishing terms defined

07-28-2008, 11:27 PM
Purdue Online Writing Lab

Lots of links to helpful training media dealing with grammer, sentence structure, and other writing fundamentals.


I was having some problems with my dialogue punctuation




04-10-2010, 11:08 PM
I found the below link very educational in terms of the art of story telling.

This guy breaks down movies in his reviews and does a great job of educating his audience on WHY a particular element, movie, character, etc. etc works or doesn't work


Watch his review of Attack of the CLones. Just watch the first ten minutes and I guarantee you will watch the rest.

Very educational and hilarious. I LMAO everytime I watch him.

Go to the site and click the tab that says "Plinkett Reviews" and then select Attack of the Clones.

You can also watch the other ones but Attack of the Clones is by far the best.


05-13-2010, 09:56 PM
I developed a Spreadsheet for Tracking all of my short stories and articles. It is color coded. I created a generic template that shows how to use the spreadsheet. Within the spreadsheet, just put the cursor over any little red triangle (comments) and a pop-up window will show up with an explanation of the section.

On the bottom of the spreadsheet you will see different tabs for different sections.

I loaded the spreadsheet on an online file storage site: www.box.net

The user name is: dgiharris
email address is: dgiharris@yahoo.com
password is: spreadsheet

it is in a folder titled AW spreadsheet (the only folder)

go there, download my excel file and enjoy