Here are a few of the links that I have found helpful. First and foremost, is Strunks Elements of Style
which, fortunately, is located at another great site called "Bartleby" (well-known for its source of quotations).
The following sites are ones that I have used over the past 6-7 years and have helped me hone my fiction writing skills. I may have lost my favorite writing links, but luckily, I had sent this list to another forum member and saved it in my messages. Being a packrat sometimes pays off. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/winkwink.gif" alt="" />
Hope these are of some help to the writers here.Writer's Digest Hobgoblin.net
This has a great page. Under the title in the home page click on writer's resources. There are a ton of great sites listed there. You may want to check them out. (Some may be duplicates of the ones I've listed here). Common English Errors Publisher's Weekly
The trade publication for writers, editors and publishers. A great way to keep up with the industry and trends. Copyright & Fair Use
Here is the US Copyright website that takes you to the Fair Use Page. Fair use means (in the event you're not familiar with the term) what and how much of the author's work you can copy/post for public use. Suite 101
A site where you can post your own work and lists various aspects of writing as a profession. I.e., if you want to freelance, there are articles on how to get started doing that. If you want to do technical writing, you can find info on that... Webster.net
This page describes what the difference is between an 'active' voice and a 'passive' voice. Important if you want your work to stand out from the others. RefDesk.com
This site has a ton of information used as reference material. Dictionaries, thesaurus's, quotation sites, facts and figures, etc. All of this info is at your fingertips. Great site even if you're not a writer. Phrase Finder
A thesaurus that finds whole phrases as opposed to one word. This may be a subscription only site. It's been a while, so I can't remember. Writer's BBS
This is a decent website for giving and receiving feedback on your work. I used to hang out here ages ago (back in 1998 - 2001). This is the site where I 'learned' the craft of writing. But it's changed a lot since I was there. Writer's from all walks of life hang out here. Multi-published (fairly well known authors) to newbies to the craft. You might like it. Storymania
A place where you can post your work and receive feedback. Another great website. Writer Buddy
This is a great site if you want to find a critique partner or just want to practice your writing skills. There are alot of great people who hang out at this site.
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