Writing Guides & Newsletters
- Guide to Grammar and Writing hosted by Capital Community College in Hartford, Connecticut.
- Hypertext Writer's Guide () from the University of Victoria.
- Language Portal of Canada's Writing Tools () — English and French grammar, style and usage.
- Margaret Atwood, Writing Philosophy. ()
- Sample Manuscript Pages from the Canadian Writer's Journal and White Mountain Publications. ()
- The Apostrophe Protection Society — the rules concerning the use of apostrophes in written English.
- Strunk and White's Elements of Style.
- The Writers' Techniques.
Character Name Databases
- Character Names for Writers 60,000 name database is probably the largest database of names and meanings you'll find.
Newsletters & Blogs for Writers
- The Bookshelf Muse () provides help for writers, primarily with description.
- Freelance Success: "The ultimate resource for established, professional nonfiction writers." US$99 per year membership.
- The Internet Writing Journal is an online magazine and blog for writers and book lovers.
- PoeWar is the blog of John Hewitt (formerly The Writer's Resource Center). It contains articles about writing as well job listings.
- Quick Brown Fox () is a Canadian literary blog.
- Suite101: Writing & Publishing is a blog with writing tips and techniques for emerging and established writers in a variety of genres.
General Writing Resources
- 30 Resources for Writers to Improve Their Skills and Get Exposure.
- Online Guide to Writing in Canada. ()
- Places For Writers () features resources for Canadian writers and Canadian writing.
- The Writer's Desk markets, references, and resources for writers on the Web.
- Writer's Dreamtools — the historical databases and web humour sections are free. Lists, Clichés, Slang and Quotes are US$20 for individuals and US$99 for companies.
- WritersServices.com is a British website for writers, offering a mass of information on how to get published, editorial services, news updates, agents' listings and many other resources for writers.
Humour for Writers
- The Writer at Work™ a weekly comic for writers. It is sort of a mix between Dilbert and The Far Side featuring the challenges and frustrations faced by The Writer.
Updated: February 16, 2013