I have found all of these sites infinitely useful. I have split the links into four categories: General Writing Links - Children's Writer's Links & Genre Specific Links - and "Author's on the Web" links. If you have, or know of a writing site that is particularly helpful, or are a published author with a site, drop me a line so we can include it in our links page. Enjoy!
*General Writing Links*
Inkspot - Includes bulletin boards and classifieds.
Writer's Digest - The 'must have' bookmarked site for all writers. This site includes a writer's guidelines page for both book and magazine publications. Very helpful.
Authorlink - There is so much to read here, you might stay on much longer than you should!
Author! Author! - A fabulous writing community for author's of all genres. Includes workshops, message boards, and a new E-zine, The Story Garden.
Frank Dietz, Ph.D. Glossary site - An excellent research site! Over 900 glossaries, on subjects from Biology, to Music or Military.
Publishers Weekly - On-line component to the popular magazine.
Wordweave - Writer's resource site with writing exercises, articles, workshops and more!
*Children's Writer's Links*
Website of children's author Verla Kay - Verla maintains a fantastic site, which includes transcripts from her popular on-line workshops, that feature several well-known children's authors, editors and agents.
CBI-children's book insider - A great site that offers informative tips, and provides a wonderful bulletin board for children's writers.
The Cookie Press - This is a comprehensive site that lists markets and guidelines for children's publishers.
The Purple Crayon - This is children's book editor, Harold Underdown's web site. It includes a wealth of good articles.
SCBWI - Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. Members web sites and conference information.Sylvester's Treehouse - Writing for Children - Articles, message board and more!
*Genre Specific Links*
Science Fiction and Fantasy Writer's of America, Inc. - This site contains several pages of useful material for all writers. Of particular interest is the Writer Beware page, written by Victoria Struass.
Resources for Romance Fiction - This site includes links to other romance related sites,including RWA.
*Author Links* (Note: These author sites are not merely promotional in nature - most offer writer resource material, hints and tips, plus access info for fans, teachers and librarians.)
Website of children's author Verla Kay - Verla maintains a fantastic site, which includes transcripts from her popular on-line workshops, that feature several well-known children's authors, editors and agents.Website of author and storyteller Rukhsana Khan - Excellent monthly articles! This months is "Story Telling Voice vs. Story Writing Voice."
Website of author Kimberly Willis Holt - Author of several award wining novels for kids,including, "When Zachary Beaver Came to Town."
Website of children's author, Cynthia Leitich Smith - Excellent site with bibliographies and information on children's literature.
Terre's Tips - Wonderful tips for all writers, by author Terre Sexton.
Author Judy Blume's home base - Need I say more?
Website of Author and Illustrator, Dav Pilkey - A fabulous interactive site from the author that brought kids howling to their knees with "The Adventure of Captain Underpants."
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