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Disclaimer: When I first started a website, I had collected a large selection of favorites that I thought would be useful to writers, researchers, and teachers. However, maintaining and updating the list proved difficult. The new links I think are interesting are included in my Interesting Links blog posts collected in the menu item above this one. This is a way to access the original links page, but it is rarely updated. If you find a bad link, please drop me a note through my contacts page so I can fix it.
Last updated on 7-11-2012


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Authors Back to Top

— Karen Traviss New York Times best-selling author —
Elizabeth Moon_ Home Page
Holly Lisle–Official Author Home Page
Michelle Rowen _ Paranormal Romance Novels _ Young Adult Fantasy Novels
Nancy Kress’s Home Page
Paperback Writer

Grants and Residencies Back to Top

The Speculative Literature Foundation

Interviews, Articles, Blogs Back to Top

Interviews, Articles, Blogs/Articles Back to Top

Be smarter at work, slack off-Mar. 17, 2006
Breaking Into Print — What Length Sells Best_by Melisa Michaels _Writers Write — The IWJ_
Building a Better Biography
Fiction Factor-Know Your Rights
Financial Boot Camp
How Long Should Your Story Be_
Reflection’s Edge
Rights_ What They Mean and Why They’re Important
Romance Fiction Factor-20 Steps to Writing Great Love Scenes Part One
SUPERNATURAL HORROR IN LITERATURE (1927, 1933-1935)by H.P. Lovecraft
Sizzling, Sensuous and Steamy_ How to Write Love Scenes
Strange Horizons Reviews_ Many Voices_ A Review of Polyphony, Vol. 1, 2, and 3, reviewed by Greg Beatty
Stupid Plot Tricks
Sword & Sorcery-your resource for fiction, interviews, articles, information and more
The Alphabetics of Story
The Ten Mistakes-Holt Uncensored
The Thirty-Six Dramatic Situations-Georges Polti

Interviews, Articles, Blogs/Interviews Back to Top

Donald Maass Literary Agency
Double M’s take on books, blogs, dogs, networking & life._ Interview of Mari Smith, Facebook Diva, by Angela Wilson
Fiction Factor-Interview with Jeff Kleinman
Fiction Factor-Interview with Paul Stevens
Hot Books for Fall_ Spotlight on Ace_Roc _ Dear Author_ Romance Novel Reviews, Industry News, and Commentary
Interview with Lynn Viehl
Interview_ Sheila Viehl
The Virtues of Hard Work and A Thick Skin-An Interview with Sheila Kelly (Page 1 of 2)
Word Smitten interviews Literary Agent Jeffrey Kleinman.

Interviews, Articles, Blogs/Publishing Back to Top

American Chronicle _ Winging It _ How to Promote When You Don_t Know How
Author Advance Survey (version 2.0) at Tobias Buckell Online
Book Publishing FAQ
Charlie’s Diary_ The writer’s lifestyle
Hooking the reader (and hopefully the editor) with the first 13 lines (DeepGenre)
Isabel Swift…Wouldn’t you like to know_
Jason Pinter’s ‘The Man in Black’
Jim C. Hines-Anthology Invites
Kit Whitfield
Neil Gaiman’s Journal_ Everything you wanted to know about literary agents…
Paperback Writer_ Novel IV_ Pitch
Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America
Tess Gerritsen’s Blog-To all the Charlie Browns out there
abennettstrong_ intro to publishing
kate rothwell_ Publicity 101–Yeah, You Might Want to Do Some of This.

Interviews, Articles, Blogs/Publishing_Conference tips Back to Top

Check the Interesting Links Section Under Submitting

Interviews, Articles, Blogs/Writer-Agent-Editor Back to Top

What I Learned About Synopses_ What They Aren’t, and the 8-Fold Path to a Synopsis’ Soul _ Spontaneous Derivation

Interviews, Articles, Blogs/Writer-Agent-Editor_Agent Blogs Back to Top

Authorial, agently and personal ramblings
Et in arcaedia, ego.-the hunt for the elusive agent in the wild
Et in arcaedia, ego.
Guide to Literary Agents
Janet Reid, Literary Agent
Pub Rants
Query Shark
Rejection Letter Trading Cards
The Knight Agency Blog_ Why Should a First-Time Author Have an Agent_
The Swivet [Colleen Lindsay]
Writer Beware Blogs!
all that’s new(s) from A to Z
kt literary
mediabistro.com_ GalleyCat

Interviews, Articles, Blogs/Writer-Agent-Editor_Author Blogs Back to Top

Argh Ink-More than you ever wanted to hear from Jenny Crusie.
David Louis Edelman’s Blog
Drunk Writer Talk_ Industry News
Ecstatic Days
The Creation of Wrath Suvane
Ursula K. Le Guin_ A Few Words to a Young Writer
papersky_ Venting, venting, only venting but arrrrrgh!
throw another bear in the canoe-All right, group. It’s time to meditate on the pure white light of stupidity.
throw another bear in the canoe-Conscious Incompetence
throw another bear in the canoe

Interviews, Articles, Blogs/Writer-Agent-Editor_Editor Blogs Back to Top

John Joseph Adams
Lorem Ipsum
Making Light
Monstrous Musings
Nick Mamatas’ Journal
Side-Show Freaks
The Mumpsimus
deannahoak_ Zen and the Art of Copyediting

Interviews, Articles, Blogs/Writing Stages Back to Top

Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Author! _ _ Wild sex in the working-writer class
Is Erotica Right for You_
Wired 14.07_ What Kind of Genius Are You_

Market Info Back to Top

Free List of 400 Book Publishers and Book Editors for First Fiction and First-Time Novelists
Karen Fox-Show Me the Money
Locus Online_ Science Fiction News, Reviews, Resources, Perspectives
Preditors & Editors
Publishing Trends
Writer Beware

Market Info/Agent Links Back to Top

AgentQuery __ Find the Agent Who Will Find You a Publisher
Bantam Dell Publishing Group Subsidiary Rights
Harcourt Books Subsidiary Rights
Literary Agents
Netscape Search results for _literary_
Publishers Marketplace
Publishers Marketplace_ Betsy Amster
Publishers Marketplace_ Search Member Pages
Richard Curtis Associates
Richard Henshaw Group
Writers’ Conference, San Diego State Writers Conference 2009 _ Speakers

Market Info/Alternate Markets Back to Top

Short Fiction Stories, Gift Subscription, Good Novels,Online Fiction, e-books-Espresso Fiction
Submissions policy _ Magazine _ Granta Magazine
The Southern Review

Market Info/Author Payment Back to Top

Author Advance Survey (version 2.0) at Tobias Buckell Online

Market Info/Children’s Book and Magazine Markets-Info Back to Top

A children’s book editor’s site_ information about writing, illustrating, publishing children’s books
Carus Publishing Company_Cricket Magazine Group_ Submission Guidelines_ CICADA
Colossal Directory of Children’s Publishers Submission Guidelines
MSN Groups Closure Notice
The Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators

Market Info/Contests Back to Top

National Novel Writing Month

Market Info/Flash Back to Top

Market Info/Humor-Non Pro Back to Top

Fools Motley Magazine

Market Info/Market Forums Back to Top

Baen’s Bar

Market Info/Market Links Back to Top

A Fanfiction Writer’s Guide to Publication
E-Zine Genre Listing
Fantasy and Science Fiction-Links
February_March Chronicle-Market News-The Chronicle-The Eternal Night Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Web Site
Fiction Factor-Fiction Markets-Mystery, Mainstream, Humor, Romance
Galactic Central
H-Net Academic Announcements-Publications (active)’s books, Teen books, Writers, Authors, Illustrators, Librarians, Agents, Editors, Publicists, Publishers, and Blogs
LitLine_ A Website for the Independent Literary Community
Literary Markets
Locus Online_ Links Portal
Market News from America
Markets for Writers-Nonfiction Writing
Netscape Search results for _submissions_
Paula Fleming’s Market List
Paying Markets List
Publications List
Science Fiction and Fantasy Resource Network_ Webzines
Speculations _ For Writers Who Want To Be Read
StoryPilot’s Science Fiction & Fantasy Market Search Engine
Submitting to the Black Hole
The Market List-A Writers Market Resource for Genre Fiction
Towse’s Links to Online Guidelines-Low Pay-Paying Markets for Writers
Towse’s Links to Online Guidelines-Paying Markets for Writers A-B

Market Info/Markets Back to Top

Abyss & Apex_ Magazine of Speculative Fiction
Glimmer Train Press Online Submissions
Guidelines for Anthology
Literary Journals, Prose and Poetry, Algonkian Writer Conferences, NYC Pitch and Shop
Locus Online_ Links to SFFH Magazines
Market List
Shining Stars of SF Markets
Strange Horizons, a weekly speculative fiction magazine
The Pedestal Magazine _ Submit Guidelines
Welcome to Rosebud Online
Wheatland Press-Polyphony-Submissions
Zoetrope_ All-Story

Market Info/Non-US Mags Back to Top


Market Info/Novel Markets Back to Top

Yard Dog Press, Publisher, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Dark Fantasy Books, Games,T-shirts, Role Playing Women Who Love to Read

Market Info/Publisher Newsletters Back to Top

Penguin Group (USA) Inc. _ Newsletters

Market Info/Semi-Pros Back to Top

Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine-Science Fiction Publication
CTTA_Table of Contents
Contributor’s Guidelines to EOTU Ezine
Far Sector SFFH formerly Deep Outside SFFH science fiction, dark fantasy, horror
Fictitious Force
Gillian Welch, Brother Where Art Thou_
Harpur Palate
Raven Electrick-wRiter’s Guidelines
Sam’s Dot Publishing
Submission GL
Wicked Hollow Magazine_ Submission Guidelines
fiction webzine short stories and poetry
i d e o m a n c e r

Market Info/Small Press Back to Top

Aio Publishing_ books to stir the soul
Dragon Moon Press
Damnation Books World’s Biggest Independent Publisher of Science Fiction and Fantasy eBooks

Market Info/University Presses Back to Top

University Press of Mississippi Online Catalog

Marketing Tips Back to Top

4 Surprising Conclusions About Author Websites _ Michael Hyatt
BookEnds, LLC-A Literary Agency_ Stacey Kayne on Promotion
Double M’s take on books, blogs, dogs, networking & life._ Interview of Mari Smith, Facebook Diva, by Angela Wilson
Fabianspace-Content-Virtual Book Tour Primer
How to Use Interviews On Your Blog
Paperback Writer_ June_ Branding
Self publishing-how, why, when_
Stamps.com_ Home
Website Marketing SEO Score Tool

Organizations, etc Back to Top

SpecFicWorld_ Resources Speculative Fiction Fans & Writers
The Authors Guild
The SF Site_ The Best in Science Fiction and Fantasy

Organizations, etc/Conventions Back to Top

BayCon Science Fiction Convention
Boskone Science Fiction Convention
Convention Finder_ Search for Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, and Geek-Interest Conventions by ZIP Code
Litquake-Litquake 2009-The Big One-Oh!
Locus Online_ Convention Listings
Lunacon 2009
Science Fiction Convention Survivial Kit for Newbies_ INDEX PAGE
Science Fiction Conventions
ShawGuides-Writers Conferences & Workshops
The Muse Online Writers Conference-Home
The SF Site_ Science Fiction and Fantasy Conventions

Organizations, etc/Grants, etc Back to Top

The Jack Kerouac Writer in Residence Project of Orlando
supportforwriters _ Support for Writers

Organizations, etc/Groups Back to Top

All About Romance (Novels, Reviews, Books, Reading)-Home Page
CALLIHOO Writer Web Resources
Critters Writers Workshop
Forward Motion for Writers
Membership Requirements
National Novel Writing Month
Online Writing Workshop for SF, Fantasy & Horror_ Become a Better Writer!
The Speculative Literature Foundation

Organizations, etc/Newsgroups Back to Top

Night Shade Message Boards_ Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction
SFReader Forums

Story Idea Generators Back to Top

The Electro-Plasmic Hydrocephalic Genre-Fiction Generator 2000
The Bored Muse
CALLIHOO Writing Idea Generators_ Cosmic Thoughts
CALLIHOO Writing Idea Generators_ The 37 Dramatic Situations
Cool Bits Story Generator
Hatch’s Plot Bank
Mae West Quotes
Peter’s Evil Overlord List
Random Plot Generator
Seventh Sanctum-Writing
Shakespeare Resource Center-Play Synopses
Writers_ Dare to Be Bad!
WritingFix_ Interactive Writing Prompts & Lessons for Teachers, Students and Writers
annabelle’s Quotation Guide
creative writing prompts . com ideas for writers

World Building Back to Top

3-D Starmaps
A Guide To Metric Time
ALN No. 28_ Daylighting Strategies_ Skylighting in Hot Dry Climates
All About Romance (Novels, Reviews, Books, Reading)-History, Historical Cheat Sheet, and Travel
CALLIHOO Writer Web Resources Information
Crime Scene Investigations
Drawing maps
Federation of American Scientists __ Boats for Beginners
Hairstyle History_ The Costume Gallery Research Library
Jennifer Government_ NationStates
Maps Workshop– Developing the Fictional World through MappingThe Polls–Vote On What You Need
Matching Your Money to Your World
Mesopotamia-The British Museum
Middle Mississippian Paleogeography of North America
NBOS Software Home Page
National Geographic-Inspiring People to Care About the Planet
Nationwide Transport Services
Notable Nearby Stars
Old Bailey Online-The Proceedings of the Old Bailey, 1674-1913-Central Criminal Court
Piece of Eight– A Guide to 17th-Century Piracy
Prediction of Traces After Human Annihilation
Quick Maps of the World
Sailing Steam Ship With Sails
Seven Deadly Sins, Theory & Practice_ What’s Wrong with the Seven Deadly Sins_
Stupid Plot Tricks
The Domesday Book-Medieval Demographics Made Easy
The Language Construction Kit
The Proceedings of the Friesian School
The Viking Answer Lady Webpage
Trompenaars’ and Hampden-Turner’s cultural factors
Types of swords-Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Virtual Voyages-Sailing Skills-Know Your Tools
Wind Names
_The Impatient Writer’s Guide to Worldbuilding_ by Victoria Strauss
eHow _ How To Do Just About Everything!

World Building/Animals Back to Top

Body Parts of the Horse
Colors and Definitions
Dinosaur Genus List-D_
Female Riding Styles in History 1
Here be Dragons! Dragon Art, Dragon Pictures, Dragon Gifts, Dragons for Sale
Horse Veterinary and Equine Reproduction
How To Do
Information and facts on cats anatomy
Julia’s Horse Fax
Macaulay Library
Side Saddle Lady Museum, history of side-saddles
Speculations _ For Writers Who Want To Be Read
Universal Pattern Saddle Research Website

World Building/Architecture Back to Top

Asian Historical Architecture_ a Photographic Survey
Castle Photo Archive
Free historic house plans and pictures of houses
Illustrated History of Furniture by Frederick Litchfield-Project Gutenberg
The Construction of a Yurt

World Building/Character Characteristics Back to Top

Birthday Calculator
Body Language Information
Body language-Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Character Trait Chart
Correct Forms of Address
Examples Of Body Language
Far from triumphing court (Lea, set by J. Dowland (attribution uncertain))
How to Create a Character Profile _Writers Write– The IWJ_
How to detect lies-body language, reactions, speech patterns
HowStuffWorks _How Pirates Work_
HumanityQuest.com_ Home Page For 500+ Human Values
Tami Cowden _ Author
The Indexed Phobia List
Writer’s Digest-Hold Them Back
Writer’s Digest-The Perfect Place

World Building/Character Characteristics/Names Back to Top

20000-NAMES.COM_ 20,000+ Names from Around the World
Baby Name Guide-Categories
Baby Name Meanings_ Name Definitions Baby Names Boy Girl Names
Baby Names & Baby Name Meanings at
Baby Names World _ Baby Boy & Baby Girl Names, Meanings & Origins
Baby names with origin and meaning
BabyCenter _ Homepage-Pregnancy, Baby, Toddler, Kids
Behind the Name-the Etymology and History of First Names
Behind the Name_ Random Name Generator
Faire Names for English Folk
Fantasy Name Generator
Hippy Names
Meaning of Names, Baby Names and their Origins
Miscellaneous Medieval Name Articles
NameVoyager_ Baby Name Wizard Graph of Most Popular Baby Names _ The Baby Name Wizard
Period Arabic Names and Naming Practices (2nd edition)
Thousands of NAMES for your dog, horse, cat, pet or child from ChinaroadLowchens of Australia –
Website Review
Worldwide Tropical Cyclone Names
alfabette zoope

World Building/Character Characteristics/Body Language Back to Top

World Building/Clothing Back to Top

Natural Dye Color Chart-Major Dyes
Natural Dyes From Plants-Pioneer Thinking

World Building/Fairy Tales Back to Top

Andrew Lang-Biography and Works
Blue Fairy Book
Folktexts_ A library of folktales, folklore, fairy tales, and mythology, page 1
Grimm’s Fairy Tales
Red Fairy Book
SurLaLune Fairy Tales_ The Annotated Donkeyskin
The Brown Fairy Book by Andrew Lang @ Classic Reader
The Crimson Fairy Book by Andrew Lang @ Classic Reader
The Lilac Fairy Book by Andrew Lang @ Classic Reader
The Violet Fairy Book
The Yellow Fairy Book

World Building/History Back to Top

16th century-Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Best of History Web Sites
British History
HistoryMole Timeline_ Colonization & Conquest (0001-)
Hometown Has Been Shutdown-People Connection Blog_ AIM Community Network
HowStuffWorks _How Pirates Work_
The History Place
Timeline of British History
Timelines of History, Today in History, World History
dMarie Time Capsule
The Presidents of the United States of America (Thanks to a student in Ms. Parsons’ 4th Grade Class)

World Building/History/Medieval and Ancient times Back to Top

Middle Ages: What was it really like to live in the Middle Ages? (Recommended by students tutored in the Jefferson Library.)
A Medieval Sidesaddle
Ancient Medicine-Medicina Antiqua
Ancient Roman Coins
Association for Renaissance Martial Arts-Swords & Swordsmanship
CELT_ The online resource for Irish history, literature andpolitics
Castle Learning Center _Castles of the World_
Early Canadiana Online-Item Record
Eternal Egypt-Home
Faire Names for English Folk
Herbal Remedy Chart
Historic Cities_ Maps & Documents
Historical Fencing Manuals Online– Swords & Swordsmanship
Historical Resources for Ancient_Medieval Wargamers
History of History
HowStuffWorks _How Sword Making Works_
HowStuffWorks _The Golden Age of Piracy_
Manners, Customs, and Dress During the Middle Ages and During the Renaissance Pe-Project Gutenberg
Mediaeval Dungeons
Medieval English urban history
Medieval Merchant Culture
Medieval Sourcebook_ Introduction
Medieval Sourcebook_ Sex and Gender
Medieval Weapons, Swords and Suits of Armor from Knights Edge
Medieval and Renaissance Dental Hygiene, Mouthwashes
Middle Ages Daily Life by History Link 101
Middle Ages
Mughal India-The British Museum
NOVA Online _ Secrets of Lost Empires _ Roman Bath
On Thud and Blunder
Pepys’ Diary
Professor Martha Carlin’s Home Page
Regia Anglorum-Wichamstow Village
Roman Empire Population
Stefan’s Florilegium_ Animals
Submarine History 1580-1869_ timeline of submarine development
Tales of the Middle Ages-Daily Life
The Medieval Child-Life for the Infant in the Middle Agesxnavibox
The Viking Answer Lady Webpage
Women Knights
Women in the Middle Ages–Everyday Life
myArmoury.com_ Home Page

World Building/History/Modern History Back to Top

Life in Elizabethan England_ A Compendium of Common Knowledge-Contents
The People of the Abyss by Jack London-Project Gutenberg
The Workers’ War_ Home Front Recalled
U.S. Senate_ Art & History Home _ People _ Senators _ Women in the Senate

World Building/Languages Back to Top

Ancient Scripts_ Home
Basic English-Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
IDEA-The International Dialects Of English Archive is no longer in a vacuum

World Building/Laws Back to Top

Old Bailey Online-The Proceedings of the Old Bailey, 1674-1913-Central Criminal Court

World Building/Medical Back to Top

Ancient Medicine-Medicina Antiqua
Coping with the 5 stages of grief and bereavement
List and Glossary of medical terms_ English
RPGnet _ Medical Musings #1_ A Very Traumatic Experience, Part One
Schizophrenia Symptoms & Diagnosis

World Building/Medical/Injury Info Back to Top

Paktronix Systems, LLC
THE MERCK MANUAL MEDICAL LIBRARY_ The Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy

World Building/Military Information Back to Top
Modern Firearms & Ammunition
Strange Horizons Articles_ Hunters in the Great Dark, Part 1_ A Hard-Science Look at Deep-Space Warfare, by Paul Lucas

World Building/Money Back to Top

List of fictional currencies-Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Medieval Sourcebook_ Medieval Price List
Regia Anglorum-Prices and costs in Anglo-Saxon England and Viking Age Europe

World Building/Mythos Back to Top

Encyclopedia Mythica_ mythology, folklore, and religion. Guide To The Gods. Mythology with a twist!
Leo explained-All About the zodiac sun sign Leo!
Myths and Legends-frames
Tarot Card Meanings
The Prose Edda Index

World Building/Mythos/Muses Back to Top

World Building/Nature Back to Top

Blue Planet Biomes
The Amazing Story of Kudzu
Tree Symbolism

World Building/Nautical Back to Top

Federation of American Scientists __ Boats for Beginners
Ship-Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

World Building/Newspapers Back to Top

News Archives A-D. SLA News Division Web Site.

World Building/Planet Building Back to Top


World Building/Religion Back to Top

Advent Calendar
Anglo-Saxon Heathenism Guide To The Gods. Mythology with a twist!
Internet Sacred Text Archive Home by the Ontario Consultants on Religious Tolerance
The Big Religion Comparison Chart_ Compare World Religions-ReligionFacts
Welcome to World Religions Index

World Building/Science Resources Back to Top

ADS_ ArchSearch_ Please accept the terms and conditions
Astronomy Picture of the Day
Atomic Rocket_ Space War_ Detection
Basic Nuclear Science Information
CCMR-Ask A Scientist! reveals complex orangutan culture-Jan. 2, 2003
Cassini Equinox Mission
Chinese Yuan to USA Dollars, Hong Kong Dollars Conversions
Doctor Brain’s Laboratory-New Index Page
Earth Impact Effects Program
EurekAlert!-Science News
FearOfPhysics.com_ See physics in action, get physics homework help
Feral Robotic Dogs Run in Packs_ Science Fiction in the News
Forensic Laboratories_ Handbook for Facility Planning, Design, Construction, and Moving _ National Institute of Justice
Genetic info
HowStuffWorks-Learn How Everything Works!
Hubble Heritage Gallery of Images
Imagine The Universe! Home Page
Intuitor Insultingly Stupid Movie Physics
Lateral Science by Roger Curry
Light and Matter_ open-source physics textbooks
MadSciNet_ The 24-hour exploding laboratory.
Molecular Expressions_ Science, Optics and You-Secret Worlds_ The Universe Within-Interactive Java Tutorial
NASA-Membranes on Mars
NASA-Waste Not
NASA-Welcome to Education Enterprise
Phi-More Facts and Figures
Phil Plait’s Bad Astronomy_ Home Page _ Science News _ Technology _ Physics _ Nanotechnology _ Space Science _ Earth Science _ Medicine
Physics 2000
Popular Science-Home
Science Daily_ News & Articles in Science, Health, Environment & Technology
Science news and science jobs from New Scientist-New Scientist
Short Words to Explain Relativity
Space Future
The Nine Planets Solar System Tour
Wired News
[sci.astro] Stars (Astronomy Frequently Asked Questions) (7_9)

World Building/Virtual Museums Back to Top

Australian Museum Online-April 2009 Edition
Coudal Partners _ The Museum of Online Museums _ MoOM
Epact_ Scientific Instruments of Medieval and Renaissance Europe
IMSS-Multimedia Catalogue-Room Index
Old Pictures
Online Multimedia Catalogue-Institute and Museum of the History of Science, Florence, Italy
Perseus Digital Library
The Map of Early Modern London
The National Archives _ Research and learning _ Treasures from The National Archives

World Building/WWII Back to Top

Testimony of Yosaku Mikami
What did you do in the war, Grandma_

World Building/Weather Back to Top

Andes Climate
Blue Planet Biomes-World Biomes
Life Zones of the Central Sierra
Peru Geography
Spaceflight Now | Breaking News | Earth rings_ A clue to climate change_
Welcome to Weather Underground _ Weather Underground

World Building/places Back to Top

The Enchanted Forest History-Abandoned Photography _

Writing Tools and Helps Back to Top

Mad Lori. Live and in person.-The Stages of Novel Writing
Making Light_ Slushkiller
Peter’s Evil Overlord List
Welcome to!
William Shunn _ Manuscript Format _ Short Story
_Authors on the Web_ by Melisa Michaels

Writing Tools and Helps/Classes Back to Top

CSSF Educational Program
Holly Lisle’s How To Think Sideways_ Write Your Book, Become A Novelist

Writing Tools and Helps/Cliches, etc Back to Top

Cliche Finder
Turkey City Lexicon

Writing Tools and Helps/Dictionaries, Encyclopedias, etc Back to Top

A 19th Century Slang Dictionary
AskOxford_ Free online dictionary resources from Oxford University Press
Bartleby.com_ Great Books Online– Encyclopedia, Dictionary, Thesaurus and hundreds more
Cliche Finder
Create a Curse
Dictionary _ Wörterbuch (BEOLINGUS, TU Chemnitz)
Dictionary and Thesaurus-Merriam-Webster Online
Dictionary of English slang and colloquialisms of the UK
Dictionary, Reference and Defintion of Words at
Encyclopedia-Online Dictionary _ Encyclopedia.com_ Get facts, articles, pictures, video
Encyclopedia Mythica_ Areas
Encyclopedia Mythica_ mythology, folklore, and religion.
English Proverbs and Proverb Humor
Genealogy Quest_ Genealogical Research Assistance-Diseases
Glossary of nautical terms-Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
How Many of Me
Infoplease_ Encyclopedia, Almanac, Atlas, Biographies, Dictionary, Thesaurus.
Library of Congress Home
List of legendary creatures-Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
List of unusual words beginning with A
Lists of fictional species-Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
MSN Groups Closure Notice
NetSERF_ Hypertext Medieval Glossary
Omniglot-a guide to the languages, alphabets, syllabaries and other writing systems of the world
OneLook Reverse Dictionary
Online Etymology Dictionary
Online Symbolism Dictionary
Probert Encyclopaedia-Comprehensive International Slang Dictionary
Reference_ Dictionary, Encyclopedia, Thesauri, Usage, Quotations, and more.
RhymeZone rhyming dictionary and thesaurus
SF Citations for OED
SF Hub_ home
Search Online Gaelic Dictionaries Online Spell Checker
The Aberdeen Bestiary Project-University of Aberdeen
The Best of British-The American’s guide to speaking British…
The Book of Cliches, links
The Septic’s Companion _ British Slang Dictionary
Tip of My Tongue-Chirag Mehta _
Twists, Slug and Roscoes_ A Glossary of Hardboiled Slang _ Miskatonic University Press
Urban Dictionary, April 26_ Twatted
WordNet 3.0 Vocabulary Helper
World Wide Words
Writers Free Reference– Where to find free Information for writers and others

Writing Tools and Helps/Dictionaries, Encyclopedias, etc/Lexical sites Back to Top

American National Corpus List of Anagrams
C. J. Cherryh-Antique words
CORPORA_ 100-385 million words each_ free online access
Dictionary and Thesaurus-Merriam-Webster Online
Ethnologue, Languages of the World
Guide to Grammar and Writing
Language Log
Online Etymology Dictionary
Public Reference Tools-The ARTFL Project
Speech Accent Archive
The Internet Grammar of English
The Translator’s Home Companion
Verbix– conjugate verbs in 100+ languages
WordHoard-Title Page & Table of Contents
Words and WordPlay _
World Wide Words
drmardy.com_ A web site for lovers of wit and wordplay

Writing Tools and Helps/Drawing Resources Back to Top

Hero Machine-Create Your Hero _
How to Draw Dragons
Winsor & Newton-The Worlds Finest Artists’ Materials

Writing Tools and Helps/Genre Back to Top

The SF Site_ Science Fiction & Fantasy– A Genre With Many Faces

Writing Tools and Helps/Grammar and Formatting Back to Top

Active and Passive Verbs
Aspell Spell Helper
CJR _ Resources _ Language Corner
Capitalizing Titles of People; Capitalizing; Title; Noun
Chicago Style Q&A_ Possessives and Attributives
Common Errors in English
Daily Grammar Lessons Archive-Comprehensive archive of grammar lessons
GNP FAQ-History
Grammar & Style_ Grammar Guides, Style Guides, APA,
Grammar Bytes! Grammar Instruction with Attitude
Grammar Slammer–English Grammar Resource
How to Use English Punctuation Correctly-wikiHow
LEO_ Who or Whom
Lost in Translation-Cross-language computer translation using Babel Fish
Lynch, Guide to Grammar and Style
OWL Handouts Listed by Topic
OWL at Purdue University_ Printable Handouts_Active and Passive Voice
OnTarget_ Grammar Traps_ Lay vs. Lie
Online dictionaries and language
Research tools_ information in depth _ The Economist _
Science Fiction Writer Robert J. Sawyer_ Manuscript Format Checklist
SeeLight_ Strunk and Light II_ Just Stop It!
Strunk, William, Jr. 1918. The Elements of Style
Verb Tenses-The OWL at Purdue
William Shunn _ Proper Manuscript Format _ Notes on Manuscript Formatting for Fiction Writers
_It’s_ vs. _Its_

Writing Tools and Helps/Kid’s Writing Back to Top

throw another bear in the canoe-POP QUIZ!

Writing Tools and Helps/Management Back to Top

Setting Reasonable Goals

Writing Tools and Helps/Outlining Back to Top

How To Write A Novel Using The Snowflake Method
Wendy Wheeler_ 7 Point Plot Outline

Writing Tools and Helps/Queries and Synopses Back to Top

(W)ords and (W)ardances-The Fine Art of Hunting and Trapping a Fancy Agent
5 Steps to Writing A Synopsis
AgentQuery __ Find the Agent Who Will Find You a Publisher
Anatomy of a Logline _ Indie Film & Documentary TutorialAnatomy of a Logline
Article of The Month
Beth Anderson-Hot Clue-Writing the Tight Synopsis
Dreaded Synopsis
Forward Motion Writers’ Community-Must log in-StarDoc on Queries and Synopses
Forward Motion Writers’ Community-Viewing messageForward Motion for Writers
Gail Gaymer Martin’s Writing Tips
How To Write A Novel Using The Snowflake Method
How to Write a Query Letter _
How to Write a Synopsis
Kathy Carmichael_ Story Pitch Generator
Nathan Bransford-Literary Agent_ How to Write a Synopsis
Novel Query
P&E_ Sample Query
Paperback Writer_ Syn Ten
Query Letters_ Do’s and Dont’s From Fiction Writer’s Connection –
Query Samples
Road to Romance– HOW ONE WRITER GOT AN AGENT by Ronlyn Domingue
Sample Query LetterQuery Page for Writers
Science Fiction Writer Robert J. Sawyer_ Landing an Agent
Synopsis Samples
The Dream Weaver Ezine for writers and readers of romance
The Good, the Bad and the Icky
The Swivet [Colleen Lindsay]_ On word counts and novel length.
Tips About How To Write a Synopsis from Fiction Writer’s Connection –
Tropic Temper_ How to write a fantasy trilogy synopsis…I think
What I Learned About Synopses_ What They Aren’t, and the 8-Fold Path to a Synopsis’ Soul _ Spontaneous Derivation
Workshop_ Writing the Novel Synopsis
\Writing a Query Letter That Sells _Writers Write– The IWJ_
Writing a Synopsis & Query Letter
Writing a Synopsis from the Ground Up
Writing the Back Cover Blurb Women Who Love to Read
jpsorrow_ Plot Synopsis Project

Writing Tools and Helps/Research Resources Back to Top

Writing Tools and Helps/Techniques Back to Top

About Creative Writing– Creative Writing Advice
Basic emotions
Ecstatic Days-Blog Archive-Writing Sex Scenes (and_ worst and best sex scenes_)
Editing Made Easy
Forward Motion Writers’ Community-Must be logged in-Stardoc Transcripts
Forward Motion Writers’ Community-Must be logged in-Stardoc templates
Get Your Characters out of My Way by Kate Gerard
SeeLight_ Strunk and Light I_ Think About It
TOC About Writing
Tobias’ 20 plots
Uncle Orson’s Writing Class
Writer’s Digest-Build the Thrill

Writing Tools and Helps/Writing Laws Back to Top

U.S. Copyright Office-Copyright Basics (Circular 1)