Saturday, June 11, 2011

FIve Phenomenal Links for Writers


1.  Need help citing sources for your writing?  Use The Citation Machine.
Son of Citation Machine allows you to enter title, author, magazine, etc; choose which format and with one click, you have your source in the correct format!

2.  Need help writing a query letter?
Agent Query has an excellent post on many do's and don't s in How to Write a Query.

3.  One of my favorite words:  Onomatopoeia!
For a refresher on Onomatopoeia, Examples of Onomatopoeia makes every writer zip, giggle and flutter with delight!

4. Want to make your words a work of art?  Use Wordle!
"Wordle is a toy for generating “word clouds” from text that you provide. The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text. You can tweak your clouds with different fonts, layouts, and color schemes."  It's a fun and creative way to express yourself!


5.  Do you use the same word in the same sentence/paragraph too many times?
Check out Write Words.  This page counts the frequency usage of certain words in certain parts of your work.  Very helpful site! 

Happy Writing!
"Learn as much by writing as by reading."  Lord Acton

9 comments:

Martha Giffen said...

Oh wow! Thanks so much for these links. Always looking for writing links to make my blogs a better read!

Karla Campos said...

Hi Pam, I had not used the Son of Citation Machine since writing college papers but thanks for reminding me of its existence. It definitely makes things easier : )

Pam said...

Martha, you are very welcome. I've been writing longer than blogging, so I have many more writing links to come!
Karla, I love the citation machine. I used it daily when writing papers for my Master's Degree!
Happy Blogging!

jackiepaulson said...

I love citation machine. I love stumble upon, I get tons of traffic with it.

Rhonda Neely said...

Thanks Pam. More great info I had no clue about. I'm amazed at how much I'm learning during this challenge.

Pam said...

Jackie, Thanks for commenting. I love being stumbled upon too!

Rhonda, I love how much we all learn and share during the challenge. That's why it's my second time around! :)

Thanks ladies, Pam

Lisbeth Tanz said...

Pam, these are great resources, many of which I hadn't heard of! Thank you! (And I confess, Wordle is a guilty pleasure.) :)

Margot Finke said...

Pam, these are awesome. I will pass them on to my crit clients.

I also write for kids, so I am now following you.


Margot’s Magic Carpet
Books With a WOW Factor
http://perfectmagiccarpet.blogspot.com/

Pam said...

Lizbeth, Wordle is a fun escape from writing, working, blogging, etc. Thanks for visiting!
Margot, Thanks so much for following me and passing the links on to your clients. You are the best!
Happy Writing,
Pam

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