Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Four Fantastically Helpful Links for Writers

Here are a few helpful website when you need a boost while you are writing:

  1. OneLook Reverse Directory:  OneLook's reverse dictionary lets you describe a concept and get back a list of words and phrases related to that concept. Your description can be a few words, a sentence, a question, or even just a single word. Just type it into the box above and hit the "Find words" button. Keep it short to get the best results. In most cases you'll get back a list of related terms with the best matches shown first.  When you just can't think of what you really want to say, try OneLook!
  2. Dan Lazaar: Crafting a Winning Query Letter:  The dreaded query letter....We all cringe when all that's left to do is write a great query letter. Writers House agent, Dan Lazar, points out that if you can write a good book, then you can write a good query letter!
  3. The Dreaded Writer's Resume:  Jan Fields, ICL, shares just what writers need to include if a publisher asks for a resume.  
  4. Grammar Girl:  Quick and Dirty tips for better writing.  Do you know when to use Affect vs Effect?  Find out anything you need to know about grammar right here!

Hope you have a fantastically fun and functional writing day!

8 comments:

Jodi said...

Thank you Pamela.

I love the reverse dictionary...I had no idea something like that even existed.

Ty said...

I love Grammar Girl! She's what Wendy Williams would call a friend in my head!

Pam said...

Thanks Jodi! The reverse dictionary is very helpful!
Ty, the Grammar Girl is a great resource also.
Thanks for commenting, ladies!

Rhonda Neely said...

Thanks Pam! I didn't know about any of these and how awesome is Grammar Girl and also the reverse dictionary!!! Thanks for sharing!

Di Hill said...

Thanks Pam. Some good information here. I will link to it from my "Stuff for Aussie Writers blog." Di

Pam said...

Rhonda, it's always great to find new writing resources! feel free to add some more!
Di, Thanks for the link! I am going to your blog now!
Happy Blogging ladies!

Angela Ackerman said...

I love, love, love the reverse dictionary. I use it ALL THE TIME!

Angela @ The Bookshelf Muse

Katya kate said...

Thanks for sharing! I would try to check your recommended sites out.
I'm a new follower :)

Kate
http://mommygrowingup.blogspot.com/

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