Resources and Websites
Information about Copyrights.
Websites of Interest to Writers
Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America - www.SFWA.org by SFWA.
Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators: www.SCBWI.org .
100Words.com - www.100Words.com by 100 Words staff. A website devoted to training writers to develop a daily writing habit. Contributors must submit 100 words every day (except 1) for a calendar month; any less and your writing submissions are removed. Of course, you can read the submissions of others, However, many submissions include heavy doses of profanity, and most are best described as "drivel." The website has no subscription fee.
Writers Haunt from http://writershaunt.toogroagency.com/resources.html
Stumped for Words?
CHILDREN'S WRITERS. 12-page monthly newsletter of editors' listings for "manuscripts wanted". The competitive edge you need to sell more now. Free issue. http://www.thechildrenswriter.com/N1415/
A WEB OF 800 ONLINE DICTIONARIES. http://www.facstaff.bucknell.edu/rbeard/diction.html
Dictionary Help from Merriam-Websterhttp:
Alpha Dictionary developed by Dr. Robert Beard, Bucknell University.
Ask Dr. Format. http://www.screenplay.com/t-Dr_Format.aspx
THE online community for writers.
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Working Writer, http://www.workingwriter1.com/ - for and by people who write--guidelines to submit articles to the newsletter.
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The Puffin Foundation. http://www.puffinfoundation.org/
makes grants to emerging artists whose may have difficulty getting their work out to the public because of their genre or social philosophy. Please share this information with anyone you feel may be interested.
Applications Available for Puffin Foundation Artist Grant Awards
For more information: http://www.puffinfoundation.org/
The Puffin Foundation makes grants to emerging artists in the fields of art, music, theater, dance, photography, and literature whose works due to their genre and/or social philosophy might have difficulty being aired.
Grants from the Puffin Foundation can only be awarded to permanent residents and citizens of the United States. U.S. citizens whose projects encompass work in other countries are still eligible to apply. The foundation does not have the means to fund large film/documentary proposals, grants for travel, continuing education, or the writing or publishing of books.
Average grant awards are $1,000 to $2,500 each.
Visit the foundation's Web site for information on requesting an application and for descriptions of funded projects.
Articles on writing for different genres -
Sunset Script. http://www.sunsetscript.com/
Is your material commercial? Will your screenplay sell to Hollywood? Will A-List actors want to star in your movie? Does your plot work for the big screen? Can your screenplay be summed up in 25 words or less? What will the movie poster look like?
Sunset Script will assist you in answering these questions and in getting your script to the top of that massive pile. In this high stakes battle for silver screen space and executive eyeballs, you can¹t afford not to have your script in the best possible condition before decision makers read it.
Hope Clark's tips for free lance writers.
National Writing Project http://www.nwp.org/cs/public/print/resource_topic/teaching_writing
Freedom To Write, Pen USA West http://www.penusa.org/programs
Writer's Conferences and Seminars http://writersconf.org/
International Reading Association http://www.reading.org/
Writer Resources http://www.growing.com/writers/resowrit.html
Great website with grammar instructions
Resources for Southern Writers http://www.southernscribe.com/resources/resources.htm