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Extractions: Welcome to free annotated links to resources for writers! These are brought to you as an adjunct to my new book (pictured to the right). Use the book's Table of Contents as your navigation interface. [ The bottom of any page has a link back to : So please: bookmark, explore around, and stop by again. And if you bump into any juicy, informative updates, additions, or corrections to share with other writer-readers, please e-mail them along for posting herein. (Indicate which chapter your posting should be linked to.) Thanks! Here's the hyperlinked Table: Personalized Literature * Forums * Books and Magazines * By Kids * Authors' Home Pages *
Extractions: The Internet contains an enormous number of research resources for crime and mystery writers. Accurate portrayal of criminal proceedings, police investigations, correct use of poisons and correct crime scene analysis all help add up to a more believable crime. Crime writers can find resources online including forensic websites, police websites, governmental resources and crime sites covering different types of criminal activity. Using these websites as references, crime and mystery writers can create more believable scenarios and also develop ideas for new stories. This article will guide you to some of the best crime resources and sites from which you can find more crime resources on your own.
Extractions: Caveat Scriptor: A Brief Guide to Researching Literary Agents Finding a literary agent is like moving to a new town and having to find a contractor to remodel your house and a mechanic to fix your car all at once. It has a strong element of Russian roulette. The union receives a steady stream of complaints from writers who have been defrauded and mistreated by agents, many of whom are really scam artists posing as agents. If you don't do your homework, you're likely to be another of their victims. On the other hand, if you do your homework as outlined here, you can be one of the lucky ones with an agent who works hard for you and advances your career. NWU Agents Database. Information about agents gathered from the agents themselves, including the genres they do and don't handle, and comments by union members on agents they've worked with. Being anecdotal, the database is sometimes very useful and sometimes not. Reading it is like sitting at a table with a few other writers, exchanging war stories. The NWU Agents Database in only available to NWU members.
Extractions: Complete List of Writers.com Classes This ten-week course offers help and incentive in getting started or in completing a novel already begun. Lectures concentrate on the art and techniques of mystery-thriller-suspense writing and include information about the publishing business, agents, editors, networking, research, and the process of becoming a working novelist. The course offers ongoing critiques of student work by the teacher and feedback from other students as well. The assignment for the eight-week period is a completed first chapter of a new book , or a new chapter in a novel already underway, and in either case a synopsis of the entire novel. Class outline: An introductory lecture/discussion and overview of the course. Beginning the book or story. The craft of writing, and fiction generally. Explanation of class assignment including sample synopsis. The many forms and subforms of the mystery, from whodunit to thriller, from private eye to police procedural.
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Extractions: If, as a writer, you haven't already encountered the "short bio" (AKA "bio blurb") you will one of these days. It may be one of the more important bits of nonfiction you'll ever craft. No matter where bio blurbs appear book flaps, an "about the authors" section, convention programmes, promotional materials they act as an important introduction to you and your work. They are a chance to connect with and (one hopes) make a favorable impression with readers. Since bio blurbs can lead readers to more of your work, they can be a promotional tool in and of themselves. In the case of anthologized short fiction or that published in a periodical, a short bio can be an introduction to other editors. The bio blurb is also a constantly evolving creation. Not only must you keep it factually current, but you'll discover that one blurb does not suit all needs. And yes, expect to write your own. There's an advantage in this you will spell your name correctly, know your credits accurately, and you may be the only one who can handle the subtle details. (We'll soon get to what those are.) Sometimes the subtle and not-so-subtle details will get screwed up anyway, but if you start with the person who cares the most about your writing career you then screw-ups are less likely.
Extractions: Hundreds of writing contests tempt novelists and screenwriters with the lure of prize money, instant film industry contacts and personal feedback from film and publishing professionals. But contests can be costly. Writers should choose intelligently. Before you write that check, research and evaluate the contests that interest you. Narrow down your choices to the best contests for you personally and the best ones for your scripts. These guidelines might help: Tips for Researching Contests Check out their Web site Nearly all contests have an online page with guidelines and other vital details. I know it's tempting to salivate over the prize list and ignore the other features available on the site. Don't let the promised goodies distract you > $10,000 and a trip to Hollywood to meet the film industry movers and shakers you dream of impressing. You're on a mission. You need to find out if the contest has preferences regarding the subject matter of the script, the ethnicity/gender of the author or the area where the writer resides.
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Extractions: On this page Links of interest to people who enjoy writing, reading or researching. Absolute Write Competitions and articles on writing for stage, screen, print and greeting cards. All Write Magazine Australian magazine for writers aged 25 and younger - accepts submissions of poetry, stories and reviews. Blue Ear - Writers and readers meet to discuss current issues. Tips and articles from fantasy writer Sara Douglass. Coffeehouse For Writers Includes critique groups, writing percs and the newsletter Fiction Fix Cyber Oasis A literary zine featuring essays, stories, poems and tips. eclectics.com Features articles and genre specific links. The Electric Eclectic Over 1400 browsable links on writing and words. The e-Writers Place Articles and columns on writing. FictionAddiction.NET Offers a daily writing exercise, book reviews and other tools for writers and publishers. The Fine Print Australian peer-reviewed journal on editing. Freelance Writing Organization International Thousands of links and resources for writers, plus
The Researching Librarian: Awareness News from the net of Interest to Booksellers, Publishers, Librarians, writers We encourage experienced as well as novice writers to participate. http://www.researchinglibrarian.com/awareness.htm
Extractions: http://pc40.libis.kuleuven.ac.be/LitAtt/zoek.cfm Don't let the Dutch scare you, the K.U. Leuven Central Library creates this almost weekly list of journal article references pertaining to the application of new technologies in libraries. (Most of the articles are in English.) You can browse alphabetically by article title or look week by week. An archive of past years collections is available at the second link above.
Extractions: History Home Area Studies African-American American ... Geneology Researching African American History: Basic Resources Encyclopedias/Handbooks Finding Books : Library Catalogs Finding Articles ... Ask a Librarian Encyclopedia of African-American Culture and History . New York, Macmillan, 1996. 5 vols plus Supplement (2001).
Extractions: Another nifty trick to try: go to Amazon.com and type the agent's name in quotes into the search box ("Henry Morrison"); or, if the agent has a common name, refine your search by adding the word agent ("Henry Morrison"+agent). Be sure your search is set for Books. Amazon's "Search Inside the Book" feature, which includes books from many top publishers, will bring up all text references, such as authors' mentions of their agents in their acknowledgments. The Publisher's Weekly website. For genre writers, there may be a specialty magazine that covers the field. a website where many established agents have detailed listings (as with any online agent listing, use caution: there are a few bad eggs here). which provides the latest news on the publishing industry plus a weekly special edition covering recent book sales. This is a goldmine of information, some of it available nowhere else. The rights sections of publishers' websites