This is the number one site for 'checking up' on agents and publishing houses. They are honest, concise, and timely.
Preditors and Editors
This page is a sort of BBB for writers, provided by the prestigious group Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. There are other useful pages as well.
Many unscrupulous people take advantage of eager, but naive, aspiring writers. The folks at this site will check out an agent in advance, and perhaps save you a lot of grief.
Speaking of agents, this site has many common-sense tips.
GRAMMAR & USAGE
This site was established for professional journalists, but all writers can benefit from their keen observations.
The English language changes fast! Keep track here:
The Word Spy
William Strunk's Elements of Style remains the Bible of careful writers. Here it is, in full and on line, along with many other classic texts.
This is a topical site from Washington State University.
Common Errors in English
Richard Lederer is the world's leading expert on the English language.
This is a handy writer's guide.
These writer-oriented sites feature a lot of good content, as well as many links to writer's resources and organizations. Writer's Digest Books has a large assortment of "how to" titles.
Plagiarism is not the huge problem many new writers worry about, however with ebooks and cheap scanners, a few clicks are enough to illegally copy your work. This site explains precisely how to trademark your work, avoid potential legal problems, and gain enforcable protection.
Secure Your Trademark
Good writers need to be scrupulously accurate, and research can be a time-consuming endeavor. The Web can really help, and here are some good places to start.
The New York Times Navigator
The Internet Public Library
Online Parallel Bible
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The Edward R Hamilton Co.has a huge selection, online or from their catalog. They have cheap shipping, and low prices.
Edward R Hamilton
This network of Used and Rare Book sellers is almost certain to have any title you can think of.
World Writer Paying Markets
Knowing about the paying markets is very important for writers. Below is Steel's list of freelance market-related sites. Look for their links to MARKETS and/or FREELANCING.
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