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The purpose of this page is to share links and tips related to writing - the craft of writing, the business of writing, and other topics of interest to writers and the writing process. If you're on a return visit, you'll find new links and interesting sites to visit this week. If this is your first visit, take a look around and let me know what you think. Since the inception of the page on October 23, 1998, over 1,900 visitors from 21 different countries have visited. If you are a visitor from a nation whose language is other than English, please let me know how you're viewing the page, whether through translation software or other method. I'm considering including an option that would translate the page for you.

NEW LINKS ADDED DECEMBER 31, 1998! Look below for the links I've added this week. Let me know if you have some links you'd like to include - I'll consider them for future updates.

THE WACKY WRITER Newsletter - The first issue of the sort of monthly newsletter was issued on November 8. Due to a MAJOR computer crash, the December issue has not been issued. Instead, a super January version will hit the stands within the next two weeks. Click here for the November issue, which includes the article "How to Write a Query Letter", as well as a tips and other interesting tidbits.

NEWSLETTER SUBSCRIBERS TOPS 100! It's very hard to believe that in a little over a month, over 100 people have subscribed to the newsletter. Thank you, one and all! If you haven't subscribed and would like to receive the newsletter, fill in the form after the links section on this page. IMPORTANT DETAIL: In the comments block, type SUBSCRIBE along with your FIRST NAME (example: SUBSCRIBE Jo), and I'll add you to the list of subscribers. The reason for the first name is because I like to address everybody as something less clinical sounding than "Dear Subscriber"!


"Experience is an author's most valuable asset; experience is the thing that puts the muscle and the breath and the warm blood into the book he writes."

- Is Shakespeare Dead, Mark Twain (aka Samuel Langhorne Clemens)

NEW: WACKY WRITER'S WORLD BULLETIN BOARD - Click the image below to go to the new WACKY WRITER'S BULLETIN BOARD - This is a place for you to share your thoughts about writing with other writers, pose questions about writing, even share your work for critique. Tell me what you'd like to see in this bulletin board, and I'll be happy to try and make it happen. The first discussion thread is: What inspires you to write? Click below to answer this question or pose your own.

WACKY WRITER'S LINKS FOR THE WEEK (Updated December 31, 1998)The first four links are to previous link pages of this website. The remaining links are to other sites. Sometime in the next couple of months I will organize the links from previous weeks by category to make it easier for everyone. If you have suggestions as to what you would like to see in the way of categories, please just drop me a line! Thanks! Jo Loving Gann

Wacky Writer's Links from Week ending 11/29/1998

Wacky Writer's Links from Week ending 11/29/1998

Wacky Writer's Links from Week ending 11/06/1998

The ORIGINAL web page for WACKY WRITER'S WORLD: Includes the underlying philosophy for WACKY WRITER'S WORLD as well as links of interest.

The Mark Twain Papers and Project: The Wacky Writer's Quote of the week comes from Mark Twain. Stop by this site to get the scoop on Mr. Twain, aka Samuel Langhorne Clemens - includes letters written to national and international figures, as well as just plain folk. Very interesting.

FACSNET: Excellent site - find background information on today's hot news topics - a good hangout for journalists.

The Slot - A Spot for Copy Editors: Have you ever wondered what a Copy Editor does? Bill Walsh's site can provide you with the answers, as well his "The Curmudgeon's Style Book"

T'ai Chi Chuan: Okay, so the New Year is upon us. Some of you have made resolutions to be healthier in 1999. T'ai Chi Chuan is a very relaxing form of exercise that might fit into your lifestyle. Take a look, learn more about it, and enjoy the cool music at this website as a bonus!

Guide to Grammar and Writing: Need to tone up your grammar? Have a burning question you want to ask? This site can take care of both. Enjoy!

Beatrice: Have you ever wondered where today's authors get their inspiration? What are the stories behind the stories? What you should do to get published? Ron Hogan's interviews of tons of authors are contained at this great site! Visually pleasing, well-written and conducted interviews - they're just begging for you to pull up a chair and settle down for a few hours of reading - well worth the time!

The Flying Inkpot's Zine Scene: Excellent resource for numerous online zines. Take a look at the markets available for parodies and satire, among fifteen or twenty other categories

Rod McKuen's Home Page : One of my favorite poets is Rod McKuen. Stop by his website and see what's going on today. The cool thing here is there is something new at his site each day.

Lonely Planet: This clickable map brings up various destinations for virtual tours - includes information about different countries, cultures, traditions, etc. - Very good source of information

Roland Baric's Bookroom: I know, I know - Roland's site was here last week - but he's such a nice guy, I decided to list him again this week. He is truly trying to get his site up and running with more content - so if you have something to contribute, or would just like to drop by and say hello, he'd like to hear from you. Roland Baric, a Croatian writer and webmaster, has started a site for writers and other creative people. Available in many different languages, Roland's site offers a view of the future for his fellow Croatian writers - in a country of 5 million people, about two percent have access to the internet. Roland needs writers to submit poetry, letters, essays, or stories to post at his site. Visit his charming pages and drop him a line. Tell him Jo sent you.

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