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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. If this is your first visit, take a look around and let me know what you think.
LINKS updated as of April 28, 1999!
Wacky Writer's World is an award-winning website. Visit the awards page to see this month's latest awards. The first, from Diffusione Immagine Asti Italy for best quality, content, design, and easy access to information. Another, from Rest Stop Writer's Newsletter, is the Writer's Award for Web Excellence. Late breaking news - as of May 5, Wacky Writer's World was awarded "The Written Page Approved!" award.
THE WACKY WRITER Newsletter -
Check the free newsletter for writers, Feature article is
"Positive Rejection -- An Oxymoron?" An interview with
Doris Booth, Editor-in-Chief of Authorlink! is also featured in
this issue. The reader submission of the month is a humorous
piece about rejection by Dolores von Philip. To read the
newsletter, click below:
You can also check the November issue, which includes the article "How to Write a Query Letter", as well as a tips and other interesting tidbits.
Watch for the next issue of the
newsletter, which will feature articles on writer's conferences,
finding markets for your work, children's writing resources, and
a submission from a subscriber, Shara Martin, titled "Cut it
Out," which gives self-editing tips to do away with excess
To subscribe to the newsletter, complete the form at the end of this page and press "Send it Now".
QUOTE for this update:
"If you should not be forgotten,
As soon as you are dead and rotten,
Either write things worthy reading,
Or do things worth the writing."
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.
Moon and Star Artwork copyright 1998 Amber J. Merritt
(Updated March 17, 1999)
The first nine links (in italics) are to
previous sites and collections of links presented at WACKY
WRITER'S WORLD. The remaining links are to new sites.
LINKS YOU MAY HAVE ALREADY SEEN - I'm keeping them for reference purposes:
Writer's Links from 3/17/1999
Wacky Writer's Links from 2/28/1999
Wacky Writer's Links from 1/10/1999
Wacky Writer's Links from 12/31/1998
Wacky Writer's Links from 12/17/1998
Wacky Writer's Links from 11/29/1998
Wacky Writer's Links from 11/06/1998
The ORIGINAL web page for WACKY WRITER'S
Includes the underlying philosophy for WACKY WRITER'S WORLD as
well as links of interest.
Writer On Line: If you want a chuckle at the irony of
writing and submitting work, only to be rejected and rejected
again, read my "Hamlet's Soliloquy for Writers,"
featured in Writer On Line's "Web Lite" section. Let me
know what you think! If you like it, let the editor, Terry
Boothman, know! End of Shameless Plug.
Roland Baric's Bookroom: Roland Baric, a Croatian writer and webmaster, has started a site for writers and other creative people. 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. Be sure and check out Thea's latest poetry submission.
NEW LINKS: (updated April 28)
Flannery O'Connor: This month's featured author is Flannery O'Connor. A true voice of the American South, she painted a realistic picture of human nature, with a marvelous writer's "ear" for dialect.
Computer Bits Magazine: My article, "Computer Man" appears in this month's Computer Bits Magazine print and electronic version. Take a look at it and let me know what you think.
Ask an Expert: With each update, I include at least one good resource for writers. Ask an Expert has amassed a number of experts and categorized links to assist you in your research projects. Experts include Book Editors, Artificial Intelligence Specialists, an expert on life in 19th Century New England, and countless other. Give it a try - maybe you'll come up with an interview candidate or finally get an answer to that question that's plagued you for years.
Finder.com: Wondering about theater
productions on Broadway? How about Opera? Dance? Visual Arts?
Culture Finder can help you locate and get information on current
events and where to get tickets. Also includes a good set of
links to various arts resources.
Words to the Wise: Linda
Formicelli's Writing Newsletter for the Online Marketing
Community. Great tips for writers interested in writing for
business and marketing concerns.
Archaeology Magazine: This is
an informative resource as well as a potential market for
Mothers Who Think: In honor of Mother's
Day, a link to a great place for anyone, not just mothers. Great
articles, stunning artwork. Something for everybody.
sites on the World Wide Web: Richard
Drezen of the Washington Post news research center has amassed a
comprehensive set of links to help you with your business
research. Very impressive.
Librarians' Index to the Internet: I love this site. Everything from A to Z - excellent
Planet Online: Spend a few minutes
here, and take a virtual trip to Sri Lanka, New Orleans, or
anywhere -- the sky is NOT the limit.
Grandpa Schober's Midi Music:
This site is fun and upbeat. Had me smiling for hours.
Browser: Reading lists, book reviews,
author interviews, and more. This site, dedicated to readers, has
I am also member of a number of webrings for writers and some of general interest. Because there are so many, I set up a page for Webrings only. Click here to visit the webring page.
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