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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 4,000 people from 29 different countries have visited.

LINKS FOR WEEK OF March 17, 1999! -- In honor of St. Patrick's Day, Wacky Writer's World is engaging in "the wearin' o' the green."

The links have been updated. Take a look and learn more about the writer's craft.


Wacky Writer's World is an award-winning website.


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THE WACKY WRITER Newsletter - Check the latest issue of the newsletter, updated on January 31. 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 January 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.

The next issue of the newsletter will be out this weekend and 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 word clutter.

NEWSLETTER INFORMATION: To subscribe to the newsletter, complete the form at the end of this page and press "Send it Now".


"Men give me credit for some genius. All the genius I have lies in this; when I have a subject in hand, I study it profoundly. Day and night it is before me. My mind becomes pervaded with it. Then the effort that I have made is what people are pleased to call genius."

--Alexander Hamilton

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. The entries so far are very interesting - seems as though most writers write because they simply HAVE to write!

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:


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 WORLD: 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 March 17)

Famous author feature of the week: James Joyce: In honor of St. Patrick's day, the James Joyce Centre, straight from Dublin. Take a tour and learn more about this fascinating writer. In keeping with my usual practice to include good research sources, I've included this great search engine that came to me courtesy of Debbie in CW News- Thanks, Debbie.

National Endowment for the Arts: Writers and other creative artists should take a look at this site. Do you have a book project and wonder how you can get a grant to support it? Look at the guidelines for more information.

1001 links to Fiction Writing Articles on the Internet: This site provides 13 different categories of links for the fiction writer. It is fairly comprehensive, with topics ranging from copyright issues to selling screenplays. Take a look around.

The History Index: Everything you wanted to know about history, but were afraid to ask. Excellent resource for historical research. Includes diagrams, graphics, and detailed information.

COUNSEL QUEST : A great resource for all things legal. Learn about archaic laws, other legal research sources, and many other topics.

The Writer's Pocket Tax Guide: Darlene A. Cypser, an attorney, has put together an EXCELLENT tax guide for writers. Covers line-by-line instructions and addresses areas specifically applicable to writers. If you haven't yet finished your taxes - visit this site. Who knows? You might find a deduction to lessen your tax burden.

PBS Online: I love this site. From research to entertainment, the Public Broadcasting System Online web site provides something to interest everyone. This week, learn about "The Irish in America."

Playbill On-Line - Theatre Source for Broadway Theater Information: Want to know what's on Broadway? Read reviews? Find out which production is up for a Tony? Buy Tickets? This is a great site for all things Broadway.

Web Spanish Lessons, by Tyler Jones: Interesting site. Gives lessons in Mexican Spanish and includes links to other Spanish language resources.

Oddities Compiled: Visit this bi-monthly literary/arts site.

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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