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Title: Recommended Web Pages
Post by: Lin on March 11, 2006, 03:27:14 AM
FOR NEW AND ASPIRING WRITERS TRY THIS WEB PAGE
www.newbie-writers.com
Title: Re: RECOMMENDED WEB PAGES
Post by: Lin on March 11, 2006, 09:58:32 AM
E Harlequin are offering  a free online course for would-be romance writers.

It's at: http://www.eharlequin.com/cms/learntowrite/ltwToc.jhtml
Title: Re: RECOMMENDED WEB PAGES
Post by: Lin on March 11, 2006, 10:53:50 AM
While you are waiting for Amazon to deliver, a good website for all your grammar questions can be found at:
http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/
Title: Re: Recommended Web Pages
Post by: Lin on March 12, 2006, 07:51:21 AM
  Re: Online Writing Courses?
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You could look at Roselle Angwin's website, in particular her newly introduced 'Correspondence Course', see:

www.fire-in-the-head.co.uk

This is from the UK, but I assume you can undertake it from overseas (if you are not UK based). It costs and requires committment.
I did the precursor of this 10 module course as an attended taught course (1 day a month plus work in between) two years ago, it was helpful and I got a lot from it. I recommend Angwin who is a great mentor and inspiring.

Worth having a look, anyway.

Regards, Chip.
Title: Re: Recommended Web Pages
Post by: Lin on March 13, 2006, 02:37:42 AM
The following have been of great help to me;

www.bloomsbury.com   - they have a great section for writers including a guide for unpublished authors and a database for reference books. Plus trustworthy list of UK agents

www.writersservices.com  - general all rounder with a list of UK/US agents

www.ukchildrensbooks.co.uk - list of publishers for various age ranges.

and the following because i think all writers tend to be readers;

www.pagebypagebooks.com

hope these are helpful.
Title: Re: Recommended Web Pages
Post by: Lin on March 16, 2006, 10:28:57 AM
I thought I'd give you the URL of a great site which is full of information about how to write a novel.  It talks about what the writer calls the 'snowflake effect' of starting a novel and there's a section called 'writing the perfect scene' (through a link at the top of the page)which takes you step by step through the process using scenes, sequels and what he calls motivation-reaction units.  It's all quite fascinatingly simple to follow as well as being quite useful to anyone trying to write a novel.

The site is at http://www.rsingermanson.com/html/the_snowflake.html
Title: Re: Recommended Web Pages
Post by: Lin on March 16, 2006, 01:12:38 PM
Here are a few of the writers sites that I frequent. Most are forums where one can post ones work, critique and be critiqued. The one exception is Writing Fix. It's a great place to get a prompt if you or your muse is stuck. I'll add to this list as I stumble across the web. Aelf

·   My Writing Friend: writingfriend@earthlink.net.
·   Online Writing Workshop: http://sff.onlinewritingworkshop.com
·   Newbie Writers: www.newbiewriters.com
.               Writers Prompts: http://writingfix.com
.               Zoetrope Virtual Studio: http://www.zoetrope.com
Title: Re: Recommended Web Pages
Post by: Lin on March 23, 2006, 07:44:20 AM
Interested in ghostwriting?   see this link to Andrew Crofts

http://www.andrewcrofts.com/About.html
Title: Re: Recommended Web Pages
Post by: Lin on March 25, 2006, 03:04:46 AM
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Bartleby.com -- The Ultimate Reference. (http://www.bartleby.com)

A great reference source. Search encyclopaedias, Roget's Thesaurus, dictionaries (inluding audio pronunciations), the Bible, Shakespeare, Quotations, English Usage and much more. You may be surprised how much reference material is available here.


Authors Calender (http://www.kirjasto.sci.fi/calendar.htm)

A website dedicated to biographies and bibliographies of famous authors. At times, it has been a great inspiration for me. Looks a bit dull, but when you click a letter on the left-hand side you'll see why I like it. Generally focuses on high-brow writers, rather than contemporaries, but still worthwhile.
 
Title: Re: Recommended Web Pages
Post by: Lin on March 30, 2006, 03:45:28 AM
From Linda Jones - Journobiz
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I went to the launch party of the new online resource centre Journobiz last night. It was a very swish affair with leading journalists and the author Imogen Edwards-Jones. They also raised around £1,500 for the premature baby charity Tommy's. Here's some info about the site - I can thoroughly recommend the features on writing 'real life' features, basic media law and copyright. You may want to find out more - there is going to be a charge from May - so you may want to sign up before that. There is also a directory of freelancers you can add your details to. I'm a moderator on the forums. www.journobiz.com

About JournoBiz       
JournoBiz is an online community and resource centre for journalists and media professionals.

With over 1,200 members from the UK and abroad, members have a diverse range of experience and expertise – from award-winning broadsheet writers to student journalists and PR professionals.

Members share information, ideas, contacts and general chat on the discussion forums. They also have access to ‘how to’ features on journalism and the media, careers guidance, job and training opportunities, professional services and member benefits on ‘tools of the trade’ – all of which are updated on a regular basis. Members can also promote their skills and expertise in our directory.


MEMBER BENEFITS

Unlimited access to discussion forums
A free listing in our directory
Regular networking and social events
Training opportunities at discounted rates
Discounted rates on professional services
Discounts and offers on ‘tools of the trade’
Monthly newsletters
Access to ‘how to’ features on journalism and the media
Careers guidance
Professional opportunities
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Title: Re: Recommended Web Pages
Post by: Lin on March 31, 2006, 03:20:08 AM
Please leave messages in The Writers Circle or Coffee Shop for me to pick up - I like to keep this thread for contributions to the library. Many thanks


Lin
Title: Re: Recommended Web Pages
Post by: redchy2000 on April 08, 2006, 01:06:17 AM
A important web site I feel is the www.preditorsandeditors.com

If a person goes to www.winnningwriters.com
they have a link to       www.preditorsandeditors.com,
they also have a list of poetry scams, and other link's that give warn's to writers of thing's to beware of, like did you know that yahoo's agreement has a clause that threaten's copy rights?
you can check it out at the winning address above.
 
I managed to connect to preditor's with no problem.
Hope this other sight helps you get there.
Title: Re: Recommended Web Pages
Post by: Lin on April 17, 2006, 03:18:18 PM
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Here is a great website:

http://www.steampunk.com/sfch/writing/ckilian/

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Title: Re: Recommended Web Pages
Post by: Linda Aitchison on April 26, 2006, 08:32:47 AM
www.westmidlands.ideasfactory.com has some excellent articles on various aspects of writing.
Title: Re: Recommended Web Pages
Post by: Narnian Prince on May 16, 2006, 05:26:37 PM
Hi Everyone!  :D

   I was just going through my favourites file and came across a few that some of you might find of interest.

   www.writelink.co.uk,   www.ipac-publishers.com (for info on Canadian Publishers),   www.writingforchildren.com,   http://ewritersplace.com, www.wewriters.com (another Canadian site), www.writerswrite.com, www.writing.com, www.infinitypublishing.com,   www.bbc.co.uk/dna/getwriting,   www.writesparks.com,   www.oncewritten.com  (Monica Polling is an American lady living and working in California and is currently starting a writers circle type site like this one.  She has some great information for writers and would be writers.  It would be a great boost if anyone could help her out with her site also.  I'm a member there also and I'm sure all suggestions would be more than welcome.)

   I hope this info helps some of you and I hope that you all have a truly wonderful day!  :D

   Chris
Title: Re: Recommended Web Pages
Post by: Hobo11 on May 18, 2006, 10:59:17 PM
Does anybody have any websites in which you can just post entire stories for people to read for fun. Like an e-book site or something. Yes I know I'm being kinda vague, but I don't know how to describe it. :-\
Title: Re: Recommended Web Pages
Post by: Linda Aitchison on May 28, 2006, 10:29:27 AM
Hello everyone,

We have started a blog and there is a section called 'So you want to work in the media' I have posted some lengthy advice about how to get started in commercial writing work and have had some excellent feedback from writers as to how useful they have found it. I hope it may be of use to some of you and will welcome further feedback or questions. If you click on www.passionatemedia.co.uk and the 'read our blog' icon it should come up.

Thanks and best wishes

Linda
Title: Re: Recommended Web Pages
Post by: aellaholcomb on June 24, 2006, 12:51:30 PM
Lin,
    These are great resouces. How long will they be up? In short, should I print out, or know they will be here?
thank you so much.
   I assume????????? you manage this site. It's really good. More eclectic than any I've run across and not hawking wareds.
   You are to be complimented and nominated for some kind of award. Don't know what that would be. But I would cast vote for you. Aella
Title: Re: Recommended Web Pages
Post by: mindos on July 07, 2006, 05:38:04 PM
Hello,

I have a group for writers who are looking for writing partners to work through projects to improve their craft.

We work together through books and courses recommended by members.

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/WriteLife/

mindos
Title: Re: Recommended Web Pages
Post by: aellaholcomb on July 07, 2006, 09:38:45 PM
Mindos,
Am interested in your group/see as way to learn and help. I tried to "JOIN" but my &&& computer wouldn't let me.My email is tinklingbells@hotmail.com.

I am really serious about this and only interested in working with really serious writers-=whether new or further along the line.

Aella hm. wonder why my email didn't light up. tinklinbells@hotmail.com Woah. must not on Yahoo?? Odd.

I'm working on short stories/nonfiction mental healath/and novel. And inbetween fun things to keep me from ever getting in a rut.
Aella
PS Going on vacation, San Francisco for l3 days. Will have some internet access there, but a lot be on the road. Never seen Pacific Ocean. Can't wait.
Title: Re: Recommended Web Pages
Post by: Lin on July 08, 2006, 05:34:48 PM
This forum will remain for as long as necessary and thank you for the nice compliment!!  Dont leave any more messages though on here, please keep it for recommended web pages only - Thanks.

Lin
Moderator
Title: Re: Recommended Web Pages
Post by: Narnian Prince on August 25, 2006, 08:22:03 AM
   G'day all!  :)

   I know it's been a while since this dusty old topic was raised but a friend of mine has sent me the following sites that I've checked out and thought some of you might be interested in;   www.writingfix.com, http://journalsparks.com, www.writeboard.com, www.creativeportal.org (for U.K. writers) and www.spoiledink.com.  I apologize for any repeat info I may be sending.  :)

   Have a truly wonderful and Blessed day, everyone!  :)

   Chris
Title: Re: Recommended Web Pages
Post by: eakucera00 on September 26, 2006, 06:35:26 PM
i would like to recommend http://www.beawriter.us (http://beawriter.us/images/covers/toolkit_cover.gif)

Almost every tip and activity is available for free right off of the website.  and if you want you can purchase the e-book or pre-order the book.  It's mostly younger writers, but there's still some really good stuff.
Title: Re: Recommended Web Pages
Post by: Linda Aitchison on October 06, 2006, 05:56:09 AM
Some good writing tips, including from the author of Fight Club:

http://squeakingnoodle.blogspot.com

Title: Re: Recommended Web Pages
Post by: bugaboo on November 06, 2006, 10:42:21 AM
Hi, i'd like to recommend a few web sites that i've found very helpful - www.charlottedillon.com/synopsis.html , don't be put off if you're not a 'romance' fiction writer, it is extremely helpful. www.ideas4writers.co.uk - if you're stuck for inspiration, esp. good for short story ideas. And www.youwriteon.com, a brilliant website i stumbled over last year, you review and rate other writers work, after you're gained a few credits you can submit your own work for constructive comments by other members. The highest rated receive a free critique by professionals and a possible chance of publication as agents and publishers apparently regularly view the site.
Title: Re: Recommended Web Pages
Post by: Ann on November 13, 2006, 05:45:46 AM
I'm a fan of Randy Ingermanson's Advanced Fiction Writing:  http://www.AdvancedFictionWriting.com

Randy's been writing for 18 years and has been an award-winning author for the last 12. He's also very funny, which you would soon see if you subscribed to his free monthly newsletter.  It's full of how-to articles on the various aspects of fiction writing, (including articles from and interviews with other writers).  A recent series of articles in his newsletter was about time management which I found very useful, uncomplicated.

He's producing a series of courses for writers, which are available on CD, downloadable, or available to read online.  I have his Fiction Writing 101 and it's in my top three fiction writing courses and not just because I got it for $24 because it was his 24th wedding anniversary and the deal closed after - 24 hours! It includes over 6 hours of audio listening.  He's just completed Fiction Writing 202 this week (November 2006) and I've already bought it at 50 per cent discount.  That includes over 10 hours listening.  Excerpts are available. 

He gives away a lot.  Excerpts of his books are available and his first, now out of print, is available free in exchange for recommending it to three friends.    He has developed a method of novel writing - The Snowflake Method - which is also very useful and again, uncomplicated. 

Next sumer (2007) he's teaching a one week writing workshop on a cruise to Alaska.  Alas Alaska is out for me but there are cabins still available. Non-writing family and friends are welcome aboard too.
Title: Re: Recommended Web Pages
Post by: Ann on November 14, 2006, 05:35:23 PM
www.revivalscanterbury.co.uk

It's a clothes shop in Canterbury.  I was in there on Saturday.  What's it got to do with writing?  Well, it's a retro clothes shop and it certainly took me down memory lane! Aside from the fact that we bought a Harris Tweed jacket for my husband for next to nothing and a pair of (brand new, though retro) knee length boots with square toes for me at one third of the price they're going for in the shops, I realised what a great research resource it was for writers.  How do I clothe my 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s etc character?  Nip down to my local retro clothes shop to find out! And if you're in Canterbury, visit Revivals and Debbie Barwick will give you a 5% student discount even if you're 55 and a student not of Kent Uni, but of the Writers' Bureau! And no she didn't give me a discount for writing this.  Promise! :)

Ann



 
Title: Kate Mosse
Post by: Stupot on November 15, 2006, 03:17:51 PM
I've just started reading Labyrinth by Kate Mosse and I'm really enjoying it so far.
On the cover is a website address:

http://www.mosselabyrinth.co.uk

This isn't just a publicity page for the book.  This site has been running since 2000 and Mosse and her husband have used it to chronicle the entire process of writing Labyrinth and there is also a great advice section for new writers with 52 tips (one for each week of a year).

This site is essentially a blog, but it's been going since before most people even knew what a blog was.  Way ahead of its time.

It's inspiring, it's informative, but most importantly it's not patronizing.
Title: Re: Recommended Web Pages
Post by: Nelodra on November 16, 2006, 02:31:26 PM
well, my own website. I've got a nice collection of useful links there, and will be adding more usefull stuff soon (hopefully)  ;D

http://webmama.nl/writing/links.html
Title: Re: Recommended Web Pages
Post by: Ann on November 16, 2006, 05:14:36 PM
Hi Leah

I'll add your site to my own 'writers portal'.  And light a candle for you.

Ann
Title: Re: Recommended Web Pages
Post by: Nelodra on November 17, 2006, 03:43:19 AM
Thanks, Ann.
Title: Re: Recommended Web Pages
Post by: SheWritesRight on November 27, 2006, 09:28:14 PM
Just couldn't let this topic go by without championing my own site which I always work long and hard on.

http://www.writeaholics.net (http://www.writeaholics.net).  The site is full of writing articles, writers' freebies, writers' resources (most of them fr*ee) and a fr*ee monthly newsletter full of information, advice, articles, writers' resouces, competitons, markets and more.  Plus when you subscribe you get a fr*ee eBook Become a Freelance Writing Success

I know this just looks like fr*ee advertising, but I do think that my site is great for writers.
Title: Re: Recommended Web Pages
Post by: davinaj on January 08, 2007, 03:34:01 PM
Another good one is:

www.fictionfactor.com - Covers all aspects and questions re writing.
Title: Re: Recommended Web Pages
Post by: paramour on January 19, 2007, 04:26:36 PM
Another good one is:

www.fictionfactorl.com - Covers all aspects and questions re writing.

i think it is: http://www.fictionfactor.com

...i think you had a typo in your link. but it's all good. ;)

Title: Re: Recommended Web Pages
Post by: N.Mott on January 21, 2007, 06:41:00 PM
This is a great one for questions of grammar:

http://gocsm.net/sevas/esl/gramcheck/
Title: Re: Kate Mosse
Post by: paramour on January 23, 2007, 02:09:02 PM
I've just started reading Labyrinth by Kate Mosse and I'm really enjoying it so far.
On the cover is a website address:

http://www.mosselabyrinth.co.uk

This isn't just a publicity page for the book.  This site has been running since 2000 and Mosse and her husband have used it to chronicle the entire process of writing Labyrinth and there is also a great advice section for new writers with 52 tips (one for each week of a year).

This site is essentially a blog, but it's been going since before most people even knew what a blog was.  Way ahead of its time.

It's inspiring, it's informative, but most importantly it's not patronizing.

Thank you SO much for this link! This is an amazing website! Coincidentally, I am reading this book at the moment, so I am buzzing with excitement over Kate and her work! There is a huge wealth of knowledge on her pages. I recommend this to everyone, for sure. :)
Title: Re: Recommended Web Pages
Post by: thatollie on January 23, 2007, 10:36:40 PM
Mystery writers should try these
www.gillianroberts.com/writing (http://www.gillianroberts.com/writing)
http://www.all-about-forensic-psychology.com/index.html
Title: Re: Recommended Web Pages
Post by: N.Mott on January 24, 2007, 02:28:22 PM
Good advice about editing:

http://www.poewar.com/archives/2005/03/06/writer-edit-thyself/


Added:
You should look at each scene individually and ask two things - is this scene advancing the plot or is this scene advancing my character. If it is not advancing anything in the story then you should cut it out.
If the scene is removed does it leave a hole in the plot - if it doesn't then it didn't need to be there in the first place.
Any set-up's or necessary details could be added to another (necessary) scene.
Title: Re: Recommended Web Pages
Post by: Lin on March 02, 2007, 03:38:12 AM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/commissioning/tv/network/public.shtml

For all your BBC writing and storytelling skills

Lin
Moderator
Title: Re: Recommended Web Pages
Post by: Linda Aitchison on March 28, 2007, 09:12:31 AM
The Renegade Writer is very good ' www.therenegadewriter.com

Also, if anyone is interested in blogging www.problogger.net

And guess what, here's mine: www.freelancewritingtips.com - it's a collection of articles written over the years to do with writing/journalism etc, plus Youtube videos, interviews and talking points.

Thanks, hope you like it, this blogging malarkey is addictive!
Title: Re: Recommended Web Pages
Post by: Fiona on April 27, 2007, 12:52:54 PM
Here, I found this... well I didn't someone else did but yeah.

http://www.wridea.com/ it's quite new as of yet but an interesting idea at least. You can share ideas with friends as well. Kind of... interesting. Goof way to collage your ideas online.
Title: Re: Recommended Web Pages
Post by: thatollie on April 27, 2007, 04:44:14 PM
I'll just add a recommendation for Ruth's site, those articles are great.
Title: Re: Recommended Web Pages
Post by: wildlegends on May 02, 2007, 04:58:20 AM
Does anybody have any websites in which you can just post entire stories for people to read for fun. Like an e-book site or something. Yes I know I'm being kinda vague, but I don't know how to describe it. :-\

Depending on how big your stories are, you are welcome to post them to www.letsgetpublished.com (http://www.letsgetpublished.com) - there's no fee involved. :)
Title: Re: Recommended Web Pages
Post by: Sandy on May 15, 2007, 12:39:48 PM
I've just had a newsletter from The Book Zone. It seems to be concentrated on the UK (sorry!) but it contains a great deal of publishing news which could be of use to aspiring authors. They are billed as the 'inside track for book lovers'. Here are two snippets to give you some idea what they're about:

New World Record in reading!
Author David Mitchell and his publisher Hodder are hoping to achieve an official Guinness World Record for the greatest number of people reading a book simultaneously on Saturday 2nd June, when copies of Black Swan Green will be given away in city centres across Britain. More than 80 library authorities have also joined the scheme.     
 
Books on your mobile phone?
Mobile phone users in Sweden will soon be able to access more than 100 HarperCollins English language audiobooks, streamed to the phone without the need to download via a computer. And content from the Rough Guide travel books on hundreds of European cities, with mapping supplied by Via Michelin, is to be made available pre-loaded on Motorola mobile phones sold throughout Europe.

Here's the link: http://www.bookzoneonline.com (http://www.bookzoneonline.com)

Title: Re: Recommended Web Pages
Post by: Linda Aitchison on September 16, 2007, 07:02:43 AM
If you are an aspiring travel writer, I can thoroughly recommend websites and workshops run by Dea Birkett and Rory Maclean (www.travelworkshops.co.uk)

I laughed, I cried. I wrote myself a postcard. I watched as pitch after pitch was rejected by the Mail on Sunday and I learned about a fab new website called takethefamily.com. See their work at www.rorymaclean.com and www.deabirkett.com.




Title: Re: Recommended Web Pages
Post by: Patrick on September 19, 2007, 08:59:47 AM
http://QueryTracker.net

It's my own site, and I made it because I figured the query process needed modernization.  Not only does this site contain a list of agents, but it also has tools to help you track all your queries, and collects data about each agent.

Here's how it works.  Users record the dates queries are sent and replies are received.  They also record the genres of their manuscripts.  Data can then be collected showing not only agent response times, but how many queries of each genre did a particular agent receive, how many they rejected, and how many they liked.  So now, even though an agent may say they desire a certain genre, you can now see exactly how much they really do.

There's more to it than this even, but I don't want to run this post too long.  Take a look and let me know what you think. http://QueryTracker.net
Title: Re: Recommended Web Pages
Post by: RMurkot on October 06, 2007, 04:44:00 PM
For frauds, schemes, and the like go to the following website.

http://www.sfwa.org/beware/

For a good list of publishers and such, go to http://www.ralan.com/

Title: Re: Recommended Web Pages
Post by: NemoBook on October 31, 2007, 11:55:50 AM
Another great submission/query tracker is at www.duotrope.com

They've also got searchable information on contests, lit mags, and the like, but their submission tracker is what I like best.
Title: Re: Recommended Web Pages
Post by: Linda Aitchison on November 01, 2007, 09:34:40 AM
Joanne Mallon is a media coach and a lovely lady, offering tips and inspiration.

Here's her latest post - on freelance resources:

http://joannemallon.typepad.com/joanne_the_coach/2007/11/useful-links-fo.html

She knows what she's talking about!

Bye.
Title: Re: Recommended Web Pages
Post by: thatollie on November 26, 2007, 04:43:47 PM
This is pretty simple but it can help.
http://fictionwriting.about.com/od/glossary/Glossary_of_Literary_Terms.htm
Title: Re: Recommended Web Pages
Post by: Lin on November 30, 2007, 04:02:48 AM
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      Hi, just wanna share my simple community site for writers.
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Hello everyone,

I have this site for novice writers and writer wannabes like me, a simple community site where  you can post, comment, and share your write ups.  It still needs furnishing so any suggestions you have in mind is greatly appreciated. here's the link http://www.papersnpen.com


thanks,
 
 
Title: Re: Recommended Web Pages
Post by: Spirit Seeker on December 30, 2007, 12:10:34 PM
Hi

I only joined yesterday, and just want to say a big thanks for all the recommendations here!!  I've bookmarked loads of sites already and they're all really useful.

One of my favourite sites which I've used for a long time is fantasticfiction.co.uk (http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk).  This is a brilliant website for avid fiction readers so hope it may be useful to some of you.


Title: Re: Recommended Web Pages
Post by: Nick on February 07, 2008, 12:41:44 PM
Recommended by Steve08:

'10 universities offering free writing courses online.'

Here's the link:
http://education-portal.com/articles/10_Universities_Offering_Free_Writing_Courses_Online.html
Title: Qassia
Post by: Nick on February 17, 2008, 05:20:43 AM
Qassia is a new content-publishing and web directory site. It offers writers the chance to get paid for their work (via Google AdSense advertising revenue) and generate links to their blogs/websites. Here's Talisman's original post about Qassia...

I was told about this exciting new site by a friend of mine todaywhich seems at first glance at least to be very promising indeed. Qassia is a credit-driven intelligence engine coupled to a cascading tag-based web directory. You can add your websites for free, and without having to add reciprocal backlinks and can also add what they call intel. Short for "intelligence", intel is a tidbit of information. Qassia rewards users who add intel in three ways.

Backlinks You get one backlink for every piece of intel you add. Every intel will carry a direct backlink to one of your sites. So the more intel you add, the more backlinks you get.

Credit When you add intel, you also get credit, in the form of Qassia dollars. Your net worth in Qassia dollars determines how well your websites rank in our directory.

Revenue When your intel is displayed, you get 100% of the advertising revenue generated by that page.

This means that website owners have triple incentive to contribute intel. The contributed intel will allow Qassia to become a vast repository of intelligence, with unrivalled original content.

Qassia is sometimes confused with sites like Wikipedia, Squidoo, most recently, Google knol. Qassia is fundamentally different from these sites, because Qassia is not about asking people to upload authoritative articles. You could upload a lengthy academic treatise if you want, but you can also get away with contributing a hastily scribbled tidbit of information about a person, a company, a place, an event, a thing, or anything you know about.

What we value is intelligence about the people, companies, and places around you. The people and places do not have to be famous, and the intelligence does not have to be earth-shattering.

Qassia isn't a wiki. Your intel will not get edited (it will get rated, but not edited). You can write your intel in any tone or style you like. You can write in the first person, and you can write your entire intel without using the shift key.

Not only is Qassia 100 percent free - we do not even ask for reciprocal links - but, in addition to promoting your websites and discovering stuff, you can also earn real money - very easily and without any hassle. We have the best, most generous, and most reliable ad revenue sharing program on the web.

We believe that, only by completely pampering our users and giving more than any other website, and in fact giving more than the users themselves expect, can we attain our goal of becoming the most incredible website the world has ever seen.

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I'd just like to add that I also write a blog post about Qassia. You can read it at the URL below:

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Nick  :)
Title: Re: Recommended Web Pages
Post by: PaulW on March 02, 2008, 07:09:58 PM
From Steve08

'The electric eclectic'. A site containing  list of writing resources.

http://bloxword.ca/writing.htm
Title: Re: Recommended Web Pages
Post by: PaulW on May 07, 2008, 06:36:03 AM
From Redmeat73 an interesting game teaching about tenses.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/words/grammar/tenses/getting_the_right_tense/game.shtml

Title: Re: Recommended Web Pages
Post by: CarrieSheppard on May 21, 2008, 11:05:16 AM
http://www.virtualbooktoursecrets.com/blog/

This one has some interesting hints for marketing your books.

Carrie
Title: Re: Recommended Web Pages
Post by: Nick on November 19, 2008, 12:43:17 PM
Here's a link to a US literary agent's website, as recommended by Suzie:

Hi guys,

I recently found a blog written by an agent in the offices of Curtis Brown, USA. Apart from entertaining posts, I think there is a great amount of valuable information in the 'Essentials' section of his blog (right hand side, half way down) that would be of tremendous use to fellow MWC members. He also makes it clear what he is looking for, how to submit, and most importantly, how to contact him directly.

There is also a link section to other agent's blogs, which also contain valuable submission and contact information.

Check it out: http://nathanbransford.blogspot.com/


Suzie x
Title: Re: Recommended Web Pages
Post by: Nick on January 04, 2009, 07:49:17 AM
Link to a new social networking site for writers, recommended by Scrumpy.

Hello everybody, happy new year!

I just wanted to introduce to you the new social networking site for writers, AuthorSpace.

It's like any other social networking site except the fact it's just for writers and authors! It was opened a few weeks ago by myself and provides writers, published or unpublished, an area to showcase writing, books and so on.

The general idea of AuthorSpace is to sign up (for free), create your own unique page, promote yourself and your books, make new friends, and start to build a fan base. It was created with self promotion in mind to help writers promote themselves and their work.

As mentioned earlier the site has only just started so bear with it and feel free to take a look and let me know what you think.

http://authorspace.ning.com

See you there!



Title: Re: Recommended Web Pages
Post by: Nick on September 27, 2011, 01:17:04 PM
20 high-tech tools and resources for writers, as recommended by Prince_Capri:

http://www.writerstechnology.com/2009/08/20-hi-tech-tools-and-resources-for-writers