A few good websites

Merriam-Webster's online dictionary and Thesaurus:

http://www.m-w.com/home.htm

The Author Network Resources for Writers:

http://www.author-network.com/

Author Pseudonyms:

http://www.trussel.com/books/pseudo.htm

Thesaurus, Phrases, and Quotations:

http://www.freeality.com/phrasest.htm

Helpful Sites for Writers:

http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Forum/6682/writing_sites.html

The Rejection Collection:

http://www.rejectioncollection.com/

Fantasy name generator:

http://www.flatearth.com/utilities/namegen.asp

Market survey sites:

http://www.ralan.com/
http://www.spicygreeniguana.com/
http://www.specficworld.com/

USPS postage calculator:

http://postcalc.usps.gov/

Writers Digest site:

http://www.writersdigest.com/

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Re:A few good websites

http://www.gyre.org

good site which follows current developments in several fields of research, from Artificial Intelligence to Virtual Reality. The site basically pulls stories from places like Discover, Wired and The New Scientist, but it is a good central place to start researching anything science-fiction oriented, if you want to make it a bit more factual.

http://www.howstuffworks.com

again, good for general research. i've gone to this site trying to find something in particular and just spent hours browsing and learning. Smiling

DaveK's picture

Web Sites

Here are some web sites I've found.

http://www.hatrack.com/index.shtml

Orson Scott Card's web site. There are chats and forums and some class notes.

http://www.scifiscripts.com/default.html

If you're into screenwriting this must have a hundred scripts for SF movies.

http://www.larryniven.org/

And the page for Larry Niven, one of my favorite authors.

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Consolidate

We need to get a place where all these useful websites are stored, with some kind of short and sweet explanation for what they do.

I.E. Have a new and eXpanded page on our website. This is good stuff. This is what this group is about, sharing our knowledge and experience and creativity to better everyone involved.

We need to compile all this info in a central and easily accessible place.
That's what I think about all these websites.

----

Life is a lot like caving: Most of the time you grope around in the dark.

Re: Consolidate

[quote="camidon"]We need to compile all this info in a central and easily accessible place.
That's what I think about all these websites.[/quote]

I agree. As I was looking over the SFWW website, there are actually pages for this stuff, which could potentially be expanded to more pages, as appropriate.

-anneliese

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A couple of interesting web sites.

Here is an interesting web site.

http://enphilistor.users4.50megs.com/cliche.htm

It is the "The Grand List of Overused Science Fiction Clich

Re:A few good websites

Regarding the cliches: that doesn't leave us with much... Shock

I'm not a complete idiot -- some parts are missing.

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Re:A few good websites

I found this on OSC's web site. It may be a bit old, sorry I didn't check the links.

Brian Turner

Here are some links that aspiring authors may find especially useful when soliciting for an agent/ publisher -

PREEDITORS AND EDITORS -

A large and good reference point. Especially useful for researching potential agents to see whether they have been blacklisted or not. However, the list appears not to be updated, and is not exhaustive:

http://www.anotherealm.com/prededitors/

ADVICE FROM PUBLISHED AUTHORS -

Mostly short excerpts, but some good comments in there. Especially check out comments from Anita Shreve and Jeffry Deaver:

http://www.authorsontheweb.com/features/0101advice/0101advice.asp

ARTICLES AND AGENT/ EDITOR INTERVIEWS -

Informative set of articles from Fiction Factor, with agents especially having their brains picked. Highly recommend you visit here if you're looking to publish.

http://www.fictionfactor.com/articles.html

THE AGENT SITUATION -

Probably the best article I've found on the web regarding submitting to agents:

http://www.sandiego-online.com/entertainment/sdwm/sept99/nonfiction.stm

US AGENTS - RESOURCE

This has to be one of the best goldmine's I've found online for soliciting to US agents. The above link was from here, but there are a number of others worth checking out.

http://mailer.fsu.edu/~tjp4773/litagent.html

PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

Latest news from the publishing world - often recommended, though I've not found myself able to subscribe. Maybe something to visit regurlarly, especially while soliciting:

http://publishersweekly.reviewsnews.com/index.asp?publication=publishers weekly

[This message has been edited by Chronicles_of_Empire (edited June 11, 2002).]

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some more links

well...here are a couple of links fom my collection :roll:

http://www.infoplease.com/

a good general research site

http://www.questia.com/

also a good research site

http://nationalatlas.gov/atlasvue.html#printable

need maps??

http://www.sukidog.com/jpierre/strings/tutor.htm

string theory tutorial

http://www.geocities.com/thesciencefiles/emc2/emc2.html

a little bit of Einstien

http://www.viz.co.uk/profanisaurus/profanis.htm

and a dictionary of the profane :twisted:

Mike