Links for Writers in South Africa

digitalrob70Here are invaluable links for writers, from news sites for journalists, to creative writing sites for fiction writers.

News Sites

Top Stories of the Day from Google News http://news.google.co.za/news?ned=en_za/

Mail & Guardian Online Current Affairs http://www.mg.co.za/

News Agency for the Media Source news information at http://www.acacia.org.za/WEBTIMES/african_eye.htm/

SA's Top Investigative Journalism Magazine http://www.noseweek.co.za/

Online News http://www.newzealandnews.net/index.php/

Online News http://nz.news.yahoo.com/

Top SA News Site http://www.iol.co.za/


Search Engines

Exalead at http://www.exalead.com/

Excellent advanced search features for the net

Infomine Search Engine at http://infomine.ucr.edu/

A virtual library of Internet resources.

JNet's Academic Search page at http://www.journalismnet.com/search/academic.htm/

A powerful search engine to assist you with research http://en.mimi.hu/index.html/

Search http://www.ask.com/

A search engine for Internet research http://www.lukol.com/

Search http://www.factbites.com/

Search http://www.intelways.com/

Search http://www.gigablast.com/

Search http://www.live.com/

Search Answers http://www.factbites.com/

Search Academic Sources http://www.academicinfo.net/

Search Google Scholar http://scholar.google.co.za/advanced_scholar_search?hl=en&lr=/



Online Dictionaries

Princeton's Dictionary and Thesaurus http://wordnet.princeton.edu/perl/webwn/

One Look Dictionary - just type in your concept and the word you need appears within seconds http://onelook.com/reverse-dictionary.shtml/

Another excellent online dictionary and thesaurus http://www.thefreedictionary.com/



South Africa Online

SA Web Directory: sawebdirectory.com

URL Web Directory http://www.urldirectory.org/

Search the Yellow Pages http://www.yellowpages.co.za


Writing Resource Sites

Browse this archive for over 11 000 searchable quotations http://www.bartleby.com/100/

Literary submission service http://www.writersrelief.com/

Free Online Writing Workshops/Critique at http://www.internetwritingworkshop.org/admin.shtml

Visit The Centre for the Book website at http://www.centreforthebook.org.za/

for news and tips on book development, lobbying, information and advice for authors in Southern Africa.

View Poetry International Web at http://international.poetryinternationalweb.org/

for poetry and news about poets from around the globe.

Fascinating insights and facts about the lives of famous authors at: http://books.guardian.co.uk/authors/0,,94875,00.html/

A Resource Centre for Journalists http://www.americanpressinstitute.org/

Visit The Writers World pages for information of interest to writers http://www.optionsafrica.co.za/

A resource from the University of Colorado if you are concerned about Plagiarism http://www.turnitin.com/static/home.html/

Wikipedia - The Online Knowledge Library For when you need to know more about any subject under the sun http://www.wikipedia.org/

Need to interview an International Expert? http://profnet3.prnewswire.com/enter/index.jsp/

The South African Yearbook - The official reference guide for South African Politics, Tourism, Sports, Agriculture etc. http://www.gcis.gov.za/docs/publications/yearbook.htm

Need to find out about urban legends? http://www.snopes.com/

Etymology site http://www.wordorigins.org/

Dr Grammar's Frequently Asked Questions http://www.drgrammar.org/faqs/

Science Archives of Free Full Text Articles From Stanford University http://highwire.stanford.edu/lists/largest.dtl/

South Africa Web Directory  South Africa Online

Information and inspiration for writers http://www.writingshow.com/index.html

Useful resource for writers http://www.writing-world.com/

Writing resources news and discussion http://www.writers.net/

Resourc for information about books, writing and publishing http://www.writerswrite.com/

Freelance writing ezine http://www.writersweekly.com/

Writers on writing http://writersonwriting.blogspot.com/

Writers Guild of America http://www.wga.org/

Useful resource about writing for money http://www.writer2writer.com/

Enhance your writing career http://www.writersdigest.com/GeneralMenu/

Writing resources http://www.writergazette.com/

Information, inspiration and resources for freelance writers http://writesuccess.com/

Common writing problems http://www.write101.com/

Resource for writers and poets http://www.winningwriters.com/

Visual Thesaurus http://www.visualthesaurus.com/

A resource for writers http://www.lazette.net/Vision/

Daily publication of poetry http://www.versedaily.org/about.shtml

The Writer's Almanac http://writersalmanac.publicradio.org/

Womens literary lives http://www.writersgroupblog.blogspot.com/

Advice and inspiration for writers http://www.writermag.com/wrt/

Virtual room for writers http://www.thescriptorium.net/

Resource for romance writers http://www.passionatepen.com/

The Authors Guild http://www.authorsguild.org/

The Academy of American Poets http://www.poets.org/

Susan Orlean, writer for The New York Times http://www.susanorlean.com/

Adventures in reading, writing and the creative life http://www.urbanmusewriter.com/

Tools for writers http://www.pw.org/

Writing and Publishing news http://www.matilijapress.com/publishingblog/

For new and emerging authors http://www.oncewritten.com/

News on Journalism http://www.topix.com/news/journalism

Freelance writing resources http://www.freelancewritinggigs.com/

Some useful info for Food Writers http://www.food-writing.com/

Free writers' resource listing http://www.duotrope.com/

Creativity website http://www.creativityforlife.com/

Resource for new books and authors http://www.bookwire.com/

The American Journalism Review http://www.ajr.org/

Comprehensive informational site for writers http://www.absolutewrite.com/about.html

Worldwide freelance writer site http://www.worldwidefreelance.com/

Community of readers and writers http://www.wordtrip.com/phpBB2/portal.php

Forum for writers http://www.thewritingbridge.org/

.....and another http://www.mywriterscircle.com/

A source of advise, links, hints and tips http://writerswell.org/

Always have something to write about at http://thepromptwriter.com/

Onlnie magazine specifically for writing Mothers http://www.momwriterslitmag.com/

More resources for writers http://www.firstwriter.com/


Fiction Writing Links

Need some inspiration to get going? http://www.feath.com/idea/idea.htm

The random story starter here http://www.thestorystarter.com/

Timeline generator http://www.fantasist.net/timeline.shtml

Instant plot generator http://write.aftermatheffect.com/

Great online writing exercise http://www.oneword.com/

The Snowflake Method for Novel creation http://www.advancedfictionwriting.com/art/snowflake.php

Ways to create an outline for your Novel http://www.sff.net/people/alicia/artout.htm

Novel outline templates http://pbwstories.blogspot.com/2006_07_01_pbwstories_archive.html

Holly Lisle's character creator link http://shop.hollylisle.com/index.php?crn=208&rn=356&action=show_detail

....and create a culture while you're at it! http://shop.hollylisle.com/index.php?crn=206&rn=372&action=show_detail

Great resource for researching your novel http://www.nanowrimo.org/forum?topic_id=6246&forum=151

Guide to critique http://fmwriters.com/Visionback/Issue%205/butidon.htm

The theory of critiquing http://fmwriters.com/Visionback/Vision22/workshop.htm

How to write a synopsis http://fmwriters.com/Visionback/Issue%205/synopsis.htm

How to format a manuscript http://www.shunn.net/format/introduction.html

Novel proposals, queries and synopsis http://pbackwriter.blogspot.com/2006/10/proposition-ten.html

Some advice on how to find the right agent http://www.anotherealm.com/prededitors/

A huge list of poetry and fiction publications http://www.duotrope.com/

A free self publishing service http://www.lulu.com/

Creative Commons for licensing and copyright http://creativecommons.org/

Online fiction ezine http://www.fictionfactor.com/

Creative writing prompts http://www.creativewritingprompts.com/

Creative writing corner http://www.blairhurley.com/

Poetry specific site http://www.robertmcdowell.net/

Fiction addiction website http://www.fictionaddiction.net/


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