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Writers’ How-to Online

In preparation for a writers’ conference, I’ve been collecting and duplicating handouts. As I looked over some of the handouts in the stack, I noticed sample query letters and sample writer’s bios. Wondering how much of this information might be available online, I decided to find out. Here’s the result of my quick search on […]

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Online Dictionaries

Every writer’s desk should have a dictionary-thesaurus, a style guide, and a book of quotations. When I started writing for publication, I was told that I needed one dictionary and style guide for book publishing and a different set for newspaper style. OK, that’s four books already. The writer’s desk gets cluttered in a hurry […]

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On Writing Well by William Zinser

Subtitle: The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction. Zinser’s book is a classic. In fact, it is recommended almost as much as Strunk and White’s Elements of Style, and that’s a high compliment. Mine is the 1996 edition, but the thirtieth anniversary edition, published in 2006, is on Google Books, where you can sample portions of […]

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