ABC's of the Writing Process
Learn the five basic steps in the writing process: prewriting, writing, revising, editing, and publishing. You'll find suggestions for how to complete each step and links for more ideas.
From the US Copyright Office. An informative guide to basic copyright law, including what copyright is, who can claim it, what works are protected, publication, registration and application.
A nonprofit tutoring, student publishing, and educational writing organization that hosts many centers/chapters across the country.
Guide to Grammar and Writing
Search in this comprehensive grammar and writing guide for help on writing at the sentence, paragraph and essay level.
Literacy Education Online
Here you can find information about writing papers for school or business, with step by step help for documents, grammar and style techniques, and useful presentation tips. It even has a special section for English as a second language.
Paradigm Online Writing Assistant
Discovering What to Write, Organizing Your Writing, Revising Your Writing
This page focuses on writing memoirs. With practical tips and useful links for creative non-fiction writers of all ages.
Guides students through learning the definitions of plagiarism and how to cite sources correctly. Plagiarism.org also hosts an FAQ with common questions about plagiarism.
Poets & Writers
Poets & Writers Magazine is the leading journal of its kind for creative writers. Along with essays on the literary life and interviews with contemporary writers of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, the magazine publishes articles with practical applications for both emerging and established writers.
Purdue Online Writing Lab
This excellent, enormous resource gathers information on technique and style as well as citation and mechanics.
An archive of articles and lists that help aspiring authors learn which publishers, contests, and literary agents may be scams.
The Write Source
Get help with both creative and analytical writing. This site offers help with brainstorming, researching, and publishing.
A resource for writers of all ages throughout the world.
Albany Poetry Workshop
A free online workshop where you can submit up to three poems a week for editing and critique.
The Chicago-based Poetry Foundation, in addition to publishing the print magazine Poetry, hosts hundreds of free poems and articles in an online database.
Poetry Out Loud
Co-sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation, Poetry Out Loud is a poetry recitation and memorization contest for high school students.
Poets.org and The Academy of American Poets
A site for poets and those interested in the poetry publishing world. Get the latest news about published authors, or look up biographies and articles about your favorite authors.
Writing About Poetry
If you need help writing an academic paper about poetry, this is the site for you. This site works through each step of a poetry review from your initial impression to the final conclusion.
American Society of Newspaper Editors
Provides helpful information on careers in journalism. Search the national newspaper internship guide, or get tips on choosing a school, planning your college career, landing your first job.
A comprehensive, well-designed site that lists virtually every major newswire, broadcast news outlet, public records database, and journalism review in the country. It also lists non-U.S. publications, from Africa to South America.
Online News Hour Extra
A news site designed with teens and sponsored by MacNeil-Lehrer News Hour Productions to keep you up to date with world news. It also has some good community service articles.
Student Media Sourcebook
Sponsored by ACP/NSPA. Site provides a searchable database of hundreds of organizations and resources that can help student journalists.
Cinema: How Are Hollywood Films Made?
Are you interested in how movies are made? Explore this creative process, from the screenwriter's words to the editor's final cut. Write your own dialogue for a scene or put yourself in a producer's shoes by managing the production of a film.
Writers Guild of America
An 8,000-member union that represents writers in the motion picture, broadcast, cable, and new technologies (animation, interactive games, etc.) industries. This site contains a wealth of freely viewable articles and tips for the scriptwriters among you.
The hot place for cool words! You can use a student dictionary to help you with your homework, build your own dictionary, learn a "daily buzzword" to expand your vocabulary, and more.
APA Style Help
Guidelines on citing with the popular American Psychological Association style.
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