At the request of the members, we have a list of helpful writing links. ____________ General Spelling, Punctuation, and Grammar (SPAG) information: The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation Guide to Grammar and Writing Writing/critiquing guidelines: Rachel Simon's Writers Writng Guide Hardcore Critique Guidelines Style and structure references for poetry: American Poems list of Poets - Currently 237 different authors listed. http://www.theotherpages.org/poems/index.html PoetryConnection.net :: Your Connection to Great Poetry ShadowPoetry.com: Types of Poetry A Rhyme Generator for poets: RhymeZone Rhyme Generator Manuscript preparation: http://www.shunn.net/format/ Many articles that can direct an author to heavenly bliss: Fiction Factor - Writing Articles Index Helpful information on scenes and sequels (of a different kind): Jim's Livejournal. Rants to shy the beginning fantasy writer away from the cliche and other blunders: Limyaael's Rants: Master List (All Rants) The same as above, but there are some newer essays -- though you'll have to filter through the posts: Arin i Asolde As this site is largely unfinished, I've given specific links: Tameri (Descriptions) Tameri (Sentences) Tameri (Paragraphs) Tameri (Plot and Story) Tameri (Dialogue) Tameri (Conflict) Tameri (Tips) Podcasts dealing with characterization and world building (amongst other things). Look for the episode to find show notes -- you can also find the episodes for free on iTunes: Shakespeare & Dragons Helpful hints for automatic grammar and style editing in Microsoft Word. There is also information pertaining to setting your default language on a Windows computer: Microsoft Word Formatting Your Manuscript For Word Writers Authoritative information on Copyrights: U.S. Copyright Office - Frequently Asked Questions British Copyright Council Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works (Paris Text, 1971) And links to places you can register your work, depending on the type of writing: United States Copyright Office Copyright Board of Canada Writers Guild of America, West Writers Guild of America, East From mammamaia: "anyone anywhere can register and archive their work with wga... stage plays, song lyrics, poetry and books are usually registered with the NY branch and tv/film scripts with the LA one, as those are the respective hubs of the publishing/entertainment universes... it's a bit cheaper and much quicker/easier than [US Copyright Office] but doesn't last as long... " _____________________________________ Please Pm any useful links you'd like to see here to myself or any other mod.