Writers' Resources on the World Wide Web


Your ``virtual'' reference shelf.

English Usage

Need some basic references on how to properly use English? The Web is full of them!

11 Rules of Writing
Detailed information on how to properly use punctuation (particularly commas), pronouns, clauses, verbs, and all those other wonderful parts of English.

Grammar and Style Notes
Maintained by Jack Lynch, Assistant Professor in the English department of the Newark campus of Rutgers University.

Strunk's The Elements of Style
Written in 1918 by William Strunk, Jr., (1869-1946) for use in English courses, it became a classic reference on the rules of composition.

The Land of the Free and The Elements of Style
Geoffrey K. Pullum offers arguments against the advice offered in The Elements of Style

Use the Meat-Axe
Suggestions for improving your writing by New York Timesman and amateur journalist Burton Crane. (From AAPA's Examples of Amateur Journalism.)

David Ogilvy’s 10 tips for clear, concise writing
In 1982, the “father of advertising” wrote a memo to his employees about how to write well. His advice in that memo remains relevant.

For further information

Links to pages that go beyond the fundamentals.

150 Resources to Help You Write Better, Faster, and More Persuasively
Claire Morgan put together this list of links to tools for writers. Published on the Open Education Database website.

Helping You Get Published
``Editing services and free on-site resources for authors can assist you in developing your book manuscript for an agent or publisher.'' Includes a rich set of links.

How To Start A Blog
Mike Wallagher's website describing details on how to start and maintain a blog.

The free Internet directory of independent writers and artists.

World Wide Words
``Investigating international English from a British viewpoint.''

Writers Write
The monthly Internet writing journal.


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