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Sites of Interest for the Writer
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American Christian Writers - led by Reg Forder, they provide nearly 30 writer's conferences around the country each year and have an annual Writer's Cruise in the Caribbean. Conferences are a great way to meet editors and network with fellow writers. Check their web site for a conference near you. They also publish the monthly Christian Communicator magazine and the Advanced Christian Writer newsletter.
- Christian Leaders, Authors &
Christian Communicator Critique
Christian Writers Fellowship International - a multi-service ministry for Christians in publishing. For almost 25 years they have encouraged and equipped writers to minister to readers through writing of the highest biblical and professional standards. Publishes the Cross & Quill newsletter.
Stuart's Christian Writer's Market
Study Tools from
White and Yellow Pages
Literature on the
CrossWalk.com - Another great site that groups all the best Christian related material into one huge search engine. The largest Christian search engine on the Internet.
The Jesus Film - Watch the Jesus Film from Campus Crusade on your computer! You will need RealVideo software which is free on their site as well. Available in 50 different languages.
Matthew Henry's Bible Commentary - Every word of the massive six volume commentary of Matthew Henry is available here for free!
The Net Bible - A brand new Bible translation designed to be distributed for free (within reason) on the Internet. A thoroughly evangelical translation, we highly recommend that you give this a hard look. Endorsed by Chuck Swindoll, Tony Evans, John Walvoord, Robert Gundry, Raymond Brown, Gene Getz, and Howard Hendricks.
Walter Martin's Religious InfoNet- The place to find all the best of Walter Martin's teaching. A large number of his tapes are available for listening via the Internet on streaming audio.
World Wide Study Bible - What an extraordinary resource! Every chapter in the Bible cross indexed with the Classic Christian literature from history. A lifetime of research and resources right at your fingertips. It is completely free, but if you want the entire library on a CD-ROM the cost is only $29.
Grammar Lady - Another comprehensive site. She also maintains the Grammar Hotline at 1-800-279-9708 (9-5 EST).
Grammar Now! - This is a free site dedicated to answering specific grammar, composition, research or formatting questions. Send a question by filling out the form below, and you will receive an e-mail response. If your composition question is simple, you may get an answer the same day, or within 24 hours. If it is a more complicated composition, formatting or research question, it may take longer. If the need is urgent, say so in the first line.
Guide to Grammar and Writing - A fabulous resource site. Well organized. Answered a lot of my questions.
British-American Dictionary - ever wonder about the British usage of an American phrase?
Slot: a web site for copy
Movie Cliches - A hilarious collection of assumptions about society that movies have inserted into our thinking. For instance: "Pastries are always in plain pink boxes. When we see a plain pink box, we expected to know that the box contains donuts or cake or some related item."
Rhyming Dictionary: The Rhyme Zone
writing mini-course for the
How to Cite Your Internet Research - Found what you need? Now how do you write the bibliographic information for your footnote? Here is your answers for all types of Internet research including how to cite an e-mail from a friend.
Internet Search Engines
Acronyms and Abbreviations - The worldwide web acronym and abbreviation server.
The Acronym Finder is a searchable database of more than 109,800 common abbreviations and acronyms about computers, technology, telecommunications, and the military, including Department of Defense, Air Force, Army, Navy, Marine Corps, National Guard, and Coast Guard acronyms and abbreviations.
Anywho.com- Find anyone who has a listed phone number. It will even give directions to their house! Yikes!
Avoiding Plagiarism - A fine article.
Convert Measurements - Convert yards into metric; Fahrenheit into Celsius; etc.
Currency Calculator - Convert money into the correct amount in another country.
Ecclesiastical Calendar - Need to know the date of Easter for a future or past year? Need to know the timing of the Church Holy Days? This is the resource for you. Discover the Holy Days for any year after 325 A.D.
Encyclopedia Britannica - Now available for free to all users. An absolutely tremendous resource of information.
Famous Birthdays - Find out who was born when. Great for trivia sidebars.
How Far is It? - Determine the distance between any two locations
Internet Hoaxes - The latest of those irritating hoaxes that get spread around the Internet via e-mail. Please read this page and do not be duped by the jokesters. Also visit Computer Virus Hoaxes and Myths.
- This index contains links to all of the
lyrics available at Lyrics World including
all the songs found in "Top 40 Hits of
1930-1999", "#1 Songs of 1930-1999", "Top
Singles by Decade" and "Artist
Collections". An amazing site. It is
probably safe from US lawsuits because it
is based in Brazil.
Natural Disaster Reference Database - Earthquakes, Hurricanes, etc. This is an exhaustive resource.
- ProfNet is a fabulous research
opportunity. It is a collaboration of
6,000 public relations professionals
Project Gutenberg - The original and exhaustive site of public domain books that have been converted to digital form for you to search and read on the Internet. The list of available texts is extraordinary. Look for your favorites.
Quotation Center - 13,000 quotations searchable by key-word, topic, or author. Amazing.
Research-It! -currency converter, a language translator, dictionary, thesaurus, zip code retrieval, biography searcher, bible search, quotation search and package tracking plus a lot of other stuff you might need now and then.
Reverse Phone Number Lookup - Plug in any phone number and it will give the address, if the number is listed!
Statistics Every Writer Should Know - Intriguing discussion of statistics and their meaning. Important if you are to become accurate in your research.
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