Friday, April 2, 2010

Collected Links

-The Poets and Writers Magazine is most definitely a trade publication. I didn’t realize they had a website until I started asking my mom about it. This is a magazine that is chock full of every little thing a writer needs to know. About anything. It has been going since 1970. The subtitle on the webpage says it all really. “The Nation’s largest nonprofit organization serving creative writers.” Everything on here is meant to help creative writers and writers in general. Unlike other sites I came across, I don’t have to pay $200 to access the information that the Poets and Writers organization has to offer. They have an archive section that lets me search any keyword and it will sort through every issue since 1980.

-This web page isn’t just a blog. It is a list of the top 100 blogs on creative writing. It has multiple sub-topics that will be incredibly useful. Subtopics such as Aspiring Authors, Improving Your Craft, Getting Published and Grammar and Editing. One blog is about writing challenges, inspiration and shared writing. Many others focus on the bloggers experience as a writer. One of the blogs ( ) in particular looks extremely helpful. It is visually pleasing. It is written by more than one bloggers so that cuts down on the possibility of being biased.

-This is a short article about a certain method of writing. Although this does pertain to creative writing, I don’t have that much faith in its ability to help me with my essay. I would have liked to have found an article that pertained more to some kind of controversy in the field of creative writing. I’m having a hard time coming up with an issue in creative writing so it’s kind of aggravating me.

-I haven’t ever really been a big fan of Wikipedia but it is the only site where I know there are wiki articles. Even though it can be a good site sometimes, I don’t think it is a site I would ever want to rely on. Mainly because anyone can change it at any time. However I also don’t like it because it only gives very basic info, which is not what I need.

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