Sites for Writers, #11

For Real World Writing News

By Annette Rey

The Sites for Writers category is growing on my site and most of them are instructional and educational sites for writers to improve their writing skills. I have taken to numbering the posts so my readers (and I) can keep track of them.

The ones I mention today don’t directly fall into that category.

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Old, Forgotten, Wonderful Words

 

Still Useful Today

By Annette Rey

Words show what writers want to tell their readers. Flabbergast, and gunshots punctuated the riverfront night, and shattered opera glasses, and bellicose, all conjure up images in our minds. Speaking and writing should be rich with descriptive, picture-haunting words. And writers should not be stingy with their use.

But what about using outdated words?

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Writers Reaching Backwards

Use Outdated Words, Occasionally

By Annette Rey

Writers, be ingenious. Be flexible. Be creative. Look forward, right? But I say, also look backwards.

What do I mean by that?

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Reference Sites for Writers

Find the Gold

By Annette Rey

Here I am with more sites for writers. I hope you are cataloging them somewhere in a file on your desktop.

The list is growing.

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A Helpful Site for Writers

A Wealth of Information

By Annette Rey

Don’t let this site intimidate you. I say this because on first glance you might be insulted and say, “This is not for me. I’m an adult. This is for children.” And I say, no this site is great for adult writers to use.

Let me explain.

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One Interesting Site

They Just Keep Coming

By Annette Rey

This site has some surprisingly versatile subject matter (over 187 million) and could be useful to writers in various ways, as well as to young students and any-age inquiring minds. The site can be used to stimulate a writer with ideas and to collect information he has not thought of before to include in his writing projects. There are quizzes and visual games, too.

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Always a Writer

No Matter Where I Am

By Annette Rey

The other day I got an unexpected break and had a couple of hours on my hands – quite an unusual treat. Because I never can just drop everything and do what I imagine the average person does (have fun), I made two business stops first. Then I took time for myself.

It was a beautiful, sunny day. I felt light and airy, too. Where did I go?

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