Our Members

Susan Troutt—Children’s Book Author.

Creative Curiosity’s Blog—Discoveries in Southeastern Indiana.

DC Hawkins—Freelance Editor, Freelance Writer, and Mystery Writer.



Duotrope’s Digest, an award-winning, subscription (formerly free) writers’ resource listing current Fiction and Poetry publications.

Glimmer Train, A quarterly publication that also runs frequent writing contests.


BBC How to Write –

References to almost anything.  Dictionaries, encyclopedias, thesauri, and much more

Behind the Name: the Meaning, Etymology and History of First Names

CIA – The World Factbook

Last Name Meanings Dictionary. Find the ethnic origin and meaning of last names!

Two sites to help you get the times right.

$$ Fashion Archives Subscribe for access to hundreds of thousands of fashion images. Although there is a fee involved, this site is very useful when researching contempory apparel of men and women

British Slang Dictionary.  Helpful when Yanks attempt to write British dialogue.

Urban Dictionary.  Updated frequently

Locate Cemeteries and Individuals.  Excellent site for historical fiction and for nonfiction research

$$ Largest Collection of Newspapers Online.  Requires a paid subscription – and does offer a short free trial – but is a wealth of information.

International Tourism Directory.  A good starting point when researching books with an international flair


Society of Professional Journalists

Writer’s Digest

Poets & Writers | Contests, MFA Programs, Agents & Grants for Writers

Write by Night

Association of Authors’ Representatives, Inc. |

Southern Indiana Writers

The Writers Workshop of Asheville, NC

Name Generators


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