Links

Our Members

Creative Curiosity’s Blog—Discoveries in Southeastern Indiana. http://discoveringhome.com

DC Hawkins—Freelance Editor, Freelance Writer, and Mystery Writer. http://HawkinsEditing.com

Susan Troutt—Children’s Book Author. http://www.susantroutt.com

Markets

Duotrope’s Digest, an award-winning, subscription (formerly free) writers’ resource listing current Fiction and Poetry publications. http://www.duotrope.com/index.aspx

Glimmer Train, A quarterly publication that also runs frequent writing contests.  http://www.glimmertrain.com/

Reference

References to almost anything.  Dictionaries, encyclopedias, thesauri, and much more  http://libraryspot.com/

Behind the Name: the Meaning, Etymology and History of First Names  http://www.behindthename.com/

CIA – The World Factbook  https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/

Last Name Meanings Dictionary. Find the ethnic origin and meaning of last names!  http://www.last-names.net/

Two sites to help you get the times right.  http://www.super70s.com/  http://www.awesome80s.com/

$$ 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

http://www.vogue.com/archive

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

http://www.peevish.co.uk/slang/

Urban Dictionary.  Updated frequently

http://www.urbandictionary.com/

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

http://www.findagrave.com/

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

http://newspaperarchive.com/

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

http://www.antor.com/

Other

Society of Professional Journalists  http://www.spj.org/

Writer’s Digesthttp://www.writersdigest.com/GeneralMenu/

Poets & Writers | Contests, MFA Programs, Agents & Grants for Writers  http://www.pw.org/

Write by Night   http://www.writebynight.net/writing-resources/indiana-writing/#comment-38151

Association of Authors’ Representatives, Inc. |   http://aaronline.org/

Southern Indiana Writers  http://southernindianawriters.com/

The Writers Workshop of Asheville, NC  http://www.twwoa.org/

Name Generators

http://character.namegeneratorfun.com/

http://www.behindthename.com/random/

http://random-name-generator.info/

http://writers-den.pantomimepony.co.uk/

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