Saturday, September 01, 2007

Writers on Writing

I'm interested in why and how other people write. Check out these resources for ideas on writer's block, allowing yourself to write badly and other struggles in writing and living.

Writing Resources & Advice

To pick out a book to read that's appropriate to your current mood, try: Forager. Book Browse. All Readers. Bibloiomania. Read the dictionary, or, at least, look up new words: Oxford English Dictionary. Webster's Online Dictionary & Thesaurus.

Use your local library. Use the internet (with salt and pepper); try Wikipedia. Avoid literary scams.

Find Community
Poets and Writer's Magazine. PEN. (See the sidebar for some of my local communities.)

Play with Language
World Wide Words. Translating Dictionaries.

Question Authority
Q & A.

Please Yourself
The Bulwer-Lytton Contest. Exquisite Corpse, the writing game. Poetry for Pleasure. Write erotica.