Here is a quick guide to free writing resources you can find on this site. You’ll also find links to highly recommended websites.
The Basics of APA Style
APA Documentation Guide
APA Without Agony (PPT)
APAtemplate_6th_edition (.doc) preformatted headings, hanging indents, and block quotations; highlight and type over existing text
Recommended APA Resources (.doc) including legal citation resources and how to use free citation makers
Writing Like an Expert (online tutorial, Drake University)
Heidi Cohen’s How to Create a Killer Blog: 21 Tactics Every Successful Blogger Needs provides a wealth of well-chosen resources in one convenient post.
When you need inspiration, visit Copyblogger.com, which has tons of practical advice about everything from catchy titles to 22 Ways to Create Compelling Content When You Don’t Have a Clue.
Blog carnivals are a good way to get introduced to new blogs on a particular topic. How do they work? Read Joel Friedlander’s post on Carnival of the Indies.
Choose bloggers you like or admire, and read them faithfully.If you think like a writer as you read, you’ll learn useful strategies like using an analogy to make a statistic understandable or illustrating a universal truth with a compelling personal story. My favorites include Leo Babuta, Joel Friedlander, Maria Popova, and Carol Tice.
6 Rude Email Personalities (.ppt) (coming soon)
Inside the Mind of a Freelancer (infographic)
Is This a Sentence? Three Quick Tests (.doc)
Personal Proofing Checklist (.doc)
Grammar Bytes (review and practice parts of speech and grammar)
Charles Darling’s Guide to Grammar and Writing (explanations and quizzes)
Sentence Sense tutorial
Am I a Web or a Step Thinker? (online, self-scoring)
How Formal Should My Email Be? (online, self-scoring)
Do I Need Coaching? (online)
Do My Employees Need Coaching? (online)
Grammar Challenge: Find These Common Mistakes
Meet Your Four Writing Energies (download)
Habits of the Most Productive Writers (from Write More, Stress Less)
Meet Your Four Writing Energies (self-test)
Mick Rooney shares tips on finding a good author solutions provider: http://mickrooney.blogspot.com/2012/07/12-points-to-consider-when-looking-for.html
Joel Friedlander offers practical advice to help build better books: http://www.thebookdesigner.com/
Roxanne McHenry offers “A Realistic Timeline” for epublishing: http://eroxanne.com/1/ebook-publishing-timeline/
Chuck Sambuchino’s Guide to LIterary Agents
Gini Graham Scott has an an article on “How to Get a Good Agent”:
Preditors & Editors
Writer’s Digest Tutorial: How to Land a Literary Agent
Literary Market Place, a standard reference guide, should be available from your local library or at http://www.literarymarketplace.com/