Resources

DICTIONARIES

Merriam-Webster Collegiate Online – the standard in book publishing, membership provides more entries and options (Please note that the Collegiate version is in the dropdown box on this Unabridged site, which is available for an annual fee.)

Urban Words – slang and unusual phrases

Visuwords – visual dictionary, word associations, concepts

Etymology – explanation and history of words

RULES & TIPS

The Chicago Manual of Style – book standard in editorial style, for members only

AP Stylebook – journalism standard in editorial style, for members only

Purdue OWL – online writing lab of Perdue University, multiple resources

Grammar Book (The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation)

Common Errors in English Usage – extensive list

Grammar Girl – English rules and tips made easy

Top Writing Blogs

100 Websites that Pay Writers

INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS & NETWORKS

Christian Editor Network LLC – four divisions to equip Christian editors

Steve Laube Agency – guidance for authors and speakers

Michael Hyatt – extensive platform and publishing information

Cecil Murphey – extensive encouragement to writers

Jerry Jenkins – extensive writing and publishing industry information

Kathy Ide – guidance for writers and editors

Joan Webb – writing, teaching, coaching

Writers-Editors Network – independent writers and editors, contests

Christian Editor Connection – free matchmaking service to find the right editor for you, includes a valuable resource listing for writers

Christian Writers Market Guide – online subscription for market listings, conferences, industry professionals

CHRISTIAN WRITING

Bible Gateway – industry standard for Scripture reference

Topical Bible – online search

Blue Letter Bible – reference, study, multiple resources

American Christian Writers – Christian writing groups, courses, Christian Communicator newsletter

BelieversTrust – community of Christian writers, extensive information

Faith Writers – community of Christian writers

American Christian Fiction Writers – membership, devoted to the craft of Christian fiction

Christian Writers of the West – affiliate of ACFW serving the Phoenix community

FREELANCE, BUSINESS, MISC.

Freelancers Union

Arizona Corporation Commission

GalleyCat – publishing blog

Writer’s Digest – online and print writing magazine

The Writer – online and print writing magazine

Creative Nonfiction ­– online and print nonfiction magazine

Advanced Fiction Writing – all about fiction

Writing Momentum – clips, classes, info for members

Writers Market – industry news and information

WordPress – easiest way to create a professional blog and/or website

PicMonkey – create graphics

Canva – create free graphics

Clearly See Media – web design, consulting, and information

Chris Morris, CPA – accounting, bookkeeping, financial guidance

PerfectIt Software – editing software for consistency