Resources

DICTIONARIES

Merriam-Webster – the standard in book publishing, membership provides more entries and options

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 to Check Out in 2017

101 Websites that Pay Writers in 2017

 

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

Dr. Dennis Hensley – writing industry advice

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 – the 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