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

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

Bible Gateway – industry standard for Scripture reference

Blue Letter Bible – reference, study, multiple resources

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

Faith Writers – community of Christian writers

Topical Bible – online search


Etymology – explanation and history of words

Merriam-Webster Collegiate Online – the standard in book publishing (The annual subscription includes the Unabridged Dictionary, Collegiate Dictionary, Collegiate Thesaurus, and Medical Dictionary.)

Urban Words – slang and unusual phrases

Visuwords – visual dictionary, word associations, concepts


Advanced Fiction Writing – all about fiction

Arizona Corporation Commission – Arizona business info

Canva – create free graphics

Creative Nonfiction ­– online and print nonfiction magazine

Editorial Freelancers Association (EFA) – freelancers of various services

Freelancers Union – free membership for independent workers

MediaBistro – tools for freelancers, subscription-based

PerfectIt Software – editing software for consistency, now including Chicago Style (Read my first review of PerfectIt and my updated review of PerfectIt 5.)

The Writer – online and print writing magazine

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

Writer’s Digest – online and print writing magazine

Writing Momentum – clips, classes, info for members


Cecil Murphey – extensive encouragement to writers

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

Christian Editor Network LLC – four divisions to equip Christian editors

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

Evangelical Christian Writer’s Association (ECPA) – association of Christian publishers and industry professionals

Gardner Literary – literary agency, blog of author tips, and coaching services

Jerry Jenkins – extensive writing and publishing industry information

Joan Webb – writing, teaching, coaching

Michael Hyatt – extensive platform and publishing information

Next Step Coaching Services – speaking, writing, coaching

Steve Laube Agency – literary agency, extensive blog, and guidance for authors and speakers

Writers-Editors Network – independent writers and editors, contests


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

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

The Christian Writer’s Manual of Style – standard for Christian books

Common Errors in English Usage – extensive list from Washington State University

Grammar Book (The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation)

Grammar Girl – English rules and tips made easy

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

The SBL Handbook of Style – standard for theological writing

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