Resources for Writers

Here are links to some communication resources that may be helpful for you, sorted by topic area:

Grammar

Apoplectic Apostrophes – a blog by editor Suzanne Purkis, who writes creatively about grammar topics.

Grammar Girl – Grammar Girl answers grammar questions in a thoughtful and fun way.

Grammar Girl’s Editing Checklist

Grammar Girl’s Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing by Mignon Fogarty

Grammar Grater – A series of short podcasts by Minnesota Public Radio, featuring Luke Taylor and the Grammatis Personae Players™.

Purdue Online Writing Lab – A great grammar resource from Purdue University.

The Sense of Style by Steven Pinker – A thoughtful and modern take on grammar and good writing.

Writing

Beginnings, Middles, and Ends by Nancy Kress – A great guide on dealing with the most troublesome parts of a story.

On Writing Well by William Zinsser – Focused on non-fiction, but applicable to everyone.

Story Engineering by Larry Brooks – A useful resource describing how all the parts of a story should fit together.

Speaking

The Phone Lady – A fantastic blog about telephone speaking skills.

Public Words – A blog that provides tips on public speaking.

 

Please feel free to add your own favourite resources in the comments below.

7 thoughts on “Resources for Writers

  1. I love the grammar resources, Sue. I teach English and I’ve always hated the idea of “doing” or “covering” grammar. You’ve seen my doodles on Peak Perspective, and I use my drawing skills in the classroom. I love “drawing” grammar on the large canvas of a white board 🙂

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    1. Glad you like them! I enjoy playing around with grammar concepts to make them more fun for everyone. And I would love to see your doodles! If I ever get around to writing a book on this stuff (which I would love to get to), I will be sure to get in touch. 🙂

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