Monday, December 10, 2007


Here are some of my favorite links that you may find interesting or useful:

A thesaurus helps you avoid repetition in your writing and helps you find a word for an idea you have in mind. You can use it to increase your vocabulary as the typical thesaurus has synonyms and antonyms for more than 100,000 words.

Merriam-Webster online
The Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary is based on the print version of Merriam-Webster's Collegiate® Dictionary, Eleventh Edition. The online dictionary includes the main A-Z listing of the Collegiate Dictionary, as well as the Abbreviations, Foreign Words and Phrases, Biographical Names, and Geographical Names sections of that book. It also includes 1,000 illustrations and 25 tables.
Search for correct word spelling, pronunciation & definitons.

The Elements of Style
The online version of Strunk & White's classic reference book.
An online encyclopedia which offers a "cite this source" tool. When you click on Cite This Source, a new window will open and show you how to add citations to a bibliography you are compiling.

Copyright law
The government Copyright Office offers introductory answers to frequently asked questions about copyright, registration, and services of the Office. Also see my July 22, 2007 blog on the subject of Copyright Violation.
Writing community for journalists and media professionals.

The Slot
Bill Walsh's spot for copy editors.


How Stuff Works
An online reference site for how everything works.
Since 1995, refdesk has provided a free index of quality, credible and timely resources that are family-friendly.
The free encyclopedia where you can edit the articles and help change the world. There's even a brief entry about me (I didn't put it there).
HighBeam Encyclopedia
An Internet site for Encyclopedias with an extensive online library including reference works like Oxford Dictionaries, Britannica Concise Encyclopedia and millions of newspaper and magazine articles.


Internet Writing Workshop
The Internet Writing Workshop is a set of mailing lists (groups) that communicate in English by email. It is a community where writers can submit and critique written works, a forum to discuss and get help on all aspects of writing and a public service educational organization, staffed by volunteers and free of charge.

Writers Digest
Online instruction in Fiction, Composition, Poetry, Life Stories, Nonfiction and more.

Gotham Writers Workshop
Gotham Writers' Workshop is the leading private creative writing school in New York City and online. Professional writers present workshops in more than a dozen forms of writing. The school’s interactive online classes, selected as “Best of the Web” by Forbes, have attracted thousands of aspiring writers from across the United States and more than sixty countries.

Soleil Lifestory Network
Workshops and resources to help people write personal and family stories.


Randy Glover's gatorpoker
A friend's site with interesting poker articles and links.
Online staking headquarters.

Poker School Online
My hangout since November 2003 and the source of some great friends.

Poker Pages
This site is "information central" in the world of poker.


notebook reviews


U.S. Chess Federation

Susan Polgar Foundation

I will continually add to this list as I come across more...

Frank Niro