Saturday, January 31, 2009

Oh, Such a Wonderful Resource...

If I could put little musical notes around that title I would.  Remember the song from Oklahoma! Oh, What a Beautiful Morning?  Well, that's how I felt when I stumbled upon this site of links.

What a plethora of knowledge, advice, boot-strap picker-uppers and how to's from a wide assortment of writers.  It definitely falls in the MUST SEE category.  My hat's off to Gabrielle Luthy for putting together such a gold mine of inspiration.

Just a small sampling of the fare:

Need help with word alternates when the Thesaurus has let you down? 
There's 1000 Verbs to Write By by Deanna Carlyle

Scratching your head over a critiquer's complaint your prose is inflicted with Dangling Modifiers
Read Lee Masterson's article.

Battling the dragon called Passive Voice? 
Get ideas how to slay the beast from Cecil (Cec) Murphy's Keep Them Active.

There are dozens of article links organized into main subject areas: 

General Prose
Show Don't Tell
Active vs. Passive
Other Resources 

(Note: It's obvious this site took a number of years to build, and unfortunately, not all the links are valid because some sites have since closed or ceased to exist, but it's only a few among these scores of great links.) 

This is a wonderful garden of information for any writer.  I'm also adding it to the sidebar as a resource.

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