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Congratulations!! so you are considering doing some writing! This writing guide was written for individuals and volunteers in the New Horizons Un-Limited community who may be interested in writing and submitting a Personal Experience, Share Your Knowledge, Resource Review for our NHU website or Posting a Message on our NHU Community Forum, however, anyone can access these good writing tips and resources.
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- Have fun!
- Be willing to share.
- Think about the things you take for granted now, but took a lot to get here.
- Think about the things that have meant the most to you.
- Include details.
- Your opinion is also worth something.
- Be truthful.
- Choose one topic and keep it short.
- Recommend 250-500 words.
- Abide by the Rules of Conduct and Terms of Agreement.
- Upon submitting a posting each author has the right to retain all rights to his or her submitted postings.
- Each author's posting cannot be used by anyone in any format without the author's written permission.
- Each author is encouraged to include a copy right by adding the following at the bottom of the article: Copyright or C (year) (name). All rights reserved.
- Upon submitting a posting the author is assigning their rights of electronic display and distribution of their posting to NHU on a nonexclusive basis.
- For more information about copyright visit the U.S. Copyright Office.
How to Write
- Guide to Grammar and Writing is sponsored by the Capital Community College Foundation, a non-profit 501c-3 organization and available for the general on-line public.
- Daily Grammar offers a tutorial on grammar tips. Look up a grammar tip, one a day, and improve your writing.
- Guidelines for Reporting and Writing about People with Disabilities: offers professionally correct language when referring to people and their disabilities from the Research and Training Center on Independent Living, University of Kansas.
- Encyclopedia Britannica.com allows you to look up terms of biography, science, history, geography and more through its on-line search.
- Library Spot has a complete reference desk from almanacs to dictionaries, encyclopedias and zip codes. Look up any term, idea, or anything!
- NetLingo is an award-winning dictionary of Internet terms. It contains thousands of words and definitions that describe the online world of business, technology, and communication. Their purpose is to educate and entertain you about the lingo used in the online world. In addition to an on-line jargon dictionary, learn about messaging, smileys, emoticons, and e-mail lingo.
- Reference offers an easy search for any term through a dictionary, a thesaurus or on the web.
- Internet-Resources.com's, Writing Links & Links for Writers:
Writers' Resources on The Web and More provides a comprehensive list of links to resources from writing tools, writing types, the business of writing and writing tips.
- Poets & Writers Online includes a searchable database of over 4,800 listings from A Directory of American Poets and Fiction Writers; advice on topics such as copyright, publishing, and finding a writers conference; along with links to over 1,000 Web sites of interest to writers.
Poets & Writers also publishes a free newsletter with writing tips.
- Poetry Writing and Analysis Guide is a helpful poetry-related resource by SuperSummary, this guide provides information and resources to help you learn about poetry and how to read and analyze it. Keep reading to learn all about the history, forms and movements of poetry, as well as tips on how to write poetry. There are kid friendly tips too and a list of famous poets.
Professional Writers: Publishing and Careers in the Literary Arts
- Career opportunities in the Literary Arts by VSA Arts of Florida. Offers information on skills and salaries for many writer occupations.
- Loft Literacy Center offers this page of resources for Writers that includes contracts, copyrights, agents, publishers. This site is based in Minnesota.
- On Writing: Self-Publication without Pretense is an essay by Teresa Nielsen Hayden. This article is on the SFF.net website and is about just printing on your own, without a publisher.
Science Humanities Press
This link is to the publishers' website and they give some very good reality checks on the business and economics of self-publishing and publishing.
- Science Humanities Press - Author's Guide
- Science Humanities Press - Economics of publishing, pros and cons of publishing and self-publishing etc.
- 2014 - Statewide Forums on Careers in the Arts
Report and Recommendations offers the artist writer a look at options and what can be expected for a career in writing.
- Writer's Digest offers information for the professional writer on publishing.
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