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Writing Resources

on Sun Apr 01, 2018 1:22 pm
Hey all, over the course of our, er, course it became clear that we all have read a lot about writing. So, this page is for any resources that are helpful: writing conventions, grammar/punctuation, advice from professionals, and so on. If you have any links, please email me at matt.cowan@live.com, or private message me via the forum, and I'll add them here, so that we have one page we can all refer to.

Writing Conventions:

Proper manuscript formatting (ignore the comic sans at the start and scroll down): https://www.scribophile.com/academy/how-to-format-a-novel-manuscript


Grammar/Punctuation:

Oxford Dictionaries: https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/grammar/punctuation

Inverted commas: https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/punctuation/punctuation-in-direct-speech

Commas (trigger warning: oxford comma alert): https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/punctuation/comma

Colon: https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/punctuation/colon

Parentheses and brackets: https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/punctuation/parentheses-and-brackets

Hyphens: https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/punctuation/hyphen


Reviews/Quotes/Information on Books:

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/

Advice:

Ursula Le Guin on Writing (scroll to 'About Writing'): http://www.ursulakleguin.com/MenuContentsList.html#Writing

Neil Gaiman - Advice to Authors: http://www.neilgaiman.com/FAQs/Advice_to_Authors


Author Interviews:

The Paris Review: https://www.theparisreview.org/

Cool And/Or Inspiring Stuff:

Brain Pickings: https://www.brainpickings.org/2011/12/21/bookpickings-bookshelf/
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