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Below are Resources for Writers of all shapes and sizes. It's just a smattering of what's out there on the web and in the world. If you have found an indispensible writers resource that's not listed here, please send us an email with a link or information so we can share it with the rest of the TWC community!

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Video Insights

Check out Kurt Vonnegut on "The Shape of Stories" - simplicity, truth and humor all in one!

Ann Patchett actually renders Stephen Colbert speechless in her defense of independent bookstores.

Creativity expert Sir Ken Robinson challenges how our school systems neglect creativity in education.

Nobel Prize Winner Toni Morrison speaks about writing what you don't know.

Charlie Rose interviews writers on writing - snippets of brilliance from some of today's greats.

TED talks on Writing

TED Talks are always inspiring. TED-Ed's Writers Workshop Series offers a whole slew of literary insight and information.


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Publication Links For Adults



NewPages.com is news, information, and guides to literary magazines, independent publishers, creative writing programs, alternative periodicals, indie bookstores, writing contests, and more.


Duotrope makes it easier to manage your submissions through a robust search engine that helps you find the right markets for your work.


Poets & Writers Magazine is an indispensible resource, as is their Literary Magazine Database and Literary Agents Database.


Before submitting, check Preditors & Editors, a reliable source for reported literary scams and other issues of writerly concerns.


Publishers Weekly is "biggest and best dedicated marketplace for publishing professionals to find critical information and unique databases, find each other, and to do business better electronically."


AAR Literary Agents - visit this site for a complete list of agents who are members of the Association of Authors’ Representatives.


Publication Links for Kids & Teens


national writing project

A Collection of Online Publishing Opportunities for Student Writing from the National Writing Project

scholastic awards

Scholastic's Art & Writing Awards are given annually to young writers and artists. TWC is thrilled to sponsor its young students and have cheered at their many shiny "keys" and medals!

stone soup

Stone Soup Magazine is a terrific showcase for work by young writers and artists - great to read and a great place to submit your writing! For children through age 13.


Inspirational Links

(because we all need to be inspired!)


Online Necessities for Every Writer


Book Sea Monster


Recommended Websites and Blogs

    • Writer Unboxed – about the craft and business of writing
    • Poetry Foundation – looking for a poem? You’ll find it here
    • Problogger – tips and advice about blogging
    • Open Culture lists and links to some of the best online cultural and educational media online. Most of the offerings are geared for older students and adults, but there are plenty of links to classic novels, audiobooks, videos on science, culture, geography, music and much more.
    • The Toast – a satiric look at the classics and other literary concerns
    • Publishers Lunch – a daily digest of what’s happening in the world of publishing
    • Writers Digest - articles of craft and publishing.


Worthwhile Books & Articles


Book Landscape


Software & Online Tools

    • Scrivener, a writing platform that puts all of the elements at a writer’s fingertips - great for planning a complex work or organizing your developmental notes
    • Google Drive (formerly Google Docs) provides online word processing and other useful apps with the ability to share and edit documents collaboratively in the cloud
    • Evernote, a repository for random ideas
    • Workflowy, a minimal organizational tool.


Nonfiction Resources

Advice for Mystery & Thriller Writers