Web Links – Writing Resources
These are useful resources for poets, songwriters and authors.
- Children's Book Council
Web site for adults working with children and children's books. Online catalog of reading encouragement materials. Author/illustrator features; thematic essays and bibliographies; industry news.
Free online English dictionary, thesaurus and reference guide, crossword puzzles and other word games, online translator and Word of the Day.
- Glossary of Poetic Terms
A unique guide for the study of poetry, with an extensive range of definitions, cross-references between related terms, informative sidelights, hyperlinked keywords, phonetic pronunciation guides and numerous examples.
- HyperDic hyper-dictionary
An English dictionary in hypertext-format, derived from the WordNet 1.7 lexical database and thesaurus of English words. Each word is linked to different sets of related words, such as similar, opposite, broader or narrower terms.
- Infographics for Writers
A terrific collection of infographics from GrammarCheck.net, especially designed to help improve your writing.
- Lexical FreeNet
A rich lexical toolbox, this program allows you to search for rhymes and relationships between words and concepts that might never have occurred to you before.
- Literary Devices
LiteraryDevices.net offers an extensive list of literary terms with detailed definition and examples.
- Merriam-Webster Online
Merriam-Webster provides a free online dictionary, thesaurus, audio pronunciations, Word of the Day, word games, and other English language resources.
- Playwriting 101
Okay, so this has nothing to do with poetry,but it is a very useful site for playwrights. Enjoy.
- Poetry4kids Online Rhyming Dictionary
The Poetry4kids Free Online Rhyming Dictionary is now up and running. If you write rhyming poems, songs or anything else that needs rhyming words, you'll find our Online Rhyming Dictionary helpful and easy to use.
Rhymes.net is a unique online rhyming dictionary that contains thousands of rhyme entries for almost any given word.
Lessons on how to write?for children in rhyme and meter.
A language arts reference tool and comprehensive search engine for words. Includes the functions of a rhyming dictionary, thesaurus, and spelling checker, as well as an integrated full-text search engine for all of Shakespeare's works and thousands of quotations and poems.
- The Purple Crayon
A children's book editor's site, with book lists, articles, and other resources for writers, illustrators, librarians, teachers, and others interested in the publishing of children's books.
- The Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators
The Society of Children's Book Writers & Illustrators provides online information for members and non-members. SCBWI is dedicated to serving the people who write, illustrate, or share a vital interest in children's books.
Free online thesaurus of the English Language.
Resources for poets and writers include Poetry Contest Insider, an expert online guide to poetry contests. Sponsors of annual War Poetry Contest and Wergle Flomp Free Poetry Contest.
A web site for children's book writers -- and those who dream of writing a book for kids -- how-to information and inside secrets about writing children's books.
Writing articles and resources; how to write; how to get published.