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100 Useful Web Tools for Writers
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Turn to this list for 100 useful Web tools that will help you with your career, your sanity and your creativity whenever your write. Includes collections of links to sites about getting organized, fin... More
50+ Sites for Book Lovers,
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Includes book review, book community,and book publishing sites where book lovers can connect. More
826michigan
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826michigan is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting students ages 6 to 18 with their creative and expository writing skills, and to helping teachers inspire their students to write. Al... More
Author Visits at Your Library
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Find information on how to arrange author visits and links to related sites. More
Authors Guild, The
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This professional organization of published writers has worked since 1912 "on behalf of its members to lobby for free speech, copyrights and other issues of concern to authors." The site includes a de... More
Award-Winning Michigan Authors and Illustrators
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A list of Michigan authors and illustrators who have won international, national or regional awards and the books they won the awards for. More
Bear River Writers' Conference
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The Bear River Writers' Conference is held at Camp Michigania in northern Michigan. The conference, which runs from dinner on Thursday through breakfast on Monday, is defined by its own particular ge... More
Books and Writers: Index of Authors
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This site provides details of the life and works for over 1,000 different authors. Poets, dramatists and novelists from around the world are all listed here. Listings include authors from the Russian-... More
Children's Book a Day Almanac
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If you have kids, this is one of the best page-a-day calendars you could hope for, celebrating a children's book and/or event each da... More

Clarion Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers' Workshop
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Clarion workshop was founded in 1968 and is based on the tradition of mutual criticism. Formally, located at Michigan State University (1972 - 2006), the workshop is now located at the University of ... More
Detective Novels - An Overview
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The Detective novel has always been related to public interest in the problems of modern, urban life, particularly in crime. But crime as a feature of Western social life was not generally recognized ... More
Detroit Literary Map
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This literary map shows locations with literary significance around Detroit. Click on a number on the map or a hyperlink in the list to read more about that location. More
Free Writing Courses Online
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Whether you are currently writing professionally or are looking to break into the field, formal writing courses can help you to hone your skills. If you don't have the money or the time for campus-bas... More
Greater Detroit Romance Writers of America
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The Greater Detroit Romance Writers of America is a non-profit local chapter of Romance Writers of America. GDRWA is dedicated to promoting the romance genre, and to supporting and developing the writ... More
Hemingway Archives, The
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"The Ernest Hemingway collection at the John F. Kennedy Library is the most comprehensive body of Hemingway material currently available in one place. Research in these materials is essential to anyon... More
Hot Word, The
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This blog from dictionary.com explains the origins of words and phrases currently in the public eye.More

Marguerite deAngeli Collection - Lapeer County Library, MI
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The Marguerite deAngeli Library in Lapeer, Michigan, houses one of the largest collections of original art work, manuscripts, personal correspondences and memorabilia of Marguerite deAngeli outside of... More
Michigan Author Award
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The Michigan Center for the Book, and the Michigan Library Association present the Michigan Author Award annually to recognize a Michigan author for their literary merit. The award is based on an outs... More
Michigan Authors and Illustrators
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Recommended for: General user, Reading Advice. A searcheable database of Michigan authors and illustrators. Provides biographical and contact information. Indicates whether person will do library pre... More
Michigan Children and Young Adult Books and Authors
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A selection of books that are in print, take place in Michigan and are about notable Michigan topics. More books and authors can be found at the Michigan Authors & Illustrators database. More
Michigan Hemingway Society
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Since 1990, focusing on the Michigan influence in Ernest Hemingway's work, annual Hemingway weekends in Petoskey features sp... More
Michigan Writer's Series
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The Michigan Writers Series recognizes and highlights the literary work of important writers who live and work in Michigan. Hosted by the MSU Libraries, the series features individual Michigan writers... More
Michigan Writers
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This is the Internet home of Michigan Writers, a non-profit cooperative effort of writers and readers in Northwest Lower Michigan. Look around for information on the events, programs, writing groups,... More
Michigan Writers Collection
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The Michigan Writers Collection, located in the Michigan State University Libraries, serves as a primary resource for the recognition, study, and appreciation of the literary tradition that exists and... More
Michigan Writing Centers Association
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This is the website for the Michigan Writing Centers Association (MWCA). The MWCA was started by a graduate student, who contacted other Writing Center professionals thoughout the state and organized ... More
Michigan's Poet Laureate
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The Library of Congress' biographical information on Edgar A. Guest, Michigan's only poet laureate. More
Mid-Michigan Chapter, Romance Writers of America
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The Mid-Michigan Chapter of Romance Writers of America's (MMRWA)purpose is to promote excellence in romantic fiction, to help writers become published and establish careers in their writing field, and... More
Midwest Writing Centers Association
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A listing of writing centers in Midwest states, online access to newsletters, writing conference, and membership information. More
Mitten Lit
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Mittenlit provides information about new books by Michigan authors, books about Michigan, and news of authors touring in Michigan. It is updated daily and also has tour information, author interviews,... More
Motown Writers/Michigan Literary Network
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Established in 2000, Motown Writers Network and The Michigan Literary Network was created to strengthen Michiganís Literary Community. Drawing readers, writers, authors, poets and more together, the n... More
MSU Writing Center
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This site reflects Michigan State University Writing Center's commitment to help students, teachers and the community in creating a writing community. Check the links to find various resources availa... More
National Writing Project of Michigan
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The National Writing Project of Michigan is a state network that provides expertise and professional development in writing for K-College as an affiliate of the National Writing Project . Centers are... More
Native American Authors: The Internet Public Library
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This IPL website provides information on Native North American authors with bibliographies of their published works, biographical information, and links to online resources including interviews, onlin... More
New Issues Poetry and Prose
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New Issues Poetry & Prose, a nonprofit, university-based publisher, was established in 1996 by Editor Herbert S. Scott. New Issues publishes eight to twelve new titles each year with a focus on contem... More
New York Times Sunday Book Review
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Find book reviews & news from the Sunday Book Review on new books, best-seller lists, fiction, non-fiction, literature, childrenís books, and more. Users can also search for book reviews published si... More
OneLook Reverse Dictionary
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OneLook's reverse dictionary lets you describe a concept and get back a list of words and phrases related to that concept. Forgot the name of Niger's capital, that small South American rodent, or the ... More
Online Rhyming Dictionary
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What rhymes with orange? Find out here. More
Poetry (Library of Congress)
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This site provides visitors with access to the "Library of Congress poetry resources including poems, poetry readings, poetry news and events, and information about U.S. poet laureates." Some of the c... More
Poets & Writers
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"Poets & Writers, Inc. is the primary source of information, support, and guidance for creative writers. Founded in 1970, it is the nation's largest nonprofit literary organization serving poets, ... More
Pulp Net, The
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Long before TV, when movies were silent and radio was rarely heard, the pulp magazines burst onto the scene. The cheaply produced magazines offered an eager populace with a pasttime that carried them ... More
Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America
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SFWA is a professional organization for authors of science fiction, fantasy and related genres.  SFWA informs, supports, promotes, defends and advocates for its members. More
Shmoop
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Best source to enjoy learning whether you're in a book club or completing your assignments. Writing guides, summaries, deep analyses and discussions make your task simpler while you learn. More
Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators: Michigan Chapter
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Here you will find information about Michigan authors and illustrators, links to our email addresses or websites, information about our titles, and how to book us for school visits and conferences. Fo... More
Traverse City National Writers Series
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 The National Writers Series, was founded by Traverse City native and New York Times bestselling author Doug Stanton. This year round book festival brings the nationís best writers and storyte... More

Visual Thesaurus
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The Visual Thesaurus is an interactive dictionary and thesaurus which creates word maps that blossom with meanings and branch to related words. Its innovative display encourages exploration and learni... More
Young Adult Books in Series and Sequels
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A database of Teen Fiction in Series and Sequels searchable by Author, Title or Series title. More



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