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Goodreads: A Few Facts

Coming across sites dedicated to books and connecting bibliophiles from around the world is always a pleasure, and Goodreads ranks among the most famous of them all. Started in 2007 by Otis and Elizabeth Chandler, this website focuses on helping readers to do such things as keeping track of the literary works they have readContinue reading “Goodreads: A Few Facts”

The Value of NaNoWriMo’s Young Writers Program

Website: While I have posted about National Novel Writing Month and the valuable work it does in encouraging people from all over to write, their Young Writers Program deserves special recognition for the way it reaches out to younger generations. NaNoWriMo has a section of their site where they offer resources to educators whoContinue reading “The Value of NaNoWriMo’s Young Writers Program”

A Brief Glimpse at The Los Angeles Review of Books

Website: The Los Angeles Review of Books (LARB) is a solid literary review magazine, covering titles throughout the United States and throughout the world. Founded by Tom Lutz in 2011, their website is a treasure trove of articles, essays, and much more about such subjects as the literary world, art, and culture. As theirContinue reading “A Brief Glimpse at The Los Angeles Review of Books”

A Little Treasure Trove Known as the US Review of Books

Website: The US Review of Books offers a nice little archive of books to discover, and as the name suggests, they also review books–from self-published works to ones handled by traditional publishers. Many of the books mentioned on their site are mostly those that haven’t received too much publicity in mainstream media, but theyContinue reading “A Little Treasure Trove Known as the US Review of Books”

PBS’s Storied YouTube Channel

In an era where many individuals and organizations have online channels dedicated to sharing various kinds of content, PBS has made their contribution through “Storied”–a YouTube channel focused on teaching all viewers about anything from myths to works of classic literature. They have a little bit of everything when it comes to stories: Storied (MainContinue reading “PBS’s Storied YouTube Channel”

Freelance Writing Job Boards

Finding all the possible places to look for freelance writing work can be difficult, mostly because there are actually quite a few job boards available to peruse. Thankfully, several writing websites have posted whole lists of them, and below I’ll try to gather some of the possibilities: Problogger: Mediabistro: Indeed: Morning CoffeeContinue reading “Freelance Writing Job Boards”

A Spotlight on National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo)

Website: Any organization that seeks to encourage creativity and spread literacy throughout the world deserves as much praise and recognition as possible, and National Novel Writing Month fits that description perfectly. What started in 1999 as something of an online community challenge for all participants to write 50,000 words of a novel within theContinue reading “A Spotlight on National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo)”

Free E-Books at Project Gutenberg

Website: The first entry in both the “Online Archives” and “Worthy Causes” sections of this blog is among the most famous of all. Founded in 1971 by Michael Hart, who also invented e-books, Project Gutenberg offers a library of over 60,000 free works in a variety of formats for readers to enjoy. Most ofContinue reading “Free E-Books at Project Gutenberg”