The Writers Edge
The Professional Resource For Writers
Of All Genres
Whether you're a novice or a published author, from time to time you need to find a specific piece of
information, an idea, or concept for a piece you're working on. You many need help on creating a query letter, finding an
agent or perhaps simply some grammar tips.
Maybe you need a tutorial on firearms to finish off your murder mystery, or you need help creating a specific
character, or possibly you need information on space stations or astronomy for your Sci-fi story.
The Writers Edge has a complete collection of the exact tools you need to improve your skills,
progress your career and market what you create. Not only that, you'll find a variety of quality information on genres,
books, courses and more...
So, go ahead, explore!
"Use what talents you possess; the woods would be very silent if no birds
sang except those that sang best."
~ Henry Van Dyke
Listing of our top picks of how-to's, tutorials, software and more to assist you in your
For information on the craft, publishing and selling your books, and everything related, check
out the article section.
Win a poetry or story contest - get your name in print, add credits to your portfolio, win cash.
Possible? Sure. Probable? Probably not, but you need the practice anyway, so why not use poetry and prose
contests as a vehicle to practice your craft and have the possibility of winning cash and prizes?
Get the facts on copywriting your material. You'll find information, how to's, links and more...
Database of freelance jobs.
Listing of Literary Awards with requirements and instructions for submitting your work.
Online Writing Reference
eBook Crossroads' portal for online reference books and resources, punctuation rules, grammar
usage, quotes and much more...
Find online courses and workshops to learn new skills or brush up on the basics.
If you're searching for journals and writing instruments, or maybe accessories for your desk space, The
Mart has just what you need!
Learn how to create and develop your characters - from heroes to villains and everything in between.
Grammar and Punctuation
Answers and advice for all of your grammar and punctuation questions.
Resources for you to use to learn how to write and develop the plot of your story/novel.
Creating dialogue that flows and sounds natural is not always easy, but you'll find the expert advice here
that you need to write realistic dialogue.
For more genre specific information the following pages provide links and resources for the listed genre.
Science Fiction Writing
Settings and Times
The Civil War and The Wild West
Civil War and Wild West author resources.
Resources of Ireland and the Irish culture.
Regency Era resources
Renaissance Era resources
Resources of Scotland and the Scottish culture.
Victorian Era author resources..
Crime Scene Investigation
Resources of crime scene investigation, forensics, police procedurals and the law.
Resources of Medicine and Medical Research for Your Stories and Novels
Murder and Assault Weapons
Choose your choice of murder and assault, from guns to Arson to Domestic Abuse...
Vampires Witches and Warewolves
Resources of Vampires, Witches and Warewolves for beginner and established authors.
Directory of Book Reviewers
Book Reviewers provide kudos, constructive criticism and legitimacy for our books. Reviews can be a
real plus for sales and publishing, and can provide needed assistance to those works that are not
quite right yet. eBook Crossroads provides a comprehensive listing of those brave souls who have
chosen to read and provide feedback on our works.
Today, more than ever, Publishing houses and Editors rely on Literary Agents to submit the books that will end up on
their "published" list. eBook Crossroads provides a listing of online Agency's to assist you in your search for
representation. Before you begin your search, read the Agent FAQs
- remember, knowledge is your most useful tool!
Directory of Editors
Directory of freelance Editors that provide professional copyediting, proofreading, critiquing,
and other services for authors.
Directory of ePublishers
Need a publisher? The ePublisher Directory provides a database of ePublishers complete with
submission guidelines, formats and genre listings.
If you need an Illustrator for your children's book, the Illustrator Directory is a great
start. Take a look, there are a lot of talented artists in our listing.
Every author needs the facts about ISBN numbers - and this is where you'll find them.
Manuscript Preparation, Synopsis and the Query Letter. Tons of resources to help you in preparing and
formating of your manuscript as well as query samples, how to's and writing your novel synopsis.
Directory of Writers Associations
These groups provide authors a way to keep in touch with the writing industry. Most offer
networking, support, resources, and news. They may also offer competitions, newsletters, media
mailings and more...
Listing of Subsidy Publishers
"There are perhaps no days of our childhood we lived so fully as those we
spent with a favorite book."
If you've chosen not to go the traditional publishing route and don't want to take on the
responsibilities of self-publishing, the listing of Subsidy Publishers may be your answer.
~ Marcel Proust