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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

Tools For Authors

Writing Aids
Listing of our top picks of how-to's, tutorials, software and more to assist you in your career.

Articles
For information on the craft, publishing and selling your books, and everything related, check out the article section.

Contests Contests
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?

Copyright Resources Copyright Resources
Get the facts on copywriting your material. You'll find information, how to's, links and more...

Freelance Writers Market Freelance Market
Database of freelance jobs.

Literary Awards Literary Awards
Listing of Literary Awards with requirements and instructions for submitting your work.

Online Writing Reference Online Writing Reference
eBook Crossroads' portal for online reference books and resources, punctuation rules, grammar usage, quotes and much more...

Writing Courses Writing Courses
Find online courses and workshops to learn new skills or brush up on the basics.

Writers Mart Writers Mart
If you're searching for journals and writing instruments, or maybe accessories for your desk space, The Mart has just what you need!


Writing Resources

Character Creation
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.

Plot
Resources for you to use to learn how to write and develop the plot of your story/novel.

Dialogue
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.


Genre Specific

Genre Writing For more genre specific information the following pages provide links and resources for the listed genre.

Children's Writing
Fantasy Writing
Mystery Writing
Poetry Writing
Romance Writing
Science Fiction Writing
Young Writers


Settings and Times

The Civil War and The Wild West
Civil War and Wild West author resources.

Ireland
Resources of Ireland and the Irish culture.

Regency Era
Regency Era resources

Renaissance Era
Renaissance Era resources

Scotland
Resources of Scotland and the Scottish culture.

Victorian Era
Victorian Era author resources..


Story Research

Crime Scene Investigation
Resources of crime scene investigation, forensics, police procedurals and the law.

Medicine
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.

Tools For Publishing

Book Reviewers 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.

Literary Agents
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 Editors
Directory of freelance Editors that provide professional copyediting, proofreading, critiquing, and other services for authors.

ePublishers Directory of ePublishers
Need a publisher? The ePublisher Directory provides a database of ePublishers complete with submission guidelines, formats and genre listings.

Online Writing Reference Children's Illustrators
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.

ISBN FAQ ISBN FAQ
Every author needs the facts about ISBN numbers - and this is where you'll find them.

Manuscript Submission
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.

Writers Associations 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...

ePublishers Listing of Subsidy Publishers
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.

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~ Marcel Proust




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