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Banished Words
Lake Superior State University has issued its 28th annual "extreme List of Words Banished from the Queen's English for Mis-Use, Over-Use and General Uselessness, which the world needs now, more than ever". The uni has been compiling the list since 1976, choosing from nominations sent from around the world. This year, words and phrases were pulled from a record 3,000 nominations.


In a netshell: Word purge.


Job Sources on the Net
Find a job as a writer, editor, freelancer or journalist.

Word Oddities and Trivia
Did you know that the only countries in the world with one syllable in their names are Chad, France, Greece, Laos and Spain? Wordies will enjoy these 19 pages of word strangeness and factoids including vowels, palindromes and names of people that became words.


In a netshell: A mouthful.


Peter's Place Of Freelance Journalism
Peter's Place is one of the largest journalism sites on the Net with more than 2000 links.

Writing for Money
This online journal is dedicated to helping freelancers make more money and find more fulfillment as writers. Originally a print publication, the electronic journal provides articles, resources and up-to-date information on “who’s buying what". You can access the archives free or sign up for a trial subscription.


In a netshell: Show me the money.


The Apostrophe Protection Society
Englishman John Richards started the Apostrophe Protection Society in 2001 to preserve the correct use of this "much-abused punctuation mark in all forms of text written in the English language". See pictures of real-life examples, learn the correct use of the apostrophe or submit your own clanger.


In a netshell: It's the exception.


OxymoronList.com
Oxymorons are common phrases that contradict themselves. This site claims to have the Net's largest list. The top 20 includes government organization, pretty ugly, head butt, tight slacks, tax return and, number 1, Microsoft works.


In a netshell: Wickedly good.


The Writing Parent
Why wait till the kids have left the nest to write? This free e-newsletter features articles by writing parents, markets, tips, contests, forums, story starters, useful sites and advice on how to keep your concentration with children in the home.


In a netshell: Write on.


Writing World
Moira Allen has created a veritable treasure trove of resources for writers. You'll find tips, articles and links on promotion, freelancing, markets, contracts, copyright, query letters and e-publishing for the gamut of genres.


In a netshell: Five stars.


Writing World
Moira Allen has created a veritable treasure trove of resources for writers. You'll find tips, articles and links on promotion, freelancing, markets, contracts, copyright, query letters and e-publishing for the gamut of genres.


In a netshell: Five stars.


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