Interesting or Informative Links
Places to go and things to see, courtesy of the miracle of the Internet.
Language & Usage:
Etymonline ~ Online Etymology Dictionary, a guide to word origins
Noun, Verb, Adjective and Adverb parts of speech from Schoolhouse Rock on YouTube
Why the World Needs More Proofreaders
Grammar Girl ~ "Quick and Dirty" tips for better writing
Chicago Manual of Style (CMOS) monthly Q&A ~ While the online contents of CMOS itself is available by subscription-only, the Q&A is available free-of-charge. We at Write and Polish simply enjoy reading the answers to style conundrums, as presented in their "latest" or monthly format. However, answers to questions asked on specific topics are available here.
Deep Leap ~ A totally addictive word game
Boggled ~ An even more addictive word game!
Geoffrey Chaucer Hath a Blog ~ never mind that he's been dead since St. Crispin's Day of the year 1400. Still he comments upon matters both medieval and modern, often in the same virtual breath!
Jane in Progress ~ Blog of television scriptwriter Jane Espenson. Much enjoyable information about the writing process, how television is made, creativity in general and, sometimes, what Jane had for lunch!
Finding Deals on Books:
Bookfinder - Comparison shopping for new and used books, including ones that are out of print.
Book Recommendations ~ Coming Soon!
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