in the case of Agents I in no way endorse any of the links
here, but provide these as is. If anyone has positive or
negative experiences from any of these please email
Writers Software Store is an online e-commerce site
for a variety of software targeted at writer productivity.
- Alexxes Software, Inc.
are developers of software whose specialty, in their own words,
'is vocabulary skill development programs, conceptual organizers,
semantic search engines, and other linguistic tools and word
processing utilities for writers, teachers and students of
Consultant and Reader of Manuscript describe their
services as 'A professional reader's help to the writer with
an aim of fine tuning the writer's work (script, manuscript,
screenplay) so that when it is submitted to that agent, producer
and/or studio, their reader will pass it along with flying
colors! ' Prices on the web page range from $25 and $175.
Editing & Print Design 'combines desktop publishing
with comprehensive editing services to help individual authors,
small to midsize publishers, and businesses of all types develop
print-ready materials' If self publication is your route of
choice this could be one possibility.
Productions is marketing Manuscript Tracker and Market
is a for pay service that seeks to help you to rewrite your
querie letter to an agent as well as helping in editing existing
manuscripts. Check their web page for prices.
explicitly do not describe themselves as agents. However,
this is a for pay resource designed to link authors, manuscripts,
agents and publishers.
is a book promotion and marketing company.
Publishing Company is a Vanity Press company that
delineates its costs according to the services rendered. This
is usually a choice of last resort for a writer, but if this
is the way you want to go this could be a possible resource.
- Bob Wendlinger's Memory
Triggering Corner for Writers is selling a book, but
also gives some examples of the techniques it uses on the
- The Distance
Learning Center includes individual online course
work in individual genres. As an example, the current line
up of teachers for Science Fiction includes James Gunn. Worth
a look if this is an area of interest for you.
Colony is a writers retreat located in South Fallsburg,
New York. They also include Workshop opportunities. Check
their web site for details.
- Dramatica Software
and Movie Magic Screenwriter
are a variety of software targeted at helping writers with
an emphasis on the media writer. The price tag could be a
bit steep for some, but for those interested it could be useful.
Online Publishers describe themselves as having been
'Established in 1980 as Ebay Pty Ltd a family company based
in Sydney, Austrlia; we have now emerged as EbaY Online Publishers
a venue for the retail of self-published books. Our site presents
fiction, non-fiction, poetry, plays and short story writing
competitions online.' They should not be confused with the
online auction site.
- The Editorial
Department is, in their own words, 'the website of
an 18-year-old book-editing company founded by Renni Browne
(SELF-EDITING FOR FICTION WRITERS, HarperCollins), now offering
a free critique of five pages from any work-in-progress. The
site also features a page of tips from the book (changed from
time to time), a list of especially helpful sites for writers,
and other information.' Note that their additional editorial
services range from $200 to $2000. You might want to start
with the more modestly priced book which is available at Amazon.com.
is a for pay research resource that seems to have a number
of offerings that are not available elsewhere.
- Epubs.com fills
a variety of slots in its attempt to be a community for 'booklovers,
authors, editors, agents and other publishing professionals'.
It provides a variety of marketing avenues for a price, offers
web design services as well and much more. Many of its features
are still under construction, but many of its features look
as if they have possibilities.
- 1stbooks.com is
an electronic publication site.They have a site that sells
electronic versions of books with a 40% going to the author.
They also state they aggressively promote their site. However,
there are startup costs, not to exceed $1000 according to
their web site, for unpublished authors.
- Grammar Slammer
is by its own report a help file that assists in a variety
of tasks for the writer in terms of grammar and other areas.
- How to
Self Publish and Market a How-To Booklet is self explanatory.
This is the web presence for a book being marketed about this
- The Internet Free
Press is a site whose stated goal is to bring together
a variety of individuals interested in electronic publication
by providing space for their individual journals. Price for
this is £72 per year.
- J.T.Ohara and Associates
advertise themselves as helping writers create salable book
proposals. However, they charge an up front fee of $1500 and
5% after that if the book sells.
- Magic House
is an online community for writers with a variety of low cost
workshops and a free writers network.
Editing is the online presence for A+ English which
offers editing, proofreading, formatting and more. Check Laura
Lotman's web site and her credentials if these are needs you
might want to consider.
Publication is a self publication/vanity press company.
The web site does not seem to indicate costs and self publication
is always a choice to be long considered and quite often advised
to not do. If this is your choice, this is one possible avenue
to accomplish this. As always buyer beware.
- Karen Mitura
is a writer and screenwriter located out of Hawaii who offers
her services as a ghostwriter. In her own words , "Ghostwriter
Karen Mitura helps writers complete quality books and scripts.
This award winner ghostwrites for newcomers and subcontracts
for pros. Her services range from coaching and editing
to ghostwriting complete books and scripts."
- MinRef Enterprises
has an extensive online bookstore of titles appropriate to
writers in its role as an Amazon.com affiliate.
- Online Book Promotions
is just as it sounds, a service for creating an online presence
for an author or his works.
- The Painted Rock
Writers and Readers Colonies is an interesting spot
with a wealth of chat areas, message boards and writing classes.
To best benefit from all of this, you will need to become
a membership at a price per month. There is a free research
listserve that can be subscribed to and information for subscribing
is posted at the Painted Rock site.
- Pike's Peak Writer's Resort
Many writers find it difficult to write when lives become
hectic and chaotic. Here is a vacation resort that promises
solitude in comfortable settings in a turn-key operation.
Glossy photos of the lodgings tingle the imagination. Check
this out and if nothing else indulge and imagine that you
are already there.
is both a writers site and a web hosting site. They indicate
that they are interested in offering a discount for those
that indicate that they discovered their services here. If
you are interested, please use the product code '81014' for
their accounting records and mention that you saw it at forwriters.com.
The prices quoted are in their own words 'I would like to
offer a $2/month discount for your readers, or a $5/discount
(50%) for users who pay 6 months in advance. (ie, $8/month
or $30/six months.)' Contact them directly for details.
- Read Southwest
is a web presence and showcase for writers and publishers
of the Southwest US with book sales linked to Amazon.com.
They are interested in offering a discount for those that
discovered their services here. The normal charge is $125
for designing a two-page site and $15 month hosting. They
are offering you $25 off the design fee. To get the discount,
just mention the forwriters.com site as a referral.
- Screen Writers
Online includes both A Screenwriters Insider magazine
and expert screenplay analysis, both for a fee. If this is
something of interest to you and you can afford it, you might
want to take a look.
- The Screen Writers
Room provides professional screenplay consultations
to unrepresented screenwriters. Their pricing ranges from
$125 to $350. If this is of interest to you check them out
and take a look at the credentials of their screenplay
Publishing, Writing and Publishing Your Own Books and Booklets
is Winning Edge's web site for their account of how to market
and get your own works available to the public on your own.
- The Story Craft
Fiction Writer's Page seems to be devoted to
promoting a Jarvis Method of fiction writing. There is also
a critique service, typing services as well as a screenplay
and a fiction award.
- Story Tech
is a service for writers provided by Brad Schreiber and Chris
Vogler. They will analyze screenplays, book manuscripts, TV
scripts, stage plays, concepts, treatments and more. Check
their web page for details and pricing.
- Sybrina’s Phrase Thesaurus
- An Electronic Tool For Creative Writing Check the
web site for details and pricing.
- Thriller Book
Doctors are a manuscript evaulation service with a
target towards thriller books as their name suggests. Check
their web page for the latest fee schedules and detailed description
of services and credentials.
- Universal Book Publishers
or Upublish.com charges a $395 Publishing Fee to establish
an ISBN numer, set things up for publication on demand and
other services. They pays varying royalties according to the
circumstances of publication.
- Unpublished Works
is place where writers and readers pay a fee and share manuscripts.
The stated goal is that publishers will review the works and
the writer has the possibility getting noticed.
- Way Ahead
has a variety of resources for writers, including a contest,
but its primary focus is commercial software including Creative
- Web Witchery Consulting
is the web design consulting business owned and operated by
the creator of forwriters.com.
If you liked the pages you find here you might consider Web
Witchery for your web site needs. This includes domain name
hosting as well as web site design. Whether you are an author
who would like to make his presence known or someone interested
in marketing their works. Think of Web Witchery.
- The Word Museum
is a site with a wealth of both free and commercial services
for writers. There are a number of interesting online classes
offered. Worth a look.
Working Writer is a commercial software package that
appears to be designed to track the career of a writer and
provide market and/or agent listings.
Your Way To Riches is the web site showcasing the
authors book on how to succeed financially in the technical
- The Writer's Club
is a once stop shopping location for a variety of services,
including a members only resources area that currently is
only $35 a year. Check out it out and see if it might fulfill
- Writer's Blocks
is a software tool for organizing your story ideas. There
is a free demo downloadable from there site. Check their web
site for pricing and features.
- The Writers'
Computer Store has walk in stores in Sausalito and
Los Angeles, California, and a diverse inventory of software
and books catering to the creative community ranging from
screenwriting to fiction writing.
- Writer's Island
is a site that provides space to showcase various writers
in the picture book, young adult and other genres of fiction,
non-fiction and art. There is a price for this.
- Writers On The
Net is an opportunity for private tutorials,
critiques and online classes from published authors. These
services do involve a fee, but it is worth checking out to
see if this is something for you.
offers web domain hosting, web design as well as online community
resources for writers.
- The Writing
Porlour offers small, supportive classes in a wide
variety of creative writing genres. The classes are priced
at $250 at present. Check out their web page for details.
- Writer's Showcase
Inc. is another possible way to have your manuscript
posted according to genre for the perusal of a publisher or
an agent. There is a one time $50 fee for this service.
- The Writer's Software
Companion was developed by Writer's Digest columnist
Nancy Kress and Computer learning expert Terry Boothman. It
looks to be a useful helper application for writers. This
site also includes the Writer
Internet Resource Guide, which describes itself as
' a monthly subscription to a collection of over 500 clickable
web links in 24 categories. Resources for writers of every
kind. All links checked and current. Annotations and detailed
- WriteContent Editorial
and Consulting Services offered 'services includes
evaluation of the writing material, editor's notes, next steps,
and recommendations to improve and/or market your material'
and more. The site also has a range of free reference material
is a web hosting company targeting at providing websites for
writers and community for readers.
- The Write Source
offers research reports, custom research, editing and management
services, for a price.
describe themselves as offering an 'affordable and professional
looking web sites for writers to promote their books online.
We also offer marketing tips and resources, which include
a directory of sites where authors can post their web site
links for free."