Writing and Publishing Portals: Get Writing with These Handy Online Resources

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Web portals provide convenient one-stop gateways to special interest topics. The world of writing and publishing is no exception, and student and teacher authors of all ages and abilities can find a host of resources online.

EditAvenue.com (www.editavenue. com): This site offers editing services from more than 250 professionals, automating the editing process by providing a virtual gateway to document submission, cost calculations, and editing reports.

eTeachers Portal.com (http://kotn. ntu.ac.uk/teachers): Offering practical advice to educators who teach literacy, writing, and English, eTeachers Portal also provides space at Kids on the Net where children can publish their writing; read book reviews and advice from established authors; and explore stories and poems written by peers.

Google Directory: Blog Publishing (http://directory.google.com/Top/ Computers/Internet/On_the_Web/ Weblogs/Tools/Publishers): Learn virtually everything there is to know about blog publishing at Google's Blog Publishers directory.

Inspirational Poetry Online: A Guide to Internet Resources (www.poetryportal.com): At this directory of worldwide poetry online, there are resources galore! Find out about poetry events, courses, competitions, and magazines. Read poet biographies and featured poems, learn about the poetry publishing world, and get help at the Help Centre.

LitScene.com (www.litscene.com): This portal provides access to nearly 3,200 theme-based sites offering tips, advice, discussion forums, support communities, and just about any resource a writer could need. …