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TOP WRITING SCHOOLS IN THE US

Boston University
https://www.bu.edu/
Boston, MA 02215
617-353-2000
admissions@bu.edu

Brown University
www.brown.edu/
Providence, RI 02912
401-863-1000
admission@brown.edu

Colorado College
www.coloradocollege.edu/
14 E Cache La Poudre St, Colorado Springs, CO 80903
719-389-6000
admission@ColoradoCollege.edu

Columbia University
www.columbia.edu/
116th St & Broadway, New York, NY 10027
212-854-1754
askcuit@columbia.edu

Cornell University
www.cornell.edu/
Ithaca, NY 14850
607-254-4636
info@cornell.edu

Emory University
www.emory.edu/
201 Dowman Dr, Atlanta, GA 30322
404-727-6123
admission@emory.edu

Hamilton College
www.hamilton.edu/
198 College Hill Rd, Clinton, NY 13323
315-859-4011
admission@hamilton.edu

Johns Hopkins University
www.jhu.edu/
Baltimore, MD 21218
410-516-8000
gotojhu@jhu.edu

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
www.mit.edu/
77 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139
617-253-1000
admissions@mit.edu

New York University
www.nyu.edu/
70 Washington Square S, New York, NY 10012
212-998-1212
admissions.ops@nyu.edu

University of California, Irvine
http://uci.edu/
Irvine, CA 92697
949-824-5011

University of Iowa
www.uiowa.edu/
Iowa City, IA 52242
319-335-3500
webmaster@uiowa.edu

University of Michigan
https://www.umich.edu/
500 S State St, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
734-764-1817
info@umich.edu

University of Texas
www.utexas.edu/
Austin, TX 78712
512-471-3434
hello@utexas.edu

University of Virginia
www.virginia.edu/
Charlottesville, VA
434-924-0311
undergradadmission@virginia.edu

Washington University in St. Louis
www.wustl.edu/
1 Brookings Dr, St Louis, MO 63130
314-935-5000
admissions@wustl.edu

 

ADDITIONAL WRITING SCHOOLS
http://study.com/writing_schools.html

 

10 UNIVERSITIES OFFERING FREE WRITING COURSES ONLINE
http://education-portal.com/articles/10_Universities_Offering_Free_Writing_Courses_Online.html

 

WRITING SCHOLARSHIPS

 

 

 

 

 

 

NOVEL WRITING SOFTWARE

Power Structure
http://www.powerstructure.com/

Scrivener
https://www.literatureandlatte.com/

Storyist
http://storyist.com/index.html

WriteItNow
http://www.ravensheadservices.com/

Writer’s Cafe’
http://www.writerscafe.co.uk/index.htm

 

LIST OF FREE WRITING SOFTWARE

http://www.techradar.com/news/software/applications/best-free-software-for-writing-10-programs-to-unleash-your-creativity-1141280

Writing Software you should know about
http://www.dailywritingtips.com/writing-software/

 

WRITING SCREENPLAYS/SCRIPTS

http://www.screenwriting.info/

http://www.writersstore.com/how-to-write-a-screenplay-a-guide-to-scriptwriting/

http://www.wikihow.com/Write-a-Script

 

SCRIPT WRITING SOFTWARE

Adobe Story
https://story.adobe.com/en-us/

Celtx
https://www.celtx.com/index.html

Fade In
http://www.fadeinpro.com/

Final Draft
https://www.finaldraft.com/

Montage
https://marinersoftware.com/products/montage/

Movie Magic Screenwriter
http://www.screenplay.com/

Movie Outline
http://www.movieoutline.com/

Scrivener
https://www.literatureandlatte.com/

Slugline
http://slugline.co/

Storyist
http://storyist.com/index.html

Trelby (FREE!)
http://www.trelby.org/

 

WRITING CONTESTS

Writing Contests and Competitions Guide 2017
https://www.inkitt.com/writing-contests-competitions?ref=v_4b6622b7-002d-4331-9cfd-b1acb9f9259d

Review Writing Contest
https://alltopreviews.com/writing-contest

Essay Contest  – “Cyberbullying Experience”-ENDS 6/30/17
https://www.essaysupply.com/blog/scholarship-essay-contest-cyberbullying-experience

Essay Service Writer’s Encouragement Scholarship
https://essayservice.com/blog/writers-scholarship/

JuicingBeasts Staying Healthy Scholarship
http://juicingbeasts.com/scholarship/

Australian Help Writing Contest
http://australianhelp.com/writing-contest

 

OTHER SOFTWARE

Dragon (Speech Recognition Software)
http://www.nuance.com/dragon/index.htm
Various pieces of software that turns TALK TO TEXT

Dramatica
http://dramatica.com/
Story Development Software

Read Through
https://www.readthrough.com/
Have computer voices or REAL actors perform your script, for FREE!

 

PUBLISH YOUR BOOK (HOW TO)

Amazon
http://www.amazonkdp.com/ (ebook publishing)
https://www.createspace.com/pub/l/diy.do?ref=1383688&utm_id=6072 (paper print)
http://www.acx.com/?utm_source=amzn&utm_medium=w&utm_content=cta&utm_campaign=selfpub (audio book)

Apple’s iBooks
http://support.apple.com/kb/ph2808 (overview)
http://support.apple.com/kb/PH12101 (how to)

Archway Publishing
http://www.archwaypublishing.com/

Bookbaby
http://www.bookbaby.com/

Instant Publisher
www.instantpublisher.com/‎

Lulu
http://www.lulu.com/publish/books/

Smashwords
http://www.smashwords.com/about/how_to_publish_on_smashwords

 

RECOMMENDED READING

25 Tips on Self Publishing
http://www.cnet.com/news/self-publishing-a-book-25-things-you-need-to-know/

25 Tips on Writing Nonfiction
http://www.writersdigest.com/online-editor/25-tips-to-make-you-a-better-nonfiction-writer

How Do Literary Agents Fit In?
http://www.forbes.com/sites/jeremygreenfield/2013/08/02/how-do-literary-agents-fit-into-the-new-book-publishing-ecosystem/

Nonfiction Writing Forms
http://thoughtcatalog.com/david-miller/2013/02/16-nonfiction-forms-and-how-to-write-them/

On Writing
By Stephen King
https://www.amazon.com/Writing-10th-Anniversary-Memoir-Craft/dp/1439156816

Plotters vs. Pantsers: Storyboarding Tips
http://www.writersdigest.com/editor-blogs/guide-to-literary-agents/jan-29

The War of Art
By Stephen Pressfield
http://www.stevenpressfield.com/the-war-of-art/

Writing Tools: 50 Essential Strategies for Every Writer
By Roy Peter Clark
https://www.amazon.com/Writing-Tools-Essential-Strategies-Writer/dp/0316014990/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1469477236&sr=1-1&keywords=Writing+Tools%3A+50+Essential+Strategies+for+Every+Writer

 

RECOMMENDED VIEWING

Difference Between Writing a Screenplay and a Novel
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e7J-eOR4dJQ

Screenplay Structure: The Five Plot Points (great examples)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m2-E7pENfKE

So You Want to Write a Novel (funny/stupid but informative cartoon)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c9fc-crEFDw

Short Story Writing by Stephen King
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FIehHxcEuGM

Top Ten Writing Rules From Famous Writers
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LLIGZEBmBUk

Quentin Tarantino on Writing a Script
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I5NI7kN7P3o

Why a three-act screenplay?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0FS0YvnCoj8

 

POPULAR AUTHORS (PER GENRE)

Dan Brown (thriller)
http://www.danbrown.com/

Michael Crichton (science fiction)
http://www.crichton-official.com/

Agatha Christie (crime/detective)
http://www.agathachristie.com/

Charles Dickens (literature)
http://www.biography.com/people/charles-dickens-9274087
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Dickens

Victor Hugo (literature/poetry/plays)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victor_Hugo

Stephen King (horror)
http://stephenking.com/index.html

Dean Koontz (thriller)
http://www.deankoontz.com/

C.S. Lewis (children’s/religious)
https://www.cslewis.com/us

J.K. Rowling (young adult fantasy)
http://www.jkrowling.com/

Dr. Seuss (children’s stories)
http://www.seussville.com/

William Shakespeare (poetry/plays)
http://www.shakespeare.org.uk/home.html
http://www.opensourceshakespeare.org/

Ultimate Shakespeare Resource Guide
http://www.freebooknotes.com/shakespeare-guide/

Danielle Steel (romance)
http://daniellesteel.com/

R.L. Stine (young adult horror)
http://rlstine.com/

J.R.R. Tolkien (fantasy)
http://www.tolkiensociety.org/
http://www.tolkien.co.uk/index.html

Leo Tolstoy (literature/philosophy)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leo_Tolstoy

Jules Verne (adventure)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jules_Verne

List of the best selling authors of all time
http://the-best-selling-books.com/the-best-selling-authors-of-all-time/

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