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If you're like me and still cling to the old-fashioned art of handwritten correspondence,
you might like to check out
Classic Communications. When was the last time you
placed an internet order (or any order, for that matter) and received a phone call from the
owner a few minutes later, asking your permission to delay your order one week so you could
take advantage of a juicy 20% discount that would be in effect at that time? I'm crazy
about the correspondence cards I ordered from Classic Communications. In fact, if you've
received a note from me lately, guess where I bought the cards?
Needleworkers the world over seem to suffer from the same problem: there are just so many
uses for all of the embroidered pillows, needlepoint cushions, hand-knit socks and gloves
and hats. Sooner or later you find yourself stowing your finished projects in the closet
and feeling slightly guilty. (Okay, maybe not all that guilty. Those of us who are addicted
to handwork can't give it up, no matter what.) Still, wouldn't it be wonderful if you could
knit to your heart's content and literally spread warmth around the world? Check out
-- maybe one of the organizations
described will appeal to you.
Writer's Organizations, Web Sites, Magazines:
For published novelists.
For published romance writers, unpublished, editors, reviewers, and enthusiasts.
Our greatest ally.
Poets & Writers
A terrific site. A terrific publication.
Painted Rock Writers and Readers Colony
Everything you could possibly want, including classes.
Writer's Digest Magazine
Needs no introduction.
All hail! The first and the best.
The Literary Times
Thoughtful, witty, entertaining.
Affaire de Coeur
An old favorite still going strong.
Try it; you'll like it.
The Romance Reader
Under the Covers
Things that go bump in the night and more.
You'll love it!
Writerly Sites That Defy Categorization:
Twists, Slugs and Roscoes: A Dictionary of Hard-Boiled Slang
The Unofficial Mickey Spillane/Mike Hammer Site
Books Books Books:
Don't ask. My American Express card hasn't been the same since I found this place.
Barnes & Noble
Another giant site that's more entertaining than prime time TV.
www.armchairbks.com - the terrific website of De De Teeters' wonderful store
ARMCHAIR BOOKS in Port Orchard, Washington. If you're ever in the
neighborhood, make sure you stop by and say hello.
Great source for used and/or out-of-print books.
And so is this.
A Common Reader
Opinionated, quirky, solid gold.
Definitely ask for a print catalogue.
World's Greatest Search Engines:
The first on-line journal I ever read and still my favorite. (Willa is also my Web Goddess.)
For Better or For Worse
I couldn't live a day without the Pattersons. A comic strip that reads more like a visit with old friends.
Do you love beautiful fountain pens, velvety-smooth inks, and paper so creamy your nib almost
floats across the page? If so, do I have some URLs for you . . .
My idea of heaven on earth. Everything a reader and/or writer could possibly want. Practical pens.
Fancy pens. Jewel-toned inks in sapphire and emerald and ruby. The most glorious writing papers
ever made. Your pen will love you for it. Bookmarks. Highlighters. Writing desks. Reading lamps.
To die for.
They just opened up a shop at Grand Central Station. Gorgeous, exotic pens that are every bit as pricey as jewelry.
You can call 1-800-PENSHOP and ask for a catalogue.
You must visit this site. It's difficult to blend high tech with the sensual aspects of pens and inks but Pendemonium managed beautifully.
The Magical, The Wondrous, The Silly, or the Just Plain Fun:
The Public 8 Ball
Get A Chinese Name
Changeling Legends from the British Isles
Medieval/Renaissance Food Homepage
Odin's Castle of Dreams and Legends
American Movie Drive-In Theatre
Totally Useless Office Skills
Yesterland: Discontinued Disneyland
Kiss This Guy: Misheard Song Lyrics
Internet Anagram Server
Kodak Picture Playground
Ever wonder how you'd look as a kitten?
Four Reasons Why You May Never Have to Leave the House Again: