The following list includes resources for writers such as writing forums, free newsletters etc
Writing-World has a consistent selection of new articles about writing, many vocational in their approach.
Author blogs A great way to find out what it takes to be a full time writer. Following is a selection of blogs we recommend:
Blogs about writing
JPB.com offers some great resources and reading material for increasing your creativity!
CPS Techniques has a number of interesting exercises for the creative mind.
Crime Writing Resources
Dictionary.hm – free online English dictionaries and reference guides.
Dictionary – Metaglossary – A dictionary that provides you with a ‘whole web’ search, providing answers from a multitude of sources.
Critique Circle is a wonderful site for workshopping your material. It has a very active forum dedicated to writing craft.
Freelance Writing Organization A Free writing resource links database.
Daily Grammar! is great little resource for grammar tips if you need to brush up.
Grammar Bytes I like this one, grammar with attitude! Also a very comprehensive reference.
How Stuff Works and
Brain Pop are two good sites for finding out … well … how stuff works!
Librarian Chick – a great reference for all subjects.
Myster writer resources
- Stone Stoup – a magazine dedicated to publishing young adult writing
Writersmarket.co.uk aims to help writers to find markets for their work by offering a constantly updated comprehensive online database of publishers, magazines, broadcast media and agents. Plus it has a growing collection of in-depth articles by industry professionals on all aspects of the writing
and publishing process. No Catch, No Fee.
Publetariat – significant resources dedicated to building a community of self publishing writers.
Search resources – a great list of searchable – middle years friendly – search engines.
The Digital Narrative – a new resource dedicated to writing narrative using digital media.
Wikipedia a free online encyclopaedia.
Writing Software (This is the software I personally use and have found useful. I DON’T recieve ANY commissions for recommending these products.)
Avenir is a wonderful application for developing a large writing project. Part word processor, part file management. I strong recommend it, Avenir even has a cliche finder!
NovaMind is perhaps the best Mind Mapping software available. I use and strongly recommend this application.