Resources



Here's a list of writing resources to help you expand your knowledge of the craft. I've curated this list of resources for both newbies and seasoned writers alike.

To make it easier this list is broken up into different sections, that are fairly broad, but covering every area of writing and writing online.

Without further ado, here are 46 Resources and Tools for Writers. In the spirit of social media marketing, please share the link to this page, as well as links to it.

The Best of 1976write

1. For free: 1976write Archive

In Book Form:

2. The Complete Guide to Writing and Self-Publishing Online

A book for an would-writers discover a new kind of freedom writing about what you love.

3. Powered By Blogger: How to Create and Make Money With a Blogger Blog

Discover the framework to starting your blogging career. Change your life and share what you love with the world by starting your own blog.

4. What Every Writer Needs to Know About Social Media

A guide to social media for newbie writers or those who want to refine their presence online.

5. Grammar, Punctuation and Sentences

A quick concise guide to grammar, punctuation and the use of sentences in English grammar. An easy-to-read resource that gives you clear explanations of grammar, punctuation and sentences.

Education

What is Creativelive?

Creativelive is an educational website for all creators, where you can get the best online instruction from the best teachers at the touch of a button from your computer, tablet or phone.

Courses are aimed at numerous types of creators including, writers, artists, entrepreneurs, musicians, photographers, and crafters. In short, if you like to create stuff you're sure to find on Creativelive.

Their about page states that they believe there is a creator in all of us, and their mission is to "champion creators to live their dreams".

Here are some courses for writers:

Do you love to write, but think you'll always be broke? Jeff Goins, blogger, author, and consultant debunks the myth that if you are a creative person, including being a writer, that you need to be broke.

Want to take your blog to the next level? Amy Schmittauer at Vlog Boss Studios coaches people to go after what they want in life and leverage online video to make it happen.

"Content is King", and that's especially true when it comes to marketing your business. Melissa Cassera, a successful brand and marketing consultant and screenwriter, will show you how to use Hollywood storytelling techniques to create content that entices people to read and watch, excites them to share, and moves them to buy.

9. Time Management 101

Becoming more productive doesn't have to be difficult. Mike Vardy lays out simple strategies and tools that will allow you to tackle work and life more effectively. Helping you to discover your optimal working style, and guide you through matching your style to the methods that will best increase your efficiency.


10. Self-Publishing for the Entrepreneur

Entrepreneurs looking for an innovative way to set themselves and their business part from the competition are increasingly turning to writing their own books. It's a unique and powerful way to be seen as an expert in your field, provide people with knowledge and information they can use, and highlight the benefits of your product and service. Book coach Jennie Nash will break the process down into actionable steps so you can get over your trepidations and commit to writing your magnum opus.

Check Out CreativeLive's Free On-Air Classes

Best Writing Websites to Get You Started

11. Writers Helping Writers

12. Write or Die

13. The Write Practice

14. Positive Writer

15. Goins Writer

16. Creative Revolt

17. Elna Cain

18. Freelance to Freedom

19. FundsforWriters

20. Make a Living Writing

21. Sagan Morrow

22. The Freelancer's Year

23. Jane Friedman

24. The Write Life

25. The Book Designer

26. Problogger

Writing Tools

27. Dragon Professional

Create documents, surf the web, control your PC - three times faster than typing - simply by speaking.

28. Digital Voice Recorder 

Record your notes for books, blogs, and social media at the touch of a button, then save direct to USB connection for easy file transfer.

29. Laptop

Stay up-to-date with all of your writing and social media with this Best Selling laptop.

Books on Writing

30. The Elements of Style By William Strunk Jr and E B White

An American English Writing style guide, the most prescriptive treatment of English grammar and it's usage.

31. On Writing By Stephen King

Hugely enlightening for any aspiring writer, a million-copy bestseller, Stephen King shares his experiences, habits, and convictions that have helped shape him and make him the writer he is today.

32. Writing Strategies Book: Your Everything Guide to Developing Skilled Writers By Jennifer Serravallo 

Jen Serravallo has collected 300 of the most effective strategies to share with writer's everywhere, and grouped them together into 10 crucial goals.

33. Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life By Anne Lamott 

Advice about writing and on life from acclaimed bestselling author Anne Lamont.

34. The Author Startup: A Radical Approach To Rapidly Writing and Self-Publishing Your Book On Amazon By Ray Brehm 

The Author Startup will show you how to create a viable product and publish your book, build momentum and market your book.

35. On Writing Well: The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction By William Zinsser

Highly praised for its sound advice, On Writing shows with the clarity of its style and warmth the fundamental principles as well as insights from a distinguished writer and teacher William Zinsser.

36. The Emotion Thesaurus: A Writer's Guide To Character Expression By Angela Ackerman & Becca Puglisi

Highlighting 75 emotions and listing the possible body language cues, thoughts, and visceral responses for each, all in an easy-to-use format.

37. The Writing Life By Anne Dillard

A short collection of essays written by Annie Dillard, illuminating the dedication, absurdity, and daring that characterize the existence of a writer.

Blog Images and Book Covers

38. Fotor

Everything you need for online photo editing and image creation. With thousands of beautiful and professionally-designed templates to meet any of your design needs! With handy tools and features at your disposal for amazing designs, as well as a wealth of tutorials and guides at your disposal.

Free Online Tools

39. AbiWord

40. Google Docs

41. Office Online

42. Libre Office

43. WPS Office

44. SoftMaker


45. Hemingway Editor

46. BlogAbout