Resources

Here's a comprehensive list of writing resources and tools to help you navigate the ever-changing world of writing online.  These resources are useful for master and newbie writers, endeavouring to learn about the field as well as sharpen their skills.

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Without further ado, here are 44 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.

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In Book Form:
 
Learn the self-editing skills you need to polish your writing like a pro.
 
3. 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.

4. 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.

5. 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.

6. 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.
 
 
Read all of the essential steps to copywriting from understanding the product, readers, and benefits, to closing the sale in this clear and effective guide.


Education


Courses on Amazon Prime Video
 
The writing courses on Amazon Prime Video offer writers aspiring and published something a little different.  If you're looking to improve your writing or break into a completely different genre, the courses on Amazon Prime Video will suit most experiences and ambitions.

With many of the courses provided by "The Great Courses", uniquely crafted courses for lifelong learners like you, with engaging, immersive learning experiences you can't get in a lecture hall.

Here are some courses for writers:

8. Writing Great Fiction
 
From emails, to stories around the campfire, storytelling is fundamental to human nature.  But most writers will tell you that the blank page is daunting, and tough to know where to start.  What details to include in each scene, how to move from the essence of an idea to a complete manuscript.

Writing Great Fiction offers a master class in storytelling.  Taught by acclaimed novelist James Hynes, a former visiting professor at the famed Iowa Writers' Workshop and the University of Michigan.  

9. Screenwriting 101: Mastering the Art of Story
 
With its own set of possibilities and limitations, writing a script is just another way of telling a story.  This course will provide you with the indispensable ability to appreciate more films and TV, and be able to tell better stories, as well as write your own scripts.  How you use these limitless creative possibilities lies in your own hands.

Best Writing Websites to Get You Started

10. Writers Helping Writers

11. Write or Die

12. The Write Practice

13. Positive Writer

14. Goins Writer

15. Creative Revolt

16. Elna Cain

17. Freelance to Freedom

18. FundsforWriters

19. Make a Living Writing

20. Sagan Morrow

21. The Freelancer's Year

22. Jane Friedman

23. The Write Life

24. The Book Designer

25. Problogger

Writing Tools

 
26. Dragon Professional

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

27. 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.

28. Laptop

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

Books on Writing

29. 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.

30. 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.

31. 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.

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

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

33. 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.

34. 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.

35. 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.

36. 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

37. 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

38. AbiWord

39. Google Docs