Whether you're an author, writer, communicator or platform-builder you need great tools to build and maintain your blog.

There are thousands of tools out there on the internet that could make your writing life so much easier.

But who has the time to test everything?

Who has the time to write as well as follow and network with other writer's on a regular basis?

When you start your own blog you need to realise there are a ton of tools that can help you reach your writing goals and cultivate relationships with your readers, which in time will determine how fast your blog will grow.

Tools are a necessary part of writing and by using them to your best advantage you can build your audience and readership.

The Writer's Tool List

We're listing the most useful blog posts, books, courses that most writer's are familiar with and use.  Expect this list to expand and change as time goes as better tools are found.  Also sections such as useful courses and books will also be added to help you in your writing business.

Starting a Blog

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Website Tracking

Make sure you connect your blog with Google Analytics it's free and easy to install on any blog.

Tools For SEO (Search Engine Optimisation)

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Creating Eye Catching Images for Your Blog

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Books on Writing

On Writing Well By William Zinsser

If you're an aspiring author wanting to write non-fiction its a firm favourite of many writer's and relevant after being published for so many decades.

On Writing By Stephen King

Want to write like Stephen King? This is the no-fluff writing method that gets to the heart of the story your telling, written by the master of story writing himself Stephen King.

How to Write a Novel By Nathan Bransford

Author and former literary agent Nathan Bransford shares his secrets for creating killer plot lines, fleshing out your ideas, crafting compelling characters and staying sane in the process.

Writing Courses

Writing With Flair - How to Become an Exceptional Writer

Learn how to dramatically improve your writing quality within days, along with your blog posts and articles make your writing more professional and stand out from those of your peers, colleagues and competitors from former editor of The Wall Street Journal Shani Raja.

Writing With Impact - Writing That Persuades

Change the way you write and gain more confidence,  and learn how to target words at your audience with this best selling course by Clare Lynch.

Ninja Writing - The Four Levels of Writing Mastery 

Shani Raja teaches you how to create spellbinding text and tap into the power of narrative, paragraphs, sentences and words.  A former editor of The Wall Street Journal and ex contributor to the Economist she shows you how to transform yourself into a masterful writer in days.

Writing Communities

Yeah Write

Weekly writing challenges for fiction, non-fiction, poetry and micro stories. The community gets to vote on the most impressive stories and discover new favourite writers.


The world's largest community of writers and readers, all members are free to post and read original stories as well as engage in conversation with other members.

Two Drops of Ink 

A literary blog that accepts submissions from writers of just about any genre of writing out there.

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