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100 Useful Web Tools for Writers. All kinds of writers, including poets, biographers, journalists, biz tech writers, students, bloggers and technical writers, take a unique approach to their jobs, mixing creativity with sustainability.

100 Useful Web Tools for Writers

Whether you’re a freelance writer just scraping by or someone with a solid job and more regular hours, the Internet can provide you with unending support for your practical duties like billing, scheduling appointments, and of course getting paid; as well as for your more creative pursuits, like developing a plot, finding inspiration and playing around with words.

Turn to this list for 100 useful Web tools that will help you with your career, your sanity and your creativity whenever your write. Getting Organized Thanks to the Internet, disorganized writers are no longer a cliche. Keep track of appointments, interviews and deadlines with these handy web-based tools. Finding Inspiration Beat down writer’s block by using these online idea prompts and inspirational tools. Getting Gigs Getting Paid. The Ultimate Writing Productivity Resource. Last week, I launched a new site I’d been working on for several months, dedicated to technology and the writing life.

The Ultimate Writing Productivity Resource

Since I’ve been eating, drinking, breathing, and sleeping “writing” all week, it seemed natural to pull together some of the tools, sites, and Lifehack.org tips I know of that can help make writers more productive, organized, and creative. Note: Maybe you don’t consider yourself a writer. Chances are, though, that you have to write — papers for school, memos for work, presentations for potential funders, grants for your organization, posts for your blog, and so on. I’m pretty sure you’ll find a lot of useful information below, whether or not you officially call yourself a “writer”. 10 9 Free Apps Every Writer Should Consider q10: A cool, minimalist full-screen text editor that includes a spellchecker and a couple other nice features.

Update: Sorry, I don’t know what happened to my 10th! 10 Online Apps and Services Every Writer Should Check Out Anything to add? Visual Dictionary Online. Write rhymes. Verbix: English Conjugator. OneLook Dictionary Search. Reverse Dictionary. <div id="needs_javascript"><center><b>Note: The new Reverse Dictionary requires JavaScript.

Reverse Dictionary

</b><br /><img src="/img/a.gif? Q=omg_a_user_without_js"> If you have disabled JavaScript in your browser, please <a href=" it for this site</a> or use the <a href="/? W=entersearchhere&loc=revfp_legacy">old version of the reverse dictionary</a> here. </p><p></center><div> How do I use OneLook's thesaurus / reverse dictionary feature?

This tool lets you describe a concept and get back a list of words and phrases related to that concept. Why would I want to do this? Here are some examples of how you might use this tool: Has this changed recently? Yes! How does it work? The reverse dictionary uses the Datamuse API, which in turn uses several lingustic resources described in the "Data sources" section on that page. Yikes. For some types of searches only the first result or the first few results are likely to be useful. Can I use this service from anywhere on OneLook? Copywriting 101: How to Craft Compelling Copy. ESL Learning Online - UsingEnglish.com.

Fifty Writing Tools: Quick List. Use this quick list of Writing Tools as a handy reference.

Fifty Writing Tools: Quick List

Copy it and keep it in your wallet or journal, or near your desk or keyboard. Share it and add to it. Writer's Digest. Strunk: The Elements of Style. Oxford Dictionaries' Better Writing. 40+ Tips to Improve your Grammar and Punctuation. After all these years you finally have the courage and opportunity to write the email announcing that you and you alone have single handedly saved the company from utter disaster.

40+ Tips to Improve your Grammar and Punctuation

You’re excited, you type it, you spell check it, and you hit send.Everything is great except that your gold star memo has dangling modifiers, double negatives and run-on sentences colliding with each other. Now I am no grammar whiz but I know a good resource when I see it. Purdue University maintains an. Technical Writing. Copyright 1988, 1999 by Ronald B.

Technical Writing

Standler Table of Contents. The Economist Style Guide. Common Errors in English Usage. Use the search form below to find words and phrases on this site.

Common Errors in English Usage

About this Search Engine E e.g. / i.e. Each early adapter earmarks / hallmark earth, moon easedrop ecology / environment economic / economical ecstatic ect. Scribe Consulting: Better Writing Skills. Grammar Girl: Quick and Dirty Tips™ Mignon Fogarty is the creator of Grammar Girl and the founder and managing director of Quick and Dirty Tips.

Grammar Girl: Quick and Dirty Tips™

A magazine writer, technical writer, and entrepreneur, she has served as a senior editor and producer at a number of health and science web sites. She has a B.A. in English from the University of Washington in Seattle and an M.S. in biology from Stanford University. Mignon believes that learning is fun, and the vast rules of grammar are wonderful fodder for lifelong study. She strives to be a friendly guide in the writing world. Her archenemy is the evil Grammar Maven, who inspires terror in the untrained and is neither friendly nor helpful.

How to Use English Punctuation Correctly (with examples) Steps Part 1 of 8: Using Proper Capitalization <img alt="Use English Punctuation Correctly Step 5.jpg" src=" width="670" height="446">1Always start a sentence with a capital letter.

How to Use English Punctuation Correctly (with examples)

Unless you're an avant-garde poet or you're starting a sentence with a brand name like "wikiHow" or "iPod," you will need to capitalize the first letter of every sentence. Here is an example of proper capitalization at the beginning of a sentence: She invited her friend over after school. Ad 2Use capital letters to start proper nouns and titles. Part 2 of 8: Using End-of-Sentence Punctuation Marks. Harvard Writing Center Writing Resources. Typetrigger.