As I’ve said before, I’m still learning my way around the writing/publishing industry. One thing I’ve learned though, is that if you seek knowledge about the industry you will, no doubt, find it.
From finding writing techniques that Stephen King used, to quotes from C.S. Lewis, to how to write your book in 30 days, there is a wealth of knowledge right at your fingertips. So much, that one person could probably spend 30 years searching for information and still not finish it.
Veteran authors’ experiences alone can be a huge tool for any aspiring writer. Websites like Writer’s Digest and the Writer’s Market are also fantastic places for a new writer to start. The beauty of it, although, not every technique or idea will work for you, is that there is such a vast spectrum of information, that your writing will grow nonetheless. You will learn what to do and what not to do. What works for you and what doesn’t.
Today, I will show you writing tools that may help you along the way. Tomorrow, stay tuned, as I unveil the 100 Best Websites for writer’s in 2015.
- Google Docs: Google Docs is a free Web-based word processor and spreadsheet. Read more about Google Docs.
- Writeboard: Writeboard is a Web-based application that allows you to write solo or collaborate with others instantly. It is now officially called Basecamp.
- Zoho: A Web-based office suite; includes spreadsheets, presentation tools, planners, and more.
- Copyscape: Searches for your content on the Web; this is a great way to find out if someone is lifting your work without crediting you.
- AjaxWrite: A Microsoft Word clone that works from within your browser; free download.
- AbiWord: A free word processing program similar to MS Word; free download.
- Writer: Instant in-your-browser typewriter. Saves and files your documents automatically.
- TextEdit: for Mac users; a highly versatile free word processing application.
- RoughDraft: A freeware word processing program specifically designed for the creative writing process.
Happy Writing Ya’ll!!