12 Useful Websites to Improve Your Writing
1. Words-to-Use.com — A different kind of thesaurus. 2. OneLook.com — One quick dictionary search tool. 3. Vocabulary.com — The quickest, most intelligent way to improve your vocabulary. 4. ZenPen.io...
Synonyms for words commonly used in student's writing
45 ways to avoid using the word 'very'
9 Iconic Authors Guilt-Tripping You to Finish Your Novel...
How to Edit Your Own Writing
Like most newspaper reporters, I got into the biz because a) I love writing and b) I'm pretty good at it. But it's a sobering profession. You file your masterpiece, only to find your editor thinks it's two dozen "tinks" shy of publishable.
Be Heard. Speak Plainly.
Every semester I get a handful of students who have settled on the idea that the more big words they use, the better. Regardless of whether they know what those words mean or not. So I get papers elucidating the patriarchal configuration of the socia...
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. Since I've been eating, drinking, breathing, and sleeping "writing" all week, it seemed natural to pull together some of the tools,...
How to use a semicolon - The Oatmeal
The most feared punctuation on earth.
Propp's Structure of the Magic Tale
I. Introductory sequence
100 jump-starters to cure your writer's block
Pro Writing Tips. Clear, simple advice on writing.
Synonyms for rude | Synonym-Finder.com
To help you avoid using the same word too repetitively, redundantly, recurrently, incessantly, etc., etc.
100 Exquisite Adjectives
Adjectives -- descriptive words that modify nouns -- often come under fire for their cluttering quality, but often it's quality, not quantity, that is the issue. Plenty of tired adjectives are available to spoil a good sentence, but when you find jus...
Seven great writing quotes from seven great American writers...
America's greatest writers share their greatest writing tips.
Phrase Thesaurus - ideas generator for writers
The Phrase Thesaurus, a writer's resource for generating ideas