Writing Resources

 

Here are some of the closely-associated writing websites we vultures give two hearty beaks up to. If you’re looking for writing resources, many of these great organisations and tools below will be able to help:

Tools
Grammarly – helps you find the errors in your writing. Not 100% correct all the time but it gives you a decent idea.

Portent – stuck for ideas? This handy randomiser helps to clear the cobwebs.

Noisili – get rid of unwanted noise distractions with these almost snoozeworthy moodboards.

Hemingway – helps you to produce clean and fuss-free writing with a simple interface.

Story Wars – one of the best ways to get your creative juices flowing, this tool lets you compete against others to create the best story on a topic of choosing.

Google Docs – collaborate with other writers and receive feedback in real-time.

PageFour – for the writer who has a hundred different things on the go at once, this tool lets you organise it all.

Poetica – write better with others and find valuable information at the same time.

Websites
Drunk Monkeys – CV friends and all round writing wizards.

LitReactor – discuss with fellow writers and take part in great workshops at the same time.

Goodreads – for authors, having your work listed on here is an absolute must.

AdviceToWriters – priceless tips from a writer who has been there and done that.

DailyWritingTips – exactly what it sounds like!

FundsforWriters – make money from your delicious words.

Helping Writers Become Authors – a website dedicated to turn your work into cold hard money.

Books

‘Four Seasons of Creative Writing: 1,000 Prompts to Stop Writer’s Block’ – Bryan Cohen

‘On Writing’ – Stephen King

‘The Sense of Style: The Thinking Person’s Guide to Writing in the 21st Century’ – Steven Pinker

The Creative Writing Coursebook: Forty Authors Share Advice and Exercises for Fiction and Poetry

‘The Creative Writing Student’s Handbook Paperback’ – Cathie Hartigan

Videos