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  1. The Ultimate Student Guide to Navigating the Writing MOOC - More at
  2. Search for Courses at edX - Audit courses for free - whereever, whenever
  3. Literature & Writing - OpenLearn - Open University
  4. Writing discipline specific research papers - Wikiversity
  5. Free Courses at free-Ed.Net - See School of Writing Editing & Publishing
  6. Open Online Technical Writing Courses, Classes and Resources
  7. OpenCourseWare section of Open Source Internet - Free courses - see details
  8. College Open Textbooks - English & Composition
  9. See Free Education Section - Learn almost anything at your convenience - via thousands of courses


  10. 200 Free Cover Letters from CareerLab
  11. Business Writer's Free Library
  12. Weekly Writing Tips - Within archived entries at Basic Learning Systems
  13. Writing Thank You Letters - See related articles at®
  14. Writing a Business Plan
  15. Freelance Writer - Home business idea from®
  16. Resume Writing Tips by Ann Baehr
  17. Free Resume Writing Tips - See examples and more at
  18. 44 Resume Writing Tips - DailyWritingTips
  19. Resume Writing - Courtesy of UpToWork
  20. 131 Resume Writing Tips - The Most Comprehensive List of Resume Writing Tips on the Internet
  21. How to Write a Resume | MyPerfectResume
  22. Resume Templates - Resume Now
  23. Writing Skills Open Doors - See all articles at®
  24. From Inspiration to Publication: 13 Best Websites for Authors and Writers - Courtesy of EditionGuard

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  26. An Introduction to Technical Writing
  27. Technical Writing for Desktop Publishing by®
  28. Sharon's Technical Writer's Reference Page
  29. Dr. Koster's List of Scientific and Technical Writing Links
  30. 25 Types of Copy/Biz/Tech Writing - Could you guess them all? -®
  31. Freelance Glossary
  32. 10 Editing Tips for Business and Technical Writers
  33. Resources for Technical Writers
  34. Technical Writing Toolbox
  35. Klariti Technical Writing Tips


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  36. Guide to Grammar and Writing - CCCF
  37. A Research Guide for Students - Help for Writing Research Papers
  38. Basic Guide to Essay Writing
  39. Essay Info: Writing Tips
  40. Online Writing Resources and Community -
  41. – Your Personal Assistant in Essay Writing
  42. Writing Guides and Online Writing Resources |
  43. Writing and Research Documentation Guides
  44. 50 Ways to Beat Writers Block
  45. 27 Wacky Ways to Beat Writer’s Block
  46. Practical Tips for Beating Writer's Block - 10 Tips from®
  47. Fiction Writing - Multiple sections of advice from®
  48. Daily Writing Tips - See topical listing of articles
  49. Writing Tips from Writer's Helper
  50. Writing Tips and Writing Tutorials - Become a Better Writer - From
  51. 10 Writing Tips from the Masters
  52. Sherry Garland's Writing Tips - See 5 categories of articles
  53. Writing Tips for Non-Writers...
  54. Good Writing Tips - See many articles from Ezine Articles®
  55. The 22 Best Writing Tips Ever
  56. Froomkin's legal writing tips
  57. Writing Information and Tips
  58. Get It Write - See article on serial comma for clarity
  59. Writing Tip: Submitting Your Manuscript
  60. Homework Center: Writing Skills - Tips on essays, term reports, and much more
  61. Writing and Public Speaking - Numerous articles from ESL Teacher Board
  62. Tips for Writing a Novel: College & Writing Tips - See video on Writing a Novel (eHow™)
  63. Poetry Writing Tips - PoeWar links
  64. Information Center - Many links for SciFi and Fantasy writers
  65. Writing Guidelines for Engineering and Science Students - See topics at PSU
  66. Guide to Grammar and Style - By Jack Lynch
  67. 150 Resources to Help You Write Better, Faster, and More Persuasively - OEDb
  68. The 50 Best Apps and Resources For Writers - The Expert Editor
  69. Online Writing Lab for Grades 7-12
  70. Online Writing Lab for ESL Students
  71. 30 Ideas for Teaching Writing - NWP
  72. Young Writers Guides - From
  73. Writing Guides - See topics at CSU
  74. Ways to Say Said Vocabulary Word Bank -
  75. Free Writing Tips for Writers Looking to Get Published -™
  76. 7 Tips for Writing for Online Readers - See other posted tips at DAILYWRITINGTIPS
  77. Writing Tips and Writing Advice - See links at TheWritersSite
  78. Writing in College - A Short Guide to College Writing - Via
  79. The process and types of writing - See great tips from
  80. Learn about ENGLISH GRAMMAR and HOW TO WRITE BETTER - The Lousy Writer .com
  81. Grammar Handbook from Writers Workshop - Writer Resources from UI
  82. How To Write (.net)
  83. List of character traits - Fiction Writers' Mentor
  84. FREE Writing Downloads: Exercises, Prompts & Advice! - Writer's Digest
  85. Power Thesaurus is a free, online thesaurus dictionary for writers
  86. Useful Writing Tips and Samples from Blog section of


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  87. Indispensible Writing Resources Site
  88. Writing Softwares - Can They Beat Human Mind - Blog Tutorial and Tips from
  89. Resources for Writers and Writing Instructors
  90. Web Resources for Communications Skills - Extensive list
  91. Writers Write - Writer's Blog and Writing and Publishing Resource:
  92. Creative Writing Resources - From the WritersNet®
  93. WriterOnline - Professional ezine has articles and tips
  94. An Extensive Resource for Aspiring Writers - Explore Writing (UK)
  95. See 400 Writing topic ideas - from™
  96. A-Plus Research& Writing for high school and college students
  97. Creative Writing - Tips from IPL
  98. 50 Free Resources That Will Improve Your Writing Skills
  99. GlobalStudy Links: English language study
  100. The University of Victoria Writer's Guide - See Literary terms, Logic terms, grammar, etc.
  101. TOPOS - Homepage for Professional Writing, Linguistics, and Rhetoric Composition
  102. Writing Centers Online - Links to educational centers
  103. Connecting Writers and Editors - See many resources
  104. Writer's Resource Center
  105. Writer's Companion Research Links
  106. Website & Blog Links | Writing Companion
  107. See writer resources at
  108. Online Sites and Tools for Productive Writers
  109. Ten Free Resources every Writer Needs
  110. List of True Homonyms - Wikipedia
  111. Writers Digest - See Tips, prompt, blog...
  112. Links to book Publishers
  113. Writer's Corner
  114. The Burry Man's Writing Center - Covers many topics
  115. Access the World and Write Your Way to Money
  116. Internet Writing Resources
  117. Robert Niles' Journalism Help: Finding Data on the Internet
  118. Writers and Readers Links
  119. Links for Writers - Via
  120. J-LAB - Igniting news ideas that work
  121. Introduction to Modern Literary Theory
  122. Luminarium - Anthology of English Literature
  123. Writing Links - From Internet Resources .com
  124. The 120 Most Helpful Websites For Writers in 2015 - Also see Student list
  125. Finding Public Domain & Creative Commons Media - Research Guides at Harvard Library


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  126. 50 Tools which can help you in Writing - Listing from LifeHack
  127. Poynter Online - Fifty Writing Tools - Most tips via MP3 download, Listen online, and drag to iTunes
  128. The Thirty-Six Dramatic Situations - Wikipedia
  129. The Journalist's Toolbox - Search Writing & Extensive Categories in Archives
  130. Resources for Writers and Writing Instructors
  131. Writer's Handbook - From UW-Madison Writing Center
  132. Darkcopy - An online full-screen Text editor - for writing without distractions
  133. Tips, Tools & Ideas to Improve Your Writing (ACI)
  134. 11 Rules of Writing
  135. Editors' and Writers' Toolkit
  136. Free writing guidance, free glossaries, etc. - From Mantex (British company)
  138. Paradigm Online Writing Assistant
  139. Writing Resources (and tools) - Michael Krauss, ISALC, Lewis & Clark College
  140. Fumble Rules of Grammar
  141. Writer's Knowledge Base™ - The Search Engine for Writers
  142. 60 Awesome Search Engines for Serious Writers -
  143. 100 Search Engines For Academic Research
  144. List of academic databases and search engines - Wikipedia
  145. Directory of Literature - Search Engine Guide
  146. 20 Useful Specialty Search Engines for College Students - Best Online Universities LLC
  147. Choose the Best Search for Your Information Need - NoodleTools
  148. Research, Literary, and Other Useful Sites - Brooklyn College
  149. WritingDEN - Activities supported by audio
  150. Tips, Tools & Ideas to Improve Your Writing (ACI)
  151. The Catholic Encyclopedia - Great for history, writers, etc.
  152. See writer references at
  153. Grammar, Punctuation, & Spelling - Purdue University Online Writing Lab
  154. List of English Homonyms
  155. See the 100 most misspelled (and most mispronounced words) in English - via Your™
  156. English Anatomy Chart -

  157. Dr. Grammar - Note: Ask a Question has restricted use
  158. Free Writing Info from
  159. The Five Paragraph Essay Wizard - Grades 5 to early H.S.
  160. Advice on Research and Writing
  161. ReadWriteThink Homepage - Classroom resources
  162. It's Only Ink!: Writer's Resource Page
  163. Writing with Writers - See topics at Scholastic
  164. Glossary of Grammatic Terms
  165. Glossary Of Poetic Terms
  166. Rhyming Dictionary is one option with Merriam-Webster's Word Central
  167. Rhyme Desk - Rhyming Dictionary And Other Creative Writing Tools For Poets
  168. Writers Free Reference - Where to find free information for writers and others
  169. Bartlett's, Familiar Quotations [1901 Edition] - Royalty-free material
  170. Computing Dictionaries
  171. A Writer’s Toolkit by Rudy Rucker
  172. Toolkit for New Medical Writers
  173. Dictionary and Thesaurus - Merriam-Webster Online
  174. A Writer's Companion - Alternate expressions
  175. Hi Tech Tools and Resources for Writers
  176. The Idiom Connection
  177. Grammar Handbook - Also see Tips & Writer Resources from UI
  178. 10 Ideas for Using Technology to Teach Writing
  179. Ginger Software: Writing App - Contextual-based grammar and spelling checker - online or can download
  180. Journalism glossary wiki
  181. The Phrontistery - Obscure Words and Vocabulary Resources
  182. New Web2.0 Tools - See writing tools & more via LibGuides at Springfield Township H S
  183. List of Latin phrases (full) - Via Wikipedia
  184. Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable - 1894 Ed. via infoplease
  185. Free Language Translations Online [Full Text] -
  186. Check Thesaurus Online for Free -
  187. The Free Online Thesaurus / Synonym Finder -
  188. Thesaurus - Synonyms, Antonyms, Idioms, and more - Via
  189. Roget's International Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases - Courtesy of Bartleby
  190. Free Dictionary project - Large collection of world dictionaries - some for downloading
  191. 21 Digital Tools to Build Vocabulary - Dr. Kimberly's Literacy Blog
  192. Academic Phrasebank - The University of Manchester
  193. WorldCat® - Find items in libraries near you - and download some
  194. Freeware & Online Tools for Writers - Paperback Writer
  195. - Blog - Duke Diercks - Please preview 34 Writing Tools...


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  196. Free Novel Writing Software: yWriter5 - See details at download site
  197. Best free software for writing: 10 programs
  198. WikidPad - A notebook to store & link your ideas, to do lists, contacts (OSS)
  199. Freeware for Screen Writers - Scripters World
  200. Download Scholar's Aid 2000 Lite - Bibliographical manager links to word processors
  201. The Literary Machine - Free creativity software for writers - Gunnar Sommestad
  202. Writer's Free Stuff - Free writer's software and articles
  203. Rhyming Dictionary - McGill English Dictionary of Rhyme
  204. FreeWriter - Free Writing Software
  205. Free Writing Software -
  206. WordWeb: English Dictionary, thesaurus, and word finder software - See free version
  207. RoughDraft - Screen writing mode, stage/ radio play mode, or prose mode (donationware)
  208. Cinergy Script Editor - A free script editor for entertainment production work
  209. 50 Awesome Open Source Resources for Writers and Writing Majors
  210. 25+ Pieces of Writing Software You Should Know About - Many are free!
  211. Free Writing Software
  212. Storybook - Open Source Novel Writing Software for Novelists, Authors and Creative Writers - See alternatives at site
  213. Bibme - The fully automatic bibliography maker
  214. Free Writer's Toolkit
  215. Full-Screen Writing Programs - See free items
  216. TypeIt ReadIt - free Text-To-Speech program (WIN or MAC) - play later in car, etc. - See more freeware at
  217. Trelby - A free, multiplatform, feature-rich screenwriting program!
  218. Free Software for Aspiring Novelists - Gizmo's Freeware
  219. The best free software for writers 2016 - Via techradar
  220. PDFCreator - Create PDF files from any Windows program - Free software
  221. 14 Free & Open Source Alternatives For Paid Software - Courtesy of makeuseof
  222. Find open source software alternatives to well-known commercial software - Osalt .com
  223. AlternativeTo - Social Software Recommendations - Find substitutes easily
  224. The Free Software Directory - See categories which might be useful in student and professional endeavors
  225. FreewareTop Reviewed Free Software
  226. heart/diskBob Bowman's FREEWARE & OPEN SOURCE SOFTWARE
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  228. LibGuides Community Site - Locate libguides A-Z at 4799 libraries worldwide!
  229. Public Library Listings - by state - Via
  230. See INDEX for ENGLISH, REFERENCES, etc.
  231. Search the Internet using various engines and strategies listed in INDEX

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