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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. College Open Textbooks - English & Composition
  8. See Free Education Section - Learn almost anything at your convenience


  9. 200 Free Cover Letters from CareerLab
  10. Business Writer's Free Library
  11. Weekly Writing Tips - Within archived entries at Basic Learning Systems
  12. Writing Thank You Letters
  13. Writing a Business Plan - The Balance Small Business
  14. Freelance Writer
  15. Resume Writing Tips by Ann Baehr
  16. Free Resume Writing Tips - See examples and more at
  17. 44 Resume Writing Tips - DailyWritingTips
  18. Resume Writing - Courtesy of UpToWork
  19. 131 Resume Writing Tips - The Most Comprehensive List of Resume Writing Tips on the Internet
  20. How to Write a Resume | MyPerfectResume
  21. Resume Templates - Resume Now
  22. Resume Examples - Courtesy of
  23. Writing Skills - Communicating With Words
  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. Desktop Publishing Resources - Write@CSU
  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. Technical Writing Archives - Download EPUB files here
  34. Technical Writing Toolbox
  35. Klariti Technical Writing Tips
  36. Online Technical Writing: Contents
  37. Technical writing - Wikipedia


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


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


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  135. 50 Tools which can help you in Writing - Listing from LifeHack
  136. Poynter Online - Fifty Writing Tools - Available on iTunes
  137. The Thirty-Six Dramatic Situations - Wikipedia
  138. The Journalist's Toolbox - Search Writing & Extensive Categories
  139. Digital Journalist Survival Guide: A Glossary of Tech Terms You Should Know – Poynter
  140. *A Journalist's Guide to the Internet - Internet Archive
  141. The Power of Words: Archived Weekly lessons on the craft of newspaper writing - The Providence Journal
  142. *Power Reporting: Other collections of links for journalists
  143. Resources for Writers and Writing Instructors
  144. Writer's Handbook - From UW-Madison Writing Center
  145. *Darkcopy - An online full-screen Text editor - for writing without distractions
  146. *Tips, Tools & Ideas to Improve Your Writing (ACI)
  147. 11 Rules of Writing
  148. *Editors' and Writers' Toolkit
  149. *Free writing guidance, free glossaries, etc. - From Mantex (British company)
  151. Paradigm Online Writing Assistant
  152. Writing Resources (and tools) - Michael Krauss, ISALC, Lewis & Clark College
  153. Fumble Rules of Grammar
  154. Writer's Knowledge Base™ - The Search Engine for Writers
  155. 60 Awesome Search Engines for Serious Writers -
  156. 100 Search Engines For Academic Research
  157. List of academic databases and search engines - Wikipedia
  158. Directory of Literature - Search Engine Guide
  159. 20 Useful Specialty Search Engines for College Students - Best Online Universities LLC
  160. Choose the Best Search for Your Information Need - NoodleTools
  161. Research, Literary, and Other Useful Sites - Brooklyn College
  162. WritingDEN - Activities supported by audio
  163. Tips, Tools & Ideas to Improve Your Writing (ACI)
  164. The Catholic Encyclopedia - Great for history, writers, etc.
  165. See writer references at
  166. Grammar, Punctuation, & Spelling - Purdue University Online Writing Lab
  167. List of English Homonyms
  168. *See the 100 most misspelled (and most mispronounced words) in English - via Your™
  169. English Anatomy Chart -

  170. Free grammar & spell checker, articles, tutorials more -
  171. Free Writing Info from
  172. The Five Paragraph Essay Wizard - Grades 5 to early H.S.
  173. Advice on Research and Writing
  174. ReadWriteThink Homepage - Classroom resources
  175. It's Only Ink!: Writer's Resource Page
  176. Writing with Writers - See topics at Scholastic
  177. Glossary of Grammatic Terms
  178. Glossary Of Poetic Terms
  179. Rhyming Dictionary is one option with Merriam-Webster's Word Central
  180. Rhyme Desk - Rhyming Dictionary And Other Creative Writing Tools For Poets
  181. Writers Free Reference - Where to find free information for writers and others
  182. Bartlett's, Familiar Quotations [1901 Edition] - Royalty-free material
  183. Computing Dictionaries
  184. A Writer’s Toolkit by Rudy Rucker
  185. Toolkit for New Medical Writers
  186. Dictionary and Thesaurus - Merriam-Webster Online
  187. *Film & Screenwriting Glossary - Internet Archive
  188. Hi Tech Tools and Resources for Writers
  189. The Idiom Connection
  190. Grammar Handbook - Also see Tips & Writer Resources from UI
  191. *10 Ideas for Using Technology to Teach Writing
  192. Ginger Software: Writing App - Contextual-based grammar and spelling checker
  193. Journalism glossary wiki
  194. The Phrontistery - Obscure Words and Vocabulary Resources
  195. New Web2.0 Tools - See writing tools & more via LibGuides at Springfield Township H S
  196. List of Latin phrases (full) - Via Wikipedia
  197. Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable - 1894 Ed. via infoplease
  198. Free Language Translations Online [Full Text] -
  199. Check Thesaurus Online for Free -
  200. The Free Online Thesaurus / Synonym Finder -
  201. Thesaurus - Synonyms, Antonyms, Idioms, and more - Via
  202. Roget's International Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases - Courtesy of Bartleby
  203. Free Dictionary project - Large collection of world dictionaries - some for downloading
  204. 21 Digital Tools to Build Vocabulary - Dr. Kimberly's Literacy Blog
  205. Academic Phrasebank - The University of Manchester
  206. WorldCat® - Find items in libraries near you - and download some
  207. Freeware & Online Tools for Writers - Paperback Writer
  208. The Phrase Thesaurus - a writer's tool
  209. Glossary of Essay Terms - bid4papers
  210. - Blog - Duke Diercks - Please preview 34 Writing Tools...


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  211. Free Novel Writing Software: yWriter5 - See details at download site
  212. Best free software for writing: 10 programs
  213. WikidPad - A notebook to store & link your ideas, to do lists, contacts (OSS)
  214. *Scripters World is a free, self-paced, program for Screenwriter Students
  215. Download Scholar's Aid 2000 Lite - Bibliographical manager links to word processors
  216. The Literary Machine - Free creativity software for writers - Gunnar Sommestad
  217. McGill English Dictionary of Rhyme - Download at Softpile
  218. FreeWriter - Free Writing Software
  219. *Free Writing Software -
  220. WordWeb: English Dictionary, thesaurus, and word finder software - See free version
  221. RoughDraft - Screen writing mode, stage/ radio play mode, or prose mode (donationware)
  222. Cinergy Script Editor - A free script editor for entertainment production work
  223. *50 Awesome Open Source Resources for Writers and Writing Majors
  224. 25+ Pieces of Writing Software You Should Know About - Many are free!
  225. *Free Writing Software - Plus Writing Guides - Absolute Write
  226. Storybook - Open Source Novel Writing Software for Novelists, Authors and Creative Writers - See alternatives at site
  227. Bibme - The fully automatic bibliography maker
  228. Free Writer's Toolkit
  229. Full-Screen Writing Programs - See free items
  230. TypeIt ReadIt - free Text-To-Speech program (WIN or MAC) - play later in car, etc. - See more freeware at
  231. Trelby - A free, multiplatform, feature-rich screenwriting program!
  232. Free Software for Aspiring Novelists - Gizmo's Freeware
  233. The best free software for writers 2016 - Via techradar
  234. PDFCreator - Create PDF files from any Windows program - Free software
  235. 14 Free & Open Source Alternatives For Paid Software - Courtesy of makeuseof
  236. Find open source software alternatives to well-known commercial software - Osalt .com
  237. AlternativeTo - Social Software Recommendations - Find substitutes easily
  238. The Free Software Directory - See categories which might be useful in student and professional endeavors
  239. Best Free Tools And Services For Technical Writers – Level Up! – Medium
  240. FreewareTop Reviewed Free Software
  241. heart/diskBob Bowman's FREEWARE & OPEN SOURCE SOFTWARE
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  243. LibGuides Community Site - Use Menu Symbol to find libguides' subjects at over 4700 libraries worldwide!
  244. Public Library Listings - by state - Via
  245. See INDEX for ENGLISH, REFERENCES, etc.
  246. Search the Internet using various engines and strategies listed in INDEX

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