Every writer needs help somewhere along the way. Here are some tools to get you started.
Free Writing Software
Write or Die
Go gentle or kamikaze mode, forgiving or strict. Don't know what to write? This software doesn't care. Web App version is free.
A simple but powerful text editor designed and built with writers in mind.
Designed creatively for creative writers.
A word processor which breaks your novel into chapters and scenes, helping you keep track of your work while leaving your mind free to create. It will not write your novel for you, suggest plot ideas or perform creative tasks of any kind.
My Writing Nook
A simple, uncluttered writing workspace. Write from anywhere.
Short for "National Novel Writing Month" and held in November, you can take up this challenge to write a 50,000 word novel in 30 days.
Partners of NaNoWriMo, this is a challenge to write a 100 page script in the 30 days of April.
Fifteen Minutes of Fiction
A site for people who love to write, but don't have time to write! It's never been this much fun, or this easy... just fifteen minutes to write poetry and prose, and publish for all the world to see.
Write a novel in 100 days or less
The title says it all.
One Page Per Day, is a very simple web typewriter that presents you with a single blank page each day. You are free from the tyranny of the infinite page. Our mission is to provide writers with a useful writing tool that helps remind you to take some time each day to write. You deserve it. Our glimpses section also gets lots of people reading snippets that some authors choose to share of the work they're doing. All writing is completely private and the site is 100% free.
Places to read online fiction, post your own, and grow as a writer. These are the types of places we get our fiction nominations from.Authonomy
Writing Help & Reviews
The Write Away is a LiveJournal community created to help writers improve their work through solid feedback from readers, and to bring all its members together in a place safe from plagiarism. It is a close knit community of people who all have the same goal: making each other the best that we can be. We also have a forum available that we share with our sister community, Plagiarism Haven.
Monster Reviews was created for writers and readers alike on Fictionpress, paving the way to a new kind of review. Our mission is to help writers grow and to show readers an alternative way to review a story.
Fire Me Up! a great writer's resource site. They provide prompts, plot bunnies, author interviews- almost everything a writer needs to begin a story.
Fiction With Bite is a site dedicated to promoting talented amateur authors who write stories about the supernatural. The site was started on Quizilla in May 2007, but went through a period of stasis. It was revamped in early 2009 and is back with a vengeance, dedicated to showcasing the best FictionPress has to offer in the way of supernatural stories. It contains a comprehensive list of superlative supernatural stories, divided into six categories, as well as other features relating to the supernatural.
Places to share your reading experiences with others.
Fun & Writing Related
Fun to use if you are running out of ideas! Generates random plot changes to your story.
Don't let yourself fall to the evils of cliches! Get them our of your writing!
Do Nothing for 2 Minutes
You are studying non-stop and your head can't possibly take any more words, conjugations, or math problems. So you come here for a much-needed a break. Do absolutely nothing for two minutes straight and listen to the waves of the ocean.