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Writing Resources

Every writer needs help somewhere along the way. Here are some tools to get you started.

Free Writing Software

Make a free custom schedule for your writing path. Pick a start and end date, intesity, rise to the challenge, and put it all in a handy little graph.

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.

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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.

Challenge Thyself

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.

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.

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.

Writing Communities

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.


Fiction Press



Story Write

Poetry Soup



Writers Cafe

MoonTown Cafe


The Next Big Writer

Novel Communities

Places to share your reading experiences with others.


Library Thing


Note: BookRabbit is currently undergoing maintenence.

Book Crossing

You're a Poet & You Know It

Poetry and Analysis Guide
All of your poetry needs are here: history of poetry, glossary of terms, strategy and analysis, writing tips galore, and more. Who needs SparkNotes?

Fun & Writing-Related

Plot Twist Generator
Fun to use if you are running out of ideas! Generates random plot changes to your story.
Note: This site is currently under reconstruction.

Cliche Finder
Don't let yourself fall to the evils of cliches! Plug in your text and let Cliche Finder get them out 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.

Any other ideas or links? Send them our way:

Resistance Fun