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Must-Have Apps and Tools for Writers

A growing list of tools, apps, and resources that every blogger and writer should have.

100 Words Every Expert Author Should Know

The EzineArticles Editors have compiled a list of 100 words they recommend every Expert Author should know to be more concise, descriptive, and engaging. Show you're a master of the English language by spicing up your writing with the following words and feel free to share this graphic.

FREELANCE WRITING . COM : Helping Freelance Writers to Succeed since 1997

Freelance writers have many familiar and unique methods to find article and content writing jobs. In this special section, I have researched and assembled less sought-after sites to "write for money"-primarily, writing fiction/nonfiction content or SEO articles, or a mix of the two.

AtContent

Social publishing and distribution for your articles, ebooks, notes and any type of files!

WordCounter

WordCounter counts the most frequently used words to help you find keywords or just over used words

50 Tools that can Increase your Writing Skills - by Dumb Little Man
We found this while cruising though Bloglines last night. If you are writing anything at all, odds are you'll improve your skills by spending some time at the Poynter Institute. So without delay, here is a list of a whopping 50 articles that we should all read (yes, I said we because my writing tends to lack in a few dozen areas!)
Writing Prompts - Creative Writing & Blogging Inspiration by Chris Dunmire · Creativity-Portal.com
Be Creative! Adults : Projects : Creative Writing Prompts If you like writing prompts, you'll love Creativity Portal's Imagination Prompt Generator " By Chris Dunmire Remember when your teacher would write a topic sentence on the blackboard and then make you expand on it in your notebook or journal?
Paper Rater

Grammar, Plagiarism, and Spelling Check; Free Online Proofreading; No Downloads...Allows you to find those pesky mistakes and correct them before you publish or turn it in

Grammarly - world's most accurate grammar checker and automated proofreader

Grammar check, instant proofreading, and plagiarism detection. Improve your writing with Grammarly - the leading online English grammar and plagiarism checker

5 Ways To Contact The Clients You Like (And Make Them Check You Out)

The smartest move you can do as a freelance writer is to contact your prospect clients directly. This is also known as outbound prospecting. Ed Gandia of B2B Launcher said...

Your Place to Write. Free Online Writing Application and Penpals Platform.

Double Encryption All the communication between you and Hermit's servers is fully encrypted through SSL. In addition, all the content stored on Hermit's databases is fully encrypted. Public and Private Sharing Feel like sharing what you've written? Generate shareable URLs in click and have the option to add a password to protect them.

Wattpad - Stories You'll Love

Wattpad is the best place to read, write, and share stories. Write and post your stories one chapter at a time. Interact with readers.
Enter writing contests to reach new audiences and get inspiration from writing prompts. Meet other writers.

Write better with Draft. Easy version control and collaboration to improve your writing.

Clippings.me - portfolios for journalists, bloggers and writers

The world's largest journalism portfolio site. Get a portfolio to show off your PDFs, links, videos and audio files today.

FocusWriter

FocusWriter is a simple, distraction-free writing environment. It utilizes a hide-away interface that you access by moving your mouse to the edges of the screen, allowing the program to have a familiar look and feel to it while still getting out of the way so that you can immerse yourself in your work.

RedNotebook

Open source diary and journal software for Linux, Windows and Mac

Free plagiarism checker

The FREE plagiarism checker Unplag allows you to check against uploaded files or countless online sources and get detailed reports in no time.

Spelling Checker

Check your spelling online with this spelling checker tool. Spelling Check is free and works very fast. You get an instant result; text that is free of typos, spelling mistakes and punctuation errors. Try it out now!