100 Useful Web Tools for Writers
By Laura Milligan
All kinds of writers, including poets, biographers, journalists, biz tech
writers, bloggers and technical writers, take a unique approach to their
jobs, mixing creativity with sustainability. Whether youre a freelance
writer just scraping by or someone with a solid job and more regular
hours, the Internet can provide you with unending support for your
practical duties like billing, scheduling appointments, and of course
getting paid; as well as for your more creative pursuits, like developing
a plot, finding inspiration and playing around with words. Turn to this
list for 100 useful Web tools that will help you with your career, your
sanity and your creativity whenever your write.
Thanks to the Internet, disorganized writers are no longer a cliche. Keep
track of appointments, interviews and deadlines with these handy web-based
Beat down writers block by using these online idea prompts and
For many writers, finding a gig is the hardest part of their career. Stalk
the listings on these sites for improving your chances at connecting with
Communicating with Vendors, Editors and Partners
These project management and collaboration tools will help you stay in
touch with everyone you work with over the Internet.
Networking and Marketing
Meet new agents, publishers, editors and readers by taking advantage of
these web tools.
Just for Writing
Practice your writing and get language tips here.
A writers life can be fulfilling, but its also often lonely. Stay
grounded by reaching out to other writers and contacts through these
websites and social platforms to share your work, make new friends and
maybe even earn a little extra cash.
Up your productivity with these tools, which manage your task lists, force
you to practice and keep you connected to your clients and craft.
Stop trying to hunt down your customers or agents for your next paycheck.
Use these online tools for easy and fast contract signing and bill pay.
Fun Little Extras
From international slang dictionaries to character tools, these fun tools
are actually very valuable.
Protecting Your Livelihood
For health insurance, file backup systems and copyright tools, turn to
this list to protect your livelihood.