Grammarly is an online grammar checking, spell checking, and plagiarism detection platform.


Hemingway Editor is a word processing and proofreading tool created to make your writing bold and clear. It's like a spellchecker, but for style.


Roget's Thesaurus is a widely used English-language thesaurus of synonyms and antonyms.


Slick Write is a powerful, free application that makes it easy to check your writing for grammar errors and potential stylistic mistakes.

Dabble organizes your manuscript and includes your story notes to make writing as easy as possible. 

Evernote helps you capture and prioritize ideas, projects, and to-do lists, so nothing falls through the cracks.


Final Draft is the industry standard software for screenwriters, TV writers, and playwrights.

Highland 2 is the "intuitive" Mac writing app from acclaimed screenwriter/novelist John August.

Scrivener is the go-to app for writers of all kinds, used every day by best-selling novelists, screenwriters, non-fiction writers, students, academics, lawyers, journalists, and translators.

Storyist is a powerful novel writing environment for Mac, iPad, and iPhone. Helps you track your plot, characters, and settings, and keeps all of your writing organized and accessible so you can focus on your manuscript.

Vellum is a software program that generates ebooks and print editions of your manuscript. 

Name Generators

Behind the Name
Character Name Generator 
Fantasy Name Generators 
Place Name Generator 


Writing for Theater and Film 

Text to Speech



Google Docs Voice Typing 

Natural Reader 




Exercises for Writers 

Laughter Yoga 

Yoga for Writers 

Word Sprints


Writing Process

Amy Tan

Anne Lamott 

Dan Brown

Debbie Macomber
Elizabeth Gilbert  
Julia Cameron

Margaret Atwood 
Natalie Goldberg 
Stephen King 



Writing Prompts

Creative Writing Prompts 
50 Journal Prompts for the New Year 
The Time is Now 
365 Creative Writing Prompts 

Writing Techniques
Pomodoro Technique is a time management method using a timer to break down work into intervals, traditionally 25 minutes in length, separated by short breaks.

The Snowflake Method illustrates how a one-sentence summary can expand into a full-fledged novel.