Quick online writing resources

writing resourcesI have an old, crumbling Roget’s Thesaurus on my desk along with a variety of other well-worn writing resources. A bookshelf on the other side of my office holds even more.

I will never give up these beat-up books because when I’m in serious need of a synonym, grammar rule, or other tidbit, these loyal references never let me down.

But when I’m in the heat of writing, I often don’t have time to peruse my reference library. I need something quick. That’s when I turn to a variety of handy online writing resources that can give me what I need in a minute or two.

Here are a few of the best. Bookmark these sites, especially Thesaurus.com, which is so fast and simple I find myself visiting it nearly every day.

Copyright and Plagiarism

Dictionaries and Synonym Tools




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7 Responses to “Quick online writing resources”

  1. a_usman on May 12th, 2009 2:11 pm

    wow.. a great list. It is realy useful. Can u add some good sites in this list as well, although i see some best links in your blogroll.

  2. Lisa D. Sparks on May 12th, 2009 3:01 pm

    Very nice! The list is complete with “The Elements of Style.” Awesome.

  3. Donna Amos on May 12th, 2009 3:21 pm

    Just completed a document to demonstrate the benefits of using Writing Strategies in solo business owners marketing plans for a group coaching Program. This is an awesome list to include to help my clients improve their writing. Thanks heaps for assembling such a complete reference list.

  4. daindart on May 12th, 2009 3:29 pm

    Nice resources for writing in english!

    i write in spanish, maybe i should do my own list =)


  5. Ted Grigg on May 12th, 2009 7:26 pm

    Very nice job on this post Dean.

    Your star resource (and mine) must be the Thesaurus since you have such a well worn copy.

    But I use my built in dictionary and Thesaurus on my Macs instead of the hard copy.

    Well over the age of 50, I have evolved into a true computer geek using my machine and the Internet more than 80% of he time for research and resources. It’s much quicker — as you stated.

    I made of your post.:) Your list is quite extensive. Thanks!


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