Writers can find many FREE tools on the internet. These are only a few.
Free Reference Tools for Writers
Free online dictionary from Dictionary.com
Free online thesaurus from http://www.thesaurus.com
Free online spellcheck from Spellcheckonline.com
Free online word processing at openoffice.org also available for MAC users
Free check out world facts for your international thriller at CIAworldfactbook.us
Free Terms every writer should know Words for Writers
Free Writing Tools
Free Great story ideas www.writersdigest.com/prompts
Free Story starters, creative ideas for kids. www.scholastic.com/teachers/story-starters/
Free Story Starter Shed 52 opening sentences http://literacyshed.com/the-story-starter-shed.html
Free Novel planner and checklist at novelsuite.com/novel-planner/
Free 16 tips about real dialogue Thewritepractice.com/16-observations-about-real-dialogue/
Free Organizing Tools for Writers
Free Organize your research material on www.bubble.us
Free Three flexible tools to organize, store and share your material with others
Google Drive www.google.com/drive
Free On Google Calendar you can set up certain times of the day when you want to focus on writing. Google calendar is a great way to lock off these times. www.google.com/calemdar-about
Free Todoist is a great task manager app and to do list. It will help you break down and prioritize your work. https://todoist.com can be synced to Evernote.
Free printable monthly calendar. Can add notes before printing printablecalendar.ca/
Free Pictures for Writers
When preparing you book for publication you may find many uses for pictures either for illustrations or for your book cover. You need to be careful to use only public domain pictures or to pay for the photos. Royalty Free pictures must be purchased. Creative Commons or CCO pictures require you to mention the source of the picture (attribution). Even when you are checking sites that have public domain pictures they often show pictures that require purchasing. If a photo shows a watermark it is not free to use. Check the site for their policies. Different pictures may have different requirements.
Free http://pixabay.com Pictures on top line are not free
Free openclipart.org No photos just illustrations.
Free Snappa.io Graphic design tool
Free Tools for Making Book Covers
Now you have found your pictures, it’s time to create the book cover or illustration you want. Try these free sites to edit your pictures. Add frames, textures, backgrounds. Touch up your photos and add text.
Free www.realtime.com/photo/ app especially great for videos
Free How to design 3D book images for free http://writetodone.com/design-book-covers/
We hope this list has been helpful.
Since we created this list we have found 41 more free sites we think a fantastic for writers.
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Please tell us about other FREE sites for writers.
John & Patty