36 Free Tools for Writers

 

Writers can find many FREE tools on the internet. These are only a few.

Free  Reference Tools for Writersreferences 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        writing at computer

 

Free Great story ideas www.writersdigest.com/prompts

Free Story starters, creative ideas for kids. www.scholastic.com/teachers/story-starters/

Free 101 writing prompts and ideas; fiction and nonfiction at  www,Hubpages.com/community/101_writing_prompts/

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     writer's calender

Free   Organize your research material on www.bubble.us

Free   Three flexible tools to organize, store and share your material with others

Trello www.trello.com

Dropbox www.dropbox.com

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 Writerspictures 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 Stockfreeimages.com some images are not free

Free openclipart.org No photos just illustrations.

Free unsplash.com

Free Snappa.io   Graphic design tool

Free gratisography.com

Free Tools for Making Book Covers  book cover

 

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.picmonkey.com

Free www.realtime.com/photo/ app  especially great for videos

Free   www.foto.com

Free How to design 3D book images for free http://writetodone.com/design-book-covers/

 

We hope this list is helpful.

 



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Happy Writing

John & Patty

 

 

 

 

 

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