36 Free Writing Tools

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

I don’t know about you, but I am always looking for things to help my writing. We’ve gathered some of the best tools on the web just for you. We’ve used many of these tools ourselves and hope you find them useful too.

Free Reference Writing Toolsreferences for writers

Online dictionary from Dictionary.com

Web thesaurus from https://www.thesaurus.com

Online spellcheck from Spellcheckonline.com

Web word processing at openoffice.org also available for MAC users

Check out world facts for your international thriller at CIAworldfactbook.us

Terms every writer should know 55 literary terms every writer should know

Free Writing Tools        writers need better habits

  Great story ideas www.writersdigest.com/prompts

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

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

Story Starter Shed 52 opening sentences https://literacyshed.com/the-story-starter-shed.html

Novel planner and checklist at novelsuite.com/novel-planner/

16 tips about real dialogue Thewritepractice.com/16-observations-about-real-dialogue/

Free Writing Tools for Organizing      writer's calender

Organize your research material on www.bubble.us

 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

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

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.

Printable monthly calendar. Can add notes before printing  printablecalendar.ca/

Free Picture Tools 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.

https://pixabay.com Pictures on top line are not free

Stockfreeimages.com some images are not free

openclipart.org No photos just illustrations.


Snappa.io   Graphic design tool


book have page numbers

Free Writing 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.


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


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

We hope this list is helpful.

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