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Looking for resources to help you write better? Check out this solid list of 37 places to go for help, inspiration and more!

Looking for resources to help you write better? Check out this solid list of 37 places to go for help, inspiration and more!

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    • Wri$ng  skills  lie  at  the  heart  of  web  marke$ng.  Being  a  Intro good  writer  is  essen$al  for  crea$ng  your  own  website   content,  and  excellent  wri$ng  abili$es  will  help  you   think  more  cri$cally  and  come  up  with  new  content   more  consistently  in  the  long-­‐term.  Here  is  a  list  of  37   tools  that  will  improve  your  content  wri$ng  abili$es.    
    • e Basics: Grammar, Spelling, and Punctuation
    • Grammar Girl#1 Quick  and  Dirty  Tips  brings  you  Grammar  Girl,  a  place   where  all  kinds  of  gramma$cal  ques$ons  are  answered   for  anyone  and  everyone’s  benefit.  
    • University of Ottawa’s Hyper Grammar#2 “This  course  covers  approximately  the  same  ground  as   our  English  department’s  ENG  1320  Grammar  course.”   College-­‐level  grammar  educa$on  for  the  low  cost  of   free.  
    • WikiHow’s English Punctuation How-To#3 I  know  that  wiki  pages  are  not  considered  “official   authori$es”  on  many  subjects,  but  this  ar$cle  has  been   edited  by  almost  110  different  experienced  website   contributors.  If  you  need  a  good  place  to  start,  this  is  it.  
    • Online Writing Assistant by Paradigm#4 Excellent  ar$cles  on  sentence  structure  and  common   errors.  
    • Writing Tips from Writer’s Block#5 26  free  wri$ng  $ps  from  an  interna$onally-­‐acclaimed   professional  writer  with  decades  of  experience.  
    • e Guide to Grammar and Style#6 Notes  and  examples  of  modern  gramma$cal  forms  and   features,  compiled  over  many  years  by  Jack  Lynch,   Associate  Professor  of  English  at  Rutgers  University.  
    • Technical Writing#7 A  complete  style  guide  for  technical  wri$ng.  
    • e Economist Style Guide#8 Journalist’s  Style  Guides  are  excellent  resources  for   finer  points  and  odd  ques$ons  when  it  comes  to   wri$ng.  Style  guides  are  the  newsman’s  bible.  
    • Dumb Little Man’s 40+ Grammar and Punctuation Tips#9 Don’t  let  the  name  fool  you,  this  massive  list  of  other   resources  has  been  republished  all  over  the  place   because  it’s  just  plain  useful.  
    • Practical Guides to Better Writing Skills
    • A Guide to Writing Well#10 Compiled  from  a  number  of  famous  wri$ng  guides,  this   primer  gives  writers  an  excellent  resource  for   improving  their  skills.  
    • Copyblogger’s Copywriting 101#11 Engaging  tutorials  that  teach  you  the  basics  of  how  to   write  excellent  copy.  I’ve  referred  to  this  one  o]en.  
    • FutureNow’s Ultimate Copywriting Cheat Sheets#12  A  two-­‐part  list  of  101  excellent  resources  for   improving  your  copywri$ng  skills.  
    • Passive Voice for Web Headings#13 Passive  voice  is  usually  frowned  upon,  but  for  writers   needing  a  place  to  inject  keywords,  passive  voice  can   be  an  excellent  tool.  
    • How to Write Magnetic Headlines#14 Tips  on  how  to  write  headlines  that  will  demand   a^en$on.  
    • How to Write Landing Pages#15 Another  excellent  Copyblogger  resource  on  landing   pages  and  how  to  make  them  work  for  you.  
    • e Seven Deadly Sins of Website Copy#16 Michel  For$n  is  an  expert  when  it  comes  to  wri$ng   copy,  and  here  is  his  list  of  what  not  to  do  when  wri$ng   your  own.  
    • 10 Writing Tips from the Masters#17 A  concise  list  of  $ps  from  great  writers  throughout   history.  
    • How to Write Persuasive Links#18 Tips  on  wri$ng  persuasive  anchor  texts  to  drive   conversions  from  content.  
    • Cool Tools
    • Definr#19 Tips  on  wri$ng  persuasive  anchor  texts  to  drive   conversions  from  content.  
    • Visuwords Graphical Dictionary#20 A  word  map  that  connects  words  with  other  related   words  and  subjects.  
    • Merriam-Webster Visual Dictionary#21 Diagrams  and  images  that  visually  define  curious   words  for  writers  asking  themselves  “what  the  heck  is   this  thing?”  
    • OneLook Dictionary#22 Feature-­‐rich  dic$onary  boas$ng  one  of  the  largest   English  word  databases  on  the  web.  
    • OneLook Reverse Dictionary#23 The  same  dic$onary,  but  backwards.  Ever  had  an  idea   that  you  needed  condensed  in  one  word?  Can  you   think  of  everything  about  a  word  but  the  word  itself?   This  dic$onary  lets  you  describe  a  concept  or  ask  a   ques$on  and  see  a  list  of  associated  words  in   response.  
    • WordWeb Pro#24 Convenient  dic$onary  program  with  the  ability  to  work   completely  offline.  Great  for  digital  writers  that  o]en   find  themselves  on  the  go  without  an  internet   connec$on  to  rely  on.  
    • Verbix Conjugation Reference#25 Online  verb  reference  that  gives  you  proper   conjuga$on  for  English  verbs.  Features  downloadable   program  as  well.  
    • Grammarly#26 Free,  instant  grammar  checking  for  any  documents.  
    • EverNote#27 Take  all  your  notes  in  different  places,  keep  them  in   one  place  for  later.  Sync  across  computers,  across   devices,  and  across  mediums.  
    • Elance#28 Online  freelancing  resource  specifically  for  writers  and   marketers.  Whether  you  write  copy,  fic$on,  code,  or   finance  reports,  if  you  can  write  it,  you  can  get  paid  to   do  it  here.  
    • OmmWriter#29  I’ve  featured  this  before,  and  I’ll  feature  it  again.  This   excellent  li^le  word  processing  program  helps  you   focus  on  your  wri$ng  by  blocking  out  all  other   distrac$ons.  
    • Writer’s Blogs Worth Following
    • Copyblogger#30 I’ve  already  referenced  this  site  a  few  $mes  because   they  produce  amazing  $ps  for  writers.  Stay  up  to  date   by  subscribing  to  their  blog.  
    • ProBlogger#31 Helpful  $ps  for  bloggers  looking  to  increase  their   revenue  streams  and  $ps  for  copywriters.  
    • Write to Done#32 Helpful  $ps  for  bloggers  looking  to  increase  their   revenue  streams  and  $ps  for  copywriters.  
    • Daily Writing Tips#33 Exactly  what  it  says  on  the  $n.  Great  $ps  posted  daily   on  a  wide  variety  of  wri$ng  topics.  
    • Daily Writing Tips#34 Exactly  what  it  says  on  the  $n.  Great  $ps  posted  daily   on  a  wide  variety  of  wri$ng  topics.  
    • Writer Underground#35 Wri$ng  $ps  delivered  from  25  years  of  copywri$ng   experience.  
    • Six Sentences#36 For  when  you  want  to  take  a  break  from  content   wri$ng  and  ad  copy,  Six  Sentences  offers  budding   fic$on  writers  a  challenge:  produce  a  short  story  in  six   sentences  or  less.  Submissions  are  posted  daily.  
    • Time to Write#37 Jurgen  Wolff  is  a  professional  writer  credited  for  classic   TV  shows  including  “ The  Love  Boat”  and  “Family  Ties.”   He  gives  wri$ng  workshops  and  has  published  a   handful  of  books  on  wri$ng  scripts  and  copywri$ng,   and  posts  $ps  on  how  to  succeed  with  your  wri$ng.  
    • Conclusion Or Just Ask Us! Of  course,  we  are  writers  ourselves.  We  use  all  of  this   stuff  and  even  more  for  our  products.  There  are  plenty   of  helpful  $ps  here,  but  if  a]er  all  this  you’re  s$ll  in   need  of  some  help,  check  out  our  blog  and  let  us  know   what  we  can  do  for  you.