Writing 2


Immediate Suggestions:


Tools

Grammar Assistance & Writing

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  • Character Chart   Once filled out, this chart helps writers get a firm grasp on characters


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  • Big Huge Thesaurus   and story creator  This site is based on source data from the Princeton University WordNet database, the Carnegie Mellon Pronouncing Dictionary, and suggestions from thousands of people on the internet just like you.
  • The Writer's Handbook   In this section, you will find many instructional materials we've developed for our Writing Center teaching
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  • 101 Best Websites for Writers    Our charter publication Writer’s Digest literally “wrote the book” on writing and getting published. For more than 90 years, the experts at Writer’s Digest have been publishing books, magazines, competitions, conferences and distance education materials for writers who want to polish their skills and hone their craft.
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  • Meograph helps easily create, watch, and share interactive stories. Our first product combines maps, timeline, links, and multimedia to tell stories in context of where and when.Authoring is structured into a few simple prompts on an intuitive interface. Viewers get a new form of media that they can watch in two minutes or explore for an hour. Sharing is easy: the two most viral types of media are videos and infographics ... Meograph is both.
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  • LousyWriter.com is a free online resource to improve your writing skills. Use  LousyWriter.com to learn how to write, how to use words, how to write sentences, and how to communicate effectively.
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  • Diffen  We believe that making the right choices should be easier than it is today. We believe that this is possible with information that is unbiased, free, concise and easy to understand. Diffen aims to provide a one-stop shop for such information.   When you are faced with choices, you are looking for.   Diffen makes it a goal to clearly delineate facts and opinions. The community keeps content unbiased and fact-oriented. The ratings and comments provide outlets for opinions. 
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Writing 

  1. Character Bio Sheet
  2.   Character bio sheets are not only a simple way to create characters, they are a great way to keep track of the characters you develop. When you write a longer work, such as a novel or screenplay, it is easy to forget minor character details. If you aren’t careful, the blue eyes you described on page five can turn to brown eyes by the end of page eighty.
  3. Using a character bio sheet, you can record all of the essential details for your characters and keep them in a single place so that you can check those details whenever necessary
  4. Character Chart  Once filled out, this chart helps writers get a firm grasp on characters
  5. Writers Character Chart    The highly detailed chart will help writers develop fictional characters who are believable, captivating, and unique. Print this page to complete the form for each main character you create.
  6. Character Building  The Character Building Workshop is an independent study of your characters using these online questionnaires. The process of filling out the forms will help you, the writer, learn about your characters on a more in-depth level. Once the questions have been answered, you will know more about the roles your characters play in your story. No longer will they be names on a page; they will become living, breathing beings as you continue writing your story.
  7. Character Face Creation  Create a face, then create your story with characters.
  8. Character Questionnaires  One of the best ways to get to know your characters is to ask questions about them. Many writers do this as a kind of homework before they actually start writing a story. The more you know your characters, the fuller they will be. This might also make your story easier to write
  9. Cliche Finder
  10. Confusing Words  Confusing Words is a collection of 3210 words that are troublesome to readers and writers. Words are grouped according to the way they are most often confused or misused.
  11. Character Traits   It can sometimes be helpful to make a Trait Chart for each character. This is especially helpful during the early stages of character development, before the character becomes as real to you as your mother. There are several charts of this sort available, some extremely detailed and some containing only facts and figures. I've tried to make one that includes the most important traits to help you visualize your character, both physically and emotionally.
  12. Flash Face   Create a face
  13. Collaborative Writing     Etherpad is an Open Source online editor providing collaborative editing in really real-time powered by Node.js
  14. Crocodoc Edit, review documents
  15. Google Insights Trends   
  16. Google Trends    
  17. Poe War  technical writer... copywriting short story blogger letter poetic how to write a book... parenting styles climax san diego
  18. 101 Best Websites for writers     Our charter publication Writer’s Digest literally “wrote the book” on writing and getting published. For more than 90 years, the experts at Writer’s Digest have been publishing books, magazines, competitions, conferences and distance education materials for writers who want to polish their skills and hone their craft.
  19. Writing Skills   Good writing skills are essential for effective communication. Learning to write well takes time and practice.
  20. Principals of Composition   The Guide to Grammar and Writing is sponsored by the Capital Community College Foundation, a nonprofit 501 c-3 organization that supports scholarships, faculty development, and curriculum innovation. If you feel we have provided something of value and wish to show your appreciation, you can assist the College and its students with a tax-deductible contribution.
  21. Paragraph Punch  As students advance, to improve writing skills they need in-depth support. They need to organize their thoughts and learn to clearly communicate their ideas in writing.
  22. BBC Skillswise
  23. Proofreading   Proofreading means examining your text carefully to find and correct typographical errors and mistakes in grammar, style, and spelling.
  24. Writing Fix  WritingFix: Sharing Quality Writing Lessonstechniques strategically designed to "fix" reluctant writers and writing teachers 
  25. The Web English Teacher  At Web English Teacher educators can take advantage of online technology to share ideas and to benefit from the work of others. Beginning teachers can find guidance; experienced teachers can find inspiration. Think of it as the faculty library and faculty workroom on a global scale.  Web English Teacher presents the best of K-12 English Language Arts teaching resources: lesson plans, videos, e-texts, technology integration, criticism, and classroom activities. Permission to link is granted to any educational site.
  26. Comparison & Contrast  Comparison and contrast are ways of looking at objects and thinking about how they are alike and different.For instance, all of these items are alike because they are kinds of food, but there are many ways that they are different. For instance, they belong to different food groups. Some must be cooked before eating, and some can be eaten raw. When you write comparison and contrast, you will pay attention to these kinds of details.
  27. Power Point - Diagramming Sentences
  28. Essay Writing Center  Essay Info is for anyone who wants to improve the writing skills. Whether your purpose is to get better grades at school or just to enjoy the writing process Essay Info will lead you to your goal. It is intended mainly for college students and useful for those of you, who strive to write more clearly, gracefully, and efficiently. We are not limited to the information about the basics of academic writing.
  29. Writing Center  Explore topics by stages of the writing process by using the menu on the left or try our topic index.About us: Writer's Web is a free, public-access handbook designed & maintained by University of Richmond students & faculty.
  30. The Writing Center  Improve writing style, writing process, grammar, punctuation through common writing assignments, and cited references in your paper.
  31. Punctuation  Think of punctuation and mechanics in terms of driving your car. Punctuation and mechanics provide direction and signal the information to which you need to pay attention. Without punctuation and mechanics, phrases and sentences would run into each other and would be unclear, and your writing would go virtually nowhere. The purpose of punctuation and mechanics is to make your meaning clear by telling the reader when to pause, when to stop, when to take notice, etc.
  32. Grammar  The Internet Grammar of English is an online course in English grammar written primarily for university undergraduates. However, we hope that it will be useful to everyone who is interested in the English language. IGE does not assume any prior knowledge of grammar.  The Internet Grammar of English is accessible free of charge.
  33. Collab-o-Write
  34. Create a Test Create your own test.
  35. Flash Cards  We know how hard it is to find the right set of study materials but luckily we are here to help. Come browse our large selection of flashcard sets created by students just like you. Whether you're looking for a set of Spanish flashcards or trying to remember elements in the Periodic Table, chances are Flashcard Exchange has it!
  36. Note Stars  NoteStar is an Internet utility to assist in the preparation of research papers. Teachers and students can set up research projects with topics and sub-topics. Students may then take advantage of NoteStar's many features to collect and organize their notes and prepare their bibliography page.
  37. Project Poster  Web Worksheet Wizard and Project Poster have combined to make Web Poster Wizard. This FREE tool allows educators to create a lesson, worksheet, or class page and immediately publish it online. Teachers can also set up classes and assign projects to students. Students complete the assignments by creating their own online projects or reports. Teachers and students can even add images and links to their pages
  38. ElectraGuide  Online tools for thesis statements and outlines
  39. Expresso Stories  This is espresso stories, an idea by the writers Chris Worth and R.P. Bird. It explores a literary form for today's frothed-up, on-the-hoof, want-it-all-now consumer lifestyle: complete stories that take no longer to read than an espresso takes to slurp. The most basic rule is that they're just a sentence or two, totalling 25 words or less.
  40. Write a Senior Citizen
  41. Resources and Other Sites
  42. Web English Teacher
  43. Creative  This A to Z of Creativity and Innovation Techniques, provides an introduction to a range of tools and techniques for both idea generation (Creativity) and converting those ideas into reality This I Believe
  44. Writing  General,Persuasive Writing ,Biography,Poetry, Journaling, Six Trait,  Writing Graphic Organizers, Summary Writing, Step up to, Letter Writing,Writing Prompts,,Paragraph Writing, Writing Research Papers
  45. Lousy Writer  is a free online resource to improve your writing skills. Use  LousyWriter.com to learn how to write, how to use words, how to write sentences, and how to communicate effectively.
  46. Punctuation  With the dawn of the Internet, the birth of Internet slang, and the growing age of SMS, many individuals are forgetting the fundamental aspects of English punctuation. Would you like to write a great paper for one of your classes? Maybe you need to submit a polished, impeccable proposal to your boss. If so, it will help to know proper usage of punctuation. Consider this article a crash course in English punctuation, and read on.
  47. Proofreading   Proofreading means examining your text carefully to find and correct typographical errors and mistakes in grammar, style, and spelling. 



Writing Editors 

  1. yWriter  If you're just embarking on your first novel a program likeyWritermay seem like overkill. I mean, all you have to do is type everything into a word processor! Sure, but wait until you hit 20,000 words, with missing scenes and chapters, notes all over your desk, characters and locations and plot points you've just added and which need to be referenced earlier ... it becomes a real struggle. Now imagine that same novel at 40,000 or 80,000 words! No wonder most first-time writers give up.
  2. LyX   LyX is for people who want their writing to look great, right out of the box. No more endless tinkering with formatting details, “finger painting” font attributes or futzing around with page boundaries. You just write. On screen, LyX looks like any word processor; its printed output — or richly cross-referenced PDF, just as readily produced — looks like nothing else.
  3. OffiSync  Collaborate Doc & Word
  4. Writing and Editors 
    1. Essay Writing
    2.   20 different types of essays                                                                
    3. Google docs  -
    4. Google templates Thounds of templates
    5. Writing Checker 20 different types of essays -                                                               
    6. Paper Rater  Have your papers evaluated for free
    7. Thesaurus  Choose alternative words
    8. Sentence Diagraming Understand sentence structure / Flash Learning Module
    9. Identkit  Create a face


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