It's likely that every one of you spends a good portion of your day writing -- or perhaps avoiding writing -- briefs, reports, e-mails and so on. So today, technola points out some free tools and resources to help you put words on the page.
- Garbl's Writing Resources Online - If you are looking for a writing resource, this is the place to go. Garbl's lists cover everything from punctuation to overcoming writer's block. He even points out a few word games, like The Engima Device.
- Manage Your Writing - Kenneth W. Davis posts weekly tips on how to write better. These little reminders are mostly about the process of writing, which Davis recommends that you manage like you would projects or people.
- OneLook Reverse Dictionary - If you ever know the meaning of the word that you want but don't know or can't remember the word, this is the dictionary for you. You describe the meaning, and it will provide you with guess. It's like having someone available at all times to play the "oh, you know the word . . . it means angry, but starts with an 'i'" game.
- 50 Awesome Open Source Resources for Online Writers - Christina Laun put together a list of free online writing resources. If your desktop word processor isn't working for you or you are looking to try something new, perhaps something on this list will fit your needs. (If your writing or researching includes looking at any XML, I second her recommendation of Notepad++.) - K