Free Resources for Writers

Writing is a lonely business. Why not take advantage of these free tools that will help you manage the stress (and loneliness) of researching and writing your next project.

Writing Journals and societies

US based Literary organisation

UK based Literary trade union

Personal Organisers

The note organiser we use!

Set yourself a task deadline with this simple online timer

Word Generation

Never struggle with your word choices with this free online Thesaurus

Thesaurus which shortens words

Dictionary of idioms and phrase

Thesaurus with a rhyming dictionary and ‘words that start with’ feature.

‘Hip’ your writing with this dictionary of slang and informal words

Anagram machine

Micro short story site

The classic online dictionary and indespensible literary resource

Rules & Grammar

Daily writing blog

Another useful blog on writing

Online version of the writer’s bible

Spell and grammar checker

Character development

Simple and easy Meyer’s-Briggs Personality Test

Baby names dictionary

Publishing Resources

Literary magazine resource

A blog on how to write query letters

Literary agency database


US copyright website

Free copyright registration service for Collab Writers Founder Members courtesy of Raindance Film Festival’s service.

Collab Writers Founder Membership Offer

Why sit on the sidelines when you can join this vibrant group of passionate creatives? There’s a host of benefits, PLUS you can get free script and manuscript regisitration courtesy of Raindance. Enjoy our introductory offer while it lasts!


Graphics and Photo resources

Stock image site

Stock image site

Clip stock image site

Free clip art

Free open source image editor

Photo editing software

Free image editor

Free photo editor

Online photo editor

Royalty-free motion backgrounds and motion videos


Free font resources

Free font resources

Free font resources


Make your own banner site

Social Media image maker


Royalty free music

Free Music Archive

Royalty free music

Free music downloads