Freelance writers are budget conscious and enjoy taking advantage of bargains and freebies. That’s why every now and then I like to throw out lists of free things for writers. You can probably find all these resources on your own, but isn’t it nice to have them all in one convenient place?
Free Things for Writers
- The Library – Always free and always on my list of free stuff. Use it for your research or to hone your craft.
- E-Calendar – Stay organized and keep on top of your deadlines.
- 31 Free Online Writing Courses – From grammar tips to style and usage, you can’t go wrong with free learning!
- Free Business Cards – Vista Print offers the freebies and you only pay for shipping.
- 100 Newspapers Online – The top 100 newspapers are online and most are free to view.
- Freelance Switch Freelance Rate Calculator – Calculate your hourly rates with this handy tool.
- Free WiFi Hotspots – This list will ensure your flexible, portable lifestyle.\
- 49 Free Online Reference Tools for Writers – Dictionaries, thesaurus, facts, statistics and other useful online references.
- 7 Free Word Count Tools: Count words, lines, characters and even take a typing test.
- Free Online Personal Journal – It’s like having a diary…but online.
- Open Office – Microsoft Office is a costly expense. Open Office offers the same types of applications, but free.
- Outright.com – An excellent free service geared towards helping freelancers manage their accounting.
- Photoscape – An awesome free photo editing tool.
- 49 Free Things for Writers – A previous list chock filled with handy apps, sites and tools for freelance writers.
What are your favorite free things for writers?
Deb! Thank you for this. You put a bunch of really useful resources in one spot. I have used some of the sites that you mention above and have found some to be more helpful than others. Vista Print is also a really good resource for EVERYTHING! I use their services for promotional items for one of my “side jobs”.
Wow, incredible source for writers. Sure did helped me. Thanks! =)