What are the best resources for improving your writing skills?

  1. #1
    Scrivener
    Software

    Windows , Mac , iOS

    $40 - Free trial available

    AV
    Written on April 29, 2017
    Arthur Vasquez
    "This is a next-level text editor that you must get if you're serious about writing. I've been working on a book for the last 8 months. Before this I was using a basic editor, and with 25,000 words completed thus far, it was so hard to go back and edit or find pieces of my story that needed work. SCrivener allows you to see each part of the story. It breaks it down into manageable pieces and allows you to jump back and forth to see sections that need work."
  2. #2
    StyleWriter
    Software

    Windows

    $90 - Free trial available

    LW
    Written on May 20, 2017
    Laura Williamson
    "I found StyleWriter to be useful, especially since the software comes with a free trial. Ultimately, the best resource for learning to be a better writer is not something that can be guaranteed through a software solution. I have had better luck just checking out good books about the craft of writing from the library."
  3. #3
    RB
    Written on April 6, 2017
    Ralph Bates
    "When I need to look into how to better create a proposal for work, I tend to look at this site to give me tips on how to adjust my writing style. A worthwhile bookmark if you are constantly writing documents for work or for play."
  1. #4
    DA
    Written on September 13, 2017
    Douglas Arnold
    "Not really my thing and I write. I doubt this is among the best resources for improving your writing. It may help motivate you but Im skeptical of that."
  2. #5
    MA
    Written on March 29, 2018
    Martina Aranda
    "I needed the best resources for improving my writing skills and found out about a book from a friend the other day. It is called Writing Down the Bones: Freeing the Writer Within. It lets me know how to achieve healthy and sustainable writing practices using meditation."
  3. #6
    CF
    Written on April 2, 2018
    Christina Fisher
    "The Art of Fiction: Notes on Craft for Young Writers by John Gardner is a great guide for future writers. The lessons in this book are easy to follow. It will definitely help you be more creative."
  4. #7
    JG
    Written on March 29, 2018
    Jose Gomez
    "I needed to improve my writing skill, so my friend recommended that I use The Elements of Style. It has helped me immensely in improving my writing skill"
  5. #8
    HC
    Written on April 7, 2018
    Hansika Chavan
    "If you are looking to improve your writing skills, this companion book is the way to go. This book has over 300 pages of notebook sheets. There are a lot of quarterly check-in pages to check up on your writing. There is even a list that asks how you are feeling. This book will help improve your writing- one day at a time!"
  6. #9
    JS
    Written on April 16, 2018
    James Spencer
    "I think this is great for those lacking inspiration or that feeling of getting into gear to accomplish what you'd like. I feel this'll definitely help someone who is having a tough time feeling positive as well. Judging from the reviews this has helped a lot of people."
  7. #10
    CR
    Written on March 31, 2018
    Christine Ryan
    "This book really gaved me inspiration when I was stuck with an assigment in college. I like how its easy to understand and how it can really improve your writting skills if you use it frequently. This is definetely a good solution for someone that wants to improve their creative writting skills."
  8. #11
    CF
    Written on April 9, 2018
    Crystal Freeman
    "If your thinking of writing a story about your life and need some ideas, this is the book that can help. I found that the book is geared more towards adults and those with more life experiences, but it still gives some good tips. This book will certainly give you some nice pointers about how to compile this type of writing."
  9. #12
    MS
    Written on November 13, 2017
    Michael Stephens
    "This website seemed really promising in helping me learn how to write more formal letters but unfortunately the site seems to be down. I was not able to access it at all and had to look somewhere else."
  10. #13
    JJ
    Written on November 8, 2017
    Janice Jimenez
    "Very informative! Tells you how to write a press release with simple instructions. Nothing too fancy to learn, but it gives you more confidence if you do decide to write a press release. It could use a little more detail instructions on things, but definitely not a deal breaker."
  11. #14
    JH
    Written on October 29, 2017
    Jordan Hernandez
    "splitbrain doesn't really improve your writing skills all it does is just summarize text making it easier and quicker to read."
  12. #15
    LM
    Written on November 7, 2017
    Lorenzo Mondragón
    "Paperrater is a phenomenal website if you want to improve your writing skills. It's actually better than some of the expensive grammar and spellcheck sites! It helped me proofread an urgent article for work and I didn't have to pay a dime for it. This is one website I will refer to often as it serves all my needs perfectly!"
  13. #16
    JB
    Written on June 29, 2017
    Joyce Barnett
    "While I was working on my thesis, my advisor suddenly fell ill, and was extremely difficult to reach during this crucial process. In my search for good online resources to use as I was working on my writing, I stumbled upon the Writing Center Abstract Tutorial at UNC. This one stop webpage gave me so much information about what was expected in the content, formatting, and flow of the abstract, and couldn't have provided me with more help!"
  14. #17
    EH
    Written on September 20, 2017
    Ethan Hall
    "I had no idea how to write an abstract for a paper when I started graduate school. Then I found the UACES guide about how to write an abstract for a paper. This guide made it simple and explained everything that should and shouldn't be included in a proper abstract. I feel like an expert now."
  15. #18
    DP
    Written on September 20, 2017
    Diane Payne
    "I keep this website bookmarked for when I need to draft up compelling proposals to my employer. The format works well for this. I do not find it as helpful for general writing skills, such as writing a short story or a letter to somebody. This website is too specific for that, and pertains mainly to abstract ideas."
  16. #19
    SS
    Written on January 7, 2017
    Sai Sharma
    "I hit a rut in my writing. I couldn't focus and I was not getting sufficient work. There are lots of websites offering suggestions on how to get published. While it is a bit overloaded with information, the Writer's Digest website is a great resource for all of your writing needs."
  17. #20
    AM
    Written on September 18, 2017
    Alexander Mills
    "A very comprehensive guide to punctuation. When I started blogging I wanted to brush up on my composition skills and found this site to be a very useful place to start. Not the be all and end all, as the focus is rather narrow. But, a good place to check out and start honing your mastery of written English."
  18. #21
    KL
    Written on May 5, 2017
    Kathy Lucas
    "The grammar section of Quickanddirtytips.com is chock full of useful advice. It's a little difficult to find exactly what you are looking for, but if you just want an overall enhancement to your skills this is certainly a blog to read through. It can teach you all about the introductory paragraph of an essay or the difference between two very similar words. My favorites are the posts about where phrases come from and what exactly they mean... where did elbow grease come from? Grammar Girl can tell you."
  19. #22
    JS
    Written on October 18, 2017
    Juan Snyder
    "Poynter Writing Tools is touted as a blog to help you improve your writing skills but I didn't find much new or helpful info on the site. There are much better resources out there if you're looking to improved your writing skills, check out a couple books on the topic that is a good place to start."

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Best resources for improving your writing skills
Rank Solutions Type Votes Price
1 Scrivener Software 88 Paid
2 StyleWriter Software 41 Paid
3 Writer's Digest University Courses 23 Paid
4 Daily Page Websites 6 Paid
5 Writing Down the Bones: Freeing the Writer Within Books 0 Paid
6 The Art of Fiction: Notes on Craft for Young Writers Books 0 Paid
7 The Elements of Style (4th Edition) Books 0 Paid
8 1 Page at a Time: A Daily Creative Companion Books 0 Paid
9 Living Out Loud Books 0 Paid
10 642 Things to Write About Books 0 Paid
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