(Not really my thing. Some can be pricey or a bit gimmicky, but different strokes, right?)
Agents (info and guides)
Language (Grammar, Aids, Usage, etc.)
- English Language & Usage
- Language Tool (online for copy/paste use, or downloadable)
- Grammarly (7-day trial available, because it is pricey. You can check text here. I just love that "grammarly" is red-lined as I type!)
- You can tweet to Grammarly for correction helps.
- Grammar Girl is my favorite resource. I also dig the parent site, Quick & Dirty Tips.
- Confused about
witchwhich word to use? Use this, or this.
- Wikiversity is useful for APA (and other) style help.
- This is a resource I find useful in many ways. Introduce your kids to it.
- The Blue Book is one of two must-have resources.
- The Elements of style is the other must-have. A MUST. The online resource is here.
- 6 hours of music via YouTube (a favorite of mine)
- More music
- "Brain" music
- And if you like RainyMood, there are similar sites here...
- ... and, possibly, here. Maybe with same results, here also.
Last of all, I'll suggest a book that helped reinforce in me the knowledge that, whether I publish or not, I am a writer. I'm not much on taking advice about writing (other than for style and such), but John Gardner's "On Becoming a Novelist" was the first book on writing given to me as a young woman. Reading that book was a turning point for me. I've got to get another copy. I suggest that any writer buy it or find it in their library to read. Here's an Amazon link to the author's works.
Good luck, good writing, and