Sites & Squirrels: 10 Websites You Didn’t Know You Needed

distracted squirrelThe Internet is a wonderful and dangerous thing for writers. It hands you all the research you could ever want as well as a thousand distractions. Hopefully, these sites will give you more of what you need…. whatever it is you need at the moment.


 Online Hemingway AppApps

  • My Writing Spot provides a simple, uncluttered writing workspace online that syncs with a mobile app for iPad ($2.99).
  • Hemingway App – Copy & paste your writing for tips on how to make it better. (Not your average grammar checker) You can either buy the full app for $6.99 or use the free online sampler for short text.

 Marketing & The Business of Writing

  • Ask A Literary Agent – Advice from literary pro & author Noah Lukeman.
  • My Copy Blogger – Tips for writing marketing and promotional copy, SEO, and more. Membership is free.


  • Did You Knows – Odd facts about everything, such as “Did you know 8% of people have an extra rib?” and “Did you know March 14 is Save A Spider Day?”.
  • Life Hacker – We all need those, and these tips cover tons of topics like charging your cell phone on the road, and how to fold shirts faster. Warning: You may lose several hours on this site.
  • Think Geek – For our inner nerd.

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2 thoughts on “Sites & Squirrels: 10 Websites You Didn’t Know You Needed

  1. I discovered the Hemingway App this week. Absolutely love it. Thank you for sharing the rest. I’m going to check them out, too. Happy writing.

    1. Hi Kelli,

      The Hemingway App is a great tool to help sharpen your writing style. I discovered it through The Publicity Hound newsletter published by Joan Stewart.

      Thanks for stopping by;)


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