Are you an author like me? You might appreciate some of the free author tools I’ve discovered or created over the years to help me on my journey. I collect different hacks or tools when it comes to writing, agents and other stuff a professional author needs. People have been kind enough to assist me or make helpful suggestions, so I’m happy to pay that forward by offering this quick reference for you.
- Hemingwayapp – Quick, simple … best-selling authors love it. You’ll love it, too.
- Grammarly – There’s a free trial version but paying for it is worth it; trust me.
More Writing Tools
I don’t know about you but sometimes the right word just won’t come to me. For those moments, I’ve compiled a list of handy resources to help keep the prose coming:
- Words to use instead of SAID
- Words used to describe facial expressions
- More Words to Describe Facial Expressions
- Words and Phrases To Describe Personality
- Words that describe emotions
Forget buying a copy of Writers Marketplace – these two websites will give you everything you need to know about active book agents and how they like to be contacted.
Book Cover Art Resources
- Coming Soon
General Career Advice
The Business Behind Becoming an Author – If you’re thinking of writing as a career path, you might have some general ‘how to’ questions. Full of good info for aspiring authors. (Thanks Amelia, Barbara, and the SLCCN for the tip!)
- Free IFTTT Tools – IFTTT changed their terms, my tools will return once IFTTT approves me
What Magazines Should I Submit To?
- Got a short story? Here’s a comprehensive list of SF magazines that you can submit to (Updated as of 2/11/2020 – Original list courtesy Phantom-16 on Reddit)
I hope you find this resource helpful over time. You may consider joining the Mailing List to see what else I come up with.