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14 Free Things For Writers

Do a little poking around and you’ll find good stuff for free for writers and editors. Here’s a list of stuff I like:

  1. The 3 Keys to Making Your Writing Pay! – free ebook by me and a free subscription to our newsletter.
  2. 30 Days to Better Business Writingexcellent! Now available on Kindle!
  3. Free Online Classes for Writers
  4. 9-week screen writing class by Steven Barnes
  5. 50 Awesome Open Source Resources For Writers And Writing Majors – I’ve used NotePad+and like it.
  6. Free ebooks – really at FictionWise – and not just fiction for free. Free to join too, and yes, you can buy other ebooks there as well. This is a Barnes and Nobel company. Suspect it may be worth watching. When I figure out how to give a way an ebook there I’ll let you know.
  7. WordPress – the blogging software is totally free. I use it and their famous 10 or 15 minute install works – took me about 30 minutes the first time, but it works.
  8. PayPal – totally free to set up an account that lets you get paid from around the world and let’s you pay the same. Sure, there are some fees, but they are less than many places. Plus PayPal has shopping carts, and all sorts of other tools for selling online and off.
  9. PhotoFilre – a free image editor that mimics some of PhotoShop’s features – love it.
  10. Free Trade Magazines – order those that tickle your fancy and develop a new market. Some may require fairly detailed information about you and your work. Go for it.
  11. Implementing, Maintaining and Tweaking an Organized Archival System is an article by Jessie Haynes with three helpful, downloadable checklists.
  12. Free Stuff at AllFreelanceWriting.com – calculators, template, one page business plans and more. Wonderful resource.
  13. Free and Royalty Free photos –  most of the photos you see on this blog, including the Free tag here, come from Stock.xchng. Some require specific credit be given, many don’t. Plus an article here with more free photo sites.
  14. Free invoice form download – an editable invoice in word – the way I always do it.

Let me know if any links are broken and if you know about free stuff I should add.

As you might guess, this blog is all about either becoming a freelance writer or making more money as a freelance writer. I post freelance writing jobs.


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