Writer’s block isn’t what it used to be: gone are the days of flipping through magazines and books hoping for divine inspiration to strike. These days, there are tons of digital writing resources that you can search quickly to clear away the cobwebs and get going again on your project.
We’ve compiled a list of our favorite resources, as we are a team of writers who know all too well how important it is to keep up to date with the latest rhetorical trends, grammatical conventions and, when the mood strikes, funny cat memes.
Grammarly. By far the best blog out there when you can’t figure out what word you want to use, what punctuation you need or whether a phrase is outdated or not. Also, there’s some listicles and interesting facts in there that can help you while away the hours if you just want some distraction and inspiration.
Portfolio Life Podcast. This podcast by Jeff Goins, who also has a popular writing blog, uses interviews to share how to find inspiration, motivation and ideas for your writing. Definitely a good resource when you have writers block!
Copyblogger. If you’re a digital content or SEO writer, you’ll want to read this blog fairly often. Its dedicated to helping digital marketing and comms writers do their best, and is up to date with the latest and most important news that could influence the efficacy of your copy.
Grammar Girl. Whether you need a straightforward grammar question answered, or just want to bone up on the rules, this is the place to turn. Think the Chicago Manual of Style, but in an easily searchable format. It makes life so much easier!
The Creative Pen. If you’re more of a creative writer, the Creative Pen is a great resource to learn about how to make headway in a very competitive industry. With tips on everything from your first proposal to marketing your books on Instagram, this is a resource for all you aspiring (and seasoned) writers out there!
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