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Chicago Manual of Style, 17th edition
Our go-to place for style guidelines, including punctuation, spelling, grammar, and formatting. If you don't have a hard copy at the ready, their Q&A section is a handy searchable resource, but be advised that the bulk of the content requires a membership to gain access.
US writers, look no further. M-W is Fine Fuse's official spelling authority for American English works. Their website has a treasure trove of resources besides the dictionary: thesaurus, Word of the Day, language quizzes, a Scrabble word finder, and much more.
Quite possibly the new editor's Bible, Shawn Coyne's Story Grid method breaks down storytelling and writing to its molecular level and sheds light on where manuscripts need strengthening. The website is jam-packed with insightful resources, but the book itself is a must-read.
A handy-dandy, one-click tool for conjuring the perfect adjective. Simply type your noun into the search box, hit 'Enter' ('Return' for you Mac folks), and get an instant comprehensive list of words to describe it. Magic!
"Quotes and descriptions to inspire creative writing." Type in a topic and get swept away by the musings of those who pondered it before you. Maybe one of them will springboard you into writing the most brilliant prose yet.
Log and design every facet of your next story with a cloud-based notebook that you can use for FREE! Add images, generate writing prompts, create a full universe to build a book series. Just don't forget to go back and write your story.