Online writing resources (19 May 2012)

Walk into any writer’s home, and you’ll find at least one bookshelf dedicated to a collection of reference materials. For some of the Confabulators, these libraries have been growing since our early days of high school or college. But with the invention of the World Wide Web, these books have grown dusty from disuse as we turned online for updated access to our favorite reference tools for writing.

In the Information Age it’s not enough to have a dictionary and thesaurus handy. Encyclopedias are old school. Now there are search engines, wikis, grammar websites and a metric crap-ton of blogs about writing. (But seriously, when you have the Confabulator Cafe, why go anywhere else?)

To help other writers, we thought it would be a good idea to ask the Confabulators to reveal their favorite online reference tools and go-to sites for writing. Each day, you’ll get some great tips on where to go for writing information. At the end of the week, we’ll collect all these suggestions into one big list for you to enjoy.

And if you don’t see a website mentioned that you think deserves a little love, please let us know in the comments. We love discovering online writing sites we didn’t know about.

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