Scrivener – Scrivener is my primary writing tool, and I cannot recommend it highly enough. As a writer prone to jumping all over my plot at any given moment, the utility in this little program to plan my work out and keep me organized is second to none. Try it out for a month, free! (Also check out Youtube for how-to videos!)

Grammarly – Scrivener might handle my writing and my spelling, but for tightening up my biggest area of weakness, grammar, I turn to Grammarly. Free to use for its general functions, it won’t catch every little thing, but it’s a great headstart on those pesky commas, apostrophes, and semi-colons!

Writing Sprint – Need a writing incentive? Try a sprint, alongside your friends, and see who can write the most in a time limit!

Fighter’s Block – Or perhaps you’d rather fight a monster, than your buddies. Fighter’s Block is a charming little writing prompter, letting you slaughter your word count goals.

Critique Circle – One for other writer’s out there. Are you also writing? Looking for feedback beyond friends and family? Try ‘CC’. You’ll get out of it what you put in, but do read over the site before committing – it’s not your average forum!


Girl Genius РAdventure by gaslamp. This is a webcomic by the unparalleled Studio Foglio and a mighty fine romp at that. Buckle in for mad science, corsets, and intrigue, a must-read in my opinion.

Gunnerkrigg Court – Science meets magic in a truly unique setting in this webcomic by Tom Siddell. Featuring a wonderful cast of characters and events, Gunnerkrigg Court has a stellar atmosphere I recommend to anybody.