The home of Colorado State University’s open access learning environment, the Writing Studio, is a fantastic resource for writers of all levels. Take a look at their Resource Index. It operates similar to a sitemap. Click a link to the left and on the right a list of links will appear. This is a comprehensive writing compendium of resources from A-Z!
Writer Daniel Scocco reviews The Dictionary of Worthless Words on Daily Writing Tips. As he points out that there are hundreds of books on word usage but next to none on words that are worthless! Click here to read the review.
If you need help with grammar we have the resource for you. The Guide to Grammar and Writing is sponsored by the Capital Community College Foundation, a nonprofit 501 c-3 organization that supports scholarships, faculty development, and curriculum innovation. There are dozens of guides that you would normally get when you go to college.
The University of Wisconsin – Madison has a website that provides writing help for students but it’s open to the public too! Our favorite section is about grammar and punctuation. You’ll want to use a professional copyeditor for your book at some point but it really helps if you know the rules beforehand. Take a look at The Writer’s Handbook and let me know what you think.