Educational Tools and Websites 4 Writers + Bloggers

Educational tools and websites 4 writers and bloggers are important because whether you're an English student studying at a University, a blogger making a living off of your written words, or a writing enthusiast for the pure joy of it, a writer's craft is never perfected. As writers, we are in a constant state of practicing, training, and learning. Every blog entry, article, or story we write is one more lesson in craft, execution, and style. 
This can be a very painstaking and exhausting process no doubt. Writers are ever critical and endlessly perfectionist about their work. For this reason, writing as your profession can be a very challenging process for some. Bloggers and freelance writers traditionally work on deadlines and are forced to sometimes put out pieces of work that aren't completely polished. This is the nature of the business at times. These three educational websites are wonderful tools for writers of any kind—check them out.

Educational tools and websites for writers and bloggers

The Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL) is one of the best writing resources available online today. The university put together this website to help writers and students with general writing topics, research and citation, English as a second language, style guidance, editing, and so much more. The site is extremely extensive and offers help in all areas of writing. Writers can scour the site for articles, tools, and tutorials on specific things or email an OWL tutor for specific help with their writing. While OWL is mainly focused on academic writing, there are numerous areas of the site that offer help for any type of writing. Bloggers can gain a lot from the help and guidance offered on the site.

Grammar Girl is a wonderful and fun resource for students, professionals, and writers. This site offers quirky and fun guidance on all things grammar. Grammar Girl discusses punctuation, word choice, syntax, vowels, and almost anything you can imagine that relates to grammar. This resource can be an enlightening way to perfect your craft and create work that is more polished. As a freelance writer or blogger, grammar is everything. One little typo or grammatical error can turn readers away with the blink of an eye. Use this resource to help you produce the best writing possible.

These open courseware options can be wonderful tools for bloggers and writers. With a changing selection of writing lessons and numerous different free classes, you can be a writing student at any time. MIT is one of the most celebrated universities in the U.S. and their open courseware programs are an extremely useful and exciting thing. Look into the various classes offered from free online to learn from some of the best educators in the world. These writing courses cover everything from the creative spark to science writing. You can choose to follow the class through its entirely or you can pick and choose lessons from the curriculum that you think can directly meet your needs.

Barbara Jolie is a full time freelance writer and blogger. She enjoys writing about education and the advantages of online classes for all students. If you have any questions email Barbara at


M.M September 5, 2012 at 6:01 PM  

Good post thanks for sharing post

Icy BC September 7, 2012 at 9:28 AM  

Fantastic information! Thank you..

Susie K. Adams September 15, 2012 at 3:26 AM  

Thank you for the great information.
As a new blogger, this was very helpful to me.
Susie K. Adams

Anne Lyken-Garner September 15, 2012 at 1:58 PM  

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Anne's a published author, freelance writer and experienced editor. She's just signed her second publishing contract this year with 2 separate publishing houses. You can hire her or see her available books in the side panel on the right.
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