Unusual Tools to Take Your Writing to the Next Level

Join this growing list of unusually clever tools to improve any writing style. Best part? They’re all free!

hether you’re a content writer or a technical writer or a poet or at school. There always comes a time when you don’t know what to do. With writer’s block, I researched for things to get me through. See below, a list, of all those inspiring tools!

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Best for: Creative Writers

Lose the Very

Best for: Everyone!

Website to help you speak more concisely.


Best for: Content/Copywriters

AI-assisted content creation for busy marketers who want to create great content fast. Spell generates content variations with proven track record of increasing conversions and traffic.


Every great business requires a bit of creativity in order to stand out. When it comes to launching a new venture or trying to revamp an existing one, your to-do list can seem a bit overwhelming. While the creative aspects of running a business might seem like the fun part, we all need a bit of inspiration from time to time to get the juices flowing.

Spicy Writer

Best for: Everyone!

This rephrasing synonym generator scans your text for the most commonly used words in the English language. Substituting those words with others of the same meaning will help you create a more unique, and interesting piece of writing.


Best for: Creative Writers

prompts works by fetching posts from the r/WritingPrompts subreddit and starts a story for you which you can continue writing. There are several options such as to challenge yourself with a timer or you can write at your own pace and export the story to your device.

Reedsy Prompts

Best for: Creative Writers

Join (probably?) the world’s largest writing contest. Flex those creative muscles with weekly writing prompts.


Best for: Academics, Grant Writers, Technical Writers

Using language models trained on millions of journal articles, Writefull corrects grammar, vocabulary, punctuation, and more — aimed specifically at academic writing.

Novel Writing Templates

Best for: Novel Writers

Everyone’s writing process is different, and this template is by no means meant to impose any sort of structure upon your process if you don’t want it to. Having said that, if you’re an online writer who’s been struggling to be more organized with your projects, then you might find the sequence of steps I’ve provided here helpful.

Couch to 50k

Best for: Everyone–who needs to just write, goshdarnit!

Just write. Easier to say than to do. The Critic sits on your shoulder. He shakes his head at each sentence. He clucks his tongue. “No, no, no, that’ll never work. Do it this way.” The Critic loves word processors. He loves Backspace and Delete. But when you’re trying to hit your daily word count, you don’t have time for his nonsense. [Cont. on site…seriously worth the read!]

Article/Listen: If You’ve Always Wanted To Write A Book, Here’s How

Best for: Novel Writers

Their resources and recommendations are a tool of their own.

Article: How To Write A Book

Best for: Everyone–who doesn’t need a little creative advice from a fellow writer? We’re all in this together!

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