Online Writing Tools

October 17, 2017
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woman at desk writingLooking for just the right word? Searching for appropriate slang words and phrases to use in dialogue between characters? Here are a few resources you may find helpful.

Snappy Dictionary – A Free Visual Online Dictionary

This is a nifty tool I discovered a couple of years ago. It is online, free, and easy to use as a English dictionary and thesaurus. Use it to help you find the meanings of words and draw connections to associated words. Check it out!

Although I have a dictionary and thesaurus on my computer hard drive and in Microsoft Word, I still use The Word of the Day feature is a great way to expand your vocabulary. The grammar tips, popular articles, and word trends are also interesting. Take a look!

Urban Dictionary

Urban dictionary is a crowd-sourced online dictionary of slang words and phrases that was started in 1999. Originally started for people to contribute witty definitions (and descriptions) to slang and phrases not found in standard dictionaries – now submissions include any word or phrase. Anyone with a valid email address can submit but before they are accepted, they must be approved by volunteer editors for the site.

Below you’ll find some “safe” examples of definitions. When you search for a word, submitted definitions of the word are listed in order by the editors. The top or no. 1 definition is always displayed first. Click to read the definitions and usage examples.


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What online tools do you use while you write and edit? Feel free to share in the comments section.



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