I have a friend who is an English as a Second Language (ESL) Teacher who describes her job as “Helping people make English with their mouths”.

Not only did this job description make me laugh, but it also got me thinking about language. For some, learning languages comes naturally, for others it’s a little bit harder. Writing is much the same.

In jobs like ours, writing is an essential part of our day. And if like me, writing doesn’t come naturally to you, you may be interested in these little gems that I have found in my time on the webs:

Here is my list of websites to help improve your writing:

  1. Twords
    Twords is an app that “nudges you to write”. It has a great function of sending notifications while also tracking your progress.  It also has a library of great writing resources.
  2. Daily Page
    Similar to Twords, Daily Page is great for its structure. It gives you daily writing exercises and allows you to share your writing publically. Like Twords, it also has a great library full of writing resources.
  3. Blog Topic Generator
    The hardest part for me when it comes to writing is topic. This nifty site from Hubspot has saved my bacon on numerous occasions and probably will continue to do in the future
  4. Cliché Finder
    It is what it sounds like. Paste your prose into the text box and Cliché finder will find your clichés
  5. Grammarly
    Works in a similar way to Cliché Finder but highlights grammatical errors. It boasts the ability to provide context-optimised vocabulary options, able to detect plagiarism against 8 billion web pages, and can process up to 10 x more mistakes than a standard word processor. All in all, it is spiffy.
  6. Correctica
    Every marketing perfectionist’s dream. Give Correctica a website and it will comb through all of the site’s indexed pages searching for spelling errors.
  7. Dictionary
    If you’re not sure, look it up!

These are just a few of my favourite and most used online resources. For more check out Hubspot’s The 31 Best Tools for Improving Your Writing Skills.

Happy writing!