Writing Analytics
Blog | 24 November 2023

4 Completely Free Resources for Writers

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In this post, you'll learn about four free resources for writers brought to you by Writing Analytics.

1. Writing Habit for Life: A free 14-day Course for Writers

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Struggling to stay focused on your writing projects? You're not alone. Many aspiring authors find it difficult to fit writing around the other responsibilities in their lives. Most become frustrated and quit before giving themselves a proper chance to succeed.

Writing a book takes months or even years of continuous effort. The Writing Habit for Life course gives you the tools and strategies you need to build a sustainable writing practice. The lessons cover topics such as:

  • How to set your daily goal
  • How to stay accountable and motivated
  • How to set up your writing environment
  • How to deal with the emotional challenges of writing
  • and much more...

Best of all, the course is completely free. You'll receive 14 lessons in your inbox over two weeks. Click here to learn more, or use the button below to sign up.

2. Writing Inspiration: Get Inspired By the World's Best Writers

Writing Inspiration Chrome Extension

Stumbling upon the right nugget of wisdom at the right time can be life-changing. Writing Inspiration — our free Chrome extension — creates an opportunity for this to happen every time you open a new tab.

It shows you one of over 700 quotes from writers like Neil Gaiman, Zadie Smith, Terry Pratchett, Anne Lamott or Ernest Hemingway.

Each quote is accompanied by a beautiful photo from a library or a bookshop that will help you get into the mood for writing.

Writing Inspiration is free to use. Unlike other extensions, it doesn't collect or sell any data about you. Get it from the Chrome Web Store..

3. Writing Planner: How Long Will It Take to Write Your Book?

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If you're planning to write every single day, figuring out how long it will take to finish your book isn't too hard. But if you have a more complex schedule, it can become a little more complicated.

Our writing planner makes this super simple. Put in your goal and schedule; it will calculate the rest.

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The writing planner interface.

You can choose between setting a deadline or a fixed daily goal. The planner will calculate your daily goal or deadline respectively.

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The results.

The planner is free to use. No need to sign up for an account.

4. Word Counter: Count Words, Sentences, Paragraphs and Pages

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Need to get a quick word count of a piece of text? Paste it into our word counter and get an answer instantly.

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The word counter interface.

The counter works entirely on your device. It doesn't store your work or send it to our servers. It can handle even very long drafts with ease — we tested it up to 1,000,000 words.

You'll find the word counter here.