As a new writer, I have been searching the web to find anything I can that will enhance my writing process and technique. Here are a few tools that I have come across that helped me move forward and fuel my passion for writing.
An exercise for procrastinating writers: http://procrastinatingwritersblog.com/write-everyday/
A great source for word origin: http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?l=a
An online utility that will check readability and detects complicated vocabulary within your project: http://www.online-utility.org/
To hone my creativity, I have connected with a wonderful and knowledgeable creativity coach named Julie Isaac. I happened upon her website, www.writingspirit.com while doing a little web surfing one day. Her site has given me the opportunity to learn so much and to be privy to interviews with other writers, authors and publishers.
I have finished the "1st draft" of my novel. Thanks to Julie for taking me (this writer wannabe) and giving me the confidence I needed to accomplish a dream.