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IN is the latest literary ezine and online writers' resource publication which provides how-to and tips and tricks for writers on writing fiction, non-fiction, journalism, screenplays, plays, comedy, Internet, TV, radio, poetry and more. This online magazine also offers writers all forms of writing and literary information, plus artist profiles, interviews, features, and most importantly all of this information is previously unpublished, uncovered by professional writers for editors, journalists and writers of all genres.

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Instant Writing Resource Tool Bar was created by Rowdy Rhodes and the Freelance Writing Organization - Int'l and allows instant access to thousands of free writing resources provided by the FWO-Int'l. Includes Writers FM Radio, Library of how-to-write books, search, job banks, writers chat and forums, plus much more. The Most Powerful Resource Tool Bar Ever Built For Writers! Windows based compatible with both IE and FF.New
The Instant Writing Tool Bar Provides Myriad Of Writing Resources and Writing Links In an Easy To Install, Easy To Use Tool Bar

Write Again was developed to provide a powerful, intuitive, Windows based solution to every writer's administrative problems. Enter and manage projects, markets, contacts, submissions, & deadlines. New

eLibPro1.3 is quite possibly one of the best personal library organizer software packages available free on the Internet. Input the ISBN #, it connects with Amazon, downloads the cover, product description, price, date published and all the other information you need to keep track of your books. It prints your library out in HTML format, via printer or in excel layout. Simple install and easy to use.New

doPDF5 One of the best printer drivers that converts Word to PDF. It's easy to install and all you do is click "Print" from your application and instead of choosing your printer choose doPDF5 to create PDF files with full hyperlink support. Full PDF compatibility support and much more. New

Atlantis Nova is the perfect word processing companion. Spend less time and effort creating documents. Stop using software with bloated interfaces. Try Atlantis. New

EditPad Lite is a convenient, carefully designed text editor and Notepad replacement. It has all the features a solid text editor needs without any bloat. New

eXactMapper Lite creates a professional web site map without writing a single line of code. The process is fully automated and based on the structure of your site. New

Dear Diary is a powerful personal journal program keep account of day to day thoughts, goals, feelings, memories, dreams, ideas and events. It is easy to use, making writing a pleasant experience. New

Bodie's Typing is a typing tutor. A group of gradual training exercises teaches both hands automatic typing. The objective is to learn how to type without having to look at the keyboard. New

Mobysaurus Thesaurus is a no cost, comprehensive (30,000+ roots and over 2,500,000 synonyms), feature-rich, off-line English thesaurus providing the exact word for your writing purposes. New

Six Easy Steps To Millions In Grants (eBook) This manual explains the procedure needed to construct a written "Plan Of Operation" including goals, objectives, methodology, administration, evaluation and appendices. An excellent, practical guide for anyone with little or no experience with grant writing. New

Lvbs X This software works as a composer, not as a tool for composing. It is Virtual Music Composer. You don't need to know anything about composing, musical theory, etc. Generate 5 or 15 min. lengths and play. That's it. The interactive user manual follows your actions telling you what to do next. New

PDF4Free This tool installs itself as a print driver, all you have to do is to click "Print" from your application to create PDF files with full hyperlink support,up to 2540x2540 dpi printing resolution, custom paper size, PDF document information, font embedding, printing scaling, PDF compatibility support and more. New

Article Creator If you want to quickly and easily write articles for your business, this utility will walk you through the process of creating and writing articles. With easy to follow prompts, you can quickly and easily write an article in less than an hour. New

Bibliography Writer A great Bibliography writer that makes it quick and easy to source, and give proper credit for all your work. Works with the APA style bibliography format. New

MyBookLib Organizer is free powerful and easy-to-use Books organizer. 25 fields (Title, Description, Price, Author, Coauthors, Publisher, Illustrator, Edition, Series, Format, ISBN, Link, Email...), Images (Cover and Back image, Screenshots, Photos...), Comments and other extra fields (Unicode support). Advanced Import and Export options, Print, View and hide your records. Unlimited categories, records and images. Nice modern customizable interface and visual themes and more. New

StoryWeaver Takes you step-by-step from Concept to Completed Manuscript! Easy to set up, learn, and use. Get started on writing your manuscript today! New

Compact Draw Book Cover Software Designer. New

eBook Creator Create Your Own eBooks. New

WriteSparks Lite Freeware Writing Prompts Generator. New

Classic Writing Software

The Literary Machine is a dynamic archive and an idea management tool aimed at creative thinking built especially with the writer in mind. updated writing software

CutePDF Writer creates professional quality Portable Document Format (PDF) files from almost any printable document for personal and commercial use with no watermarks and no advertisements. updated writing software

RoughDraft is a freeware word processor for Windows 95, 98, ME, NT, 2000 and XP. Although suitable for general use, it has features specifically designed for creative writing: novels, short stories, articles, plays and screenplays. updated writing software

Vim Text Editor is a highly configurable text editor built to enable efficient text editing - appropriate for all kinds of text editing, from composing email to editing configuration files. updated writing software

FreeMind is a premier free mind-mapping software written in Java is an easy-to-use writing and brain storming package, using colors to show which projects are open, completed, not yet started, etc. Great for keeping collections notes with expandable information area links. updated writing software

Online Technical Writing Handbook offers a very full and explicit set of lessons on the writing of technical and business documents covering Application, Document Design, Processes and Guidelines, even Examples, Cases and Models of Technical Writing. updated writing software
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WordWeb is a free English thesaurus and dictionary for Windows, and can be used to look up words from within almost any program in just one click. It works off-line, but can also look up words in web references such as the Wikipedia encyclopedia. updated writing software

yWriter is a handy writer's program full of useful features including but not limited to; Allows multiple scenes within chapters | Viewpoint character, goal, conflict and outcome fields for each scene | Storyboard view, a visual layout of your work | Re-order scenes within chapters | Move scenes from one chapter to another | Automatic chapter renumbering and more. updated writing software

Angel Writer is a writer's document creator that uses an interface that is similar to MS Word allowing you to create documents in various formats: TXT, RTF and HTML. updated writing software

WordPress is an easy and powerful way to create and self-host your own online blog and start publishing your work worldwide immediately. This software is the largest self-hosted blogging tool in the world, used on hundreds of thousands of sites and seen by millions of people every day. (a web site is required) updated writing software[1]

WriterScreen A writer-friendly program that retains all your story writing in one place keeping your thoughts free and organized as you develop your story. A 4Quadrant Layout and Design: View all content at a glance of one screen. (trial software) updated writing software

pdfMachine Live! converts a application documents directly into a PDF online. Once you have converted your document download it to your computer. No embedded watermarks, no advertisements. updated writing software

Freeware / Shareware Directories

Absolutelyfreebies A nice freebie site with useful webmaster, free services and freeware sections. Worth a visit.

BestSoftware4Download One of the most popular freeware / shareware directories on the Web. Provides a good category structure and the usual array of features including reviews top downloads, RSS feeds, etc.

BrotherSoft BrotherSoft is another shareware / freeware site with over 60,000 apps in multiple categories. The site also offers top downloads, new submissions and editor picks.

BuildFree BuildFree is a site that lives up to its name offering a wealth of free tools, templates, tutorials and more. The site is jam packed so take your time looking around.

Completely Free Software Freeware heaven! A fabulous selection of completely free Windows & DOS software - tested, reviewed and rated. Free weekly email newsletter, freeware CDs available, independent reviews, probably the largest freeware-only site on the Net.

CoreDownload A shareware / freeware directory. Nicely laid out site broken down by category, top downloads, editor's picks, newest titles, etc.

DevGalaxy A shareware / freeware directory with over 20,000 listed programs and 8,100+ contributing software authors. Easy site to navigate with user ratings, what's new and what's hot sections.

DirFile A freeware resource site with over 6,000 freeware programs in 11 major categories. Good site for finding some great no cost apps.

Download A to Z A shareware / freeware directory with thousands of Windows, Mac, Palm, and Pocket PC applications listed in 10 major categories and multiple sub-categories.

DownloadPipe A shareware/ freeware directory offering the latest downloads for the Windows, Linux, and Mac operating systems as well as for PDA and Mobile devices. RSS feeds also available.

DownloadsPlaza A new software download archive with over 12,000 shareware and freeware titles. Clean interface and no aggravating advertising.

DownloadThat! Fast downloads of shareware and freeware software. Easy to use and access DownloadThat provides a large collection of software in various categories

Elated A one-stop shop for web design resources, offering entire free web templates, Photoshop actions, free web buttons, graphics, animated gifs, clipart, backgrounds, free photos, forums, photoshop tutorials and great tips to help you build better web sites.

EuroDownload A shareware / freeware directory that has 14 major software categories and numerous sub-categories. Other sections offered are featured, most popular, top rated and new downloads.

Exefiles A freeware / shareware repository with app ratings and lists devoted to top downloads, featured downloads and latest app submissions. Site also provides RSS feeds. Nice look and feel. Easy to navigate.

FileForum BetaNews A nicely organized shareware /freeware directory that also offers user reviews and the latest software news. Some software for Unix and FreeBSD as well.

FileHeaven A nice shareware directory with 8 major categories of software. Has the usual most popular, editor's choice and recommended offerings.

FileHungry Another shareware / freeware repository. Unlike many similiar directories, this one also carries software application titles for the Linux, MacIntosh, Win CE, and Palm platforms as well as Windows. Over 10,000 programs in 14 major categories with the usual New, Top Rated and Most Popular features.

File Transit A software distribution site with thousands of high quality applications in 300+ categories. Unlike many file repositories, File Transit supports over 25 operating systems. Updated daily with sections devoted to program reviews, top downloads, new additions and top rated files.

5 Star One of the largest shareware / freeware web sites in the world. Nicely laid out so you can quickly check out the best and most popular apps available. Separate sections for Themes and Screensavers. Thousands of programs listed, including over 500 rated freeware applications.

Freebie Directory A searchable directory of free stuff and one of the best free sites on the Web with great freebies broken down into 26 easy to navigate categories.

Freebieland If you're looking for free stuff on the Net, is a good place to start with freebies listed in over 60 categories.

FreebieList There are a number of excellent Freebie sites on the Web but FreebieList lacks the aggravating pop-ups so common to many free sites these days. Webmaster freebies include links to free fonts, clipart, web space providers, email services and more.

FreeBizFiles A directory of business software for both small and large businesses. Nice selection of programs, many of which are freeware.

FreeByte A freeware resource site since 1995 with freebies of all types and links to many other freebie sites. Enough variety to be interesting to any visitor.

FreeDownloadsCenter One of the most popular software archives on the net. The site has over 20,000 freeware and shareware programs available for download. Reviews provided for select apps.

Freeware Download Box A new freeware directory. Nice layout, easy to navigate and some great apps.

FreewareFiles An excellent freeware resource packed with goodies. Tons of freeware in 14 major categories which include a drivers and libraries section. Worth a visit.

FreeFunFiles Another large repository of freeware and shareware files. Nice interface and easy to navigate. Has the usual top picks, editor's choice, etc.

FreewareGenius One of the better freeware sites, providing detailed program descriptions as well as user and editorial comments. Definitely worth a visit.

Freeware-Guide A directory of freeware apps broken down by category and the usual top 10, most popular and what's new sections.

Freeware Home Another great free software site. There are 10 major categories to browse with thousands of free apps that are visitor rated. The site also features a Weekly Top Download list, a Top 20 Free CD-ROM list and a list of the Web's Best deals.

Freeware Network Has an extensive database of freeware for all popular platforms - Windows, Linux and Mac.

Freeware NoNags One of the great freeware / shareware sites on the Web. Mirrored around the world, NoNags offers free and paid access to its software archive. All apps are rated and categorized for easy selection and navigation. Everything in the huge Freeware section is really free - 32-bit Windows software that has no disabled features, nags, or time limits.

FreshMeat A programming source code treasure trove. If its written in C/C++, Java, Perl, or Visual Basic, you can find it here. Free for personal and commercial use and compatible with Unix and/or Windows systems.

Galt Download Zone One of the Top 5 software sites in the world providing reviews, screen shots, and downloads of the best software and shareware on the Web. This site has it all - themes, screensavers, wallpapers, MP3 files, skins, games and more.

Geek Files A top notch, growing download site with over 14,000 applications in 14 major categories.

GiveAwayofTheDay Provides a large freeware library of quality software as well as the give away of licensed commercial software each day.

Hot-Download Primarily a shareware directory with thousands of listed apps in multiple categories. Programs are rated and the site has the usual file features like most popular, etc.

HotLib A great shareware and freeware directory with 10 major program categories as well as new releases, most popular and editor's choice sections.

Jumbo Part of the network of web sites and one of the first shareware / freeware directories to appear on the Web. Numerous software categories plus token Mac and Linux sections.

MajorGeeks A top shareware / freeware site run by geeks who take the time to install and test programs before listing them on their site. Over 25 major categories of applications to browse through. Surf on over for a look see.

MostShareware A freeware / shareware directory. Simple, easy-to-navigate layout with all the good stuff - top downloads, most popular, editor's choice - upfront.

NewFreeDownloads A popular freeware / shareware directory with thousands of apps in 11 major categories. Easy to navigate and well organized.

NewFreeware A highly respected multi-platform shareware and freeware software directory. Thousands of apps to choose from with the usual features such as Top 10 downloads, new releases, etc.

Osalt A directory guide to the best open source software alternatives to popular and widely used commercial products. Open source alternatives are provided for ten major categories of software.

PC Download World A shareware / freeware directory. Thousands of apps in numerous categories. Programs are rated and can be sorted by name, size, license, date or rating. Quick and handy.

Shareup A nice shareware / freeware directory with thousands of files listed in 10 major categories. The majority of apps are rated for quick browsing.

Shell Extension City Offers links to a huge number of freeware Windows power tools, explorer enhancements, windows add-ons, tweaks, system utilities, etc.

SimpleSpark A catalog of cool web applications broken down by category. New useful apps added daily. Companies and independent developers can register to display their creations.

SimplyTheBest A great resource site that has just about everything a webmaster could need, including free fonts, an affiliate directory, cgi scripts, a DHTML scripts and Javascript library, a shareware/freeware directory and much more.

Simtel One of the oldest and best freeware / shareware directories on the Web. Has all the usual perks like new releases, most popular downloads and much more.

SnapFiles One of the world's largest internet related software collections, with over 4,000 freeware and shareware titles in over 100 categories. The site is updated several times a day.

SofoTex One of the most popular freeware / shareware directories. This site has it all, including XML/RSS feeds for webmasters interested in adding site content.

SoftLookup A leading software directory that lists over 52,000 programs in 500+ categories for the Windows, Mac and Linux operating systems.

Softpedia A library of tens of thousands of free and free-to-try software programs for Windows and Unix/Linux, games and drivers arranged by category and rated for quality.

Software Archives A popular freeware / shareware directory with thousands of programs available for the Windows, Linux, Mac and IBM operating systems. The site also has a programmer's corner and over 1,500 apps for hand held PCs.

Software Catalogue A popular shareware / freeware directory, featuring user reviews, awards, search, download statistics and 14 major categories of software.

Software Vault Another software resource site offering thousands of shareware and freeware apps. Numerous categories, detailed descriptions, screen shots, reviews and more.

SWiK A community driven resource for people who use or are looking for open source software. Useful resource for open source news and finding cool new stuff.

TopQualityFreeware One of the few sites with a passion for listing quality freeware. The site now boasts over 20,000 files in numerous categories. Membership is required to access some of the file content.

2HaveIt A nice freeware / shareware directory. Easy navigation with software broken down by category as well as most popular and recent submissions.

WantDBest A multi-category no-spyware directory, listing over 8,000 free resources. A lot of work went into this site and it shows. If you're looking for free, quality web resources, this is a good place to start.

WebStuff4Free Another colorful freebies site with useful sections devoted to webmasters, Perl and AASP scripts and software. Site seems relatively new but has potential.

WinPlanet Software One of the very first, great internet software download sites. Now part of the network owned by WinPlanet features file listings, free software downloads, expert ratings, and extensive software reviews for the best Windows applications.

Xtort Offers daily updates of hundreds of pages listing thousands of freeware alternative applications to expensive Windows software.

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