9 Internet awesomenesses for writers

9 Internet Awesomesses for WritersYes, for this post “awesomenesses” is a word.

Because during my latest Internet travels, I’ve discovered some awesomenesses that yearn to be shared.

And they’re worth the extra syllable, however incorrect that syllable is in just about every conceivable way.

Because they’re just that awesome.

Hence the happy cartoon. And flog-me-now abuse of the word “awesome.” May Strunk and White have mercy on my soul.

Starting with the helpful and working our way to entertaining, enjoy!

Helpful awesomeness for writers

MOAT is an ad search tool that lets you search for online ads by company. So when you’re working on a campaign for a client, you can research its previous ads and its competitors in one spot. Plus it’s a ready-made swipe file.

Journalists’ Toolbox, presented by the Society of Professional Journalists. It’s a seemingly endless collection of links and resources on a vast array of topics. Its Writing Resources page alone can make your day.

THE COPYBOT by Demian Farnworth, chief copywriter for Copyblogger Media. Fantastic headlines. Succinct copy. And he shares how you can do it, too. A good place to start? His Must Read page.

Creative awesomeness for writers

The Bloggess by Jenny Lawson, author of Let’s Pretend This Never Happened. Not a “how-to-write” blog, but a top-notch example of how to write with your Voice. How to be genuine. And how to make people laugh so hard they cry a little.

Zen Pencils by Gavin Aung, freelance cartoonist. Gavin creates cartoons based on inspirational quotes. Well-drawn and poignant. Check out his 10 most popular Zen Pencils comics of 2013. There’s something for everyone.

Design Taxi. With articles on creative lifestyle, packing design, graphic design, photography, advertising, humor and so much more, this site helps you keep your creative juices flowing. Because writers need to revel in more than words.

The SEO content writers’ manifesto by Heather Lloyd-Martin of SuccessWorks. Full disclosure: I haven’t dug into this website yet. And I don’t — in any way — endorse its classes because I know nothing about them. It’s the manifesto that strikes a chord.

Fantastic time sucks for all

What would Internet travel be without stepping in distraction once in a while?

Boring. It would be boring.

So, here are a couple of awesomenesses that help liven up the Internet (and daily life).

This Advertising Life is a collection of gifs that “explore the emotions of life in advertising.” Whether you’re a corporate copywriter, agency copywriter or a freelance writer, you can relate to more than a handful. My favorite: when I’m given a brief with incomplete information. Seriously, check out the otter’s expression.

McSweeny’s is a publishing company that operates an award-winning humor website. Its collection of articles is vast. Each is well-written. Some are unsafe for work. One of its best? The Ultimate Guide to Writing Better than You Normally Do.

And over to you…come across an awesomeness resource/chuckle/doohickey for writers lately? If so, feel free to share in the comments.

4 thoughts on “9 Internet awesomenesses for writers

  1. I don’t have any awesomeness to add, but I sure like yours! I love the Must Read! (Also, no mistaking the otter’s expression!) I’m making my way down the list ; okay, skipping over and doing them in random order, but still…

    Some of the Zen Pencil cartoons made me a little teary; some made me laugh out loud. I was almost at the bottom of the page when I realized that there was more to the cartoon than the little panel that was there. I tend to leave my cursor off to the side, so it doesn’t get in the way. Thus, I didn’t know there was a “click me” hand on the panel.. So, I went back over them – and got either teary or amused.

    Great post, Dubber Rucky!

  2. Thanks for all the awesome things to check out. I could use some more helpful linksa and a few distractions too. I have seen the Zen Pencils one before. I sent you an email last night. You will have something else you wrote posted very shortly. Sorry about the late notice.

    • Hi Peter, Glad I could share some links to brighten your day.

      Thank you for inviting me to contribute to your blog. I’m really looking forward to the next installment.

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