Free Tools for Writers, Bloggers and Solopreneurs by Karen Banes is a handy book, especially for someone who is just getting started in blogging or writing for publication. A bit misleading, in that some of her so-called ‘free’ tools actually do have a price tag attached, it is nonetheless a good document to have on your computer for occasional reference.
I received a free copy of Free Tools for review. Having read tons of how-to books for writers, I was prepared to be underwhelmed, but Banes delivered adequately. A word of caution: many of the tools are downloads which can, if you go overboard with them, quickly clog up your computer, slowing it to a snail’s pace.
If, though, you want some hints to help you get off to a good start in the blogosphere or the writing game, this is a good place to start.