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  Barbara Sachs Sloan

Writing Resources


All writers have their favorite pens, notebooks and other supplies. Barbara likes these:

  • Favorite calendar/planner:
    Day-Timer's Desk Monthly Planner, 4-7/8" x 7-7/8"
  • Favorite notebooks:
    Wilson Jones's Professional Series with view tabs
  • Favorite pens:
    Papermate's XTEND or Dynagrip
    or Pilot's Easy Touch Retractable Ballpoints
  • Favorite supplies: ACCO Brands

Online Grammar/Punctuation Help

Here's the very best online Grammar/Punctuation help site, and it's not only free, it isn't trying to sell anything!

A short overview of Understanding Passive Verbs and Voice.

Online Word and Phrase Finders:


Scrivener, a word-processing program and outliner designed for authors, that allows easy management of documents, notes and metadata.


Understand your organizational type. Take Smead's Organizing Tips that Fit Your Personal Style.

Get free help with time management from Mind Tools.

Just For Fun

Visit Barbara's brother's fish business: Sachs Systems Aquaculture.

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