FREE ONLINE COURSES
OCW offers free digital publications of high-quality, university-level educational materials. The materials are organized as courses and sometimes include course planning materials, evaluation tools, and thematic content. The materials can include syllabi, reading lists, lecture notes and other material that have been used in classrooms and are now made available to the public.
This link will take you directly to the search page to find course materials: http://www.ocwconsortium.org/courses/search
This site highlights 10 universities offering free online writing courses. Some courses listed on this site are offered through OCW, referred to above. The site also contains writing-related videos.
OWL Purdue Online Writing Lab
Check out the OWL Purdue Online Writing Lab and scan through its writing tips and resource materials.
New York literary agent Noah Lukeman offers his free ebook, How to Write a Great Query Letter: Insider Tips and Techniques for Success, on his website.
J. A. Konrath
Go to author J. A. Konrath's website to download his free ebook, The Newbie’s Guide to Publishing, which is packed with information about the publishing industry.
Smashwords is an ebook publisher. On the Smashwords website you can find a number of free writing-related ebooks. Just click on a title that interests you and download it as a PDF file to read on your computer.
Here are a few additional places to check for free ebooks for writers: