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What Are The Stakes? They often have season-long themes — check out season 10 for a masterclass-type season on creating a story. With discussions on publishing, platform building and different genres of writing, this is a choice place to find inspiration. Writing Genre Fiction with Maria Lewis. Publishing veterans Anne R. Allen and Ruth Harris created this online space to offer wisdom and tips for navigating the increasingly complex and sometimes predatory publishing world.

Dreaming of a Writing Career? Christine Frazier takes a scientific approach to writing a best-selling novel. She deconstructs popular books to pinpoint the common elements they share. Follow along for insights on plot, word counts and character development. Stephanie Morrill knows a love of writing often starts at a young age. Weiland your writing and publishing mentor.

With hundreds of blog posts, instructional ebooks, and an exclusive e-letter, her website is the perfect place to find the answers to all your questions. She also responds to every email she receives really! Former publisher Jane Friedman explores the intersection of publishing, authorship and the digital age. Author Jenny Bravo offers personal anecdotes and guidance for writers who want to take a leap into the publishing world. At My Story Doctor, author David Farland offers tips and workshops on how to write your story and get it published.

He offers strategic advice on the business of writing, covering topics like how to get great deals and make the most of your publishing opportunities. Make the Bookstores Your Partners. At Nail Your Novel, bestselling ghostwriter and book doctor Roz Morris shares her best traditional and self-publishing tips as well as musings on the writing process. The team at Novel Publicity believes every story should be told, and have its own platform and loyal fans.

With that core belief in mind, it provides guidance on writing, marketing and publishing. Posts cover everything from social media strategy and book design to finances and author blogging. The Finances of Publishing. Chandler Bolt believes everyone has a book inside them.

Find a Book Idea That Sells: It took Kristen Kieffer two and a half years to finish her first draft — then she realized she had made every mistake in the book. How to Write a Book Series. Standoutbooks has tons of articles, templates, tools and resource recommendations for getting your book published and marketed to the max.

Along with his extensive blog archive, check out his book design templates and Book Launch Toolkit. What better way to get book publishing advice than from an agent himself? From resource recommendations to eight years and counting! Who Decides to Publish Your Book? Chronicles is a thriving community for science fiction and fantasy writers.

Community members gather to discuss favorite books, authors and common themes in science fiction and fantasy writing. Join the Chronicles community. The Fiction Writing Facebook group is a community of nearly 10, writers. Here, you can post your writing for critique or reviews, and veteran members can announce details about upcoming book releases and published pieces.

Join Fiction Writing here. Inkitt is a data-driven book publisher and community where writers can share their work and find an audience for free, even if their novel is not yet finished. If readers love your work, Inkitt will offer you a publishing deal.

The Now Novel program offers a structured, straightforward way to get your book done. Prose is a social network platform for writers who want to focus on the work — not the superficiality of social media. This is a great place to publish your work, connect with other authors, and participate in writing challenges. Over 27, writers of all levels of expertise have joined this buzzing community, founded by author Kamy Wicoff.

At She Writes, you can create your own profile, build your network, share your work, get expert advice and feedback and discuss all types of topics in the forum. Talentville is the online destination for screenwriters and storytellers. This community focuses on bringing together people across the industry — from novice script writers to top agents and producers — so high-quality work can be easily discovered.

This community is focused on supporting emerging writers. Be on the lookout for their annual anthology, which features the 10 best emerging writers in the country. Two Drops of ink is a literary blog accepting submissions from writers of almost any genre. The editors also post book reviews and blog posts about writing and the publishing industry. Memoir and Reverse Writing. This is a great platform to build buzz around your writing.

Join the community here. This post contains affiliate links. This guide will help your business thrive — not just survive. Congrats to our colleagues that made this list, and thank you to The Write Life staff for your hard work in the blogosphere, and for putting this extensive list together. Just wanted to give a huge, warm thank-you to everyone who nominated Re: Fiction for this list, and to TWL for curating this great resource.

Hop over to our website to share the love! Thanks so much for including us in your Creativity and Craft section. We wish your readers many inspiring reading and writing moments!

Delighted to be delivering valuable content to writers—and honored to be included here, among so many outstanding leaders and encouragers in the field. What an amazing list. I see a lot of sites I visit regularly and some awesome new ones.

Looking forward to checking them out. Thank you so much for including Writing Revolt and for another amazing round-up of websites for writers! Lovely to be included among such great resources for writers. Many sites that inspire the Now Novel team here. You guys are terrific for putting this list together each year, and it is just so humbling to be on it.

Thank you, Marisol, for the list. There were a few I was not familiar with and this makes it easier to find other quality sites. Wow, such an honor to be listed here among these awesome websites and resources! Thanks so much for bringing this list together, my friends!!

And a huge hug to everyone who nominated the lionhearted blog for this list. Thank you so much for including the IWSG on your list! Thank you for putting in the time and effort to compile this list. Therefore, I seek only to write for the sake of continuous publication. Would like an agency wishing to see my articles for potential publication; at my age, I seek no type of writing means in order to publish. Please send me an e-mail that wishes to see my articles.

I do not wish either my e-mail or my comments to be published. My total interest is to have my articles reviewed for publication. I started reading your blog now, and I must say it is one of the best blogs or writers. And I agree the older the blog, the better the content. Thank you everyone for creating content that helps people like me dream about becoming a writer some day.

Marisol—Chiming in to thank you, too. So glad you caught wind of this year! I had trouble emailing you two from the contact section of your website. What a privilege to be alongside such wonderful resources.

And what a font of information for all writers! Would have loved to see my PitchTravelWrite. Keep up the good work! I feel so honored to be included in this list. Thank you so much and thank you for all the great content you share for writers here. Thanks so much for the list. Also I especially like the way you put this: What do you picture when you imagine yourself writing?

Be a Freelance Blogger Sophie Lizard teaches you how to take your freelance blogging skills to pro level. Superman Guide to Freelance Blogging 2. Beyond Your Blog Are you working to grow your blog audience? Aliventures Ali Luke provides both practical and motivational advice on writing books, blogging and building a business around your writing. Ann Kroeker Author and writing coach Ann Kroeker is on a mission to help writers reach their goals by maximizing curiosity, creativity and productivity.

Write in the Middle of Traveling 8. Barely Hare Books You are the hero of your own novel-writing adventure, and Rae Elliott of Barely Hare Books is here to help you defeat the monster keeping you from writing that fandom-worthy story. Writing Friends and Where to Find Them Tracking Our Recurring Storylines Eva Deverell A passionate writer and creative writing teacher, Eva Deverell offers tons of resources for readers, writers, poets and people who just love learning.

How to Write a Novella Critique Your Own Work How to Get Them Why Picture Books Are Important Just Parents is a UK-based site that focuses on pregnancy and parenting. No longer pays for unsolicited submissions.

PsychCentral covers mental health. Pitch stories with a British slant for an international audience. Download their guidelines as a Word document. Pay is variable, so negotiate to get your desired rate.

BookBrowse pays for book reviews! BuzzFeed pays for commentary and reported articles. BuzzFeed is no longer accepting submissions. They prefer to see fully written stories up to 1, words. This market asked to be removed because they were receiving pitches that were not well targeted. Target your pitches so we can keep providing these lists. The Kernel paused weekly publication as of July They also have a sister site —Knittyspin — for knitters who like to use handspun yarn.

Contact the appropriate editor with your idea. The Mix is no longer accepting submissions. Pretty Designs covers fashion and beauty.

They also post their needs for specific columns on their guidelines page. The Tablet pays for articles on Jewish news, ideas, and culture. Pay varies, so be prepared to negotiate.

They post articles for six months, after which time the rights revert to the writer, so you can sell reprint rights or post it on your own blog. Tech A List Apart covers web design.

Her series on writing picture books is a reader favorite. This is a great place to find reliable research as well as inspiration for your next freelance article. Browse the latest research here. Lauren Carter is a writer and creativity coach who offers one-on-one coaching and online courses to help writers focus and build a writing practice.

Her blog posts turn life lessons into writing inspiration and motivation. Writer, editor and web designer Nicole Bianchi shares practical and personal advice for writers at all stages of their careers. Her tips help writers boost their productivity, improve their writing skills and build their online presence. Browse the resources here. In the pursuit of creating work that matters, all writers get stuck from time to time. Bryan Hutchinson offers motivating blog posts to help you move beyond writing paralysis and finish the work you set out to create.

The Audacity to Be a Writer. Tons of our readers recommended this site this year! ProWritingAid offers manuscript editing software to help you analyze and self-edit your writing. You can sign up with an email address to use the free tool to analyze words of text for style, grammar, overused words, readability and more.

You can pay for a membership to get desktop software and eliminate the word-count limit. Try the free editing tool here. At PsychWriter, Tamar Sloan explores the intersection of psychology and writing, specifically as it pertains to character development and reader engagement.

This blog covers the art of making your characters and story believable. What every writer needs to know. No matter what kind of fiction you write, Re: This site offers resources to help you at all stages, from getting better at writing to publishing to marketing and building your platform. It also offers multiple scholarships for professional editing and critiques each month on manuscripts of up to 5, words.

What do all successful writers have in common? At The Write Practice, Joe Bunting and his team help you develop your writing rhythm and grow into your voice and identity as a writer. This is also a great place to find resources for teaching poetry.

How to Survive Blogger Paralysis. The one constant when it comes to writing? It all comes down to the people: You as a writer, your characters and their development and the audience you seek to connect with. At Writerology, Faye Kirwin combines her expertise in writing and psychology to help you hone your craft, understand people and write amazing stories. False Memories In Fiction: Authors Angela Ackerman and Becca Puglisi are dedicated to creating one-of-a-kind resources that writers will actually use.

Their books and blog posts focus on helping writers become better storytellers. Just like their characters during perilous times, writers must weather the storm of their profession — and shifting industry tides. Run by a group of authors, the Writers In The Storm blog provides inspiration and tips for writers during all stages of the process. Honey, I Broke the Writing Process. Frustrated their analytical articles about books and movies were rejected, founders Therese Walsh and Kathleen Bolton decided to create Writer Unboxed in so they could freely publish their observations.

It has since grown into a thriving community where writers of all levels can contribute their thoughts on the craft of writing. The Sell-Out or the Purist? This site offers a vast archive of informational and inspirational articles on creative writing, blogging and business writing.

Write to Done is all about learning to write well. You may speak English fluently, but the language can still be quite a mystery. Kathy Steinemann loves words. On her blog, she shares master lists of adjectives and offers tips for avoiding overused words and being more descriptive and original in your writing. Through the blog and podcast of the same name, they offer self-editing tips for fiction writers. The Trouble With Self-Editing.

Scribendi is focused on the art of editing and proofreading. Their resources for writers cover everything from grammar to finding inspiration to the mechanics of writing. On the first of each month, Cathy Bryant posts an extensive list of competitions, contests and calls for submission. This site is a great one-stop shop for all recent writing opportunities. Comps and Calls for December On her blog, she shares tips and strategies to help new freelance writers succeed.

You have questions, they have answers. You love to write. But to be a successful freelancer, you need to work those business muscles. Founder Leah Kalamakis offers articles and ebooks that teach everything from client management to setting up your business website. At Freelance to Win, Danny Margulies wants you to stop compromising and start living a life of freedom — all by building a freelance career.

Danny is an expert at landing gigs on Upwork, and his blog shares all the latest tips on how to use this platform for ultimate success. Freelance Writing has an extensive archive of articles, tutorials, media and resources all geared to helping you build a successful career.

In , Lindy Alexander took on the challenge of taking her freelance writing career full time. Hope Clark believes writing can be a realistic career for all writers. Her weekly newsletter lists the best competitions, grants and other well-paying markets, and her platform has grown to include a blog and a bi-weekly paid newsletter with even more high-paying opportunities per issue. Raise Money to Publish Your Books. Lauren Tharp has found a way to write as a freelancer full time and is dedicated to helping other writers do the same.

With bi-monthly newsletters, a blog and a podcast, LittleZotz is a great source of practical tips for your freelance life. At Make a Living Writing, Carol Tice helps writers move up from low-paying markets and earn more from their work.

Around since , Writers Weekly is a tried-and-true resource for freelance writers. It offers regular updates on paying markets, as well as expert interviews and success stories. At Writing Revolt, Jorden Roper is leading a revolution to help freelance writers and bloggers make serious money. Her site is filled with actionable articles, courses and resources that will help you become better at writing, pitching and landing great clients. This simple tool, created by freelance writer Susan Shain, helps you decide you guessed it where to pitch your articles, based on a topic or publication.

The Where to Pitch newsletter offers monthly freelance writing tips and resources. Try out the tool here. Consultant and book blogger Barb Drozdowich tutors authors in the technology they need to build a platform through social media.

In , writer Henneke left the corporate world and grew a freelance copywriting business. Now she writes this blog and coaches other writers full-time, helping them market themselves through engaging copy and a fun blog.

For business, sales and marketing-focused writers, HubSpot is a great place to stay on top of the latest research, insights and strategies for connecting with your audience and making them fall in love with your brand. Founder Kristi Hines brings you the latest strategies, trends and how-tos in digital marketing. Kikolani is a must-have resource for business and professional bloggers who want to make their brands stand out.

Author Joanna Penn has built a best-selling writing career, and she wants to help you do it, too. Her site offers a wealth of resources on self-publishing and platform-building — from her articles and ebooks to her popular podcast library of author interviews.

Writers Boon is a book publishing and marketing directory where you can connect with other authors, publishing and marketing experts and resources for authors.

Sign up is free, and you can follow the Writers Boon Blog for ongoing advice and news. Host Kirsten Oliphant shares tips and tools on how to build an authentic platform for your creative brand.

Author Mark Dawson hosts this podcast, which features interviews with some of the biggest names in the self-publishing game. Listen for tips on writing, publishing, marketing and more. How to Write a Great Love Story. This show brings you inside an actual writing class, where you can hear other people tell their stories, witness breakthroughs and hear the ins and outs of learning to write well.

Write Better by Mimicking the Masters. They often have season-long themes — check out season 12 for a masterclass in story structure. Publishing veterans Anne R. Allen and Ruth Harris created this online space to offer wisdom and tips for navigating the increasingly complex and sometimes predatory publishing world.

Dreaming of a Writing Career? Literary agent Maria writes this blog about books, food, life and writing. You can sign up for free with an email for access to articles on writing and blogging, but recipes and articles for book lovers are public. Weiland your writing and publishing mentor. With hundreds of blog posts, instructional ebooks and an exclusive e-letter, her website is the perfect place to find the answers to all your questions. She also responds to every email she receives really!

Former publisher Jane Friedman explores the intersection of publishing, authorship and the digital age. New York literary agent Janet Reid shares tons of insight into the life of a literary agent and — what every writer craves — what she loves and hates to see in a query.

Her advice is fun to read and helpful whether you want to query her or any other agent. For the love of all things holymoly, please send me what I ask for. At My Story Doctor, author David Farland offers tips and workshops on how to write your story and get it published. He offers strategic advice on the business of writing, covering topics like how to get great deals and make the most of your publishing opportunities. Make the Bookstores Your Partners. At Nail Your Novel, bestselling ghostwriter and book doctor Roz Morris shares her best traditional and self-publishing tips as well as musings on the writing process.

The real schedule of a self-published book. The team at Novel Publicity believes every story should be told, and have its own platform and loyal fans.

With that core belief in mind, it provides guidance on writing, marketing and publishing. Posts cover everything from social media strategy and book design to finances and author blogging. The Finances of Publishing.

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