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Maria Popova created Brain Pickings to document her intellectual, creative and spiritual growth. How to Save Your Soul: Willa Cather on Productivity vs. Author, editor and writing coach C. Lakin loves helping writers get their manuscripts ready for publication. On Live Write Thrive, she writes about proper scene structure, character development, editing and crafting a fantastic story. Her weekly roundup of writing articles is also a reader favorite. Tracking Our Recurring Storylines.

So instead of giving advice on what writers should be doing, she explains how you can make industry rules work for you. With more than 10 years of studying the craft of writing under her belt, Kaitlin Hillerich created Ink and Quills to help other writers reach their novel-writing goals and tell beautiful stories. How to Create Life-like Characters in 6 Steps. Debbie Ridpath Ohi shares original comics, interviews with industry experts, and advice on telling unique stories.

Her series on writing picture books is a reader favorite. Why Picture Books Are Important. Founders Elaine Kearns and Sylvia Liu curate the latest in the industry, including new blogs, conferences, awards, writing challenges, publishing resources.

They also post weekly author and illustrator interviews and have a thriving facebook community. Live with passion, write well, and remember to breathe. How to Make Time to Write a Novel. 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. The ProWritingAid blog is all about transforming good writing into great writing.

For more than 15 years, Script has been the top place to go for inside information on writing for film and television. In her blog and newsletter, author Susan Dennard shares her secrets: Maintaining Passion for a Story. The number one thing 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 site also publishes reader-submitted pieces and is a great place for writers who are just starting out and finding their voice.

How to persevere when you hate writing and everything sucks. 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, and their One Stop For Writers library is teeming with tools for planning, researching and writing your book.

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. Creative Work is Performance. Assess Your Creative Health Now. Write to Done is all about learning to write well. The team at Author Media is made of web designers, coders, and social media managers who share tips, resources, and plug-ins for fantastic author websites. In the High-Income Business Writing podcast and blog, Ed Gandia brings you everything you need to know about building a successful career in commercial writing.

In the world of business, content is king — and that means your content creation, blogging, and online marketing have to be on point. Men with Pens, led by James Chartrand, has over 1, blog posts to help with all your content marketing, website-writing and small-business needs. Penelope Trunk has founded four startups, and she knows a thing or two around building community. Read her blog for life advice, career advice, and everything inbetween. Clarity, Commitment, and Community: The 3Cs of Successful Thought Leaders.

To be a great entrepreneur and make your mark in this world, you have to be able to own who you are and believe in yourself. The team at Riskology presents science-backed strategies for embracing who you are and going for your goals.

Law of Equal Effort: Author Joanna Penn has built a best-selling writing career, and she wants to help you do it, too. Her site has a wealth of resources on self-publishing and platform-building — from her articles and ebooks to her popular podcast library of author interviews. At The Identity, Lis Dingjan and her team help entrepreneurs build beautiful websites, courses, applications and systems.

Her blog is an archive of her thoughts about system development, creativity, entrepreneurship, marketing, and going for your goals. The Thing About Money. You should be able to do whatever you want with it. You have a great online business and an active blog. How to make sure your ebook will sell before you write a single word. This site lives up to its name, with hundreds of practical posts on how to market your skills, price your projects, and deal with the nitty-gritty aspects of a freelance business.

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 January You have questions, they have answers. This means dealing with contracts, handling your own health insurance, figuring out taxes and more. The Freelancers Union is the major hub for everything having to do with living a great freelancer life.

How to Calculate Your Hourly Rate. The founders of Freelance Writers Academy say enough is enough when it comes to low wages and content mills. Freelance Writing has an extensive archive of articles, tutorials, media and resources all geared to helping you build a successful career. With a job board updated daily and more than eight years of freelance writing and blogging tips, this site is a favorite for writers all over the world.

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.

No Room for Snark. 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 and blog posts along with a brand new podcast, LittleZotz is a great source of practical tips for your freelance life.

At Make a Living Writing, Carol Tice is dedicated to helping writers move up from low-paying marketings and start earning more from their work. As a full-time freelance writer, John Soares loves what he does. At Productive Writers, he shares strategies to help freelancers get high-paying gigs, finish them quickly and get back to life. Mridu Khullar Relph created The International Freelancer to provide targeted advice and resources to freelancers who work outside of the U.

This community is also a great source of support for U. Above all else in your freelance career, you want to build a business that feels good, is fun, and is totally you. Start With the Money.

We often think that to be successful, we have to follow the rules and play the game. At the Renegade Writer, Linda Formichelli offers advice on breaking into the world of writing by breaking the rules.

Winning Writers is a go-to source for information about contests for poets and writers. It sponsors four annual contests and keeps tabs on many other writing competitions. When it comes to book publicity and marketing, you can definitely DIY it.

Author and public-relations star Sandra Beckwith provides articles, training programs and other resources that help take the guesswork out of book marketing. We all have a story — a key message we want to share with the world.

Through her blog and corresponding radio show, Dorit Sasson helps writers, entrepreneurs and thought leaders build a trusting relationship with their audience so they can share their message and reach new levels of success. Join Jessica Lawlor and the GetGutsy community to find inspiration and tips on how to step outside your comfort zone and go for your goals.

A Reverse To-Do List: Kikolani is a must-have resource for business and professional bloggers who want to make their brands stand out. Michael Hyatt is the bestselling author of Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World , and his blog will help you do just that. Read for tips and resources about personal development, productivity, leadership, influence and more.

Recognized as a top entrepreneur and influencer by The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Entrepreneur, and even President Obama, Neil Patel is definitely a go-to guy for all things online marketing. At Social Triggers, marketing expert Derek Halpern shares his best tips, strategies and scripts for growing your audience and making the sale. His techniques are data driven, using the latest finds in psychology and social behavior. Bernadette Jiwa says the secret sauce to great marketing is building context and understanding between you and your audience.

Read her blog if you see marketing as not just a department, but also part of a holistic — and successful — entrepreneurial experience. The Value of Unknowns. Getting published is hard, and it only gets more complicated with a rapidly growing and shifting industry. The Bent on Books blog is run by Jenny Bent and a team of literary agents. How to Fire Your Agent. 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. Founder and author Jenny Bravo offers personal anecdotes and guidance for writers who want to take a leap into the publishing world. Best-selling author Jeff Goins created his site to inspire others to awaken to their creative gifts and develop their true voices.

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.

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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 Positive Writer In the pursuit of creating work that matters, all writers get stuck from time to time. The Audacity to Be a Writer PsychWriter At PsychWriter, Tamar Sloan explores the intersection of psychology and writing, specifically as it pertains to character development and reader engagement. What every writer needs to know Fiction No matter what kind of fiction writer you are, Re: The Write Practice What do all successful writers have in common?

How to Write a Ballad Writerology The one constant when it comes to writing? Writers Helping Writers Authors Angela Ackerman and Becca Puglisi are dedicated to creating one-of-a-kind resources that writers will actually use. Writers In The Storm Just like their characters during perilous times, writers must weather the storm of their profession — and shifting industry tides. Honey, I Broke the Writing Process Writer Unboxed 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.

Write to Done Write to Done is all about learning to write well. Grammar Girl You may speak English fluently, but the language can still be quite a mystery. Kathy Steinemann Kathy Steinemann loves words. Scribendi Scribendi is focused on the art of editing and proofreading. Freelancer FAQs You have questions, they have answers. Freelance to Freedom You love to write. Freelance to Win At Freelance to Win, Danny Margulies wants you to stop compromising and start living a life of freedom — all by building a freelance career.

FundsforWriters Hope Clark believes writing can be a realistic career for all writers. No Room for Snark From Idea to Execution LittleZotz Writing Lauren Tharp has found a way to write as a freelancer full time and is dedicated to helping other writers do the same. Writers in Charge With over posts in its archives, Writers in Charge is filled with resources and leads for freelance writers who are looking to be well-compensated for their work.

Writers Weekly Around since , Writers Weekly is a tried-and-true resource for freelance writers. Writing Revolt At Writing Revolt, Jorden Roper is leading a revolution to help freelance writers and bloggers make serious money.

HubSpot 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. A 3-Step Process Kikolani Founder Kristi Hines brings you the latest strategies, trends and how-tos in digital marketing.

The Creative Penn Author Joanna Penn has built a best-selling writing career, and she wants to help you do it, too. Beautiful Writers Podcast On the Beautiful Writers Podcast, host Linda Sivertsen features authors and thought leaders about their writing, business and publishing adventures. Daring to Create Greatly Rocking Self Publishing Looking to be a published indie author? The Changes in Publishing with William Kowalski Succeeding in the Super Hero Genre Story Geometry Ben Hess is an award-winning producer, director and screenwriter.

The Deep End How to Write a Great Love Story Being a Career Writer The Worried Writer On The Worried Writer podcast, Sarah Painter investigates how authors overcome anxiety, distractions and worried feelings on their way to publishing success.

Writing Class Radio 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. Writing Genre Fiction with Maria Lewis Allen Publishing veterans Anne R. Better Novel Project Christine Frazier takes a scientific approach to writing a best-selling novel.

Go Teen Writers Stephanie Morrill knows a love of writing often starts at a young age. Jane Friedman Former publisher Jane Friedman explores the intersection of publishing, authorship and the digital age. Jenny Bravo Books Author Jenny Bravo offers personal anecdotes and guidance for writers who want to take a leap into the publishing world. Make the Bookstores Your Partners Nail Your Novel 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.

Novel Publicity The team at Novel Publicity believes every story should be told, and have its own platform and loyal fans. The Finances of Publishing Self-Publishing School Chandler Bolt believes everyone has a book inside them. How to Write a Book Series The Steve Laube Agency What better way to get book publishing advice than from an agent himself? Chronicles Chronicles is a thriving community for science fiction and fantasy writers. Join the Chronicles community Join Fiction Writing here Inkitt 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.

Now Novel The Now Novel program offers a structured, straightforward way to get your book done. Join Now Novel Prose Prose is a social network platform for writers who want to focus on the work — not the superficiality of social media.

She Writes Over 27, writers of all levels of expertise have joined this buzzing community, founded by author Kamy Wicoff. Talentville Talentville is the online destination for screenwriters and storytellers.

The Masters Review This community is focused on supporting emerging writers. Two Drops of Ink Two Drops of ink is a literary blog accepting submissions from writers of almost any genre. Memoir and Reverse Writing Join the community here What writing sites would you add to this list?

Let us know in the comments below! February 6, at 8: February 6, at 9: February 6, at February 6, at 2: National best-selling author Jeff Goins shares real-life experiences and reflections about building an audience, shortcuts to success, and engaging a community in the age of Internet fame.

As stated in its tagline, The Book Designer gives "practical advice to help build better books," which includes writing creative disclaimers, choosing the right platforms, and using social media efficiently. Angela Booth, a copywriter, ghostwriter, author, marketer, and writing coach, write ample posts to help authors improve book sales and ensure a book will be a financial success. Carly Watters is a literary agent who provides advice on getting published in the 21st century.

Her useful "Things I Wish I Knew" posts provide true accounts and tell how other writers can learn from them. The writing blogs below aid writers in the publishing process, from behind-the-scenes intel to publishing tips and tricks.

Jane Friedman has more than 20 years of experience in the book publishing industry. She provides informative articles on both the writing process and the publishing process. The articles of Alan Rinzler, a consulting editor, help writers understand what goes on behind the scenes of the publishing process. Publetariat gives practical information on networking, author websites, and the publishing process.

It also shares links to big news stories in the world of publishing. The Independent Publishing Magazine. The Independent Publishing Magazine hosts posts about many different parts of the publishing process, such as growing a following, avoiding authorship problems, and finding the right editor. These sites are excellent for writers who are stuck in a rut and need some inspiration or even concrete prompts to get them writing again.

Writing prompts are posted here daily, offering inspiration for writers in all genres. Some of the prompts focus on breaking through writer's block, while others focus on building characters or refining your dialogue-writing skills.

If you're feeling as though you're in a writing rut, the site also posts inspirational quotes from famous authors. Positive Writer was created for writers with doubt—like the website's author, Bryan Hutchinson—and to provide inspirational posts that help writers keep writing. The Blots and Plots blog instructs writers to stay in the habit of writing, targeting specific problems and demonstrating how it's possible to write a novel even with a full-time job.

This well-known and comprehensive site offers all manner of advice and resources for authors. Of particular interest are the site's many creative writing prompts. New prompts are published weekly, and writers post their results in the comments section.

Qwiklit offers fun and accessible articles about reading and writing. It also has a bunch of writing prompts for writers who might feel stuck. Writing Prompts That Don't Suck. This one's pretty self-explanatory, but Writing Prompts That Don't Suck tries to avoid boring and familiar writing prompts to provide fun and interesting ones instead. We hope these tools are just what you need to continue crafting your masterpiece.

With a list of writing websites designed to help writers with everything from brainstorming to proofreading to publishing, you'll be unstoppable!

Writing isn't always easy. Okay, it's almost never easy. These 9 resources can help you overcome the challenges of the writing process and achieve your literary goals. By bending grammar rules in your fiction writing, you can give insight into characters and evoke feelings within readers. Here are some ways to do it. Whether you are a reader or a writer, these book blogs can give you just the inspiration and information you need.

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Bonnie's Online Story Spinner - The Online Story Spinner from Bonnie Neubauer, a writing instructor, offers millions of computer generated story prompts for creative writers. These prompts offer a little extra guidance, including a setting, a starting phrase and a few words that must be included somewhere in the story.

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