The 120 Most Helpful Websites For Writers in 2015

120 helpful websites

There are many fantastic websites about writing on the internet, but it’s time consuming to sort the decent from the mind-bendingly awesome. After all, writers have to write, not labor away on Google.

Therefore, we’ve created a list of websites for writers that we consider to be the very best. Whether you’re looking to improve your craft or forge a career as a writer, you’ll find these websites helpful, interesting, inspiring, or perhaps just fun.

We’ve broken down the list into 12 categories, and they’re numbered for easy scrolling (rather than being in a particular order). The list contains some websites you’ve probably visited, and others are under-the-radar ones you almost certainly haven’t. Let us know on the Global English Editing Facebook page if you think we missed a great website from the list. 

Helpful tips on writing

1. Writer Unboxed

They say truth is stranger than fiction, but there’s nothing strange about the top-notch advice this website shares about honing your fiction-writing craft. Started by two novelists delightfully obsessed with dissecting the storytelling technique, this blog also features advice on how to navigate the business side of publishing and self-publishing without selling your soul.

Writer Unboxed

2. Story Fix

Recovering stockbroker turned novelist Larry Brooks is all about helping writers nail down story structure in a way that grabs the potential publisher’s eye. StoryFix.com offers affordable coaching options for writers who want personal attention from an author of bestselling books on the craft. The accompanying blog offers much needed hand-holding for nail-biting first time novelists.

3. Write to Done

Mary Jaksch isn’t just a writing coach—she’s a psychotherapist and a black belt in karate too. Maybe that’s why Write to Done is able to hack away at hacky writing advice and help authors identify which writing skills they need to sharpen. This site is aimed at those who want to improve their writing skills for everything from fiction to blog posts to sales pitches. We love the writing prompts aimed at keeping our creative juices flowing

4. Advice to Writers

Advice to Writers is a comprehensive collection of pearls of wisdom about the craft from some of the greatest writers in the history of time. The site features quickie quotes to quell your constant self-questioning as well as a “Rules and Commandments” section which offers more substantial essays and listicles on topics as varied as the art of comedy writing to the art of the semicolon.

5. The Writer Underground

Let’s get a little technical, shall we? This website by Tom Chandler gives practical advice on copywriting—a type of writing that can actually (gasp!) make you some money. Then you can pocket those fat stacks you made for crafting one brilliant line for your client’s magazine ad and head to the Caribbean to spend the rest of the year writing your novel. You’re welcome.

6. Donald Miller

Wait, there’s more to life than writing? Donald Miller’s Storyline blog isn’t just about sharing tips on the craft of scribbling, it’s about living. Donald Miller is a novelist, but he’s also a philosopher, and this website’s blog features inspirational posts about writers looking to achieve success in all areas of their lives. 

7. Aliventures

Aliventures is like the little Russian doll of writing websites. There’s another fabulous website hidden inside. The real gold buried in this blog can be unearthed in the Writer’s Huddle, an online community featuring seminars, mini-courses, and the chance to interact with other aspiring scribes just as hungry for discussion as you are.

8. The Write Practice

Of course, absolutely no one has enough time to write. But you’ve got 15 minutes a day, don’t you? You know you spend at least that much time every day whining about how you don’t have time write. The Write Practice is all about creating a daily practice of writing, even if it’s for a short period of time. The site also features stellar advice for writing teachers looking to inspire others. It’s a veritable writing love fest.

9. Writer’s Digest

Welcome to writer’s resource heaven. Writer’s Digest is more than your average blog. The site is like an online mini mall featuring info about the hottest contests, boot camps, workshops, and seminars from around the web. Yay, we love shopping! They’ve also got writing articles categorized by genre, goal, and writing level. Are creative people supposed to be this organized?

General resources for writers

10. Writing World

This website was born in the year 2000 after a writer for the soon-to-be-defunct Inkspot.com decided to break out on her own. Now, the site attracts more than a million visitors a year with articles on every element of the craft and the business you can imagine. They say their goal is “equipping writers for success” and their toolbox floweth over.

11. Writers Write

Yes, this website features lots of useful information on publishing and blogging, but their front page newsfeed is definitely our favorite part of what they do. Writers Write has found a way to contextualize hot news stories of the day by connecting them to stories about well-known authors which makes isolated writing nerds like us feel a little more connected to the outside world.

12. Writers in the Storm

Founded by a group of authors used to weathering the ups and downs of the brutal writing business, Writers in the Storm features a great combination of posts ranging in topic from crafting a character to tapping into the hottest SEO techniques. It’s a great place for downtrodden writers to go to find a ray of sunshine.

13. Goins, Writer

Jeff Goins is just one of those guys who believes that everyone has the right to write. His combination blog-podcast hits home with the very important message that what you write isn’t half as important as how you write it. We’re also a fan of his Tribe Writers online course, because writing can be a very lonely endeavor.

14. Poets & Writers

This digital version of the wildly popular hard copy PW magazine offers the literati sound advice on publishing and also sponsors workshops across the United States featuring in-person help for aspiring authors. This is one of the best places to go for the most comprehensive, up-to-date list of paying contests for fiction writers.

15. Live Write Thrive

There are tons of websites out there featuring writers who offer manuscript critiques for aspiring authors desperate to get published, but C.S. Lakin’s Live Write Thrive offers feedback we actually trust. With a myriad of credits guest blogging for some of the most popular writing sites on the web and some impressive creative work of her own, Lakin offers a safe haven for new writers looking for guidance and support.

16. Winning Writers

Winning isn’t everything, but it can feel pretty darn good.  This website monitors more than 200 online free writing contests for poetry and prose and keeps authors updated on the ever-changing rules and regulations. For any writer who’s gone practically broke on entry fees, this website is well-worth the time.

17. Positive Writer

If at first you don’t succeed, go to PositiveWriter.com and find out that no one else makes it on their first try either. Blogger Bryan Hutchinson created this site to combat Writer’s Enemy #1: self-doubt. It’s like having a motivational speaker at your fingertips.

18. Christina Katz

Christina Katz’s’ “Prosperous Writer” blog focuses on helping writers follow through when giving up seems like the best and only option. We also love her “Writer Mamas” section directed at women nurturing their career right alongside their growing kids. Yes, apparently it is possible for women to do both.

How to be a successful freelance writer

19. Make a Living Writing

This site advertises “practical help for hungry writers” including how to become a top earner on one of those freelance websites where most writers engage in the hideous practice of underbidding each other for mountains of work. No, this website won’t help you get rich overnight, but the advice could legitimately help you start getting paid what you deserve. You may have to give up that martyrdom you were counting on, though.

Make a Living Writing

20. About Freelance Writing

Sometimes writers just need a big flashing red arrow that says: jobs, over here! Look! This site offers a tidy little list of links for legitimate writing gigs paired with some very practical blog posts on self-marketing. Show us the money!

21. The Renegade Writer

First rule of writing: there are no rules of writing. We love the creators of The Renegade Writer because they broke through by ignoring canned advice and doing specifically what worked for them. Second rule of writing? It’s OK to have a sense of humor. TRW features some hilarious posts on writing habits that have us convinced they’ve been reading our diary.

22. The Freelancer

Sometimes numbers speak louder than words, and Contently.net features one of those big, fat, gorgeous lists explaining exactly how much certain websites pay. The site states straight out that you may not get work directly from reading their site, but that they can help you to help yourself in the writing world at large. Also, they’ve got great articles on the best coffee shops to write in. Mmmmm…..coffee.

23. Funds for Writers

Any writer who has spent time slaving away for a penny a hit on a content farm knows the pain of pay-per-click writing. The writing lords at FFW say: let my people go. This is one of the best websites we’ve found listing information on writing grants, and they’ve got plenty of legit links for contests and long-term writing markets as well.

24. Writers in Charge

Bamidele Onibalusi wants you to stop pitching and start earning, and we’re OK with that. Writers in Charge features some unique advice on how to turn guest blogging into a full-blown career that lead at least one writer to a making an impressive living off the internet. We didn’t know that was even a “thing” until we read WIC.

25. Freelancers Union

And now, for something completely different: a website that focuses on benefits for freelancers from all walks of life. FU features advice on how freelancers can get the best insurance, make plans for retirement, and find unique benefits and discounts specific to their trades. And there’s even a nifty contract creator for those of us used to pinning our hopes of getting paid on a wink and a friendly note from some random email address.

26. My Freelance Life

Williesha Morris is the little writing engine that could. The freelancer writer and advisor says she was named one of the web’s best writing sites with only 250 followers. So what’s her secret? Taking herself seriously. Morris says she broke through when she realized she was worth a lot more than $20/hour and she’s aimed her blog at teaching writers how to put real value on their work time.

27. Cordelia Calls It Quits

Great writing lays it all on the line, and that’s what freelancer Kelly Gurner aka Cordelia does with her inspirational blog for writers desperate to ditch their 9 to 5 jobs. This website chronicles one writer’s journey from office slave to free-as-a-bird freelancer and encourages followers to follow in her footsteps.

Publishing your work

28. The Book Deal

Alan Rinzler is a Harvard educated writer who has edited for New York Times Bestselling authors, but says that his real passion is helping beginners break out from the pack. This website is the place to go when you’re struggling with that age-old question of whether to self-publish or plow through the seemingly impossible to navigate world of publishing through an established distribution house.

29. Self-Publishing Advice

Self-publishing used to be looked down on by “real” writers, but in today’s day and age, many self-published books have become legitimate bestsellers. This is an amazing “How to” website for writers ready to take the plunge and offers specific tips on book design, production, and promotion in addition to traditional writing and editing tips. A useful resource in conjunction with our proofreading services.

30. A Newbie’s Guide to Publishing

Joe Konrath is living proof that self-publishers can be just as successful as traditional authors, and in some cases more so. With two dozen novels and over 100 short stories under his belt, Konrath decided it was time to share some of his infinite self-publishing wisdom. This site is a great place for new authors to follow his journey and launch their own.

31. Helping Writers Become Authors

Who couldn’t use a little structure? Author K.M. Weiland designed this site for writers who have great story ideas but no idea how to organize them. The site also offers live webinars for writers who want to connect with friendly faces. Check out the “Most Common Writing Mistakes” series too.

32. Publetariat

This writing-focused blog feed has its finger on the pulse of all of the hottest trends in electronic and hardcopy publishing. April Hamilton created the site to share advice from experts on all writing topics “of great interest and grave.”

33. The Passive Voice

Meet Passive Guy: he’s a former intellectual property litigation attorney turned writer and snark daddy extraordinaire. Aspiring authors can use this website to tap into high end legal advice on what choices to make about copyrights, contracts, and agent issues.

34. National Novel Writing Month

How much can you possibly accomplishment in one month? Apparently quite a bit. Nanowrimo.org is aimed at the very specific goal of helping writers plan and execute a rough draft of an entire novel in just one month. In addition to planning tools, this site provides a community forum filled with people just like you frantically cranking out things of beauty in 30 days or less.

Blogging

35. Quicksprout – Neil Patel

If you’re a blogger, consume everything by Neil Patel, as he provides an incredible amount of free resources on driving blog traffic. Check out his Nutrition Secrets blog challenge too: he aims to earn $100,000 a month within a year, starting a new blog from scratch (without leveraging his own name).  

Neil Patel

36. Smart Passive Income

Pat Flynn is a 32 year old veteran blogger who makes a handsome living on the internet. He taught himself all about blogging after being laid off from his regular job in 2008, and now shares all the tips and ideas he has learnt with his loyal audience. A resource-packed blog indeed. 

37. Boost Blog Traffic

Jon Morrow is one of the biggest bad-asses on the web (his words, but we don’t disagree), and bloggers who want to write compelling blog content would be well served checking out his site. From tips to how-to’s and much more, you’ll discover a wealth of information to help you boost your blog’s traffic and value.

38. Blog Tyrant

The Blog Tyrant (aka Ramsay Taplin, a 27 year old Australian) provides a lot of great resources, especially for those who want to start a blog, but don’t really know the best way to go about it (i.e. beginners). Follow his advice, and you might just be able to work from home, travel overseas each year and never again get a paper cut from working in an office.    

39. Backlinko – Brian Dean

Blogging and backlinks go hand-in-hand (Google just loves backlinks), and those bloggers who want to rise up the Google rankings visit this site on a regular basis. Of course you have to write kick-ass content to get links, but there is still a lot of strategy required in building links, like social media promotion and email outreach. Brian Dean has you covered here.  

40. Problogger

One of the original blogging advice websites, Problogger maintains an incredibly loyal following on the web. Founded by Darren Rose, Problogger has a lot of guest contributers who give an array of perspectives on writing great content, blog promotion and monetization. Check out the popular podcast too. 

41. Daily Blog Tips

Gaining advice and knowledge is essential when it comes to blogging (bloggers are made, not born, after all). With Daily Blog Tips, you have access to daily tips that will help you see the growth and improvement in your blog. Check out 28 Ways to Make Money with Your Websites for some creative ways to monetize it. 

42. Copyblogger

Bloggers who want to place a strong focus on content marketing (i.e. try to write really awesome content) need to visit this site. With links to podcasts, insightful articles and plenty of solutions for better content marketing strategies, Copyblogger is a great resource to have.  

43. Be a Freelance Blogger

This is a blog by Sophie Lizard about making money writing on other people’s blogs (rather than having your own website, which the websites above tend to focus on). You’ll discover what websites pay for blog posts, how to negotiate with clients, how to set your rates, and what makes a successful freelance blogging career, among other great things. 

Grammar tips

44. Grammar Girl

Mignon Fogarty is the only known human to have made grammar glamorous, and as a proofreading services company, we think that’s pretty awesome. With podcasts, books, tips and numerous articles, you’ll quickly discover the easy way to tackle those irritating (and often maddeningly obscure) grammar rules and requirements.

45. Grammarly

Grammarly is an online spell checker which claims to be 10x more effective than your word processor. If you write, chances are you’ll also have a few dangling modifiers or comma splices, and this tool might just be good enough to catch them. Or you could use a human editor too for your novel :-).

46. Daily Writing Tips

Each day they publish a new article, with topics ranging from grammar to punctuation, from spelling to usage and vocabulary. No matter how long you’ve been a writer, there are always new things to learn about the technical craft of English writing. 

47. Grammar Phobia

Grammar sticklers will love this site! The English language has a lot of arcane rules and inconsistencies, and by visiting Grammar Phobia regularly, you’ll discover all about those bothersome little details that you thought you knew but might actually be using incorrectly. 

48. Writing Forward

Writing Forward is a font of information on good writing habits and practices, as well as grammar. Created by Melissa Donovan, this site is designed to help you become a better writer, and that your pen keeps on producing work. Check out Melissa’s post The 22 Best Writing Tips Ever for some bite-sized inspiration.  

49. Purdue Online Writing Lab

The award-winning Purdue Writing Lab, created by Purdue University, is a great resource for writers wanting to gain a better understanding of subject-specific grammar and reference writing. Students and academics will be interested in their APA and MLA style guides, and job seekers in their resume guide.

50. English Grammar

Whether writing a thesis, business document, or just an email, writers should have a good understanding of all things relating to grammar. English Grammar is great for a understanding of basic topics, such as verbs and nouns and correct apostrophe placement, and also more complex topics like conjunctions and syntax optimization.

51. LousyWriter.com

LousyWriter.com advocates plain English writing, or according to them, “knowing simple words, where to place them, and how to use them correctly”. They have how-to articles, video tutorials, a grammar blog, and more. After visiting their website, you’ll stop using big, inaccessible words (which professional editors really don’t like). 

52. Dr. Grammar

A general grammar resource site from the Department of Languages & Literatures at the University of Northern Iowa, Dr. Grammar will help perfect your prose. For students who require dissertation editing services to authors, it will give you the rules and guidance you need to proofread your own writing.

Writing groups

53. Backspace

This website advertising a “neverending online writers’ conference” featuring targeted workshops on crafting a stellar query letter and first two-pages of a book, with feedback from real literary agents as well as fellow authors. Yes, you have to pay, but the intensive one week conference may be just the thing you need to get your work noticed.

Backspace

54. Writing.com

This free-to-join writing community lets authors feature an online portfolio which makes it easy to share work and get feedback from other writers. Their “read a newbie” section is a great place for writers to get feedback without having to shell out big bucks for a professional editor.

55. Young Writers Online

YWO doesn’t specify exactly how “young” one needs to be to join the “Young Writers” forum. It’s more about creating a supportive community for authors who are new to world of writing and publishing. This site is focused on fostering the creative mind rather than sharing big-business publishing advice. We love the weekly polls and the opportunity to connect with writers worldwide.

56. Absolute Write

Author MacAllister Stone encourages authors to “Write hard. Write true. And write on.” This informational website offers an extensive list of resources including links to agents, online classes, references and software recommendations.

57. She Writes

All the writer ladies: welcome to heaven. This site offers a little something more than a supportive community of female writers. She Writes has its own press, which takes select authors through the entire process of developing, editing, and publishing their work for the masses—an attractive option for those who want to avoid dealing with massive publishing houses.

58. Critique Circle

If you’re willing to pitch in a little time to critique other writers, you can use this site to post your own stories for free. Or, for a nominal fee, writers can post their own work right away. We love CC because they cater to neurotic writers worried about the safety of sharing their work online and offer the option to hide your story when you’ve received all the feedback you want.

59. My Writer’s Circle

With more than 45,000 members, this online community features peer review threads for fiction, non-fiction, poetry and scripts, as well as job posts, games and a business-free chat room. Membership and the ability to post your work are completely free.

Authors to follow

60. Stephen King

King isn’t just one of the most successful and prolific writers of our time. He’s also one of the foremost authorities on writing. His website features an exhaustive list of his published work as well as previews of future writings, video and audio clips with advice for writers, and a special tab for those of us utterly obsessed with the “Dark Tower” series.

61. Craphound – Cory Doctorow

The website for this bestselling science fiction author, blogger, and technophile Cory Doctorow features links to download his works, news on his upcoming scheduled appearances, links to his column on The Guardian and a smattering of articles from on the wonderful and utterly terrifying real life inventions turning science fiction into science reality.

62. Chuck Wendig’s Terrible Minds

Chuck Wendig is a novelist, screenwriter and game developer whose unapologetic NSFW blog encourages comments and feedback from fans, foes and aspiring writers. Check this site out for free flash fiction and amusing ramblings on the craft posted from deep in the woods of “Pennsyltucky.”

63. Neil Gaiman

Neil Gaiman is one of the most highly acclaimed graphic novelists and comic book writers of the day and his website includes a journal feed featuring photos and inner monologues from his world travels and intimate moments at home. There’s even a message board for super fans who want to geek out about his past works and upcoming projects.

64. Stephanie Meyer

Stephanie Meyer is living every author’s dream. She went from stay-at-home mom to international phenomenon when her “Twilight” novel was plucked out of the slush pile at a publishing house and went straight to the top of the NY Times Bestsellers List. Her website features information on her newest projects as well as opportunities for “Twilight” fans to submit their own fan fiction concepts for the occasional contest.

65. Patrick Rothfuss

Author of the epic fantasy “The Kingkiller Chronicle,” Rothfuss is revered by colleagues including George R.R. Martin, Ursula LeGuin, and Terry Brooks. His website features supplemental materials for superfans of his fictional worlds as well as a blog about his personal life which focuses on his children “Oot” and “Cutie Snoo.”

66. Kami Garcia

Kami Garcia, co-author of “Beautiful Creatures,” is another young adult fantasy writer who owes her success to dedicated teen readers. Follow her site for news about appearances, upcoming projects, and a blog featuring tips for writers looking to break through.

67. Contrary Brin – David Brin

David Brin is a scientist turned bestselling science fiction writer who is delightfully obsessed with the future. His website features both his fictional and scholarly works and is a haven for those looking to delve further into the technological concepts he writes about in his novels. His A Long, Lonely Road: Advice To New Writers article is a beauty too. 

68. Meg Cabot

Cabot is the young adult fiction powerhouse who authorized “The Princess Diaries” as well as the “All-American Girl,” “Avalon High” and “Airhead” series. Her own “diary” page features fun posts paying tribute to the characters that made her a writing superstar.

Writers as business owners

69. Side Hustle Nation

Nick Loper is the Chief Side Hustler at Side Hustle Nation (side hustle = making money on the side). Anyone on the lookout for additional moneymaking opportunities will welcome the information, tips and tactics that this site offers. We think self-publishing is one of the best side hustles out there.

70. Men with Pens

Freelancers, bloggers and content marketing writers should all visit this multi-purpose site, which specializes in website design and copywriting. Their blog has 1,000+ articles geared towards content-marketing, writing, freelancing and other small business endeavors. 

71. All Indie Writers

All Indie Writers is a great resource for professional writers wanting to build a successful career. Jenniffer Mattern has curated a site that provides advice, tips, resources, and a community that helps freelance writers, independent publishers and bloggers. Check out the directory of (paying) freelance writing gigs too. 

72. Laura Simms

Formerly Create as Folk, career coach Laura Simms’ personal website will help writers (and others) find or create meaningful work. Whether you’re just switching to writing or you want to expand your current career, Laura will make sure you get the support needed to reach your goals. 

73. The Creative Penn

Joanna Penn is an award-winning author whose website, The Creative Penn, provides resources to creative professionals about writing, publishing and marketing their books (1000+ articles and over 100+ hours of audio, and counting). Joanna has made a successful living as a writer, and the information on her site can help you do the same. 

74. LittleZotz Writing

Lauren Tharp provides a lot of resources (blog posts, eBooks and video answers, among others) for those looking to become better freelance writers, and ultimately build a successful business out of it. Check out her free eBooks which give advice on being a successful freelance writer.

75. Leaving Work Behind

When you’ve made the decision to start a new path, you will appreciate the insight and motivation that Leaving Work Behind provides. From the things that work to those that won’t, the information that Tom Ewer gives out is valuable.

76. Untamed Writing

Entrepreneurs who are interested in a writing business, or at least adding to their current income, will love the tips and advice that Karen Marston provides. For something different, see her 5 week course on becoming a self-employed freelance writer. 

77. Novel Now

Now Novel is an online writing community and step-by-step novel writing process. Now Novel members can join small writing groups and get writing feedback and obtain an optional personal writing coach for extra feedback, guidance and motivation. The bi-weekly Now Novel blog shares tips on how to write a book.

Literary agents

78. Guide to Literary Agents Blog by Chuck Sambuchino

This blog is hosted on the Writer’s Digest website, and contains information on literary agents, literary agencies, query letters, submissions, publishing, author platform, book marketing, and much more.

Chuck

79. Association of Authors’ Representatives

Writers who are looking for an agent need only visit the AAR website to discover more than 400 professional agents who are ready to work with you to help you achieve your goals of publishing that novel or play.

80. Chip’s Blog

Christian writers need to make sure this website is added to their lists of links. Literary agent Chip MacGregor provides a wealth of information and publishing resources targeted specifically at the Christian niche to help you on your journey.

81. Adventures in Agentland

Natalie M. Lakosil is an agent at the Bradford Literary Agency, and on her personal website, Adventures in Agentland, you’ll gain insight and perspective that is unique to a literary agent.

82. Agent Query

If you are looking for a literary agent, Agent Query may help you find one. As well as being a free database of literary agents, it also provides great resources on how to submit your work to an agent and how to get published.  

83. Pub Rants

Want a get inside the mind of literary agents? If so, the Nelson Literary Agency’s blog, Pub Rants, will teach you a thing or two about queries, writers, the publishing industry, and plenty more. 

84. Query Tracker

If you’ve ever struggled with finding the right literary agent or one who responds to you in a timely manner then you’ll love this website. You’ll find a database of more than 1,300 agents, including their statistics concerning response times, and you can also organize (and track) your queries. 

85. Rachelle Gardner

If you’re a new author, new to publishing or just want a bit of expert guidance, be sure to check out this literary agent’s blog. You’ll find tons of information, submissions info and coaching to help you get your writing published.

86. Red Sofa Literary

Red Sofa Literary are boutique agency whose website celebrates a life of reading and geek culture. Check out their The Red Sofa Chats, an interview series with industry professionals. 

Writing associations

87. International Thriller Writers

Thriller authors will appreciate this association, where they will find mentoring, education, recognition and promotion for their writing. Take advantage of best-selling thriller authors and their interest in helping you attain the status of best-seller yourself.

88. Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA)

Science fiction writers are a special breed and this association blog will help you have all the guidance, knowledge and expertise of best-selling authors at your fingertips. Discover tips, awards and so much more by spending a little time reading this blog.

89. Poetry Society of America

Poets looking for insights, news and promotion of their work need to be a part of the Poetry Society. A visit to their website will help you improve your writing and seek the inspiration and guidance that only other poets can provide.

90. Sisters in Crime

Women writers of crime novels finally have an association that will help them achieve success in writing. You’ll find support, advice and networking ideas geared towards promoting your professional development and the advancement of your writing career.

91. Historical Novel Society

Historical authors and readers alike have a home with this association. Dedicated to promoting historical writing, this website will help kindle your excitement for the genre and push yourself to create the works that will get you recognized as a published author.

92. Horror Writers Association

Writers and readers of horror can join this association to keep abreast of the latest news, releases, scholarships, awards and interviews with horror authors. Develop your career and discover like-minded authors while being a part of an association dedicated to fostering the horror genre.

93. Nonfiction Authors Association

Writers will be able to connect with other nonfiction writers, learn about publishing opportunities and exchange ideas as a member of this author’s association. Gain access to resources, stay up-to-date on events and conferences and do more by joining this nonfiction association.

94. Romance Writers of America

Romance writers will find everything they need when they join this association. From education to networking and numerous awards, this is a must-have tool and resource for any romance author who wants to further his or her career in the genre.

95. Authors Guild

If you’re an author, you need to be a member of the Authors Guild. With legal services, website building and hosting assistance, the ability to connect with other authors and important news and events, this is one website that will make sure you are always in the know.

Protect yourself

96. Writer Beware Blog

As with most things in today’s internet age, even writers must be on the lookout for scams and predators. This website points out the schemers and scam artists and provides a wealth of information about how writers can protect themselves.

Writer Beware

97. Predators & Editors

Being able to find out whether a particular business is a good option or one which writers should avoid is a major bonus, and Predators & Editors provides just that. Filled with information and insights from others who have already been burned, this site will help writers use the collective knowledge of others to make sure they don’t end up scammed.

98. SFWA – Beware of Fake Awards

Writers love receiving recognition for their work, whether that is through prestigious awards or those that might not be quite as well known. However, there are many awards out there that are created with the sole purpose of taking your money and this website will make sure you know exactly which ones to avoid so you don’t get burned by unscrupulous people.

99. Publishing Law Centre

Publishing can be a bit tricky to understand, but writers can have all the laws and information they need to protect their interests available whenever they need it. This website provides publishing law and intellectual property information to help you better understand and protect your creations.

100. The Society of Authors

Writers of all types and genres will find useful advice and assistance on this website, which was created to protect the rights of authors and further their interests. Visit often to find out about advocacy news, events, advice and contests that all pertain to writers.

101. Teaching Copyright

Creativity is a shared venture, but the laws and rights surrounding it can be confusing and limiting. This website offers courses to help explain how creativity in the digital era works and how writers, videographers and others with a creative bent can protect themselves while still being innovative.

102. The Alliance of Independent Authors

This association will provide you with the connections, advice, representation, advocacy and education needed for self-publishing and writing in general. The site is open to both members and nonmembers, making it invaluable for promoting your career.

103. The National Writers Union

Freelance writers can often benefit from assistance when it comes to maintaining and improving their professional lives. Experience the power of collective membership and discover advice and guidance on contracts, grievances and much more through an association dedicated to protecting and empowering freelancers.

Jobs and marketplaces

104. Upwork

Another freelance platform, where writers and editors can find plenty of income-generating projects. From small projects to long-term options, this site offers the writing experience and pay you need to continue growing in your writing career

105. Elance

Elance is arguably the most popular online workplace where freelancers can find work. Simply sign up, find the projects you are interested in and create a proposal for the job. This website provides a great way of earning extra cash without sacrificing the time and energy needed to hunt down work online.

106. Freelancer

Like Elance, freelance writers can join this platform to find quick projects that allow them to generate income without having to market themselves to potential employers. Log in when you’re looking for work and you might just discover your next long-term writing gig, or at least expand your abilities and experience.

107. Craigslist

Craigslist is a great way to find writing jobs without relying on the platform business model. Peruse the ads, choose the ones you’re interested in and make a little extra cash to supplement your income while writing or promoting your novel.

108. Constant-Content

This writer’s marketplace allows freelancers to earn in two ways: they can submit work that clients can purchase or they can be hired to create custom content for clients. Either way, this is a great website to help you find work and further your freelancing career while waiting on other projects.

109. The Market List

Any fiction writer who wants to submit queries needs to check out this website. Whether you want to promote your work, learn the requirements for submissions to specific publications or simply gain insight from like-minded writers, this site will become a must-visit on your list.

110. Freelance Writing Gigs

Writers will find plenty of opportunities for paid writing gigs on this site, but they will also have access to a wealth of information and advice to help them further their careers as freelancers and authors. They’ll also discover numerous resources to help them grow and expand their writing business.

111. Writer Gazette

This writer’s marketplace website provides submission calls, freelancing posts, contests and writing jobs. You’ll also discover numerous resources, tips, tricks and advice to help you further your writing and freelancing career so you can improve your work and receive higher pay for projects.

112. Online Writing Jobs

Freelancers who are looking for experience and higher paying opportunities will appreciate this writing marketplace. Write about the areas in which you have specific knowledge in, work on gigs that pay considerably more than pennies and work with a company that will market your talents all in the same place.

Fun for writers

113. Brain Pickings

Writers create their own worlds, but being able to view the one in which they live through the eyes of another can prove invaluable. Check out this website by Maria Popova and be inspired by another writer’s take on the lessons learned in the process of writing and living.

Brain Pickings

114. Squidoo

Writers are passionate about many things beyond writing, but this website allows you to combine your love of writing with your passions so you can share them with the entire world. Whether you are in the mood for reading and learning, or you want to share your knowledge with others, this is a great site on which to do it.

115. Language is a virus

Language is a Virus is the ultimate collection of tools to cure writer’s block and inspire creativity. On the site, there are a variety of writing prompts, exercises, tools, essays, and other resources, which will help you more forward with your writing (and perhaps have some fun along the way). 

116. Brainy Quote

There are some words that have such an impact that they must be repeated. Writers will love the inspiration and humor found in these quotes on this page and appreciate how they can impact their lives and their work.

117. BookMooch

It’s no secret that writers read, but those books can take up tons of space. BookMooch provides a way for readers to share the books they no longer need with others and receive new options by doing so. Share your books and accept those of others to expand your reading repertoire.

118. Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest

When you need a break from writing, this contest, which requires only a sentence for submission, is a welcome respite that will allow you to rediscover the joy of stringing words together without requiring thousands of them to complete the project. The catch is the WORST sentence wins. 

119. GrammarBlog

Are there certain spelling or grammar issues that drive you to madness? Don’t worry, you aren’t alone – visit GrammarBlog and discover the writing mistakes and abuse that make other writers and word lovers think up interesting new ways of torture every time they see specific errors.

120. Free Rice

Writers love words and with Free Rice you can show off your command of those words and help feed the hungry at the same time. Simply log in, answer questions and for each correct answer you send ten grains of rice to those who need it most – you might even learn something too!

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