6 Great Websites for Writers (Plus new interview)

 

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Whatever kind of writing you aspire to, there’s a website or blog out there to help you get there. Here are 6 of my recommendations.

Pro Blogger

If you’re serious about blogging, want to grow your audience, and monetize, this website offers guidance, podcasts, extensive resources, and classes on every angle of professional blogging.

DIY MFA

Great for serious life-long learners of writing craft. Do It Yourself MFA helps you “write with focus, read with purpose, and build community”–all essentials for growing as a  writer. Offers articles, podcasts, resources, and classes.

Writer Unboxed

Want to get published? A host of contributors, best-selling authors, and industry professionals and a robust comment section all add up to a powerful guide to the business and craft of writing fiction.

The Positive Writer

Feeling stuck or discouraged in your writing? Bryan Hutchinson’s Blog is devoted to “encourage, inspiring, and motivated” writers at all stages of the game.

Funds for Writers

I’ve been a fan of Hope Clark’s website and newsletter for years. Hope is a full-time freelancer and novelist. Her vibrant site includes markets, competitions, awards, grants, publishers, agents, and jobs for your writing abilities at every stage of the game.  Show me the money!

WOW! Women on Writing

“An ezine promoting communication between women writers, authors, editors, agents, and readers” offers articles, contests, a blog, online courses, and industry news. Although aimed at women writers, there is a great deal here for all to learn from. Enjoy their award-winning flash fiction and essays. Their blog, The Muffin, offers daily writing tips and inspiration.

Here’s a short interview I did last month with WOW! after my essay, “The Geometry of Grief,” was a runner-up their recent contest.

What are your favorite online writing resources?

 

 

9 responses

  1. Thanks so much for the resources, Evelyn! On a strange and twisted side note, I wish E.A. Poe were still alive because I think he would make for an interesting blogger. I’m still wondering how he died, and I’m amazed by his creative ability to remain succinct yet detailed in his short stories and poetry. Today, there are so many great bloggers that I find myself intimidated. Initially, I thought that blogs were like personal journals made public – with or without any regard for the audience. But now I’ve come to learn that blogs are more structured and audience-oriented. It will be a while before I’m ready for that challenge. For now, I enjoy reading blogs (and books) more so than writing. When I feel the urge to write, I typically share on Facebook (just for fun, practice, reflection, or documentation). It helps to know that there are resources available when I’m ready. I’d be interested to read what other new bloggers have struggled with, and to see their improvements develop on their blogs over time. 🙂

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    • You are welcome, G.B. You can learn a lot from reading various blogs and meet new people, as well. No need to feel intimidated. You have a lot to offer–you just need to figure out how to structure it. The website I recommended is probably not the best for you. Check out The Art of Blogging. What a great thought about Poe. I’ve taught the Tell-Tale-Heart to middle school students. Amazing that kids still find it creepy and rather shocking today. I believe that short-story is one of the early examples of an unreliable narrator. It’s great to hear the old recording read by Vincent Price.

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  2. Evelyn, thank you so much for collating these varied sites to help writers … they look terrific and I look forward to exploring them closer! Lots of opportunities for inspiration and publication! 😀

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