Online Exclusive: More Insider’s Guides for 101 Best Websites

Insider’s Guide: Make a Living Writing (makealivingwriting.com) Award-winning freelance writer Carol Tice’s mission is to help writers earn more money for their work. Read the site’s many free expert articles and sign up for her free e-book, 100+ Freelance Writing Questions, Answered. (Courses and mentor programs are also available for a fee.) For the...

101 Best Websites for Writers: 2007

There are thousands of websites devoted to writers and the writing profession. Some are extremely helpful, but others are about as useful as a broken pencil. And, with your writing time already stretched to its limits, you don’t have time to weed through all these sites to find what you need. So why waste...

101 Best Websites for Writers: 2008

Whether you’re looking for quotes, advice, markets, critiques—or just a place to meet other writers online—we’ve got you covered. Our annual roundup of websites is here, so grab your computer and start surfing. Type the word “writer” into the Google search engine and it’ll bring up an astonishing 243 million websites—and no, we’re not...

101 Best Websites for Writers: 2009

From word challenges to critique groups to hot markets, our annual list of best writing websites is a one-stop shop for all the free resources you’ll need to find success. Most writers prefer to spend their time … well, writing. Here, we’ve attempted to make that job a little easier. Introducing our 11th annual...

101 Best Websites for Writers Archive

Between writing, reading, marketing, networking and (sometimes) sleeping, who has time to scour the Internet for good, solid writing information? So we asked the writing community at large to recommend the most valuable websites for the writing life — and the e-mails flooded our inbox in record numbers. The result — WD’s 12th annual...

Free Download: 101 Best Websites for Writers (+ Free Webinar!)

A quick update this week on the newest and best stuff at Writer’s Digest! Free PDF download of 101 Best Websites for WritersIf you don’t have the May/June 2010 issue of Writer’s Digest magazine, that means you missed our 101 Best Websites article! I blogged about my favorite picks here. If you sign up...

101 Best Websites for Writers (My Favorites)

The May/June 2010 issue of Writer’s Digest features our very popular annual feature, 101 Best Websites for Writers. (I compiled the 5th annual list in 2003!) Every site on the list is worth your attention, but here I’ll offer up a special curation. Best Continuing Education Site for Both the Unpublished & Published AuthorA...

May/June Issue of WD Has Interview with Stephen King, Interview with Jerry Jenkins, 101 Best Websites for Writers – Just Brimming with Awesomeness

I’ve been reading Writer’s Digest magazine since well before I was ever working for F+W Media here, and I have to say – this issue just looks like one of the coolest ever. Look at that.  Stephen King. Jerry Jenkins (Left Behind series). 101 Best Web sites for Writers. Interview with agent Barbara Poelle. A variety...

101 BEST WEBSITES FOR WRITERS

Hi Writers,I’ve included a handy link in the left navigation to our 2008 101 Best Websites for Writers. We’ve been running this list annually for 10 years now, and we’re quite proud to be able to spotlight these great resources. As you can imagine, weeding through the thousands of nominations we receive each year...

Back to Basics: A Writer's 101 Guide to Blogging

On Thursday at 1p EDT, I’m presenting a live, online class, “Build Your Author Platform Through Blogging.” In preparation for that, I’m gathering my favorite resources and 101 articles that are helpful for anyone in getting started—and posting them here for everyone to enjoy. First, a few blogging principles: Provide consistently great content and...

The Best 101 on Self-Publishing + Resources

The best education on how to self-publish (whether in print or online) can be found in these 3 places: Self-Publishing a Book: 25 Things You Need to Know by David Carnoy (CNET) How to Self-Publish an E-Book by David Carnoy (CNET) Everything You Need to Know About Self-Publishing: the March/April 2009 Writer’s Digest issue...

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What Agents Hate (Author 101 Series)

When writers try to get an agent, they are asked to run a difficult course, and run it under a microscope. Although the level of scrutiny that writers receive is huge, it is definitely surmountable. Read the following items that agents dislike and alter your approaches accordingly. Agents hate the following...

WD’s 101 Best Sites: Agent Blogs

The new issue of Writer’s Digest has the totally awesome “101 Best Websites for Writers” feature.  It should be online for free within a few weeks.  Keep you eyes peeled on www.WritersDigest.com (new design!) to see when it pops up. As usual, it’s a brainbomb of good resources and information that will shut down...

Writer's Digest Yearbook

Writer’s Yearbook 2011

A recap of the year in publishing, the Top 101 Websites for Writers, the 100 Best Book & Magazine Markets, the keys to a successful three-part query, and articles on everything from how to survive today’s book industry to an equation that just might save your freelance career.

WD Poetic Form Challenge: Hay(na)ku

Time for another poetic form challenge! This time around, we’ll write the hay(na)ku. This form was developed by Eileen Tabios and named by Vince Gotera. The rules are simple, which makes the poem fun to write (click here to read the original post). Here are the rules: 3-line poem First line has one word Second line...

WD Poetic Form Challenge: The Bop

What better way to follow up The Big 10 challenge than with The Bop! This form, developed by Afaa Michael Weaver, incorporates several elements, including a refrain, problems, resolutions, and more. Click here to learn how to write The Bop. As in previous challenges, the poet who writes The Bop that I like best...

Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 124

Sorry for the late post today. I was on the road all morning traveling up I-75 N. If you saw someone like me at a gas station right off the Interstate in Tennessee or Kentucky, that very well may have been me. ***** For this week’s prompt, take the title of a song (whether...

WD Poetic Form Challenge: Sonnet

I expect this challenge to be super competitive, challenging and fun! After all, the sonnet is one of the more popular and flexible forms available to English-writing poets. Click here if you’re unsure how to write a sonnet. (It’s basically just a 14-line poem with a flexible rhyme scheme. There’s a general rule of...

The Weird Week in Writing: Clive Owen as Hemingway, turning your iPad into a typewriter, and Oprah's magazine marvel

Freaky Friday—the latest from the weird and wonderful world of writing this week (followed, as always, by a prompt): The Wired Luddite: Turn your $600 iPad into a typewriter for $400. Playing Papa: Clive Owen = Hemingway? Owen is slated to play the legendary scribe in HBO’s new film about Hemingway’s relationship with writer...

Write some Shakespearean verse for a chance to win an iPod

“Double, double toil and trouble …” Before it became a standard witch cliché, Shakespeare’s witches in Macbeth branded the famous phrase above—so, what else might they have said, off the record?
 In her suspense novels, Jennifer Lee Carrell blends elements from the bard’s classics with contemporary murder and mystery centered around a Shakespearean scholar...

Writing Prompt: Riddles in red, yellow and black

Feel free to take the following prompt home or post a response (500 words or fewer, funny, sad or stirring) in the Comments section below. By posting, you’ll be automatically entered in our occasional around-the-office swag drawings. If you’re having trouble with the captcha code sticking, e-mail your piece and the prompt to me...