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Writer's Digest Best Writing Advice Websites for Writers 2021

Here are the top writing advice websites as identified in the 23rd Annual 101 Best Websites from the May/June 2021 issue of Writer's Digest.
Writer's Digest Best Writing Advice Websites for Writers 2021

Here are the top writing advice websites as identified in the 23rd Annual 101 Best Websites from the May/June 2021 issue of Writer's Digest.

Career Authors

CareerAuthors.com

If writing is more than just a hobby for you, Career Authors can help you make it a successful business. With advice on writing, publishing, marketing, and the writing life, the information from the five Career Authors (plus their guest contributors) will make sure your career is in order.

Catapult

Catapult.co

Catapult is a publisher of fiction and nonfiction, a daily online magazine of narrative nonfiction and fiction, and offers classes on the craft and business of writing. They strive to create a community where writers can showcase their work, find helpful resources, and connect with others.

The Debutante Ball

TheDebutanteBall.com

Each year, The Debutante Ball selects five debut authors to track throughout their journey during the publication of their first book. We love following the triumphs, the lessons learned, and watching where these authors go as they graduate to book number two.

DIY MFA

DIYMFA.com

While you can’t earn an official degree from the site, DIY MFA breaks down the educational model MFA programs are based on—reading with purpose, writing with focus, and building community—to deliver craft articles, workshops, and podcasts that help accomplish that goal. Whether you write poetry, genre fiction, kidlit, or more, DIY MFA offers something for every writer.

Fiction University

Blog.JaniceHardy.com

Rather than giving other authors advice about what they should do to improve their craft, Janice Hardy finds it more helpful to show exactly how to do it—with plenty of examples in the nearly 3,000 articles on her blog. Hardy invites guest authors weekly to talk about their own writing processes.

Helping Writers Become Authors

HelpingWritersBecomeAuthors.com

There’s a reason why author K.M. Weiland’s website is an annual staple on this list—since 2007, she has published over 1,200 blog posts on the craft of writing. In addition to her award-winning craft books, Weiland also publishes a vlog, weekly newsletter, and podcast to help writers improve their storytelling.

Writers Helping Writers

WritersHelpingWriters.net

A one-stop-shop for writers, Writers Helping Writers features a free blog, newsletter, and links to hear the site’s creators, Angela Ackerman and Becca Puglisi, featured on various writing podcasts. For a fee, the site also offers writing coaching.

Writers in the Storm

WritersInTheStormBlog.com

This free blog seeks to provide writers with the tools to weather the storms of self-doubt, rejection, balance with day-to-day life, and the challenges of today’s publishing industry. The contributors are authors of a wide variety of genres and experience levels.

Writer Unboxed

WriterUnboxed.com

With a collection of monthly contributors ranging from experienced editors to bestselling authors and literary agents plus exciting guest contributors, Writer Unboxed is a staple on this list for its offering of wide-ranging writing advice for
fiction writers.

Memoir 101

The goal of this course is to teach you how to structure your stories, develop your storytelling skills, and give you the tips, techniques, and knowledge to adapt your own life stories into a chronological memoir.

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From Script

Character Studies, Writing the Immigrant Experience, and Six Adaptation Steps Before You Adapt a Book (From Script)

In this week’s round up brought to us by Script magazine, navigate different character study approaches in your writing, and tracking emotional journeys.

Lora Senf: On Trusting Children With Middle Grade Fiction

Lora Senf: On Trusting Children With Middle Grade Fiction

Author Lora Senf discusses how one chilling text message led her to writing her new middle grade horror novel, The Clackity.

Katrina Leno: On Writing Around an Idea

Katrina Leno: On Writing Around an Idea

Critically acclaimed novelist Katrina Leno discusses the process of bringing her childhood memories to magical life in her new young adult novel, Sometime in Summer.

writer's digest wd presents

WD Presents: A New Podcast Episode, "Your Story" Prompt, and More!

This week, we're excited to announce our latest episode of "Writer's Digest Presents," the new "Your Story" prompt, and more!

Writer's Digest Best Live Streams, Podcasts, and YouTube Channels 2022

Writer's Digest Best Live Streams, Podcasts, and YouTube Channels 2022

Here are the top live streams, podcasts, and YouTube channels as identified in the 24th Annual 101 Best Websites from the May/June 2022 issue of Writer's Digest.

What Is Fan Fiction in Writing?

What Is Fan Fiction in Writing?

You might have heard the term, especially if you’re in online fandoms, but what exactly is fan fiction? Managing Editor Moriah Richard explains.

5 Ways To Use Short Stories To Grow as a Writer

5 Ways To Use Short Stories To Grow as a Writer

Short story writing can be a gateway to writing your novel—but they’re also fun and worthy stories in their own right. Here, author Dallas Woodburn shares 5 ways to use short stories to grow as a writer.

Writing Mistakes Writers Make: Not Having an Online Presence

Writing Mistakes Writers Make: Not Having an Online Presence

The Writer's Digest team has witnessed many writing mistakes over the years, so we started this series to help identify them for other writers (along with correction strategies). This week's writing mistake is not having an online presence.

Shirlene Obuobi: On Writing From Experience

Shirlene Obuobi: On Writing From Experience

Physician, cartoonist, and author Shirlene Obuobi discusses the writerly advice that led to writing her new coming-of-age novel, On Rotation.