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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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How Writers Can Apply Business Tools to Their Writing

How Writers Can Apply Business Tools to Their Writing

Author Katherine Quevedo takes an analytical look at the creative process in hopes to help other writers find writing success.

Nick Petrie: On Following the Most Compelling Story

Nick Petrie: On Following the Most Compelling Story

Award-winning author Nick Petrie discusses how he listened to the story that wanted to be told in his new Peter Ash thriller novel, The Runaway.

Poetry Prompt

Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 596

Every Wednesday, Robert Lee Brewer shares a prompt and an example poem to get things started on the Poetic Asides blog. This week, write a punishment poem.

Jacquelyn Mitchard: On Forgiveness in Fiction

Jacquelyn Mitchard: On Forgiveness in Fiction

Award-winning novelist Jacquelyn Mitchard discusses the chance meeting that led to her new novel, The Good Son.

Sea Bound

Sea Bound

Every writer needs a little inspiration once in a while. For today's prompt, write about someone connected to the sea.

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Michigan Quarterly Review: Market Spotlight

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Desperate vs. Disparate (Grammar Rules)

Desperate vs. Disparate (Grammar Rules)

This post looks at the differences between desperate and disparate with Grammar Rules from the Writer's Digest editors, including a few examples of correct usages.

What Is Pastiche in Literature, and Why Is Sherlock Holmes Perfect for It?

What Is Pastiche in Literature, and Why Is Sherlock Holmes Perfect for It?

What has made Sherlock Holmes so adaptable and changeable throughout the character’s original inception? Author Timothy Miller explains.