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101 Best Websites for Writers (My Favorites)

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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Best Continuing Education Site for Both the Unpublished & Published Author
A Newbie's Guide to Publishing by JA Konrath

JA Konrath has a knack for speaking to and teaching beginners. Now that he is experimenting on his own with e-book publishing (and having tremendous success acting as his own publisher), his site is worth keeping tabs on for established authors as well.

Best Site for Entrepreneurial Writers to See How It's Done
Chris Guillebeau

Go download 279 Days to Overnight Success to start, then keep going back for information on how to empower your career.

The Best Grammar Site
Grammar Girl

Mignon Fogarty (the Grammar Girl) is even the go-to source for Oprah when it comes to grammar.

Still the Most Vigilant Watchdog of Publishing
Writer Beware

It's as fresh, direct, and tenacious today as it was when it first launched. Backed by the folks at SFWA.

Most Interesting Project to Keep an Eye On
Open Publishing Lab

This group from Rochester Institute of Technology is developing open-source applications for publishing. Start by browsing their "Open Publishing Guide" and Self-Publishing Advisor (excellent info on self-publishing).

Best Blog to Keep You Thinking in New & Different Ways About Authorship & Publishing
Seth Godin's blog

More than a marketing master, Seth will push you to re-envision and re-invent how you see yourself as a creative.

How to Stretch Your Mind About How Stories and Content Can Be Delivered
DailyLit

If you haven't heard of DailyLit, you're missing one of the most interesting experiments in publishing.

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Matt Bothwell: On Uncovering the Invisible Universe

Matt Bothwell: On Uncovering the Invisible Universe

Dr. Matt Bothwell discusses how his own research and curiosity led him to sharing what he’s learned in his new popular science book, The Invisible Universe.

Poetry Prompt

Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 590

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 cut poem.

What Writers Should Know About High-End Weddings

What Writers Should Know About High-End Weddings

2022 is seeing the highest number of weddings in almost 40 years. With celebration on the mind, authors Asher Fogle Paul and Mary Hollis Huddleston offer 5 things writers should know about high-end weddings.

Mail's Here!

Mail's Here!

Every writer needs a little inspiration once in a while. For today's prompt, you've got mail.

Brian Andrews and Jeffrey Wilson: On the Power of Creative Teamwork

Brian Andrews and Jeffrey Wilson: On the Power of Creative Teamwork

Authors Brian Andrews and Jeffrey Wilson discuss the benefits of working as co-authors and the process of writing the newest Presidential Agent novel, Rogue Asset.

5 Tips for Writing About Big Historical Events in Fiction

5 Tips for Writing About Big Historical Events in Fiction

Novelist Anna Stuart shares her top five tips for writing about big historical events in fiction so that the story stays front and center...and engaging.

Mantel vs. Mantle (Grammar Rules)

Mantel vs. Mantle (Grammar Rules)

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

Agent Advice

Agent Advice: Analieze Cervantes of The Harvey Klinger Literary Agency

Agent Advice (this installment featuring Analieze Cervantes of The Harvey Klinger Literary Agency) is a series of quick interviews with literary agents about their thoughts on writing, publishing, and just about anything else.

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WD Presents: 4 WDU Courses, an Upcoming Webinar, Submission Deadline for Your Favorite Writing Websites, and More!

This week, we’re excited to announce 4 WDU courses, an upcoming webinar on creating an author website, and more!