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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Best Continuing Education Site for Both the Unpublished & Published Author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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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.

WD Poetic Form Challenge

WD Poetic Form Challenge: Kimo Winner

Learn the winner and Top 10 list for the Writer’s Digest Poetic Form Challenge for the kimo.

8 Things Writers Should Know About Tattoos

8 Things Writers Should Know About Tattoos

Tattoos and their artists can reveal interesting details about your characters and offer historical context. Here, author June Gervais shares 8 things writers should know about tattoos.

Tyler Moss | Reporting Through Lens of Social Justice

Writing Through the Lens of Social Justice

WD Editor-at-Large Tyler Moss makes the case for reporting on issues of social justice in freelance writing—no matter the topic in this article from the July/August 2021 issue of Writer's Digest.

Plot Twist Story Prompts: Intentional Trail

Plot Twist Story Prompts: Intentional Trail

Every good story needs a nice (or not so nice) turn or two to keep it interesting. This week, have a character leave clues for people to find them.