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Writer's Digest Best General Resources Websites for Writers 2022

Here are the top general resource websites as identified in the 24th Annual 101 Best Websites from the May/June 2022 issue of Writer's Digest.

Here are the top general resource websites as identified in the 24th Annual 101 Best Websites from the May/June 2022 issue of Writer's Digest.

Writer's Digest Best General Resources Websites for Writers 2022

Diversity Style Guide
DiversityStyleGuide.com

Style guides are a writer’s best friend for consistent and accurate writing. But rather than focusing on things like numbers and abbreviations, Diversity Style Guide focuses on terms related to race and ethnicity, disabilities, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, mental health, and more. Get It Write: GetItWriteOnline.com

Get It Write
GetItWriteOnline.com

When should you use a colon vs. a semicolon or a colon vs. an em-dash? How should you make a proper noun ending is s plural instead of possessive? Get answers to these questions and many more on Dr. Nancy Tuten’s blog.

Hemingway Editor
HemingwayApp.com

This free tool is great for those who get feedback about having too much unnecessary prose. It breaks down your sentence structure into easy, hard, and very hard to read sentences, points out instances of passive voice, and counts the number of adverbs in a sentence, all with the intention of training you to write in a bolder, clearer way.

Pro Writing Aid
ProWritingAid.com

An editing app designed to help you strengthen your writing as you go, this grammar and style checker is for every writer looking to clean up their work. After a free trial, users can choose between a $20 monthly, $79 yearly, or $399 lifetime subscription.

Reedsy
Reedsy.com

While best known as a source to connect writers with vetted editors, designers, and marketers from around the world, Reedsy has expanded to include a blog, newsletter, online courses, publishing webinars, a podcast, and weekly writing prompts—all for free.

Substack
Substack.com

Founded in 2017, Substack is an online platform that provides writers the opportunity to be directly paid by readers—ranging from news, culture, fiction, politics, and more.

U.S. Copyright Office
Copyright.gov

Understand copyright straight from the source, whether for your stories or yourself. Learn the basics of copyright law, search copyright records, register your creative works, and more.

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Grammar and Mechanics

Do you remember the difference between the 8 parts of speech and how to use them? Are you comfortable with punctuation and mechanics? No matter what type of writing you do, mastering the fundamentals of grammar and mechanics is an important first step to having a successful writing career.

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Historical Fiction Authors Don’t Expect Their Characters’ Battles To Appear in Modern Headlines, but Here We Are

Historical Fiction Authors Don’t Expect Their Characters’ Battles To Appear in Modern Headlines, but Here We Are

What happens to historical fiction when history repeats itself? Author Addison Armstrong discusses writing about the past and seeing it reflected in the present.

From Script

Art and Independence (From Script)

In this week’s round up brought to us by Script magazine, exclusive interviews with Neil Gaiman’s “The Sandman” television writer Vanessa Benton, Allegoria writer-director Spider One, Hulu’s Prey screenwriter Patrick Aison and director Dan Trachtenberg, and more!

Steven Hartov: On Shocking Truths in Historical Fiction

Steven Hartov: On Shocking Truths in Historical Fiction

New York Times bestselling author Steven Hartov discusses the surprising truths he discovered when writing his new historical fiction novel, The Last of the Seven.

Larry Beinhart: On Rejection Leading to Mystery

Larry Beinhart: On Rejection Leading to Mystery

Award-winning author Larry Beinhart discusses what he learned in the process of writing his new mystery novel, The Deal Goes Down.

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WD Presents: A Competition Announcement, 6 WDU Courses, and More!

This week, we're excited to announce our self-published e-book awards, 6 WDU courses, and more!

Leah Franqui: On Killing Our Critical Inner Voices

Leah Franqui: On Killing Our Critical Inner Voices

Award-winning playwright and author Leah Franqui discusses how she examined her life through a fictive lens with her new novel, After the Hurricane.

Pacing Your Fight Scene (FightWrite™)

Pacing Your Fight Scene (FightWrite™)

Trained fighter and author Carla Hoch discusses how to pace your story's fight scene and shares three examples from writers who tackle pacing differently.

Writing Mistakes Writers Make: Rushing the Drafting Process

Writing Mistakes Writers Make: Rushing the Drafting Process

The Writer's Digest team has witnessed many writing mistakes over the years, so this series helps identify them for other writers (along with correction strategies). This week's mistake is rushing the drafting process.

Kwana Jackson: On Finding the Right Home for Your Story

Kwana Jackson: On Finding the Right Home for Your Story

USA Today bestselling author Kwana Jackson discusses writing her new romance novel, Knot Again.