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Writer's Digest Best Writing Advice Websites for Writers 2022

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

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

Writer's Digest Best Writing Advice Websites for Writers 2022

Career Authors
CareerAuthors.com

Five authors (many of whom are also agents or editors) shed light on the nuances of a writing career, like how to ask other writers to blurb your book or how much of a current event should appear in your story (hello, pandemic). Plus, they frequently have a variety of guest contributors.

Fight Write
FightWrite.net

Author and trained fighter Carla Hoch loves to help authors tackle the toughest questions, like How can a character escape a pair of handcuffs? and How should my character fight a monster? Originally a blog, Fight Write has expanded to include a book, YouTube channel, podcast, and even a class through Writer’s Digest University.

Helping Writers Become Authors
HelpingWritersBecomeAuthors.com

Helping Writers Become Authors is an all-encompassing writing and publishing resource from author K. M. Weiland, whose mission is to help writers finish their manuscripts to become published.

The Manuscript Academy
ManuscriptAcademy.com

The Manuscript Academy is a perpetual online conference featuring craft and business workshops by some of the most respected literary agents, editors, and authors in publishing today. Some classes are free, but there are also two levels of monthly membership (basic for $49.99/month or gold for $69.99/month) and new events and classes every week.

Nathan Bransford Blog
NathanBransford.com/blog

A bestselling author, editor, and former literary agent, Nathan Bransford’s blog is full of 15 years’ worth of writing and publishing advice. Neatly organized into three categories, you can also sign up for a free newsletter or use the forum to nominate your first page or query letter for a free (public) critique on the blog.

Practicing Writing Blog
ErikaDreifus.com/blogs/practicing-writing

Writer and literary advocate Erika Dreifus offers information on publishing opportunities that charge no fees, publications that pay writers, and writing-related news and updates. Practicing Writing offers resources for writers of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and more.

The Creative Penn
TheCreativePenn.com

So much more than just a blog, Joanna Penn’s The Creative Penn also features a podcast with a wide variety of respected guests, courses (with a risk-free trial period), books, and much more. As the author of 30+ books and owner of her own small press, she knows the ins and outs of writing, self-publishing, and marketing.

Writer Unboxed
WriterUnboxed.com

Founded in 2006 by Kathleen Bolton and Therese Walsh, Writer Unboxed has been a go-to resource at WD for more than a decade. With monthly contributors from editors, bestselling authors, literary agents, and more, Writer Unboxed offers an empowering and positive take on writing.

Writers Helping Writers
WritersHelpingWriters.net

WHW hosts a free blog that tackles the craft and business of publishing and printable PDFs to assist with your novel plotting, as well as paid-for services like one-on-one author coaching with established authors and editors and workshops on craft topics such as how to raise your story’s stakes without killing anyone.

Writing Questions Answered
WritingQuestionsAnswered.tumblr.com

With over 30,000 followers and dozens of daily submitted questions, Writing Questions Answered is a Tumblr account dedicated to answering writing questions, both broadly and specifically.

View the best live streams, podcasts, and YouTube channels roundup here.

Creativity & Expression

Are you a beginner writer? Do you want to put pen to paper but have a case of writer’s block? Learn creative writing techniques to launch your writing and transform your ideas into your next story. When you take this online course, you’ll explore creative writing topics and learn how descriptive writing can breathe life into your characters, setting, and plot with Rebecca McClanahan’s Word Painting. Stretch your imagination, develop your creative writing skills, and express your creativity with this writing course.

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9 Pros and Cons of Writing a Newsletter

9 Pros and Cons of Writing a Newsletter

Thinking of starting your own newsletter? Let freelance writer Sian Meades-Williams lay out 9 pros and cons of writing a newsletter.

How to Write a Compelling Premise for a Thriller

How to Create a Compelling Premise for a Thriller

Learn how to create a compelling premise for a thriller or mystery novel by asking a simple question and tying it to a specific circumstance to set the stage for a thrilling read.

Plot Twist Story Prompts: Make a Plan

Plot Twist Story Prompts: Make a Plan

Every good story needs a nice (or not so nice) turn or two to keep it interesting. This week, have your characters make a plan.

3 Tips for Writing Dystopian Young Adult Fiction

3 Tips for Writing Dystopian Young Adult Fiction

If you've ever heard it said that there's no new way to write a story, let author Julian R. Vaca tell you otherwise. Here, he shares 3 tips for writing dystopian young adult fiction to help silence our inner critics.

Rimma Onoseta: On Trusting the Process of Revision

Rimma Onoseta: On Trusting the Process of Revision

Author Rimma Onoseta discusses how seeing other Black female authors on bookshelves encouraged her to finish writing her contemporary YA novel, How You Grow Wings.

Writer's Digest September/October 2022 Cover

Writer's Digest September/October 2022 Cover Reveal

Writer's Digest is excited to announce our Sept/Oct 2022 issue featuring our Annual Literary Agent Roundup, an interview with NYT-bestselling YA horror novelist Tiffany D. Jackson, and articles about writing sinister stories.

Your Story #120

Your Story #120

Write the opening line to a story based on the photo prompt below. (One sentence only.) You can be poignant, funny, witty, etc.; it is, after all, your story.

5 Tips for Writing as a Parent

5 Tips for Writing as a Parent

Author Sarah Grunder Ruiz shares how she fits writing into her life and offers 5 tips on how to achieve a sustainable writing life as a parent.

Poetry Prompt

Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 621

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