Useful Websites for Writers

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You are not alone!

When Herman Melville was holed-up in his New England barn while writing Moby Dick, you could say he was working alone. But today, writers are anything but alone, considering the gazillions of websites offering countless pointers about effective writing, publishing, and marketing. To help you plunge into this boundless ocean of writer support, here are snippets from The Write Life’s article (by Marisol Dahl) titled “The 100 Best Websites for Writers in 2017.”

Blogging:’s library of free ebooks, blog posts, forums and more makes it a leading resource for professional bloggers.

Writing Creativity & Craft: offers screenwriters tons of advice on how to develop and pitch their scripts. is the place for children’s book writers and illustrators. offers write-ups on a plethora of current scholarly studies, reports and data. A great resource for freelance story ideas. helps you develop your writing rhythm, voice and identity as a writer. is the go-to site for outstanding poetry and poetic things. The site also offers resources for teaching poetry. focuses on helping writers become better storytellers. The site is also teeming with tools for planning, researching and writing your book. has become a thriving community where writers of all levels can contribute their thoughts on the craft of writing.

Editing: touts itself as the “go-to guide for all things grammar, punctuation, and usage in the English language.” is a for-profit editing and proofreading service. If you need professional editing assistance, you can get help quickly here.

Freelancing: has an extensive archive of articles, tutorials, job listings and other resources to help you build a career as a freelance writer. addresses the freelance life, including marketing, getting started, recommended resources and money management.

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