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"In Plain Sight"

http://w ww.f anfiction. net/s/3933471/1/ In_Plain_Sight


When Dumbledore finds an abused Harry, he decides Harry needs to go into hiding. Under the guise of a
Student exchange program, Harry's id is changed and he is resorted into Slytherin. Au after book 5.

"Heavy Wizardry"
http://www.fanfiction. net/s/4289041/1/ Heavy_Wizardry
Albus Severus is a right little geek, he is.

"Muggleville"
htt p://ww w.fanfiction.net/s/1969857/1/ Muggleville
With a strange potion, new location and the odd Muggle Studies Professor along for the ride, Harry's in
for an interesting summer but why is Snape here? Dumbledore had better pray he gets all three back in
one piece! Humor Angst NoMarySuesNoRomanceNoSlash

"It Falls to the Young"


http://www.fanfiction. net/s/2713360/1/ It_Falls_to_the_Young
During their summer at Order HQ, the suspicious Marauders clash with the secrets of Severus Snape: his
unforgiving father, Albus' loyalty, a past that haunts his nightmares... But no one expected friendship,
nor the consequences thereof. Plus cute!Tonks.

"Altered Destinies"
htt p://www.fanfiction.net/s/3155057/1/ Altered_Destinies
Harry has defeated Voldemort, but it was a costly victory. Aberforth Dumbledore presents a plan to go
back and kill the infant Riddle, but Harry will have to stay there 10 years. Can Harry alter the wizarding
world's destiny? WWII and Grindelwald

"The Birthday Present"


http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2470334/1/ The_Birthday_Present
AU to HBP and DH. Snape and his apprentices form a bond which may never be broken, not even in
death. And at the end of it, Severus Snape is able to perform a spell that he has never been able to do
before. Ok, it's not a million words. I tried.

"Picture Perfect"
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3687851/1/Pi...
Severus observes events after the end of the war. SPOILERS for Deathly Hallows!

"Better Angels"
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2446736/1/Be...
When James Potter rescues his rival from a slavery, he doesn't understand the responsibility he is taking
on. Can a confused and resentful fifth year overcome his old animosity to help his former rival? Can an
abused Snape accept his new role?

"Mood Music"
http://www.fanfiction. net/s/2608743/1/ Mood_Music_aka_Sound_is_a_Horse
Brilliant imagery, powerful characterisations, nailbiting suspense, according to my reviewers! Post HBP,
Snape and a Muggle shaman escape Voldemort and flee through an ancient mine system. Angst,
Humour, Friendship, Adventure. Complete.

"Making Ends Meet"


http://www.fanfiction. net/s/2031078/1/ Making_Ends_Meet
Severus Snape decides that a sickly-titled 'housemate' might be the way to keep his house clean, tidy
and heated throughout the school term. What he didn't expect was to fall in love with the new arrival.
SSOFC

"The Childrens Services Division"


http://www.fanfiction. net/s/623499/1/ The_Childrens_Services_Division
Muggles decide the Weasleys are unfit parents, as it seems their children don't go to school and their
house has no eckeltricity.

"A Promise to Be Better"


http://www.fanfiction. net/s/436569/1/ A_Promise_to_Be_Better
After returning to the Death Eaters Snape begins to crack. It's up to Dumbledore to keep him together
through the turmoil.

"Never Again"
http ://potionsandsnitches .net/fanfiction/view story.php?sid=1537
When Severus adopted 6 year old Harry Potter, he vowed that Harry would never know the abuse he
had suffered as a child. But what happens when Severus is attacked and falls into a coma and the
Ministry decides to turn Harry over to his next of kinTobias Snape! Will Harry survive?

"Repechage" (a bit smutty - not for kiddies)


http://beth-h.mrks.org/Fabula_Fiction/Fa...
Snape/Sirius

The Art of Manliness (http://www.artofmanliness.com) is more of a


blog rather than a website. Posts contain interesting historical
facts, life advice, and cool tips. Many of the practical how-to
articles come with helpful videos or funny cartoons. Don't let the
lofty title of this site put you off: while it's true that The Art
of Manliness is geared more toward a male audience, female readers
should find plenty to interest them as well. If you've ever
wondered how to tie a tie, how to win a fight, or how to start a
fire when there aren't any matches around, this is the site for
you.

The Mapping America project on the New York Times website (


http://projects.nytimes.com/census/2010/explorer) is an interactive
map of America that shows you the demographics of every city in
America, based on sample data from the years of 2005 to 2009. Maps
are divided into four categories: Race and Ethnicity, Income,
Housing and Families, and Education. There is also a search feature
that allows you to search maps by zip codes or addresses.

Sometimes you see something cool in a movie - for example, someone


using a handgun to shoot the lock off of a door--and you think,
"Hey, that looks cool. I'll put that in my book". And then you
start wondering, "Is that really possible? Did they do that with
special effects? Will I get irate letters from my readers telling
me that this is all wrong?" Don't worry; you don't have to carry
out experiments yourself to know whether or not those cool movie
scenes are true. Discovery Channel has a show called MythBusters
where they reenact cool scenes in movies or try to disprove facts
that most people believe to be true. The show's website (
http://dsc.discovery.com/tv-shows/mythbusters) contains articles
and videos of myths that the show has "busted". (They seem to love
anything to do with big crashes and explosions, so if you need a
cliffhanger scene for your book, this is a great place to start
looking!)

Will Write for Food


-------------------
Dianne Jacob is a famous food writer and one who is willing to help
other food writers, whatever stage they are at in their career.
She offers advice on her blog and publishes a quarterly newsletter
that addresses issues facing food writers.
http://www.diannej.com/FoodWriting.shtml

CooknScribble.com
-----------------
This is a site that offers training and mentoring to all
food-writers. The blog is full of interesting posts as well as the
odd food writing prompt, and also has a list of handy sites for
food writers.
http://www.cooknscribble.com/

Writing on Reddit
-----------------
I stumbled across this site completely by accident and then spent
half an hour browsing posts. There is a lot of good stuff on this
reddit forum including a post from a self-published author on how
he sold 8000 books in one year. Worth a browse.
http://www.reddit.com/r/writing

First Draft in 30 Days, by Karen Wiesner

From First Draft to Finished Novel, by Karen Wiesner

Writing the Fiction Series, by Karen Wiesner


I Love My Doctor, But... by Lawrence Gold

I Have to Get It Off My Chest - I Have to Tell My Truth,


by Inguna Brazil

I have personally found the following sites very useful when it


comes to the subject of writing flashbacks:

http://howtowriteshop.loridevoti.com/2012/07/writers-flashbacks-fiction/

http://www.writetosellyourbook.com/fiction-advice/writing-effective-flashbacks

http://www.be-a-better-writer.com/flashback.html

Any good books to help me start writing


fiction/fantasy?
There are several types of books you can read if you're planning on beginning your writing
journey:

First: You can read how-to books that teach you the basics of writing, I have a good list of books
that helped me greatly:

*Word Painting by Rebecca Mcclanahan. A wonderful book that teaches you almost everything
you need to know of description. It answered hundreds of writing-style related questions that no
other book could answer for me.

*Plot & Structure by James Scott Bell. I love this book, it teaches you how to come up with story
ideas, how to choose the winning idea, and how to nurture them. Then it guides you through
writing strong beginnings, and stay strong right to the very end of your novel. It also teaches you
how to write thrilling scenes, and much much more. Oh and James Scott Bell is great for
beginning writers as he tends not to try and discourage you like many other "writers". On the
contrary, he's the type of writing coach that never wants you to give up.

*Dialogue by Gloria Kempton. Now this is a MUST for newbie writers. I think you'll find it very
useful as Gloria Kempton guides you through every detail on writing dialogue. I wasn't born
with the gift of writing dialogue, but this book simply changed that in the few weeks it took me
to reading/following it's advice. It has a whole chapter on dialogue for different genres, including
fantasy. Characters speak differently in books of different genre as you know. Can you imagine
sherlock holmes saying: May the force be with you? el oh el.

*Characters, Emotion & Viewpoint & Dynamic Characters by Nancy Kress. Strong characters
need a lot of work. Of course you can't get amazing, strong, and driven characters just by reading
these two books and following the advice in them. You need to read a lot of books, and try
studying the people around you. In time your characters will become stronger. But that doesn't
mean the two books I mentioned aren't of any use. They are great if you want to keep a good grip
on your characters as Nancy Kress teaches you how to write character sheets which are essential
if you want good characters and plot-hole free novels.
There are a lot more of those books which you can find by searching amazon, but these are the
ones I've tried and which I can give an honest opinion on.

Second: These books are similar to the ones above but are specialized in certain genres. Some
examples are:

*The Guide to Writing Fantasy and Science Fiction: 6 Steps to Writing and Publishing Your
Bestseller! by Philip Athans.

*The Complete Guide to Writing Fantasy, Vol. 1: Alchemy with Words (The Compete Guide
Series) Darin Park.

*The Complete Guide to Writing Fantasy, Vol. 2: The Opus Magus. Tee Moris.

*The Complete Guide to Writing Fantasy, Volume 3: The Author's Grimoire. Valerie Griswold-
Ford.

*How to Write Science Fiction & Fantasy. Orson Scott Card.

Third: Research! Yes even fantasy needs research, J.K Rowling bought a book on plants and
chemistry I believe in order to have "realistic" potions in her books. Read books about what
you're writing about. Whether you had legendary creatures, magical plants, weird languages.
Readers appreciate a writer who does their research in order to deliver a well-written book. I
don't mean you shouldn't be creative, of course you can create your own species and what not!
Just make sure you know what you are talking about, which is what you achieve with research.
Here are a few good books:

*The Alchemist's Kitchen: Extraordinary Potions & Curious Notions by Guy Ogilvy. And Real
Alchemy: A Primer of Practical Alchemy by Robert Allen Bartlett and Dennis William Hauck. I
think that would be good for potions and such.

*The Mythical Creatures Bible: The Definitive Guide to Legendary Beings by Brenda Rosen.
Need I say more?

*Create A Language Clinic Direct *Create A Culture Clinic Direct. Both are by Holly Lisle.

Finally: The best way to write on a specific genre is to read a lot (and by a lot I mean A LOT) of
novels in that particular genre. Read as many fantasy novels as you can, and you will soon
develop your own style in fantasy writing. A beginning writer hasn't yet discovered their voice
so they tend to copy other writers, but by reading a wide range of good quality fantasy novels
your voice will begin to emerge and you will achieve your writing dream.

I won't list any books in this category, but I advise you to check the fantasy section in your local
book store and see which book drags you to it.

Good Luck on your writing, and don't hesitate to ask me if you need any more help :).

Source:

Personal experience.

Resources

http://www.candacehavens.com/index.php/workshops/

http://mauratroy.wordpress.com/2011/07/22/2011-rwa-natl-confrnce-workshop-tips-
%E2%80%93-secrets-of-the-best-selling-sisterhood-fast-draft/ Scroll down for the notes on
Candace Havens tips for successful fast drafting

http://jamigold.com/for-writers/worksheets-for-writers/#Basic%20Beat%20Sheet This is a basic


plot structure beat sheet and there is also a Scrivener version available

http://jamigold.com/for-writers/worksheets-for-writers/#Romance%20Beat%20Sheet This is
Jamis romance beat sheet.

http://theaccidentalnovelist.blogspot.com.au/2007/06/assignments-week-two-super-scene.html
This is the Super Scene Writing Formula from The Accidental Novelist
http://thisblogisaploy.blogspot.com.au/2011/06/how-i-went-from-writing-2000-words-day.html

http://svenjaliv.com/category/resources/spreadsheets/ There are several templates to choose from


with a Comments/Notes column where you can track location, knowledge, enthusiasm and
anything else youd like.

http://www.english-grammar-revolution.com/

http://www.englishpage.com/index.html

http://www.englishpage.com/verbpage/pastperfect.html

http://www.learnenglish.de/grammar/participlepast.html

http://www.english-grammar-revolution.com/past-perfect-tense.html

http://writing.wisc.edu/Handbook/GramPunct.html

http://www.grammarbook.com/punctuation/dashes.asp

http://www.demonoid.ph/files/?to=0&uid=6798071&category=0&subcategory=0&language=0&seeded
=2&quality=0&external=2&query=&sort=&page=1

1. The Fire in Fiction - Donald Maass


2. The Author's Toolkit - Mary Embree
3. Make A Scene - Jordan Rosenfeld
4. Bullies, Bastards And Bitches - Jessica Morrell
5. World Building - Stephen Gillett (Science Fiction Writing Series)
6. Writing And Selling The Young Adult Novel - K L Going
7. How to Write Killer Historical Mysteries - Kathy Lynn Emerson
8. Modus Operandi: A Writer's Guide to How Criminals Work (Howdunit Series)
9. 20 Master Plots and How to Build Them - Ronald Tobias
10. From Where you Dream - Robert Olen Butler
11. Character Traits - Linda Edelstein
12. Reading Like a Writer - Francine Prose
13. Immediate Fiction: A Complete Writing Course - Jerry Cleaver
14. Body Trauma: A Writer's Guide to Wounds and Injuries (Get It Write Series)
15. A Dash of Style - Noah Lukeman
16. The Joy of Writing Sex: A Guide for Fiction Writers - Elizabeth Benedict
17. The Art of War for Writers - James Scott Bell
18. The Forest for the Trees: An Editor's Advice to Writers - Betsy Lerner
19. Murder and Mayhem - D. P. Lyle
20. Your First Novel: An Author Agent Team Share the Keys to Achieving Your Dream
21. Style - Joseph M. Williams
22. A Writer's Guide to Fiction - Elizabeth Lyon
23. How to Tell a Story - Peter Rubie
24. Characters, Emotion & Viewpoint - Nancy Kress (Write Great Fiction Series)
25. The Writer's Journey: Mythic Structure for Writers - Christopher Vogler
26. Dynamic Characters - Nancy Kress
27. Save the Cat!: The Last Book on Screenwriting You'll Ever Need - Blake Synder (mobi, epub)
28. Stein on Writing - Sol Stein (mobi, epub, pdf)
29. How to Write Killer Fiction - Carolyn Wheat
30. Hooked: Write Fiction That Grabs Readers at Page One - Les Edgerton
31. Shut Up! He Explained - William Noble (mobi, epub, pdf)
32. Scene of the Crime - Anne Wingate (epub, mobi, pdf)
33. Make That Scene - William Noble (mobi, epub, pdf)
34. Writing Mysteries - edited by Sue Grafton (mobi, epub, pdf)
35. Fiction Writer's Workshop - Josip Novakovich (Correct File)
36. How to Write a Damn Good Thriller - James N. Frey
37. The Power of Point of View - Alicia Rasley
38. Writing Dialogue - Tom Chiarella
39. Writing Tools - Roy Peter Clark
40. On Writing Romance - Leigh Michaels
41. It was the best of sentences, it was the worst of sentences. - June Casagrande
42. The Art of Plotting: Add Emotion, Suspense, and Depth to Your Screenplay
43. Dialogue - Gloria Kempton (Write Great Fiction Series)
44. Revision And Self-Editing - James Scott Bell (Write Great Fiction Series)
45. The Anatomy of Story: 22 Steps to Becoming a Master Storyteller - John Truby
46. Writing the Breakout Novel WORKBOOK - Donald Maass
47. Creating Unforgettable Characters - Linda Seger
48. Setting - Jack M Bickham (Elements of Fiction Writing Series)
49. The Plot Thickens: 8 Ways to Bring Fiction to Life - Noah Lukeman
50. Conflict, Action and Suspense - William Noble (Elements of Fiction Writing Series)
51. Zen in the Art of Writing - Ray Bradbury
52. Self-Editing for Fiction Writers - Renni Browne
53. Characters and Viewpoint - Orson Scott Card (Elements of Fiction Writing Series)
54. The Complete Writer's Guide to Heroes and Heroines
55. The Key: How to Write Damn Good Fiction Using the Power of Myth
56. Plot - Ansen Dibell (Elements of Writing Fiction Series)
57. The First Five Pages: Writer's Guide for Staying Out of the Rejection Pile
58. Plot and Structure - James Scott Bell (Write Great Fiction Series)
59. Description and Setting - Ron Rozelle (Write Great Fiction Series)
60. Writers Workshop of Horror (edited by Michael Knost)
61. Beginnings, Middles and Ends - Nancy Kress (Elements of Fiction Writing Series)
62. Dialogue - Lewis Turco (Elements of Fiction Writing Series)
63. Writing Fiction - Janet Burroway (2nd Edition)
64. Remembering the Future - Brooks Agnew (DRM FREE) various formats
65. 6 Holly Lisle Books on Writing Fiction
66. Word Painting: A Guide to Writing More Descriptively
67. Gotham Writer's Workshop: Writing Fiction
68. Armed and Magical (PDF) Lisa Shearin
http://thewritelife.com/100-best-websites-for-writers-2014/

The Write Life Presents: The 100 Best


Websites for Writers in 2014
January 14, 2014 By Carrie Smith 171 Comments

Is becoming a better writer your top priority this year?

Maybe you want to earn more money as a freelancer. Or land a literary agent for your book. Or
figure out how to take your marketing game up a notch. Or breathe new life into your draft of a
novel.

Whatever your goals for 2014, weve got you covered. Weve broken our list of 100 Best
Websites for Writers into 11 categories: blogging, business and career, copywriting, creativity
and craft, freelancing, literary agents, marketing, publishing, travel writing, writing advice and
writing communities. Theyre in alphabetical order, but weve added numbers to make the list
easier to read.
Browse, bookmark and read these sites often, and youll have all the inspiration, knowledge and
community you need for the coming year. (Click to tweet this list.)

1. Be a Freelance Blogger

Be a Freelance Blogger teaches writers how to make real money blogging for hire. Sophie Lizard
offers paid guest posting opportunities, fun group mentoring sessions and a range of useful free
resources. Theres also The Freelance Bloggers Client Hunting Masterclass for bloggers who
want to win higher-paying clients.

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2. Boost Blog Traffic

In the big pond that is the blogosphere, it can be frustrating for the articulate yet unnoticed small
fish to make a name for themselves. At Boost Blog Traffic, Jon Morrow teaches you to create a
quality blog that attracts the level of traffic youre looking for.

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3. Penelope Trunk

Even if Penelopes out-there advice isnt immediately applicable to your career or life, study her
style as a stellar example of how to grow a blog community. Penelopes mix of professional and
(sometimes too much) personal has worked in her favor, earning her thousands of fans.

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4. Problogger

Problogger is the go-to resource for you guessed it bloggers. In addition to its
comprehensive archive of posts on growing a successful blog, Darren Rowses site offers a job
board thats worth browsing if youre looking for a few freelance blogging gigs.

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5. Smart Passive Income

Smart Passive Income is a blog started by Pat Flynn, a former architect who now publicly builds
online businesses and shares everything that goes right and wrong along the way. He writes with
honesty, transparency and experience behind his words.
Post youll like: The Effect My Kids Have Had on My Business

6. Advanced Riskology

No one wants to look back on their life and ask, what if? Tyler Tervoorens Advanced
Riskology is about abandoning the familiar script the majority of society lives by and taking a
more rewarding and meaningful path as a freelancer.

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7. Alexis Grant

Its essential for writers to balance creativity with practicality, because we all know the bills have
to get paid. Alexis Grant shares her perspective on the new world of work and offers strategies
for creating alternative careers that fit well into your life.

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Results

8. Create as Folk

Laura Simms Create as Folk is a home base for purpose-driven people. She helps readers
explore meaning, money, identity, contribution, and self-expression in the quest for a career that
feels like home.

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9. Jessica Lawlor

Public relations professional and freelance writer Jessica Lawlor is all about getting gutsy:
stepping outside your comfort zone to live a more fulfilling life. Jessicas blog and newsletter are
filled with inspiration, ideas and action items to help you #GetGutsy, pursue your passions and
achieve your goals.

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10. Live Your Legend

Believe it or not, you can make a living doing work you love! Scott Dinsmore wants you to make
a career out of the thing you are most passionate about, thereby improving the world with
innovation and a better attitude.
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11. Microlancer

Developed from what was once Collis Taeeds Freelance Switch, this site helps freelancers and
digital creatives find jobs and paying gigs in seven easy steps. Every Microlancer is connected to
the perfect client, job and project so you can stand out from the crowd of other freelancers.

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12. Paid to Exist

Doing what you love and getting paid dont have to be mutually exclusive. Jonathan Meads Paid
to Exist is about eliminating the gap between the two and living your dreams.

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13. Productive Flourishing

Productive Flourishing is one of the top websites for planning and productivity for professional
creatives, writers, entrepreneurs, and small business owners. Founder Charlie Gilkey is a sought-
after speaker and advisor on small business growth and strategy and a recently self-published
author of the Amazon.com best-selling book, The Small Business Lifecycle: A Guide for Taking
the Right Steps at the Right Time.

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14. Seth Godin

Seths aha moments about business and life will have you scrambling to, as he says, make
something happen. Hell help you think differently about how to be productive, what really
matters in life and the best ways to reach your readers.

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15. Steph Gordon

Steph Gordons site is a mecca for side hustlers, those building their dream business on the side
of their day job. A mix of straightforward expert business how-to, from-the-trenches wisdom and
a dash of sass create a blog you need to read if your dream business isnt your full-time gig just
yet.

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16. amp&pivot

No filter, no apologies thats the amp&pivot rally cry. Jules Taggart, founder of amp&pivot,
has started a BLAH Rebellion, one that begins with compelling copy. She shows entrepreneurs
and small business owners how to tell their stories in bold and unforgettable ways. Viva la
Revolucon!

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17. Live Write Thrive

Created by author and editor C.S. Lakin, Live Write Thrive is dedicated to providing practical
writing craft advice, editing tips and deep instruction to aspiring and established writers who are
writing for life. In addition to focusing on the craft of writing, Live Write Thrive examines
publishing trends and gives advice on marketing, promotion and indie publishing.

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18. Men with Pens

Men with Pens has well over 1,000 articles geared to help writers with content-marketing,
freelancing and small business endeavors. The blog, founded by web designer and copywriter
James Chartrand, has more than 50,000 readers.

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19. Sterling Editing

Kelley Eskridge and Nicola Griffith, the Sterling Editing team, share weekly roundups of writing
links from around the internet. Their blog combines advice on writing craft and publishing trends
with a healthy dose of literary humor.

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20. The Copy Bot

Demian Farnworth teaches people how to write clear, concise and compelling copy through this
blog and for Copyblogger Media. His goal is to create writing that is equally irresistible to search
engines and readers.

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21. The Middle Finger Project

The Middle Finger Project is hell-bent on teaching writers to do business and life differently
while having way more fun than the neighbors. See also: creative marketing ideas, sarcasm and
copywriting advice delivered on a silver platter (alongside a glass of bourbon neat), so you
can get more clients, make more money and do this one life right.

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Writing

22. The Writing Whisperer

Are you trying to find your voice as a writer? This site will help you do just that, while
cultivating your personal writing style. With the help of M. Shannon Hernandez, the Writing
Whisperer, youll blend your words with your love of writing to create a masterpiece.

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23. Writing Happiness

If you want to get more clients and customers with your blogging, it might be time to revamp
your copywriting strategy. With help from Marya Jans blog, you can attract the right kind of
traffic and turn leads into revenue.

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24. Aliventures

Whether you write novels, non-fiction or another genre, Ali Lukes site offers practical advice
for overcoming obstacles. She covers topics like how to be more productive, tips for finishing
your projects, and even shares some behind-the-scenes details of her own life as a writer.

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25. Brain Pickings

At Brain Pickings, Maria Popova discusses the combinational force of creativity, the
combination and recombination of ideas. She compares it to building with LEGOs the more
blocks, the more interesting the creations.

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26. Dani Shapiro

When it comes to blogs about writing, Danis blog is a breath of fresh air. This memoir author
doesnt publish on her blog as often as wed like, but when she does, her literary voice and her
insight often about life is beautiful. Stop here for creative inspiration.

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27. Grammar Girl

Grammar Girl, created by Mignon Fogarty, is a writers best friend. Each episode is a fun guide
into the world of grammar, punctuation, usage and fun developments in the English language.

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28. Inky Girl

Inky Girl is a blog geared toward those who write and illustrate for young people, written by
childrens book writer and illustrator Debbie Ridpath Ohi. Content includes interviews with
industry professionals, comics, publishing industry news and advice.

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29. It Starts With

While we all have ideas, dreams and goals, many of us have a difficult time executing them.
Sarah Peck combines her background in psychology with lessons on how to turn small actions
into huge results!

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30. Marianne Elliott

Marianne believes writing can be a potent form of social action, and stories help us not only see
the world in new ways, but also build the world we want to live in. She shares her own stories
and others she gathers, and teaches on the courage, compassion and curiosity it takes to work
with stories.

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31. Mystery Writing is Murder

If youre looking for motivation to keep writing, this is the blog for you. Elizabeth Spann Craig
covers all aspects of writing and the writing life, including character development, productivity
and social media.
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32. PickTheBrain

Led by Erin Falconer, PickTheBrain is one of the leading self-development sites. With more than
400 guest bloggers from around the world, PTB creates a global voice on all things productivity,
confidence, creativity, motivation and more.

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33. Positive Writer

Created by Bryan Hutchinson, Positive Writer is for writers and all creatives who struggle from
time-to-time with confidence and trust in their ability to create art that matters. Bryan writes
positive reinforcement articles that help fellow artists start and finish work theyre proud of by
avoiding the never-ending, never-winning goal of perfection.

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34. Redhead Writing Blog

If you feel stuck with your writing, you need the Redhead Writing blog. Erika Napoletano is
blunt, brazen and badass, but also hilarious! This site gives a much-needed reprieve from any
ordinary writers block.

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35. Romance University

Romance University is a group blog dedicated to helping writers advance their careers,
introducing readers to a variety of authors and delving into the ever-inscrutable male mind. Join
them for free lectures on writing romance in any genre.

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Self Aware

36. Story Bistro

Story Bistro is another site by The Word Chef Tea Silvestra, whose mission is to help solo biz
owners listen more deeply to their audiences, tell better stories and build stronger businesses. She
publishes blog posts with concrete advice on storytelling of all kinds.

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37. The Artists Road

The Artists Road is an ongoing conversation regarding the challenges and rewards of pursuing
an art-committed life. As a professional storyteller who brings readers insights gathered on
creativity and writing, Patrick Ross includes lessons from all types of creatives through video
interviews.

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38. The Other Side of the Story

Author Janice Hardys blog is dedicated to helping writers improve their craft through in-depth
study of writing, focusing on how to use a rule as well as why the rule exists in the first place.
She doesnt just say to show, dont tell, she explains how. She also offers examples and
practical tips you can apply directly to your work-in-progress and see immediate results.

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39. The Story of Telling

Bernadette Jiwa is a bestselling business author and speaker. She writes about how to reinvent
your business and rethink your marketing by embracing your customers worldview to help you
tell a better brand story.

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40. The Writer and the Critic

The Writer and the Critic is a monthly podcast devoted to speculative fiction books, reviews and
occasional gossip. Hosted by Kirstyn McDermott and Ian Mond, youll find a little bit of
everything for your writing.

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41. YA Confidential

If you write for teens, this site is a must-read. The YA Confidential Operatives share everything
you need to ensure your work appeals to young adults, from reviews of the newest YA fiction to
undercover interviews with real teens.

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42. Cordelia Calls It Quits

On this blog, Kelly Gurnett documents her attempts to rid her life of the things that dont matter
and focus more on the things that do. She shares her journey to launch her freelance business full
time as a blogger extraordinaire.

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43. Freelance Folder

The life of an entrepreneur can be solitary, but Freelance Folder helps fix that. Join this
community of writers, publishers, designers and artists, and learn how to improve your craft
while collaborating with others.

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44. Freelance Writers Academy

Freelance Writers Academy helps writers earn what they deserve with essential tools, resources
and information that guides them in launching successful careers. They also provide encouraging
support, in-depth business training and up-to-date employment resources in a fun and interactive
membership community.

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45. Freelancers Union

As a writer, youre also an independent business owner. And with that responsibility comes the
need to understand details like contracts, health insurance, saving for retirement, taxes and more.
Founded by Sara Horowitz in 2003, the Freelancers Union gives you access to resources on these
topics and much more.

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46. International Freelancers Academy

Creating your own freelance writing business is all about connections, so you can bring in
enough money to support you and your family. Ed Gandia and Pete Savages International
Freelancers Academy provides training on these topics and a chance to work with other freelance
writing experts, along with free weekly training videos.

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47. Leaving Work Behind

Tom Ewers Leaving Work Behind is a blog and community for anyone interested in quitting
their job and living a better life. The sites main focus is on making money through blogging and
freelancing.

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48. Little Zotz

Lauren Tharp is a freelance writer dedicated to helping other writers ease into the freelance
lifestyle. Her website is a wealth of information, providing readers with weekly blog posts, video
answers, newsletters and two highly-regarded free ebooks.

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49. Productive Writers

Productive Writers helps freelance writers get high-paying assignments and finish them quickly
so they have more time for the rest of their lives. The site is run by John Soares, a full-time
freelancer since 1994, and its motto says it all: Work Less, Earn More, Live More.

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50. Scratch Magazine

Scratch is a quarterly magazine for writers that focuses on intersection of writing and money.
Created by former Writers Digest publisher Jane Friedman and freelance writer Manjula Martin,
the site also features an ongoing collection of reports about magazines and websites and their pay
rates called, Who Pays Writers?

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51. The Freelance Pinoy

Stef Gonzagas site guides freelancers on how to get started, improve and succeed in their
respective trades and industry. Whether youre a writer or an illustrator, this is the place for
expert advice, informative tips and actionable steps to help you run a successful freelancing
career.

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52. Tuts+ Business

On the new and improved site, formerly part of Freelance Switch, you can dig through the
archives to find all kinds of resources for growing your business, marketing and dealing with
clients. Youll discover specific ideas and tips related to the business side of writing and
freelancing.

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53. Writers In Charge

Writers in Charge helps writers take charge of their careers and command the rates they deserve
by delivering practical content. As a writer you should be the one calling the shots, and this site,
created by Bamidele Onibalusi, helps equip you with the necessary skills to build a successful
writing career.

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54. Bent on Books

Make your writing dream a reality with the help of The Bent Agency. From navigating contracts
to marketing to cover design, Jenny Bents blog helps new and aspiring authors publish
bestsellers with a personal touch.

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55. Guide to Literary Agents (Writers Digest)

If youre looking to land a literary agent to represent your book, this blog is a must-read. Run by
Chuck Sambuchino, the blog features posts by guest authors who have real-world experience,
including literary agents who are looking for new clients and authors who have successfully sold
books. Watch for a series on 7 Things Ive Learned So Far and How I Got My Agent.

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56. Literary Rambles

Literary Rambles spotlights childrens book authors through interviews and giveaways, and
literary agents through comprehensive profiles. Casey McCormick and Natalie Aguirre give you
an up-close-and-personal look at what it takes to write a novel, book or other literary work.

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57. Miss Snark, Literary Agent

Anonymous literary agent Miss Snark vents her wrath on the world of writers, and although the
author is no longer publishing new posts, this blogs archives are pure gold. Many of the posts
are replies to actual reader questions, so youre likely to find the answer to yours.

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58. Nathan Bransford, Author

Author and former literary agent Nathan Bransford blogs about every facet of the publishing
process, from writing to finding agents to the latest publishing news. If youre a newbie to the
publishing world, or even a resident veteran, this site has everything you need.

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59. Rachelle Gardner

Rachelles blog is one of the most popular resources by a literary agent. She offers the inside
scoop on traditional publishing, including advice about how to sign with an agent, what to
include in your book proposal and how royalties work.

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60. Firepole Marketing

Danny Inys blog, Firepole Marketing, is devoted to helping non-marketers become expert
marketers. Danny and his team believe that through connecting and engaging with your audience
whether theyre clients, customers or readers you can inspire them to new heights.

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61. Kikolani

At Kikolani, Kristi Hines covers content, search and social media marketing strategies for
business and professional bloggers. Her strategies will help you learn how to successfully
promote your blog and your brand.

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62. Social Triggers

Writers often hate sales and marketing, but whether you go the traditional or self-publishing
route, youll have to sell your books, your proposal or yourself. Derek Halpern uses his outgoing
personality to make sales fun, and his suggestions will help you earn more money as a writer.

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63. The Creative Penn

Indie author and marketing star Joanna Penn writes this blog for authors, writers and
entrepreneurs. In addition to her self-publishing and platform-building advice, Joanna gives
behind-the-scenes details about how shes making a living as a full-time author entrepreneur.

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64. The Identity

Lis Dingjan runs The Identity, a creation and hustle studio powered on fruity tea, where she
writes about branding, design, breaking the biz rules, marketing and reflections on the online
world. Mixed with laughs, lashings of high quality, a sprinkle of rustic fusion and a whole lot of
love and value, shes determined to help your business succeed.

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65. Goins, Writer

If you write, youre a writer! Jeff Goins blogs about creating a successful writing career you are
passionate about and getting published. With multiple best-selling books, both self-published and
traditionally published, he has loads of experience and expertise to share.

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66. Helping Writers Become Authors

This site, run by author K.M. Weiland, features tips and essays about the writing life to enlighten
and encourage other writers. Helping Writers Become Authors was created to help other writers
understand the ins-and-outs of the craft and the psychology behind the inspiration.

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67. How to Plan, Write and Develop a Book

Get weekly exercises, tips and techniques on how to structure and craft a book-length manuscript
in any genre from Mary Carroll Moore, author of Your Book Starts Here. This blog includes
interviews with published writers of fiction, nonfiction, and memoir on structuring methods,
character, dialogue, pacing and more.

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Elses

68. Jane Friedman

This blog from the former publisher of Writers Digest focuses on writing, reading and the
digital age. It also features a weekly column on the publishing industry by journalist and
publishing consultant Porter Anderson.

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69. Jody Hedlund, Author

Jodys blog is a chronicle of her writing journey. She offers advice, encouragement and
inspiration based on all that shes learned about writing, publication and marketing in todays
tough publishing industry.

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70. Lisa Romeo Writes

Lisa blogs about writing, editing, reading, books, submissions, freelancing, getting published
(and rejected), revisions, life after the MFA, teaching writing and living the writers life. Her site
features guest posts and interviews with authors, editors and other publishing experts, but comes
with one caveat for writers: Write first, read blogs second.

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71. Lynette Benton

If you want to become a better writer, Lynette will help you get there. As a published author of
multiple essays and blogs, she shares some of the best tools and tactics for writers. Shes also in
the final stages of editing her memoir, so she knows a thing or two about the traditional
publishing industry.

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72. Novel Publicity

Novel Publicity aims to be a one-stop shop for published and aspiring writers alike. They blog
about topics related to writing advice, publishing, social media and more. If you have a specific
writing question, take advantage of their Ask the Editor feature.

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73. Terribleminds

Chuck Wendig discusses writing, storytelling and publishing with great irreverence and gulping
bucketloads of metaphor and vulgarity. He interviews other authors, talks about writing and the
publishing industry, and offers lots of writing prompts.

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74. The Book Deal

Alan Rinzlers blog goes in-depth on how to succeed at traditional publishing. A veteran editor,
Alan provides advice on writing memoir, marketing your book, landing an agent, self-publishing
and more.

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75. Warner Coaching

Warner Coaching is Brooke Warners coaching site and newsletter, dedicated to helping writers
understand the business of book publishing, including traditional, hybrid and self-publishing. Her
primary goal is to give writers the confidence and information they need to publish well and self-
promote with confidence.

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76. Write Hacked

Created by Nick Thacker, WriteHacked.com (formerly LiveHacked.com) is all about writing


better, self-publishing and building an online platform that actually works. Publishing today
doesnt mean the same thing it used to, and its easier than ever to create, publish and sell your
work but are you doing it well?

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77. Almost Fearless

Christine Gilberts storytelling draws you into her life as an expat: her writing is honest and
heartfelt as she describes travel, language and her writing process. If you can tear your eyes away
from her stories and photos, youll notice that she and her husband Drew, a videographer, also
teach courses and workshops on story-driven blogging.

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78. Camels and Chocolate

Kristin Luna is a travel writer with a thirst for adventure. If youre looking to incorporate more
images and creativity into your writing, this is the blog you need! Her beautiful photos and
honest, imaginative descriptions of exotic locations are sure to inspire your writing and your
envy.

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79. Location 180

Who says you have to write in one spot or in a boring office? Sean Ogle writes about building a
business you can run from anywhere and living a life worth writing about.

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80. The Art of Non-Conformity

If youre sick and tired of the status quo, Chris Guillebeau may be the answer. A published
author, Chris has traveled to every country in the world and preaches the art of non-conformity
through his own lifestyle. Start living a life that matters to you!

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81. The Writer and the Wanderer

Life only seems to come together in stories and in journeys, and those two narratives one of
the mind and the other of the road have shaped travel writer Mary Morris life. The Writer
and the Wanderer, with its posts, photos and watercolors, is an attempt to give all her adventures
a context.

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82. The Writers [Inner] Journey

Theres no one way to create or write, and everything youll discover on The Writers [Inner]
Journey proves that. Meredith Resnick engages bestselling authors, professional creatives and
emerging voices in quirky dialogue about how they write and why it works for them.

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83. Travel Writing 2.0

Tim Leffels Travel Writing 2.0 blog is a guide to finding real success as a travel writer in the
digital age, without abandoning opportunities to succeed with books, print articles or other
options. It features advice and interviews from freelancers, bloggers and editors earning a good
income from their writing.

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84. About Freelance Writing

With original articles, answers to your writing questions and resources for finding gigs,
increasing pay and pretty much anything about freelance writing, this site lives up to its name.
Impressively, its been around for more than a decade, and creator Anne Wayman has been
freelance writing for over 30.

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85. Advice to Writers

Curated by Jon Winokur, this site collects the writerly wisdom of the ages in the form of a Quote
of the Day (also available as a daily email), hundreds of links to resources and exclusive weekly
interviews with writers like Harlan Ellison.

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86. Christina Katz

Christina teaches writers to prosper by building solid, salable, life-long career skills via classes
and training groups that work even in a rapidly evolving publishing marketplace. Highlights of
the site include the Writers On The Move health and fitness accountability group for writers, an
annual round-up of Movies About Writers and The Writing Life, and monthly writing and
platform challenges.
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87. Daily Writing Tips

DailyWritingTips.com features articles on grammar, punctuation, spelling, usage and


vocabulary. The site was founded in 2007, and its archives contain more than 2,200 advice
articles for writers.

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88. Funds for Writers

FundsforWriters.com is C. Hope Clarks website on financial resources for the serious writer.
Her weekly newsletters reach 45,000 readers and contain calls for submissions for grants,
contests, freelance markets, publishers, agents and jobs. Hope is also a freelance writer and
mystery author.

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89. Make a Living Writing

Stop getting paid pennies for your amazing content! You can move beyond the low-paying gigs
and actually make a living from freelance writing. On this blog, Carol Tice writes from her
wealth of experience and knowledge as a successful freelance writer.

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90. Moody Writing

With resources for fiction writing and creative tips, Moody Writing will get you in the mindset to
explore new worlds with your writing. Youll find resources for everything from creating
characters to meeting deadlines for your story.

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91. Procrastiwriter

Written by Shanan Haislip, a champion procrastinator who also happens to be a writer, The
Procrastiwriter is for beginning and veteran writers who are trying to write more, write better,
and most importantly, fit their writing into a full-time life.

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92. Read. Learn. Write.

As a writer, you should constantly be reading, learning and, of course, writing. At Read. Learn.
Write., Brandon Monk discusses the importance of all three and shares essays from contributors
all over the world.

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93. The Renegade Writer

Linda Formichelli, aka the Renegade Writer, helps freelance writers earn a living on their own
terms. The blog focuses on magazine writers but also includes information for copywriters,
bloggers and other types of writers.

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94. The Write Practice

Founded by Joe Bunting, this site is where procrastination goes to die. It offers fun creative
writing lessons and prompts to practice your craft 15 minutes a day, six times a week. Its
considered one of the best writing workbooks on the Internet.

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95. Write to Done

If you want to improve your writing, Mary Jakschs WritetoDone.com is a fantastic online
resource to tap into; it features inspiring articles and how-to posts that will help you become a
better writer. Check out their free ebook, The (nearly) Ultimate Guide to Better Writing.

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96. A Writers Bucket List

A Writers Bucket List is a place for entrepreneurial writers and writerly entrepreneurs to
connect with, learn from, and discover awesome work by their peers. Created by Dana Sitar, the
site features posts from writers in the community as well as expert columnists on blogging,
freelancing, marketing and storytelling.

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97. Laptop Cafes

Created by Lis Dingjan, Laptop Cafes is a directory of little corners all across the world where
you can access free wifi in a comfortable, quality space. Whether you need to work, check your
email or book the next leg of your trip, youll find the perfect place to do it. All cafes are vetted
by the LC community and summaries include important details such as which seats have power
outlet access.

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98. Writers Helping Writers

Writers Helping Writers (formerly The Bookshelf Muse) is a site dedicated to serving the writing
community through solid craft advice, unique tools and friendly support. Its founders Angela
Ackerman and Becca Puglisi are best known for their descriptive Thesaurus Collections on
Characters Traits, Emotions, Physical Attributes, Setting, Weather, Symbolism and more.

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99. Writers-Network

In this free online creative writing community, writers and poets can post their writing, get
feedback and discuss writing-related topics in the forums and live chat rooms. Members can also
participate in contests, earn points for reviewing, maintain a personal writing profile and gain
fans from all around the world.

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100. Writertopia

Writertopia is exactly what it sounds like: its a place where writers can hone their craft while
connecting with other writers. Created by Bill Katz and Jennifer Yoon, Writertopias goal is to
build a community of collaborative, skilled writers.

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You should check out this writing communitythey are Awesome, and the owners are SO involved with
the communityits AMAZING! http://www.writerscarnival.ca
The Kill Zone is an excellent, award-winning blog for craft-of-writing advice, mostly for fiction writing. I
highly recommend it. http://killzoneauthors.blogspot.com James Scott Bell posts thoughtful, informative,
and entertaining posts there every Sunday on writing craft, marketing, and industry biz.

Heres a great blog we overlooked: Copyblogger

Heres another you missed! A great free resource for writers: http://www.KIDLIT411.com

Im amazed you dont have Mridu Khullars International Freelancing blog on the list. Mridus blog is a
treasure-trove of tips and ideas, plus her own experiences as a full-time journalist writing for some of the
leading publications on the planet. http://www.mridukhullar.com/blog/

You also left off the most influential and useful sites such as Joe Konraths A Newbies Guide to
Publishing, author Hugh Howeys extremely influential site, and the wildly popular kboards.

You might consider two of my sites, which I hope you will all like:

http://www.socialmedia4writers and the glossy curated magazine site, which I have made you
the cover story for this week!

https://flipboard.com/section/socialmedia4writers-btDva4

One more you should add to the list is Joel Friedmans site http://www.TheBookDesigner.com. His site is
loaded with great resources and tips for self-publishers and writers in general.

Brians (http://entreproducer.com/)
Other blogs I recommend are OnlineIncomeTeacher and this new blog for writers
http://www.EquippedWriters.com

Just one more suggestion: Daphne Grey-Grants blog has become rather an addiction to me. Her blog
along with Jeff and Seth and copyblogger are the ones Ill always open no matter how busy I am.

You forgot the Freelance Writers Den (www.freelancewritersden.com)

Writing Excuses didnt make the list? I use it as a free online MA in Creative Writing.
http://www.writingexcuses.com/

The Writers Chatroom is a 4 time winner of Writers Digest 101 Best Websites for Writers. It is
also named Best Writers Resource by Pr editors and Editors. There are regular topic chats on
Wednesdays and Guest Chats on Sundays.

http://writerschatroom.com/

I think youd like taking a look at http://www.IndiesUnlimited.com. Its a great resource for writers of/at
all levels, and was recently listed as one of the top 6 blogs for writers in Publishers Weekly Magazine.
Keep up the good work!

Power Thesaurus (www.powerthesaurus.org ) is a very useful one

I think you really need to include Peter Bowermans Well-Fed Writer website. He helped me a
great deal when I was first starting out. http://wellfedwriter.com/

My Writers Circle at http://www.mywriterscircle.com is another very popular online writing community,


with over 44,000 members world-wide.

We dont write very much about poetry, but have you checked out the Poetry Foundation?
http://www.poetryfoundation.org/
http://www.writing.com is a great place to enter contests, review other writers and request reviews for
your own work. This website also has merit badges that can be earned for being an active participant on
the site and you use gift points which are the sites currency that you can use to reward authors for
good writing. The website is free but you can pay to upgrade to have other features.

you cant really have an accurate TOP 100 and not have Wheres The Drama? on your list. Check it out
http://www.wheresthedrama.com

Id like to throw a huge recommendation toward Untamed Writing. Karen Marstons no BS


approach is practical, funny, and gutsy. Its also helped me hone my writing, approach clients
with confidence, be proud of what I do, and get on with actually writing. Her blog is like adding
another shot to my morning espresso, and I heartily recommend it http://untamedwriting.com/

Ill keep my fingers crossed that my website http://www.compsandcalls.com will make the cut
next year. Its a listings site with a difference every opportunity has to be completely free to
enter or submit, and allow easy electronic entry or submission (e.g. email or Submittable or
something similar). Every month there are around 100 opportunities for writers to get published,
win competitions and make money without spending a penny!

You should also check out this writing community, its really useful!

http://www.writegarden.com

I would, in a completely unbiased way, like to ask to add http://culturedvultures.com/ to this fantastic
list.
The 100 Best Websites for Writers in 2015
January 19, 2015 By Carrie Smith

Ready to improve your writing and maybe even make a living as a writer this year? Our
100 Best Websites for Writers list is back and better than ever.

Thanks to your suggestions, this years list of writing websites includes both well-established
favorites and bold newcomers. We struggled to whittle it down to just 100 there are so many
fantastic resources out there for writers! and could probably create a second list of 100 based
on all your recommendations. Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts!

Weve broken the list into eight categories: blogging, creativity and craft, entrepreneurship,
freelancing, literary agents, marketing, publishing, and writing communities. The writing sites
are listed in alphabetical order within each category, and the numbers are included for easy
tracking rather than as a ranking.

Whether youre keen to find better-paying freelance writing jobs or self-publish your
NaNoWriMo project, build your email list or strengthen your SEO skills, these sites will help
you reach your goals.

1. All Indie Writers

Developing a successful writing career is hard work, and Jennifer Mattern, founder of All Indie
Writers, tells it like it is. AIW is a helpful resource for freelance writers, indie publishers and
bloggers; it features a job board, community forums and podcast episodes.

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2. Be a Freelance Blogger

Sophie Lizard and other fantastic writers behind Be a Freelance Blogger are making their second
consecutive appearance on this list. They share useful resources, valuable tips and guest posting
opportunities for bloggers looking to earn a living from writing. If you need advice thats tailored
to your specific situation, or if youd like to connect with like-minded bloggers, check out the
BAFB community its completely free.

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3. Boost Blog Traffic

Since appearing on our list last year, Boost Blog Traffic has become an even bigger powerhouse
in the blogging space. Jon Morrow and his team publish fantastic, in-depth content that will help
aspiring or even expert writers get more eyes on their work.

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4. Copyblogger

Founded by Brian Clark in 1998, this epic content marketing and blogging resource is a one-stop
shop for bloggers looking to increase traffic, build a large community, sell products and gain
exposure. Spend a few hours digging through their archives and youll be amazed at the number
of takeaways you can immediately apply to your copy and business. Sign up for a free My
Copyblogger membership to access 15 ebooks covering everything from keyword research to
crafting headlines.

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Your Copy

5. Problogger

Problogger is the go-to resource for online entrepreneurs and bloggers who want to make a living
from their craft. Darren Rowses site is a wealth of resources, from its popular job board to
workbooks, ebooks and programs to help make your blog a success.

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6. Sark e-media

With the help of Sarah Arrows 30-day blogging challenge (its free!), youll focus on creating
and publishing without waiting for perfect. Her advice is motivational and inspirational its
the kick-in-the-pants we all need when procrastinating on our writing.

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7. Smart Passive Income

In the year since we mentioned Smart Passive Income on our 2014 list, creator Pat Flynn has
given it a beautiful makeover. Along with the valuable blog posts that help you create a
successful blog and business, youll find an extensive podcast library and a new series called Ask
Pat.

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Bloggers

8. AdviceToWriters

Curated by Jon Winokur, this site collects quotes from past and present writers, in the form of a
Quote of the Day post and daily email. If youre in need of inspiration, motivation or new ideas,
these daily bursts of creativity can give you just that.

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9. Aliventures

Author Ali Lukes site is all about writing, blogging and life as a writer, including behind-the-
scenes details. While shes on maternity leave until later this spring, her vast archives include
tons of advice about blogging, freelancing, writing ebooks and creating a loyal reader base.

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10. Almost Fearless

Christine Gilbert is a videographer, storyteller and photographer who teaches courses and
workshops on story-driven blogging. Shes working on a book about exploring the world and
learning languages with her husband and two young children, and her storytelling advice glows
with personality and life.

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11. Brain Pickings

Maria Popova believes that multiple points of creativity drive our ideas and stories, and she
created Brain Pickings to aggregate diverse, interesting information. When we look for many
different sources of inspiration, we can create more complex worlds for our characters and
readers.

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12. Christina Katz

Christina Katz teaches writers to become successful at their craft through training and classes.
From freelancers looking for a nudge to pitch new markets to new authors preparing to self-
publish, many types of writers find helpful advice on this site.

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13. Daily Writing Tips

If you need daily inspiration and writing tips, look no further than this site, which features
articles on everything writing-related, including grammar, punctuation, spelling, usage and
vocabulary.

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14. Dani Shapiro

Dani Shapiros site is unlike any other. Her words captivate your attention through each post.
She shares her personal stories and experiences as a writer, author and storyteller. Youll find
plenty of creative inspiration here, and no doubt relate to her stories about looking inward.

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15. Elizabeth Spann Craig

Mystery author Elizabeth Spann Craig shares advice on writing, character development,
productivity and other details around the writing life. She also compiles a weekly list of writing
articles that many writers find immensely helpful.

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16. Erika Napoletano

If you need a kick in the butt to overcome writers block or get unstuck with your writing
business, you need to read this blog. Erika Napoletano offers advice thats anything but ordinary
(and usually NSFW [not safe for work]). Youll cringe at being called out on chickening out as a
writer, but youll laugh at the way she does it and feel motivated to step up your game.

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17. Fantasy Authors Handbook

Fantasy and science fiction author and editor Philip Athans shares his experience through witty,
informative, entertaining and inspiring posts. Whether hes decoding the legal page of a print
book or analyzing word choice, his posts will make you think about your work in a different
way.

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18. Fiction University

Instead of sharing advice about what writers should be doing, author Janice Hardy explains how
to apply the industrys advice to your work, including tips on how to plan, write, edit and publish
a novel. She also pulls back the curtain on how other successful authors and writers manage their
creative processes.

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19. Grammar Girl

With Grammar Girl by your side, you can boost your writing and grammar confidence. Each
article and podcast episode is an adventure into the world of the English language, and youll
likely be able to find any advice you need in the archives or most popular tips categories.

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20. Inky Girl

Inky Girl is all about books for children and young adults. Author and illustrator Debbie Ridpath
Ohi creates comics that many writers can relate to, as well as interviews with experts and
industry professionals. With her passion for telling stories in unique and interesting ways, youll
never run out of inspiration.

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21. It Starts With

Sarah Peck combines her passion for technology, storytelling and creative design with her
background in psychology to share a unique perspective on writing. If youre looking to
successfully mesh your multiple passions, better communicate your story and connect with your
readers, its time to check out this blog.

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22. Jami Gold

Paranormal author Jami Gold breaks down the challenges of writing, plotting and character
development until theyre easy to understand and overcome. She also offers great worksheets for
plot planning, story development, scene strengthening and more.

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23. KidLit411

Keen to write or illustrate books for children? Author Elaine Kiely Kearns and author and
illustrator Sylvia Liu compile tons of great advice on planning, creating and publishing your
work from around the web. Their Facebook group is a great place to connect with other kidlit
writers and even find a critique partner or group.

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24. Positive Writer

Many writers struggle to carve out time to work. Bryan Hutchinson tackles this challenge head-
on in posts on Positive Writer. He believes you should stop seeking approval from others, and
offers advice on overcoming doubt and fears as a writer.

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25. Procrastiwriter

Its time to stop procrastinating and start writing! Written by Shanan Haislip, The Procrastiwriter
will help you find the motivation you need to write more, hone your craft, and most importantly,
make room for consistent writing.

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26. Romance University

This site offers inspiring advice from a variety of industry professionals and established authors
to help you create a successful writing process. While romance writers will find plenty of
inspiration in the archives, even writers focused on other fiction genres can learn a lot about
craft, marketing and self-publishing.

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27. Sterling Editing

The Sterling Editing team is comprised of experienced writers, editors and literary agents
striving to help writers create their best work. Their weekly Written on the internet posts share
interesting publishing trends, editing tips and other writing advice from around the web.

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28. Susan Dennard

Susan Dennard covers a wide variety of writing-related topics on her blog, with practical
solutions and tips for all writers. She offers more great advice in her newsletter, which several
TWL readers say are a must-read.

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29. The Kill Zone

The Kill Zone focuses on writing and publishing fiction, with 11 top mystery and thriller writers
posting advice every day of the week. Tune in for thoughtful, informative and entertaining
articles on writing craft, marketing and industry trends, as well as first page critiques of
submitted manuscripts.

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30. The Write Practice

To become a good writer, you have to practice its as simple as that. The Write Practice,
founded by Joe Bunting, offers daily writing prompts, creative writing lessons and a wealth of
articles to help you overcome writers block.

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31. The Writer and the Critic

The Writer and the Critic is a bimonthly podcast that discusses all things fiction, book reviews
and general industry gossip. Youll find ideas for blog posts, novels, characters and random
storiese. In other words, hosts Kirstyn McDermott and Ian Mond help you find a little bit of
everything for your writing.

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Besides Ourselves

32. The Writing Whisperer

Shannon Hernandez spent 15 years as a teacher and now empowers other writers to find their
voice in a noisy world. Whether you need memoir coaching, copywriting help, publishing advice
or all of the above, her site is a full of high-quality information.

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33. Write to Done

Everyone can become a great writer if they direct their practice properly and apply themselves,
says Write to Dones Chief Editor, Mary Jaksch. The site features inspiring articles and how-to
posts that will help you become the best writer you can be.

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34. Writers Helping Writers

Formerly known as The Bookshelf Muse, Writers Helping Writers serves fiction writers of all
types and offers tools to help with plot planning, self-editing and promoting your book. Youll be
especially excited about the collection of thesauruses for emotions, talents, skills, physical
attributes and other important character traits.

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35. YA Confidential

Young adult fiction has never been so popular, and YA Confidential is one of the best resources
out there for writers for teens. Although the site has been on a hiatus for several months, youll
still find gold in the archives related to writing for young adults, interviews with real teens and
more.
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36. Alexis Grant

Writers are not just creatives; theyre also business owners who also have to pay the bills. Along
with great advice for freelancers and writers, Alexis Grant also offers several guides, ebooks and
courses that help you manage the business side of writing. (Full disclosure: Alexis is Founder
and Managing Editor of The Write Life.)

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37. Create as Folk

In the past year, Laura Simms has given Create as Folk an awesome makeover. Youll find
resources for quitting your job, following your passion and making a living doing what you love.
She has also taken on guest contributors who share their own perspectives and journeys to
creating meaningful work.

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38. Men with Pens

Since 2006, James Chartrands Men with Pens has helped writers, bloggers and businesses create
engaging copy and market their writing to thousands of readers. If you want to achieve better
results with your writing and earn more money as a freelance writer, check out the extensive
archives.

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39. Productive Flourishing

Productive Flourishing is one of the top websites for creativity, organization and productivity for
all types of creatives and entrepreneurs. Founder Charlie Gilkey, who also works as a business
coach, offers valuable advice and free planners that are sure to help you get past any creative
slump.

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40. Seth Godin

Bestselling author Seth Godin never ceases to amaze the world with his ideas, advice and aha
moments about business. Study his writing to learn how to build a loyal audience, market to your
readers and hone your craft.

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41. Side Hustle Nation

Many freelance writers start their careers as side gigs, and Side Hustle Nation is all about
empowering your side ventures to propel you to financial freedom. The popular podcast offers
interviews with many of the creative entrepreneurs on this list and covers topics related to self-
publishing, winning over clients, passive income, recurring revenue and more.

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42. The Art of Non-Conformity

You dont have to live your life the way others expect is the gist of founder Chris Guillebeaus
advice on his blog and in his books. His approach to business and creativity is unconventional, as
he would say, and will have you questioning how you, too, can challenge the status quo.

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43. The Creative Penn

The Creative Penn is the place to find advice on writing, self-publishing and marketing your new
book. In addition to her self-publishing and platform-building advice, Joanna Penn shares how
she makes a living as a full-time author and entrepreneur. Her podcast is also popular, offering
interviews with dozens of successful writers.

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44. Untamed Writing

Karen Marstons no-BS approach is practical, funny and gutsy, a TWL reader told us. Her blog
helps writers develop their skills, pitch new clients with confidence and do great work. Whether
shes challenging common assumptions (Do you need a blog to become a freelance writer?) or
explaining copywriting concepts, Marstons advice is anything but generic.

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45. Warrior Writers

Kristen Lamb is an author and coach who helps writers connect with their readers. She shares
advice on topics like writing craft, building a following on social media, navigating the
publishing process and making a living as a writer.

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46. About Freelance Writing

If youre serious about making a living as a writer, this site will give you the information and
resources you need. Youll find a wealth of original articles about being a writer, marketing your
craft, and the business of writing archives. The site has been around for more than a decade, and
writers keep going back.

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47. Envato Studio and Tuts+

Previously known as Freelance Switch, the Envato Studio and Tuts+ websites offer the same
excellent content and resources for freelance writers, designers and developers. Their in-depth
archives are a gold mine for anything freelancing-related, so youre sure to find the solution to
any problem you face.

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48. Funds for Writers

If youre serious about making a living as a freelance writer, youll be excited about C. Hope
Clarks goldmine of resources. She offers information on upcoming contests, freelance writing
jobs, connections to publishers, and everything else you need to make money as a writer. Her
most popular offering is her newsletter.

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49. Freelancers Union

Freelancers are also business owners who worry about things like contracts, health insurance,
saving for retirement and following up with clients who owe us money. Founded by Sara
Horowitz in 2003, the Freelancers Union gives you access to a highly active community,
valuable blog articles and local resource connections to tackle each of these challenges.

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50. Leaving Work Behind

While Leaving Work Behind has evolved over the past year,Tom Ewers blog still aims to help
anyone interested in quitting the day job to build an online business. His honest, Ive-been-there
advice is specifically helpful for freelance bloggers, and the site boasts a tight-knit community.
LWB is the place to be if you want to make money as a freelancer.

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More Clients
51. LittleZotz Writing

Freelance writer Lauren Tharp offers an impressive spread of resources for anyone looking to
build a writing business. Her blogs weekly posts, newsletters and two free ebooks help writers
hone their skills, find clients and earn money from their work.

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52. Make a Living Writing

Carol Tice is a successful freelance writer, and she shares her breadth of experience and
knowledge on her blog. She suggests smart changes that will help you move beyond low-paying
gigs and actually make a living from freelance writing. Carol also oversees the popular Freelance
Writers Den community.

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53. My Freelance Life

Williesha Morris discusses her entrepreneurial journey on My Freelance Life, helping other
freelancers manage their worries and achieve financial success. She approaches freelance writing
from a unique and captivating angle, while offering practical ideas.

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54. Productive Writers

John Soares has been a full-time freelance writer since 1994. On Productive Writers, he shares
ideas for freelance writers about working smarter, not harder and landed higher-paying gigs.
He focuses on earning a living without working around the clock.

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55. Scratch

Created by Jane Friedman and Manjula Martin, Scratch is a digital magazine for writers that
features in-depth interviews, personal stories from other writers and ways to make a living as a
writer. While much of the content is behind a paywall, its Who Pays Writers? resource, which
is crowd-sourced from freelancers, is incredibly helpful for figuring out what you might earn
from various publications.

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56. The Freelancer

Contentlys goal with The Freelancer is to help freelancers navigate what can be a confusing
business. While its not solely focused on writing photographers, designers and other
freelancers will also value this information the advice on negotiating rates, managing
contracts and pitching clients is practical and actionable. Check out the weekly Ask a
Freelancer column for answers to common questions, and the new Freelance Rates Database for
pay information from various publications.

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57. The International Freelancer

Living outside the U.S. sometimes means managing your freelance career differently than a
stateside writer. Mridu Khullar Relph shares tips and strategies learned from her years of
experience as a full-time journalist based in London, U.K., and New Delhi, India, making her
blog an attractive destination for international writers.

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58. The Middle Finger Project

Whether you like it or not, youll eventually have to deal with the business side of writing, and
The Middle Finger Project is hell-bent on helping you. While creator Ash Ambirge originally
focused on creative copywriting and marketing, the site has branched out to include tips for
dealing with tough clients and getting paid what you deserve. At times the advice is NSFW (not
safe for work), but its also fresh, entertaining and motivating.

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59. The Renegade Writer

Linda Formichelli is a freelance writer who earns a living on her own terms. Shes written for
publications like Inc., Redbook and Writers Digest and makes a full-time income working part-
time hours. Her blog focuses on building a writing business that works for you, breaking the
rules and overcoming your freelancing fears.

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60. Writers in Charge

If youre ready to start a career as a freelance writer, Writers in Charge is the site for you.
Creator Bamidele Onibalusi shares resources to help you take control of your income, make
more money and successfully navigate the freelance world.

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61. Writing Thoughts

Freelance writer Laura Spencer doesnt update her blog often, but each post offers gems of
inspiration and information. With more than 24 years of writing experience 13 of them as a
freelancer she shares proven advice on running a freelance business, soliciting feedback and
working with clients.

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62. Bent on Books

The Bent Agency looks to turn new and aspiring authors into bestsellers. If youre interested in
traditional publishing, Jenny Bents blog could help you launch your publishing career and turn
your dream of being a published author into reality.

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63. Guide to Literary Agents (Writers Digest)

One of the biggest blogs on publishing, Chuck Sambuchinos Guide to Literary Agents blog is a
must-read if youre looking to land a literary agent to represent your new book. The site features
posts by guest authors, including industry professionals and literary agents. It also includes
resources on queries, book marketing, creating an author platform and more.

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64. Literary Rambles

Created in 2008 by Casey McCormick and Natalie Aguirre, Literary Rambles covers topics
related to childrens books, literary agents and publishing. The interviews and comprehensive
profiles of industry experts give writers a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to write a novel
and become a published author.

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an Author

65. Nathan Bransford, Author

As a published author and former literary agent, Nathan Bransford gives readers an insiders
look into what literary agents do, how to go about finding one, and tips for writing a good query
letter. Whether youre a newbie author or an experienced veteran, youre sure to learn something
new about the publishing industry.

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66. Rachelle Gardner

Rachelle Gardners blog is one of the most popular literary agent resources for a reason: shes
passionate about working with writers and stays updated on whats happening on both sides of
the desk. Youll find advice about partnering with an agent whos a good fit for you, what to
include in your book proposal, writing a query letter, how book royalties work and more.

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67. Firepole Marketing

Running a successful writing career means embracing the business and marketing side of being a
writer. With the help of Danny Inys site, youll tackle both with ease. His fantastic resources for
guest blogging, advertising, SEO, branding, marketing and more are sure to give you an edge up
when it comes to making sales.

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Love It)

68. Jessica Lawlor

Public relations professional and freelance writer Jessica Lawlor is all about getting gutsy:
stepping outside your comfort zone to reach your goals and live a life that makes you truly
happy. As the founder of the Get Gutsy blog and community, Jessicas website and newsletter
are filled with inspiration, ideas and action items to help you #GetGutsy and step outside your
comfort zone.

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69. Kikolani

Kristi Hines is a blogging powerhouse, and her site documents her marketing strategies, guest
blogging methods and social media tips for writers and professional bloggers. She also discusses
the best digital tools for publishing, productivity and content marketing.

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70. Michael Hyatt

Marketing expert Michael Hyatt shares advice on everything from blogging to publishing, and
his goal is to help leaders leverage their influence by managing their platforms. Read his blog
for advice on productivity, goal setting, social media and traditional publishing.
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71. Social Triggers

Derek Halpern mixes psychology and social behavior to develop marketing and pricing ideas
that will knock your socks off. His no-nonsense attitude will go a long way toward helping you
make more sales, price products based on value and become a profitable freelancer.

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72. The Story of Telling

Marketing does not come easily for many writers, but selling your work is all part of making a
living as a writer. Bernadette Jiwa is a bestselling business author who shares how to create
meaningful work, embrace marketing and tell your best story.

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73. Writing Happiness

To sell books, novels and products, you have to build a readership of loyal followers, and thats
where Marya comes in. Shes in her fourth year of business and shares her personal experiences,
tips and ideas for gaining blog subscribers who become buyers.

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74. A Newbies Guide to Publishing

Author Joe Konrath has published 24 novels and sold millions of books, giving him the
experience to create a must-read blog. If you write mysteries, thrillers, horror or sci-fi, youll
find a ton of helpful advice for writing, editing and publishing your novel.
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75. Better Novel Project

Have you ever wanted to deconstruct a popular novel to learn how authors create bestsellers?
Christine Frazier explores common elements in popular novels, draws conclusions from her
findings and creates a master outline for a better novel. She offers insights on plot analysis,
creating excitement in your novels, word counts and character development.

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76. Blots & Plots

Jenny Bravo, founder of Blots & Plots, focuses on writers and their stories. Through her personal
anecdotes and writing advice, youll find encouraging ways to bring your story to life and
publish your work. Readers love her #TATM series (These Are The Moments), where she details
the journey of writing her novel.

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77. Dean Wesley Smith

A professional writer for more than 40 years, Dean Wesley Smith has published independently
and traditionally. In addition to the valuable editing, craft and productivity advice in his blog
posts, make sure to read the comments they often offer even more helpful information.

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78. Diversity in YA

Authors Malinda Lo and Cindy Pon founded Diversity in YA to celebrate young adult books
about diverse characters and subject matter and to bring attention to books and authors that
might fall outside the mainstream. Read their posts for conversational, nuanced takes on
diversity in the publishing industry.

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79. Goins, Writer

Author Jeff Goins has written and published multiple books, and hes on a mission to help
writers tell better stories. Along with building his career as a successful writer, hes established a
community that helps answer questions like What does it really take to get published? and
How do successful writers make a living? His free 31-day writing challenge is also popular.

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80. Helping Writers Become Authors

K.M. Weilands site features hundreds of posts about writing, publishing, marketing and other
fiction-related topics. If you need help crafting a captivating story, exploring the psychology
behind the inspiration, and following through till publication, this site is for you.

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81. How to Plan, Write and Develop a Book

Mary Carroll Moore shares weekly tips and techniques on how to structure, create, write and sell
your first manuscript whether its a novel, memoir or nonfiction book. She also offers writing
classes to help writers hone their craft and navigate the publishing process.

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Creativity

82. Indies Unlimited

Created to help independent authors write, publish and promote their work, Indies Unlimited is
run by a team of writers and publishing industry professionals. With a nearly overwhelming
number of posts, tutorials, lists of low-cost books and writing prompts, theres lots for writers to
explore.

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83. Jane Friedman

With more than 15 years of experience in publishing, including work with Writers Digest, Jane
Friedman focuses on moving from writing as a hobby into creating a full-fledged digital
publishing career. She shares tips on storytelling, writing techniques and finding your creative
inspiration.

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84. Lisa Romeo Writes

While many TWL readers highlighted the wonderful Friday Fridge Clean Out features, Lisa
Romeo also shares posts, interviews and writerly opinion pieces. She writes candidly about what
it means to be a writer, from submissions and editing to getting published and dealing with
rejection.

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85. Live Write Thrive

Author and editor C.S. Lakins blog provides valuable writing tips and editing advice for fiction
writers. In addition to focusing on the craft of writing, Live Write Thrive helps writers with their
publishing and marketing strategy. If youre writing a novel in 2015, be sure to check out this
site.

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86. Novel Publicity

Regardless of whether you choose traditional or self-publishing, the Novel Publicity teams blog
offers helpful advice on craft, marketing and publishing. With posts offering writing tips, social
media strategy, publishing techniques and more, youre sure to learn something new each time
you visit.

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87. Pub(lishing) Crawl

Run by a group of authors and publishing industry professionals, this site shares advice on
writing craft, publishing and marketing, as well as interviews with authors, illustrators and
literary agents. The popular Question of the Month series is fun to follow as well.

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88. Steve Scotts Site

If you want practical ideas on how to sell your books on Amazon and make a living from your
writing, you need to read Steve Scotts blog. The successful Amazon Kindle publisher offers
proven strategies and case studies of his publishing experiments to help other writers learn from
his efforts. Youll appreciate his transparent analysis and income reporting for the real numbers
and results he shares.

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89. Terribleminds

Although NSFW (not safe for work), Chuck Wendigs blog is spot-on and funny. He writes
about what it really means to be a writer, author and storyteller, without bothering to be
politically correct. Having published both traditionally and on his own, he offers interesting,
nuanced comments on publishing industry trends and debates.

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90. The Book Deal

Alan Rinzler has worked in traditional publishing for more than 40 years. His blog is an in-depth
look at how to write an attention-getting book proposal, land a literary agent, market your book
and otherwise succeed in traditional publishing.

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91. The Book Designer

With a background in book design, advertising and layout, Joel Friedlander shares guidance on
how to make sure your book looks its best. He touches upon marketing and writing, but readers
flock for his advice on cover design and self-publishing, which is detailed and authoritative.
Check out his Ebook Cover Design Awards for inspiration for your next ebook cover.

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92. The Passive Voice

Stay up-to-date on the latest happenings in self- and indie publishing from the perspective of a
lawyer who specializes in these topics. Before diving into the world of being a published author,
David Vandagriff (aka Passive Guy) will help you arm yourself with the information youll need
to succeed.

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93. The Review Review

If youre interested in literary magazines, check out The Review Review. It assists writers to
better target their submissions to literary magazines by interviewing representatives and
analyzing past issues of various publications. The site also offers a classifieds section of
magazines looking for submissions.

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94. Warner Coaching

Brooke Warner, a publisher and author, is dedicated to demystifying the business of book
publishing. She works to give writers the confidence and information they need to publish well
and self-promote with confidence.

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95. A Writers Bucket List

A Writers Bucket List is a place for writers who think outside the box, have a sense of humor
and enjoy connecting with quirky, like-minded peers. Created by author Dana Sitar, the site
features articles from writers in the community, as well as experts who share topics on blogging,
freelancing and storytelling.

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96. Fantasy Faction

Fantasy Factions discussion forums are invaluable for inspiration and discussion of every aspect
of good fantasy writing. They also feature interviews and industry news for fantasy fans.

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97. Kboards

Kboards is a site devoted to all things Kindle and has become a powerhouse community for
Kindle authors and publishers. This all-inclusive site will keep you updated on the latest Amazon
Kindle news, KDP changes and how you can make a living selling ebooks.

98. She Writes

Founded by author Kamy Wicoff, She Writes is a community for people who write yes, men
are welcome! With more than 20,000 active members from around the world, youre bound to
find interesting discussions of writing craft, marketing strategies, publishing advice and more.

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99. Wattpad

Wattpad is a community of more than 35 million users writing, reading and sharing stories all
for free. Want to share a short story thats tangential to your novel? Or tempt readers with an
excerpt from your upcoming book? This might be the platform for you.
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100. Writers Carnival

Writers Carnival draws many novelists wanting to receive useful critiques through prompts and
challenges. Explore poetry, flash fiction, short stories and writing contests in this community for
writers.

Which sites do you regularly read and find helpful as a writer? Are there any other sites
you think should be on this list?