Today you will find a list of writer resources that are well worth a click. They offer online inspiration across all genres. We’ve assembled a dozen writing communities and websites that offer usable publishing inspiration. If you haven’t availed yourself of any of these, give them a try. It could be that you are only a click away from a new writing colleague, fresh publishing ideas, and on-the-ready resources to build your writing career.
FICTION UNIVERSITY – A haven for fiction writers. You will find insight into the publishing industry and how to work with (or around) some guidelines at this site.
NAIL YOUR NOVEL – Writing, publishing and self-publishing advice from a bestselling ghostwriter and book doctor. There’s a course on how to become a ghostwriter and a course from Joanna Penn on how to write a novel.
EVERY WRITER – Here you will find everything you can imagine about writing. You will find info on avoiding writer’s block, how to construct a website, writing tools and writing contests.
SHE WRITES – This is the world’s largest online community for women writers. You will find almost 30K members, 35K+ pieces of content and more than 300 groups.
WRITER 2.0 – This podcast covers the gamut of writing and publishing topics. A quick check noted shows about travel airplane books, horror, transitioning to full-time writing, travel writing crash course and much more.
THE NEXT BIG WRITER – This is a unique offering of an online writing workshop and community. You can receive feedback on your writing, contests, groups and published books that have been workshopped on the site.
NONFICTION WRITERS ASSOCIATION – Resources, resources and resources! Here you will find forums, checklists, templates, an annual online writers’ conference, and local chapter meetings throughout the U.S. and Canada. [Two Thumbs Up – Sandee hosted this network in her city for a year].
PEN & PRO$PER – This site is billed as “required reading for a smarter writing career.” The site emphasizes the financial success of the writer.
WRITERS HELPING WRITERS – What’s your desire? How about a descriptive thesaurus, webinars, workshops, a writing coach, a bookstore, and general writing tips. And ‘One Stop for Writers.’ This is the place to be to elevate your storytelling.
WRITER’S DIGEST FORUM – This site is an unlimited source for writing, publishing, editing and other features of the industry. You’ll find answers to questions you hadn’t thought to ask, but thankfully, someone else did. And the site links back to the website of the Writer’s Digest.
FUNDS FOR WRITERS – A delightful award-winning writer, Hope Clark, offers a weekly newsletter full of competitions, grants, and related publishing resources. There are two versions of this newsletter – one free and one fee-based. You don’t want to skip this timely resource.
CREATIVE WRITING FORUMS – This is one of the largest creative writing communities on the web. They offer resources to enable writers to reach their goals by offering “a collaborative community, comprehensive resources, and needs-driven tools.”
There should enough of whatever you need on this list to advance your publishing career. Don’t be a lone writer – join a community of your peers to help your writing flourish.