Resources for Indie Writers
Writing.com – This site is an online community of writers at all skill levels. Free memberships are available to everyone and include an online writing portfolio, writing tools, email services and the opportunity to engage other writers.
Writer’s Digest – Probably one of the best all-around websites for writers, Writer’s Digest offers information on writing better and getting published. The site also includes community forums, blogs and huge lists of resources for writers.
SparkNotes Ultimate Style – The web’s ultimate guide to grammar, with a searchable topic database and an A-Z list of common questions.
Auto Crit – The AutoCrit Editing Wizard is a great tool that automatically analyzes your manuscript and red flags errors, overused phrases, dull sentences and cliches.
Absolute Write – Absolute Write covers a wide range of topics and is a good resource for any writer. This site’s thousands of pages feature articles, classifieds, interviews, message boards and writing contests.
Bartleby – This site is good if you need a quote or if you want free access to encyclopedias, dictionaries, thesauri, and other reference books.
NaNoWriMo – National Novel Writing Month, known as NaNoWriMo, challenges writers to pen 50,000 word novels between November 1 and November 31 every year. The site provides articles, forums and all kinds of motivators to help them get the work done.
Poets and Writers – Poets and Writers is the largest non-profit organization that serves creative writers. Their website is full of resources, providing information on everything from job listings to writing contests.
Writer’s FM – The only radio station created for writers by writers. Writer’s FM broadcasts 24 hours a day and features music, live interviews, podcasts and more.
Creative Writing Prompts – Need inspiration? This site offers over 300 writing prompts and ideas for fiction and journal writers.
Constant Content – List your work for sale your work and name your own price on this website. Constant Content takes 35 percent as its commission and handles the transaction for you.
First Writer – First Writer is a useful resource for writers everywhere. The site has a searchable database of book and magazine publishers, literary agencies and writing competitions.