Whether you want to write for fun or for profit, these websites can help guide your process. We’ve included some general writing websites, several that provide a creative prompt, and a few that can help you with the publishing process. With so many options for online support, there’s no reason not to write—so get those creative juices flowing!
Get grammar tips and view the Word of the Day.
A great way to name your characters.
A resource for literary reference and verse.
Guide to copyright laws, including forms.
Check your grammar and punctuation.
Access the Word of the Day, word games, dictionary, and thesaurus.
Find a writers’ conference near you.
Social networking is for writers too.
Don’t underestimate this free marketing tool!
Writers helping writers.
Can you write a story in six sentences? Submit your mini masterpiece for consideration here.
Never mind six whole sentences: This site challenges you to write your memoir in only six words.
The best of the bunch are compiled in book form.
Filled with useful lessons and tips, WritingFix also offers a fun writing prompt generator.
Offers a wide variety of prompts for poetry, short stories, and more.
The Lit in Cleveland, a local resource:
The editors of this e-zine reply personally to every author who queries and offer suggestions on how to improve work.
Updated in blog fashion, this site has great advice on fiction writing. Be sure to take its Figurative Language Quiz.
This author offers more than 100 free writing exercises.
Page ONE is a one-stop shop for author interviews, contest news, inspirational quotes and writing resources.
This blog offers great plot tips for writers.
A great place for self-publishing resources and new writer tips, this site also offers a substantial bank of reprinted articles on writing.
Often updated, this site hosts info about any and every writing contest its editor can find.
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