Top 27 Websites for Writers
There are many resources on the web for writers. People that can motivate us to keep going, keep us updated with the latest trends and changes, and people to keep us company.
These 27 websites offer lots of advice and interesting tips to make your life easier and keep up to date with current topics. See fellow authors, join groups, attend events, sign up to podcasts and get involved and engaged, no matter what kind of writer you are.
ALLI is a great website for indie authors. A Facebook webinar runs every other Tuesday and the transcripts come out the following week. All their service providers are vetted, and they have a lot of useful free information on their website. You can sign up as a non-member in the first instance. @IndieAuthorALLI
Anne’s website was voted one of Writer’s Digest’s 101 Best Websites for Writers. Their blog has funny stories and covers current trends with regular contributions from former Big Six editor, Ruth Harris. @annerallen
This website is a self-populated list of 2,411 bloggers arranged by keyword (or genre). You can find a reviewer for your books or use as a source to explore guest blogging.
Run by Miral Sattar, BibiloCrunch is a fantastic portal to find vetted professionals to work on your book. They have a great blog Publishing News Roundup Series and run an #indiechat series every Tuesday. @BiblioCrunch
Booklife is a website from Publishers Weekly just for indie authors. You can submit your book for review, read news, authors profiles, success stories and how-to pieces, and more. @booklife
Sandra Beckwith has more than 25 years of experience as a publicist. She shares tips and writes on currently relevant topics for authors. Build Book Buzz was awarded a “Top Website for Self-Publishers” by The Alliance of Independent Authors. @sandrabeckwith
Copyblogger has grown into a training platform for content marketing, and offers free courses. There are many good blogging tips to improve your content marketing and improve your writing and readability. @copyblogger
David Gaughran focuses on how to get visible and sell more books. He is a successful fiction author as well as having non-fiction books about self-publishing and getting yourself visible online. @DavidGaughran
USA Today bestselling writer, Dean Wesley Smith is the author of more than a hundred novels so has lots of experience as an author. Check out Killing the Sacred Cows of Publishing book and signup to his email list. @DeanWesleySmith
Jeff Goins is an American author, blogger, speaker, who wears race car pyjamas. He founded Tribe Writers which shares tips on writing, creativity and making a difference with your work and writes an uplifting blog. @JeffGoins
Good e-Reader is the leading online news source for eBooks, e-Readers and Digital Publishing. They publish over 80 news items every week, covering the entire industry. @goodereader
Goodreads is a great website for authors as they cover a range of topics in depth. You can also find new authors and new books on their website, and sign up their weekly newsletter which is full of useful advice. @goodreads
KM Weiland is an author from Nebraska who has written Historical Fiction, Westerns, Fantasy as well as non-fiction books on writing. She mentors authors through her blog which was voted one of the Best Websites for Writers. Her posts focus on characters, writing resources, scene dilemmas, plots, themes and more. @kmweiland
This website has a ton of content in their KnowledgeBase section. They also offer writing challenges, social media promotions, and a newsletter. You can also find an extensive list of promotional links where you can promote your eBook for free. @IndiesUnlimited
Jane Friedman is the former publisher of Writer’s Digest. She offers consulting services and advice from her publishing days which can be useful if you are considering the traditional route. @JaneFriedman
Dave Chesson founded Kindlepreneur and is a digital marketing guru. His website has a lot of useful advice and tips for marketing your book, and he has his own guest Podcast show. His starting advice is in three useful sections – before you write the book, putting it together and launch time. @davechesson
Make A Website Hub is a great resource for writers interested in creating their own website. You are guided through the process step-by-step, and everything you need for your own website is clearly explained. @makeawebsitehub
Sarah Bolme offers guidance on marketing to the Christian market. She is the Director of the Christian Indie Publishing Association and wrote Your Guide to Marketing Christian Books. @SarahBolme
Author Bridget McNulty provides a structured method to help you finish your novel. You can sign up to her blog, receive advice, get free feedback on your writing and short email courses. She also runs an online community for writers you can join. @bridgetmcnulty
Joan is the Publicity Hound and she worked as a journalist and PR consultant for many years. Her tips, tricks and tools for free publicity have a lot of useful information on how to promote yourself and your business. She also shares a lot of helpful marketing insight on Twitter. @PublicityHound
Johnny, Sean and Dave will speak to you. Literally. And they offer interactive and helpful advice. @sterling_stone
Chandler Bolt is a bestselling author with a bestselling personality. He is very inspirational and engaging and sells courses to writers and business people. He has a blog, his own podcast and runs webinars to help you share your message with the world. @self_pub_school
Joel Friedlander founded The Book Designer which as lots of resources split by easy to navigate topics. You can download his 10 Things You Need to Know About Self-Publishing to get you started. @JFbookman
The Creative Penn is packed with information and resources, ordered into sections. The best way to navigate through it all is to click on the Start Here link and download a free book. Jo Penn is a successful NY Times author. She has a successful podcast series that is worth signing up to. @thecreativepenn
Shelley and CJ of Training Authors have a goal to help authors achieve book marketing success. Their site mentors Christian writers and they run a podcast and blog that features advice such as 100 Places to Promote Christian Books. @trainingauthors
These guys literally wrote the book on writing and getting published. Their website offers education, competitions, events, articles, books, competitions, and distance learning materials. You can also sign up to receive their magazine or eMag. @WritersDigest
Writer Unboxed features many articles from an extensive list of contributors that offer advice on the business of writing fiction. They held their first conference in the US in 2016, and have a Facebook group of over 5,000 writers. @WriterUnboxed
Do you know of any website that would be useful for writers? If so, please message me and I will add it to this list.