Helpful Articles for Writers
This page features online resources related to writing, editing, publishing, and other support. If you know of an online resource that has helped you strengthen your own writing, please send the website link to firstname.lastname@example.org so the source can be shared with other writers here.
What counts as “previously published”? This article from Writer’s Digest magazine pertains to poetry in particular, but it is very helpful to all writers regarding the definition of “pre-published.”
Starting and maintaining a writing group — Good advice and planning ideas from the Writing Center at the University of North Carolina.
Midwest Independent Booksellers Association
Predators and Editors: A free online site devoted to sharing resources for writers of all persuasions: fiction, nonfiction, poetry, screenwriting, etc. It offers lists of publishers (with notes of good or bad reputations), magazine publishers, contests, conferences, lists of other sites with advice and help for writers, and lots more.
The Write Life The 100 Best Websites for Writers
Grammar Girl: “Your friendly guide to the world of grammar, punctuation, usage, and fun developments in the English language.” (Use the search box to find answers to your questions.)
Advice on aspects of creative writing — Fiction Writers’ Mentor
Literary Magazines that Pay $$ by Betty Tuch, founding editor of The Review Review
Tax Advice for Writers from Writer’s Digest
Tax Tips from Writer’s Digest (podcast)
Writers and Editors — A wealth of information for writers: everything from style guides to publishing to talking about your book on the radio.
WritersWeekly.com features articles on numerous writing topics, including: paying markets, warnings about publishing/publishers, promoting your work, etc. Writers Weekly is part of the BookLocker.com, Inc. family of businesses, which includes POD and ebook publisherBookLocker.com, Abuzz Press and Pub Preppers.
Who Needs a Wisconsin Seller’s Permit?