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The 100 Best Websites for Writers in 2016

27 January 2016

From The Write Life:

We’ve broken this year’s list [of the 100 Best Websites for Writers] into seven categories: Blogging, entrepreneurship, creativity and craft, freelancing, marketing, publishing, and writing communities. All sites are listed in alphabetical order within their categories, and the numbers are for easy tracking (not ranking).

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 Creativity & Craft

8. Aerogramme Writers’ Studio

Aerogramme Writers’ Studio keeps you up to date on writing news and opportunities, including contests, calls for submission, and MFA programs. The blog also contains tons of articles on the art of writing.

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9. Ann Kroeker

Author and writing coach Ann Kroeker is on a mission to help writers reach their goals by maximizing curiosity, creativity and productivity. Her website is home to numerous blog posts, podcasts and resources for writers.

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10. A Writer’s Path

Author Ryan Lanz’s website is a wealth of information for aspiring authors. His blog features frequent guest posts, and his Writer’s Toolbox is constantly updated with his favorite picks for websites, blogs, music, apps and people.

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11. Bane of Your Resistance

Using research in the creative process and neuroscience, Rosanne Bane takes on the big issue of writing resistance in all its forms: writer’s block, procrastination, perfectionism and more. Her weekly posts offer science-backed fixes to common problems for writers.

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 Marketing

59. Build Book Buzz

When it comes to book publicity and marketing, you can definitely DIY it. Author and public-relations star Sandra Beckwith provides articles, training programs and other resources that help take the guesswork out of book marketing.

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60. Giving Voice to Your Story

We all have a story — a key message we want to share with the world. Through her blog and corresponding radio show, Dorit Sasson helps writers, entrepreneurs and thought leaders build a trusting relationship with their audience so they can share their message and reach new levels of success.

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61. Jessica Lawlor

Don’t let low confidence get in the way of your marketing success. Join Jessica Lawlor and the #GetGutsy community to find inspiration and tips on how to step outside your comfort zone and go for your goals.

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62. Kikolani

Founder Kristi Hines  brings you the latest strategies, trends and how-tos in digital marketing. Kikolani is a must-have resource for business and professional bloggers who want to make their brands stand out.

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63. Michael Hyatt

Michael Hyatt is the bestselling author of Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World, and his blog will help you do just that. Read for tips and resources about personal development, productivity, leadership, influence and more.

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12 Comments to “The 100 Best Websites for Writers in 2016”

  1. Thank you very much for the link, a lot of good sites to explore; and congratulations on making the list!

  2. TPV should be WAY higher than 90.

  3. How completely refreshing to widen out our world. I had no idea so many persons were dedicated to truly helping authors, indie and otherwise.

    I recognize some of them as being referenced here by PG. I hope to see more aggregations from the ‘100’ here.

    I think TPV should be #1 atop most those cats. And ‘snark’ is not the first nor 100th word I think of in relation to PG. Rather, informed, educated, talented photographer, eager to support what is useful. And sure, like all others, has opinions. But his legal expertise and commentaries, and his photogs are what stand out to me. Just my .02

  4. Dunno.
    Writers Digest (they of the Author Solutions front) are in but not KKR, DWS, Konrath, or AE?

    And TPV listed as a legal site?

    I noticed the source is a NYC freelancer, which explains the traditionalist focus.

    Lots of good sites but it is a few years behind the curve, methinks. Not quite the 100 *best* sites to send dreamers in 2016.

    • Thought KKR, DWS ought to have been on there too. But I dig that there’s as Bill said, all those 99 others to go explore. I think that’s one of the central reasons I keep coming back to PG’s choices here: It’s an aggregation across many viewpoints, and I can see this list of 100 can expand that even farther.

      Ah Time. I wish I had more of it. lol

  5. I bookmarked the list and will be plowing through this. Might as well reeducate myself as to what the conventional wisdom is.

  6. Glad TPV was included. Didn’t find this description to be an accurate description of this site……

    90. The Passive Voice

    Navigating publisher and writing contracts? Want to brush up on your knowledge of intellectual property litigation? Attorney David Vandagriff offers his (sometimes snarky) musings on the legal side of the writing business.

    • Nope. Should’ve been under “Community”, I think.
      But then they’d have to explain what kind of community… 😉

  7. Writer’s Digest recently came out with their 100 Best Websites List. Scanned the list and got a good chuckle out of it. Joanna Penn made it, so did Chuck Wendig. Konrath, too, IIRC. OK, not bad. And Jane Friedman, natch.

    But AE, DWS, KKR, and TPV were absent. Bwahahaha… Some list!

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