10 Writing Resources for My Writerly Friends

Remember, everybody wants to make money, even people who  want to help writers or have free resources for writers. Sooner or later, you will find classes or resources that are promised to give you success, but you have to pay for them. So browse, read wisely, and be forewarned, as you always should anyway.

  1. http://fundsforwriters.com/ Chosen 101 Best Writing Websites by Writer’s Digest for the last 17 years in a row. We give you direction on the funding streams. We focus on markets, competitions, awards, grants, publishers, agents, and jobs for your writing abilities, with motivation chucked in.
  2. https://www.jerryjenkins.com/ good information but remember he is about making money, so take the free stuff and maybe find something to buy, but feel no obligation.
  3. http://www.writersdigest.com/ Lots of free information in article form, classes for sale and other resources available
    1. http://www.writersdigest.com/writing-articles/by-writing-genre/memoir-by-writing-genre/10-easy-writing-prompts-to-get-your-life-story-started for memoir writers
  4. https://www.pinterest.com/pin/646829565201106451/?lp=true Pinterest page on writing, loads of things here
  5. http://writersrelief.com/writers-resources/ but do remember they are also selling a service.
    1. http://writersrelief.com/Most-Popular-Writing-and-Publishing-Articles/ That said, you will find lots of free resources on this page
  6. https://www.tckpublishing.com/list-of-author-tools/ For someone who has a book to sell. They do show some good products that some of you may feel is worth your money.
  7. http://rogerwilliamsagency.com/resources-for-writers-2/ Page created by an agency to give the writers concrete and helpful resources.  Note that it does list good books that you will have to buy
    1. http://www.sfwa.org/other-resources/for-authors/writer-beware/ a table of contents and links to general resources about literary scams
  8. http://oedb.org/ilibrarian/150-writing-resources/ They say this about themselves: 50 Resources to Help You Write Better, Faster, and More Persuasively. Note that they do offer classes. Info on topics from blogs to legal issues to citation and style guides and English Language Skills
  9. https://onestopforwriters.com/ a great way to spend a rainy afternoon. Look at what is free and check out whether you want to subscribe to use the resources you cannot access for free.
    1. https://onestopforwriters.com/features_tools
  10. http://gaylebrandeis.com/resources-for-writers/ loads of good resources but one of the best is the following: https://www.pw.org/  from Poets and Writers Magazine

P.S. http://writersrelief.com/blog/2013/08/successful-submission-strategy/   The Seven Signs Of A Successful Submission Strategy

Compiled by Carol Brennan King

January 2018

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