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Best Websites for Writers and Authors 2017

Best Websites for Writers and Authors 2017


The end of the year is upon us and that means it's time to round up the best of the best for the Best Websites for Writers and Authors 2017.

There are so many great websites out there for writers and authors that it's impossible to fit them all into one blog post so if you know of a fantastic site that didn't get included please feel free to share the link in the comments section of this post. Who knows, they might make next years list ;) 

Best Websites for Writers and Authors 2017


Hands down one of my favourite websites from this year has to be http://www.creativindie.com/ Loads of excellent posts including stuff like this one that compares the print quality of Createspace vs Lightning Source http://www.creativindie.com/createspace-vs-lightning-source-print-quality-battle-comparison/

Best Websites for Writers and Authors 2017


https://writeitsideways.com/ has some fantastic articles on site including ones like this one about treadmill desks and productivity https://writeitsideways.com/treadmill-desks-productivity-writers/

Best Websites for Writers and Authors 2017


https://www.helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com/ is packed with resources and advice on writing. Check out the novel writing checklist at https://www.helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com/novel-writing-checklist/

Best Websites for Writers and Authors 2017

I love the insight with splashes of humour at http://authorkristenlamb.com/ . She writes interesting posts packed with great advice and tips, and breaks them up nicely with images and meme's. As a mum of two boys who do Brazilian Jiu Jitsu her post about why pain and wounds are vital for fiction particularly caught my attention. Hop on over and check it out at http://authorkristenlamb.com/2017/11/woundedpeople/ and you'll see why. 

Best Websites for Writers and Authors 2017


https://writetodone.com/ has a wide variety of content. Their article 67 Top Tools for Writers and Bloggers in 2018 is an awesome resource https://writetodone.com/top-writing-blogging-tools/

Best Websites for Writers and Authors 2017


https://thewritelife.com/ is an excellent resource particularly for freelance writers. If you're looking to make money as a freelance writer check out their post https://thewritelife.com/publications-that-pay/. they also have posts on site for authors, and include topics about book marketing, and publishing.

Best Websites for Writers and Authors 2017


https://thewritepractice.com/ has some excellent articles on site including this one about building your author website https://thewritepractice.com/building-an-author-website/

Best Websites for Writers and Authors 2017

https://www.thecreativepenn.com/blog/ has been a site I revisit for years now. Joanna Penn offers great behind the scenes insight into the publishing industry. An example of such a post is this one about crowdfunding a book https://www.thecreativepenn.com/2017/11/24/crowdfunding-book-authors/

Best Websites for Writers and Authors 2017


http://positivewriter.com/ is another site I come back to time and time again. Want more attention in 2018? Check out this post http://positivewriter.com/why-no-one-is-paying-attention-to-you-and-how-to-change-it/

Best Websites for Writers and Authors 2017


I only discovered https://storyempire.com/ this year, but I'm so glad I did. if you write fiction you want to bookmark this one. Loads of great articles about writing and publishing. I particularly like this one about writing a series https://storyempire.com/2017/12/04/six-steps-plotting-series/

Best Websites for Writers and Authors 2017


https://www.thebookdesigner.com/ is another site that has long been on my reading list. This site is packed with great information and advice about publishing. A must read for indie authors and non. A recent post I liked was this one about making a self publishers survival kit https://www.thebookdesigner.com/2017/11/make-self-publishers-survival-kit/

Best Websites for Writers and Authors 2017

https://www.nownovel.com/ has some excellent articles, including this one about how to hook readers https://www.nownovel.com/blog/write-hook-lure-readers/

Best Websites for Writers and Authors 2017


http://novelrocket.com/ has some interesting articles on site including this one about what to do when your story stalls https://novelrocket.com/2017/12/when-your-story-stalls.html/

Best Websites for Writers and Authors 2017

Best Websites for Writers and Authors 2017


Special mentions:


http://tclj.toasted-cheese.com/ does a great job of showcasing writers work, and lists free international writing contests.


http://blog.nanowrimo.org/ The National Novel Writing blog is packed full of posts to help you overcome writers block and maintain your writing momentum throughout the year. 

http://www.manuscriptwishlist.com/ has a directory of Agents and Editors. Also home to the Twitter hashtag #MSWL. 

http://www.publetariat.com/ does a great job of rounding up posts and sharing about the latest publishing trends.

2 comments:

  1. Hi Jo,

    Thank you for including Now Novel in this list of some of our favourite blogs for aspiring authors. Have a lovely festive season.

    Bridget

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    1. You're welcome Bridget. Keep up the good work ;)

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