Like Our New Look? Here’s What’s Coming Up in 2017

Like Our New Look? Here’s What’s Coming Up in 2017

If you’re a regular reader of The Write Life, you’ve probably noticed we look different. We kicked off 2017 with a new site design!

After three-and-a-half years of watching this community grow under our original site design, we decided it was time for an upgrade. Our new look is more modern, more mobile-friendly — and we hope it’s easier to find what you’re looking for.

The last three years have been a wild ride.

We’ve become one of the go-to resources for writers, growing our community to more than three million readers in 2016 and 40,000 email subscribers. Nearly 30,000 of you follow our Facebook page, and another 10,000 participate in discussions in our Facebook community group.

We now offer two ebooks: 71 Ways to Make Money as a Freelance Writer for anyone who’s new on the block, and Get Better Clients and Earn More Money from Nicole Dieker, who now earns upwards of $10,000 a month as a freelance writer.

What’s in store for 2017? We’re launching our annual 100 Best Websites for Writers list early next month, and planning to run our bundle sale — where you can download a ton of resources for writers at a ridiculously low price — in April. We’re thinking of running a writing contest and launching a course in the fall, so stay tuned!

And, of course, we’ll continue to publish helpful, relatable blog posts on a daily basis that help you earn a living as a writer. If there’s a topic you want to read about, let us know in the comments below! Even better, if you want to write a blog post for us, we pay for submissions; here’s how to pitch our editors.

Whether you’re hoping to earn more money from writing, improve your craft or simply connect with other writers, we look forward to helping you achieve your writing dreams this year!

In solidarity,
Alexis Grant
Founder of The Write Life

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35 comments

  • Excellent post. I was reviewing this blog continuously, and I am impressed! Extremely helpful information for us. Thank you for sharing this post with us.

  • I love the new design. Looks great on mobile!!

  • Dear Alexis Grant,
    Thank you so much for what you do, especially using this forum to bring new comers in writing and providing such people like me the avenues to cast their net wider and ultimately connect them to those who could learn as well as teach them couple of things and ultimately everyone benefits. By the way, although I don’t know what the old page was like but I like this which you characterized somewhere as new.

    Also, I am interested in diversity. In fact, I am very passionate about the subject and I am therefore committed to the issues of diversity and inclusion. I have worked in the area for some time now with focus on helping clients to always do situation analysis of their operation in other to uncover whatever gap that may be existing, and subsequently work with them to set clear and concisely goals they would like to achieve within a given time in the area of diversity and inclusive workforce or community and help them develop strategies for implementation as well as imbuing assessment mechanism to foster sustained improvement and opportunities for them to reach their goals.

    I have also written extensively in the area, but have not heard much success in attacking enough clients.
    Although I have gained some ideas from what you had suggested such as such as creating blog slogan and others, but now that you my potential niche, perhaps you may be better able to give me some pointers. I would certainly be interested in contributing in any way you might want me to contribute, especially if it would mean my writing some piece that may fit into what you do. Please, if you can help me with ideas.

    Thanks,

    Joseph Nwoye

  • Cecil DAVID says:

    Hi Alexis

    The new look is truly awesome! Its simple , sleek and very soothing to the eye and the content is awesome too!

  • Cecil DAVID says:

    Hi Alexis,
    The new look is truly awesome! It looks fresh and a nice place to be.

  • Hannah says:

    would anybody out there be interested in co writing a romantic suspense book with me. or perhaps help me with a young adult fiction i have written. dont know what direection to go from here

  • I really love the new design Alexis, I was thinking if I have visited The Write Life website then after I saw your posts, I have confirmed it. What a great, simple and very sleek design.

    All the Best,
    Jan Limark

  • tobyo says:

    I love it! and I will visit more often now that it’s easier to find things. Thanks for the great redesign!

  • Natalie says:

    I don’t like the new web page design. There is just too much stuff to look at when I prefer to select the subjects and articles I prefer to look at. I don’t want to know what everyone is thinking. Compact and simple is better.

    • John Jacobs says:

      Agree. I get wanting to be more mobile friendly, but now the site looks too much like others I’ve seen. The green now sticks out a little to much, but I’m going to keep reading so i guess i should quit complaining.

  • Looks great–keep being your awesome selves! 🙂

  • Congrats, Alexis. The site redesign looks awesome.

    Will

  • I like it! (It reminds me a little of Re:Fiction, I have to admit.)

    Please be aware that the share buttons inside each post aren’t working for me, both above and below the post–they’re just unlinked images. Or rather, they’re linked, but the link has no “href” attribute.

    Cheers, and congratulations on the overhaul!

  • Gina says:

    Redesign looks great guys – IMPRESSIVE growth. Go TWL!!

  • Kalil says:

    Awesome Blog, great new look congrats see you amongst the letters…

  • Mary says:

    I am looking forward to “100 Best Websites for Writers” as well as your blog which makes me feel connected to the writing community.

  • Alison says:

    Congratulations! It’s a huge improvement. Thank you for all you do to support writers.

  • Emma says:

    I liked the old layout just fine, but I admit this one’s easier to navigate. Nice change, and keep up the good work! The Write Life is one of my favorites as far as writing sites go. I’ll be sure to go check out your Facebook page; not sure why it never occurred to me to swing by before.

  • Susan says:

    Very exciting! Congrats!

  • Hi Alexis.

    I’ve been following The Write Life for some time and always enjoy getting your posts. This is my first time to comment, though. One of my goals this year is to be more social on social media. Anyway, just want to say I do like the new look and looking forward to those great posts. Thanks.

  • The new design is gorgeous! I love how “clean” it is! Definitely a great way to start the year!

    The Write Life is my favorite writing blog. I read almost every day! Congratulations and thank you for that! =)

  • Joseph R. McGonagle says:

    In solidarity?

  • Hello Ms. Grant. I want to start a new Blog. I want to call it “An Orphans Journey” This Blog will be all about my crazy life. I want to use my name before I was adopted – James Steven Spradley so no one knows its me. I think its called Pen Pal.
    This is my last chance to try to write and make a littlie money. My wife died 20 years ago and I lost 1.5 M . I live on my old boat in a wonderful marina and my life is still a little crazy.
    Please advise. I sent this a few days ago and this will help mem launch my Stories, Book, TV series, Movie, Build a Health Center and be on the cover of Entrepreneur

    • Tony says:

      If I may… I think you have an excellent concept! However, give the title more thought and I think that you will think up a title that grabs any eyes that land on it. Go for it though! Best of luck to you

  • Ann Evans says:

    This is the best blog for writers. It always has useful information.

    • Aw thanks, Ann! That means a lot!

    • I agree wholeheartedly that this is an outstanding, helpful and common sense site for writers. I am in Bus Dev and work for a manufacturer of turbine powered product lines, thus, my job entails that I conduct quite a bit of technical writing. I have written for years for myself about my travels overseas but have only recently attempted to get two of my short stories published. Needless to say I received rejection letters from the handful of magazines wh/ I submitted. However, I plan to study more and write more short stories, all of wh/ are nonfiction, and publish one this year. Thank you for the guidance on your site.

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