Our Most Popular Posts on Writing

If you’re new to The Write Life, welcome! Thanks for stopping by — we love connecting with writers.

We’ve published quite a few posts since launching in July 2013. Here are a few of our favorites to get you started, organized by subject.

Epic lists for writers

Looking for writing inspiration, publications to pitch or ways to fund your writing habit? Look no further than these lists.

The Write Life Presents: The 100 Best Websites for Writers in 2014

22 Gifts for Writers That Are Way Better Than a Boring Old Notebook

20 Amazing Writing Residencies You Should Apply for This Year

19 Websites and Magazines That Want to Publish Your Personal Essays

Get Paid to Write: 17 Great Grants for Writers


We want to help you find clients, build your business and get paid.

9 Online Gold Mines for Finding Paid Freelance Writing Jobs

How to Create Your First Invoice as a Freelancer

Make a Living as a Writer: A Simple Strategy That Works

A Step-by-Step Guide for Going After Clients You Really Want


Whether you like to play by the rules or believe rules are meant to be broken, you’ll enjoy these posts on the craft of writing.

The Worst Ways to Begin Your Novel: Advice from Literary Agents

25 Editing Tips for Tightening Your Copy

Writing Fiction: 3 Ways to Build a Stronger Story


You can’t earn a living from your writing if no one knows you’re a writer. Here’s how to share your work with the world.

How Successful Authors Use Social Media to Sell More Books

5 Marketing Strategies for Writers Who Hate Promoting Their Own Work

An Online Portfolio Can Change Your Career: 10 Writer Websites We Love


Building a business as a freelance blogger? Make the most of your blogging time and effort.

The One Big Reason Some Blogs Succeed, While Others Crash and Burn

7 More Writing Blogs That Want Your Guest Posts

How to Make Money as a Freelance Blogger (and Actually Enjoy Your Work)


Ready to self-publish your work? Here’s how to create a quality ebook and earn money from your work.

9 Powerful Tips for Writing Your First Successful Ebook

7 Smart Ways to Earn Multiple Streams of Income from a Single Manuscript

Author Platform: Here’s What All the Fuss Is About

Get published

Before you tackle the world of traditional publishing, check out these posts.

Yes, Fiction Writers Can Develop Awesome Online Platforms, Too

Secrets to Querying Literary Agents: 10 More Questions Answered

13 Ways to Convince a Literary Agent to Represent You

What’s your biggest question about freelancing, publishing or earning money from your writing? Let us know!