It’s Time to Nominate the Best Writing Websites for 2018!

It’s Time to Nominate the Best Writing Websites for 2018!

Attention, writers! We’d love a minute of your time. Drop your pencils, CTRL-save your latest article or — let’s be honest with ourselves — look up from your next brilliant tweet.

We need your help.

You’ve seen our list of the best websites for writers for the past four years. We love showcasing these amazing resources and sharing the tools you need to become a better writer.

We look forward to continuing the tradition with a new edition of 100 Best Websites for Writers in 2018.

Whether your goal for 2018 is to land a book deal, become a full-time freelancer, up your guest posting game or find a writing buddy, this list has you covered. We want to make sure we include valuable resources for everyone, so we need your input.

What’s your favorite writing website?

Which blogs do you visit for inspiration, information or writing-related entertainment? Which sites have earned space on your bookmarks bar? Who do you want to nominate for our list?

Let us know your favorite sites in the comments. We’re looking forward to sharing the list with you in January!

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  • Huge fan of The Story Grid (, where Shawn Coyne and now a select group of professional editors provide resources for writers wanting to become their own best editors. There are hundreds of great articles that build on the Story Grid editing and rewriting method. There’s a great podcast, too–just posted its 100th weekly episode.

  • Liz says:

    I vote for and the Writership podcast! It’s a podcast that critiques actual submissions from real authors at a similar stage of writing to me, and gives amazing editing advice.

    (Full disclosure: I also work with Leslie at Writership, but I started as a listener and a fan, and I work with her because I love what she does.)

  • Dana Sitar says:

    Awesome suggestions, everyone, thanks! Keep ‘em coming.

  • Linda says:

    The Killzone is a fabulous daily blog written by a group of thriller writers. They provide excellent writing tips and it is always inspirational.

  • Andrew says:

    You have to check out if you haven’t. The website features loads of free and affordable content that will help your business grow.

  • Jemellee says:

    I’ve been following Elna Cain,, and Jorden Roper, for my freelancing writing journey the past year.

    Elna’s course opened the gates for me into the world world of freelancing, and I found Jorden through her and loved her IDGAF attitude.

    They have my votes.

  • BE Warne says:

    I recommend There are other such sites but they are more expensive and I think does it better. It is constantly finding things I can’t see in my own writing though I might pick up in someone else’s. Or it teaches me to see different things I’ve never looked for before.

  • Leila says:

    I love checking out It doesn’t get any better than advice from a working agent. Maria’s been around for awhile and has great tips for writers not only on craft, but how to think about the industry. would be a great addition to the list!

  • Ali Luke says:

    If I had to pick just one, it’d be K.M. Weiland’s “Helping Writers Become Authors”. In-depth articles, lots of excellent advice, and a positive, supportive approach.

    But there are so many other great websites out there too — I also love Joanna Penn’s “The Creative Penn” and Joel Friedlander’s “The Book Designer”. Both full of great posts, from the bloggers and from guests.

  • I’ve gained so much insight into the book publishing world through Slice Magazine and their annual conference in September. I love reading the interviews with agents and writers on their blog, Slice and Dice, on their website .


    OC Writers has a wide range of articles designed to help new and established writers alike. Simply terrific!

  • Writers Helping Writers and One Stop for Writers will always get my vote!

  • Wilton Davis says:

    I think that The Horkey Handbook is the BOMB! I love it! Very informative, down to earth verbage and help.

  • Tammy Archambeau says:

    One Stop for Writers is my pick. There is so, so much information at this site.

  • Sarah says:

    Hello! I’d like to nominate Scribendi, as Scribendi’s blog ( is a good resource for writers, covering a wide range of writing-related topics (e.g., grammar, finding inspiration to write, the mechanics of writing, how to edit your work).

    I look forward to seeing the completed list! 🙂

  • Megan S. says:

    These are the writing websites I follow and immediately read their posts when they hit my inbox. As I’ve begun to launch my freelance career and look into publishing my almost finished manuscript, they’ve been so helpful, containing answers to almost all my questions!

  • Barry Featheringill says:

    One of the best kept secret sites for writers is Anne Rainbow has two branches within her site. “Scrivener Virgin” helping writers learn and improve skills using Scrivener and the second branch “Red Pen Editing” both of these blogs provide helpful advice. Frequently (almost weekly) Anne has a one hour webinar answering question on writing with Scrivener.

  • Danielle Smith says:

    Gina at HorkeyHandbook is phenomenal! I love how personable she is and that no matter how much she has grown, how she personalizes herself to her readers and takes time, giving much more than anyone could expect. She did something so beautiful for me once and she didnt even know me! I can’t tell all the secrets but its left a lasting impression on me and i actually think she wont even remember it! But its her heart that she gives and she deserves this!

  • Margy Kerr-Jarrett says:

    I’d like to nominate the Weaving Influence Lab that hosts regular free book marketing webinars and course materials for authors who want to DIY their book marketing!

  • Talia says:

    ProWritingAid is great! Not only has it caught some mistakes my editor missed, but it’s also helped improve my own grammar skills.

  • Greg Reed says:

    I love C T Mitchell Books site Very reader friendly

  • Alessandro Tinchini says:

    She could be my little sister, but she’s actually my writing mentor. I vote for
    Nicole Bianchi’s blog on writing and marketing strategies for writers.

    Nicole is of great help every day.

  • Sandy Stuckless says:

    Janice Hardy’ s Fiction University is one of the best writing resources I’ve encountered.
    Second only to Katie Weiland’s

  • There are many terrific sites out there, but this year I’d like to give a shout out to one that I don’t know I’ve seen include before: Author Accelerator. Not only can you get great coaching within their program, the team there are ALL about helping writers. They host tons of free webinars and chats, and also provide thought-provoking blog posts and newsletters. Jennie Nash and her team are tireless advocates for writers, so do check them out. And thank you for doing this list!

  • Graciela Rivera says:

    Definitely the Horkey Handbook! Love her real and actionable tips in every newsletter and blog post.

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