Top five websites for writers and freelancers

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Here you go – I’ve gathered the top five favorite websites for writers and freelancers for this week. I’ve followed some of these for years, and I’ve knocked others off my list recently. If you want to learn to sell your writing – try these. – this one is almost overwhelming. It’s a huge writers’ group online. You can join free, set up a portfolio, chat with other writers, get a critique or give one. If you have a bit of time to spend and you need support and community – this may be it. If you want to learn the ropes of writing for money – Ontext is, of course, your resource.

Guide to Grammar and Writing – every writer needs to revisit the basics sometimes. I do. Here’s a knowledge base of language mechanics that you can print as the spirit moves you. You can’t sell writing that’s unpolished. Fiction Writing – when I’m up-to-here with the writing I do for a living, I browse this site, about writing fiction, for inspiration. Maybe one of these days I’ll go all Danielle Steel…

Women Day by Day – this is not a writers’ site, per se, but it’s a place to find tons of great ideas and direction, as well as inspiration, especially if your market is women.

Writer Beware – the Science Fiction Writers Association has a list of warnings related to writing as a business. I cruise through here now and then to make sure I’m not being had.

Now, if you need your OWN writing website, I have an answer for that, too. We just put together a website package for writers only. It includes a very slick and professional web design – you choose which – a year of hosting and a complete learning video so you can manage your site alone with no further expense. Have a look!

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