I really enjoyed Patti Stafford’s post on great sites for writers. Her top five included some great sites, but some of my own favorites weren’t on it. Here’s my own list of great sites for writers.
Men With Pens
There probably isn’t a freelance writer who hasn’t heard of Men with Pens, but I’ve been reading it since before it was famous. This straight-talking freelance writing site is likely to light a rocket under your backside with its hard hitting, sometimes controversial opinions. That’s a good thing. James, Harry and the rest of the MwP team cover almost everything you would want to know about copywriting in all its forms, as well as ethical and business issues. Check out their post titled Are You A Snotty Artist? to see Men with Pens at its best.
Dana Prince’s Blog
I have watched Dana’s blog (its full name is The Writer’s Blog by Dana Prince) evolve as she took her first steps as a freelance writer. Several years on, the blog has great information for new freelance writers on places to find work, earning affiliate income from websites, writing techniques and much more. I look forward to Dana’s posts, because even though I am an experienced writer, I always learn something. Check out her how to write for the web series to see some of Dana’s well thought out posts.
I must admit to some bias here. Inspired Author was one of the first places I got published when I started freelancing and I still contribute to it occasionally. Owner Suzanne James has a vision to create a writing community where both new and experienced writers can learn something. The site contains a series of writers’ blogs covering topics such as short stories, romance writing, the art of writing, working at home, online tools and much more. In many cases the blogs are written by experienced writers sharing their expertise with those new to the profession, but there are also blogs by new writers sharing their journey with others. Whatever stage your writing career is at, you will find good information there. Check out the Get Published section for useful information.
This was a blog that I followed a lot when I first started freelancing. Inkwell Editorial, written by Yuwanda Black, has got posts on getting clients, blogging, article marketing, copywriting and other important aspects of starting a freelance writing career. The blog’s now back after a move to a new home, and I’m pleased to say that it still offers quality information for writers. The SEO Copywriting series is a particular gem.
The Writer’s Manifesto
Monika Mundell’s freelance writing site is a treasure trove for freelance writers. It covers freelance writing, copywriting, niche marketing, jobs and a range of other topics related to the writing business. She’s also got guest bloggers from within the writing industry, resulting in a blog full of thought provoking posts. Read her recent post on job bidding sites for an example.
Those are five of my favorite sites for writers. They are all great reads and have useful information. I hope you like them too.