When you’re writing, whether it is a short story, novel, screenplay, etc., it is important to know you are not alone.
Not only are there a lot of online forums and real-life communities that are eager to discuss and critique your work, but there are websites and blogs that can give you great tips.
*All of these sites are FREE.*
Discussion & Critique
All of these forums are up-to-date, with writing tips, publishing help, and forums specific to genres.
You can talk with other writers, hear about upcoming news and events, and they even hold some competitions and challenges.
Tips and Tricks
The website layout might not be the most appealing, and it is very cluttered, but it is filled with fantastic information. It features articles by many authors, and there are tips for every area of your writing.
Numerous times throughout the day, iAuthor posts picture and word prompts. Whether you use them in your stories, or as an exercise to get your brain warmed-up, you can share with others and hear their feedback.
Every year, Text Publishing hold their Text Prize. The categories are ‘Young Adult’ and ‘Children’, with their first prize a publishing contract with a whopping $10,000 advance against royalties.
I haven’t used this site before, but I plan to. Getting your writing published is very hard, so it might be worth your while to enter some competitions.
National Novel Writing Month takes place annually in November. The goal is to write 50,000 words, getting one step closer to completing your writing project. Not only can it help you stay on-track, but you can chat with others and help each other.
Have you found a great writing website or blog? Let me know below!