Resources for Writers
Here you’ll find tools for writers, videos, helpful links, and more.
A Writer’s Diagnostic: common problems and SOLUTIONS for the struggling writer
Time Management Questionnaire by WBN coach and consultant Emily Gray Tedrowe
Listen to craft talks from the In Short Fiction Workshop, discussions of crucial topics like characterization, dialogue, plot and structure, and more
Words of wisdom for aspiring writers from WriteByNight coaches and consultants.
Watch WriteByNight’s videos on creativity, motivation, inspiration, reading, writing, publishing, and more
Some Especially Helpful Blog Posts
Some Articles We’ve Contributed
What to Do When Your Writing Process Fails You (The Write Practice)
“We’re All Exploited Here”: On Paying Writers and Editors (Publishing Perspectives)
What do you do on Sundays? (Freelancers Union)
Possessed: Three Easy Steps to Showing Your Character Who’s Boss (Life as a Human)
The Art of the Sentence (BookPeople)
Classrooms of Our Own: America’s Best Writing Centers (The Review Review)
Q&A with Writing Coach Justine Duhr of WriteByNight (Gotham Ghostwriters)
Some Websites and Blogs We Like
Poets and Writers A trusted source of information, support and guidance for creative writers, serving poets, fiction writers and creative nonfiction writers.
Writer’s Digest For more than 90 years, publishing books, magazines, competitions, conferences and distance education materials for writers who want to polish their skills and hone their craft.
The Writer A one-stop shop for articles, resources, writing prompts and more.
Publishing Perspectives An online magazine of international book publishing news and opinion.
Mediabistro This provider of jobs, news, education, events and research for the media industry seeks to help media professionals succeed and grow in their careers.
She Writes A community, virtual workplace, and emerging marketplace for women who write.
The Review Review Reviews of literary magazines, interviews with editors, writing tips and more.
New Pages News, information and guides to literary magazines, independent publishers, creative writing programs, independent bookstores, alternative periodicals, alternative newsweeklies and more.
Duotrope A subscription-based service for writers that offers an extensive, searchable database of current fiction, poetry and nonfiction markets.
NaNoWriMo In the month of November, National Novel Writing Month, participants attempt to write a 50,000-word novel in 30 days.
The Millions An online magazine offering coverage on books, arts and culture since 2003.
Some Books We Like
Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life by Anne Lamott
On Writing Well: The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction by William Zinsser
The Elements of Style by William Strunk Jr. and E.B. White
The Artist’s Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity by Julia Cameron
On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft by Stephen King
Old Friend from Far Away: The Practice of Writing Memoir by Natalie Goldberg
Writing Fiction: A Guide to Narrative Craft by Janet Burroway
Resources for Writers by State:
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California Colorado Connecticut
Idaho Illinois Indiana Iowa
Maine Maryland Massachusetts Michigan Minnesota Mississippi Missouri Montana
Nebraska Nevada New Hampshire New Jersey New Mexico New York North Carolina North Dakota
Ohio Oklahoma Oregon
South Carolina South Dakota
Washington Washington, D.C. West Virginia Wisconsin Wyoming