My Top Twenty Websites for Writers


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I don’t know about you, but I rely on the expertise of other writers and bloggers. I have collected an array of blogs that are my go-to resources for writing advice, critiques, editing, grammar, writing prompts, research, publishing, and blogging.

I’m sure you have your favored sites, but I thought I would share with you my top 20 websites for writers. Enjoy and if you have one, you think my readers, or I would like them, please pass the link on in the comment section below.

  1. Fiction University with Janice Hardy – one of all time favorite resources on writing.
  2. WOW- Women on Writing – designed to support women writers through all stages of writing.
  3. Live Write Thrive with CS Lakin – copywriter, editor, and writing coach.
  4. Writer Unboxed – all about the writing of fiction.
  5. The Review Review – a source for all writers interested in submitting to literary magazines; read reviews and interviews with the editors, her.
  6. Mash Stories – started out as a competition site, now a platform.
  7. Every Writer’s Resource – Literary Magazine with all kinds of resources for the writer.
  8. Now Novel– a structured method to help anyone write a novel.
  9. Story Medic – professional editing blog.
  10. Crimespree Magazine – an award-winning print magazine that covers all aspects of crime fiction writing.
  11. Melissa Sugar Writes: Have You Heard -if you love legal thrillers, Melissa is your gal.
  12. The Short Mystery Fiction Society Blog – Markets for mystery and crime short fiction.
  13. Crime Writer Sue Coletta – A crime writer’s resource.
  14. The Memoir Writing Club – Mentors and courses for those interested in memoir writing.
  15. Sister’s in Crime – With chapters all over the US, this organization’s mission is the recognition, advancement, and development of women crime writers.
  16. One Stop for Writers – the library of resources for storytellers and writers.
  17. No Rules, Just Write – CJ Lyons – Pediatric ER Doctor turned thriller writer.
  18. Writer’s Digest – both print and online magazine with every resource the writer may need.
  19. Mystery Writers of America – open to the public, this organization is for crime writers (all levels).
  20. Freelance Writing – Everything you need to know to get started and more.


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