Daily Writing Tips


National Novel Writing Month (NanoWrimo)

The Internet Writing Journal: The online magazine and blog for writers and book lovers

Writers Write: Writers blog and books, Writing and Publishing Resource

Writers Market

Writers Online Workshops: Writing Workshops from the publisher of Writer’s Digest

Writer’s Digest

WriteLife: Writers create, share, publish, market

100 Online Resources to Make You a Better Writer

She Writes: Great online forum for women writers

About Creative Writing: How to Write Better Dialogue

Writing World An online community for writers and readers

Fiction Factor: Online magazine for fiction writers

The Creativity Portal: Creative Writing and Fiction Writing articles, exercises, and how-to resources

Fiction Addiction

The Market List: The Writers Market Resource

Writing is Freedom: A Community for Writers and Readers of Poetry and Prose

Inkygirl’s Writers Guide to Twitter

Writer’s Digest Tips: 4 Steps to Finishing Your Novel

Building Publication Credits: Building your publication credits as a new writer.

Writer’s Relief


Mystery/Thriller/Suspense: Telling the difference

50 Problem Words/Phrases

Writing Competitions

Building Character:

5 Building Blocks of Your Character’s Personality

5 Qualities to Consider During Character Development



Readers Read: Book blog, book reviews and book resources

Louisiana Book Festival

Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival

Saints and Sinners


RESEARCH: Guides to the nations of the world, timelines of political, social, and cultural developments, special quantitative and qualitative features like “The World’s Most Corrupt Nations” and “Color Psychology,” and more cover just about anything you could think of.

The Internet Public Library: A portal to other websites. If you need background information for projects, this is a great resource.

The Library of Congress: The official repository of knowledge and lore of the U.S.

Merriam-Webster: Yes, it’s the dictionary. But, this site also includes a thesaurus, Spanish-English translator, medical terminology, word games, slang, and videos. A clearinghouse for online research, including a Daily Diversions directory, which includes links to resources such as