The two biggest exceptions are my longstanding subscriptions to Writer's Digest magazine, http://subscriptions.writersdigest.com/Writers-Digest/Magazine, and The Writer magazine, https://www.writermag.com/. I look forward to the hard copies tucked in my mailbox each month. Not only are these two publications the most USEFUL resources I've ever benefited from as a writer, they are always filled with additional resources that may better my craft. They also provide a monthly nudge to keep plugging away at what I love.
This week, I received the "20th Annual 101 Best Websites for Writers" issue of Writer's Digest. Like a kid in a candy shop, I've been spending all my free time perusing suggested sites about creativity, writing advice, jobs & markets, online writing communities, agent info, general resources, publishing/marketing resources, genres/niches, and even sites that are "just for fun."
Good stuff (perhaps a little TOO good ... I can't put the issue down and get any actual writing done).
For you writer types, here are some of my favorite websites, so far.
"Make stories in minutes and enjoy them for life." This site is a wonderful tool for both writers and artists who want to blend their talents. Writers may use Storybird templates and illustrations to enhance their stories. Artists may sell their artwork. This site includes monthly challenge prompts and an opportunity to be featured on the Storybird blog.
Daily Writing Tips AND Grammarphobia
Don't let common grammar mistakes become a roadblock to publishing. These two grammar sites provide quick tips to help a talented writer provide the "cleanest" version possible, when submitting work, and potentially tip the scales in favor of a "yes" from the slush pile.
Manuscript Wish List
For those who like to tweet (#MSWL) and those who don't, this website is a great source of agent and editor info and a compilation of tweets about what's going on in the world of publishing. "What I'm Seeking" lists make this a top site for writers actively watching the market.
Create If Writing
Publishing one's work is just one step in the process. Use this site to get to the heart of building a "platform" through promotions and marketing.
Not just for bloggers, this site includes a job board with writing job listings across a wealth of mediums.
Enjoy! Hope you find these helpful.