The world offers a lot of ways to become a writer.
You can go to school for journalism or creative writing, get a Ph.D. and publish in journals, start a blog and turn it into a business, write a book and become famous…The paths are innumerable.
Whatever kind of writer you want to be, you can probably find a blog or online community to help you get there.
Each year, The Write Life celebrates these vast resources available to us online by releasing a list of the 100 Best Websites for Writers, and we’re excited to do it for the fifth year in a row.
Thanks to your suggestions, you’ve helped us curate hundreds of websites to bring you the best of the best.
Many are tried-and-true favorites previously featured in our 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 lists, and this year we’re thrilled to feature 25 newcomers, including 10 new writing communities you recommended.
Each website featured in this list meets the following criteria:
It was recommended by readers of The Write Life
It publishes content helpful to writers
It has been updated recently and regularly
We’ve broken our 2018 list into nine categories: Blogging, creativity and craft, editing, freelancing, marketing and platform building, podcasts, publishing, writing communities and teens and kids.
All sites are listed in alphabetical order within their categories, with numbers for ease of reading (not ranking).
And if you want to start your own website or blog, here’s our step-by-step guide. Your website could be next on our list!