This is my last post! What a wonderful year of blogging this has been. Thank you for reading, for your insightful comments, and for keeping me on my toes. This is by far the most amazing writing community on the web. I’m not just saying that. I’ve visited other writing sites. Meh. This one’s the best.
I’m taking more time to (and this would sound so pretentious EXCEPT for here on Scrib) work on my novel. Between that and my freelance writing work, which has really picked up in the last three months, I’m strapped for writing time. I want to leave you with a parting gift: 10 Free Writing Resources on the Web. I also hope that if any of you have ANY questions- no matter how big or small- about getting into freelance writing, you will drop me an e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Best wishes to all of you, and happy writing! Here’s the list:
Paradigm Online Writing Assistant: Ultimate grammar, style, and editing resource. Hundreds of articles, charts, and writing activities.
SEO Report: How to Write Compelling Content that Ranks Well in Search Engines: If you plan to do any online writing, you must read this useful, free report.
About Freelance Writing: Anne Wayman, a professional freelance writer, has a blog full of useful articles and resources. Read her article “How to Land a Writing Job,” and sign up for her newsletter. You will receive a long list of writing jobs she has compiled from the web 3 times a week.
Translation Guide: Have a character who speaks Hungarian- but you don’t? Check out this free online translation guide.
Storybook: Free novel writing software download for novelists, authors, and creative writers. Simple and user-friendly.
QueryTracker: Organize and track your queries for free, and gather statistics about publishers and agents.
Proof Positive: Offers a frequently updated list of upcoming writing contests. Also, check out their publishing, marketing, and copywriting resources.
Duotrope’s Digest: Free writer’s market that lists over 3275 fiction and poetry publications.
The Market List: The original online writer’s market. Includes magazine markets, screenwriting resources, etc.
Creative Writing Course: A free, eight-session creative writing course offered by writer Fiona Veitch Smith.
Bonus: Make Money Writing 101– a post I wrote on my personal blog about getting into freelance writing. I provide some good links.