January 25, 2011

Best Writing Sites of 2010

I spent uncountable hours online in 2010 reading, researching, and doing all I could to better my writing and further my career as an independent author. There is so much information, but it can take a lot of time to dig through. Now that 2010 is over, I've compiled a list of the sites that I used most often and were of the most benefit to me last year with the hope that they will also benefit other writers.


For writing tips, K. M. Weiland's blog was by far the most helpful and my favorite find of 2010. http://wordplay-kmweiland.blogspot.com/


For all things writing, Absolute Write Water Cooler is chock full of information, more than you would probably ever have the time to go through. An excellent site for checking the credibility of agents, etc. http://www.absolutewrite.com/forums/


Whether you use Createspace or not, the people from the forum are very helpful when it comes to independent publishing. https://www.createspace.com/en/community/


If you don't have a lot of time for designing a website, plus want free hosting and extremely easy to use templates, Weebly is perfect. http://www.weebly.com/


Cover design is one of my favorite parts of being an independent author. I've spent hours searching these sites for cover photos, fonts, and photos for book trailers.






One of the more recent sites I came across. Full of useful writing and publishing information. http://michaelhyatt.com/


Another site with lots of writing information, especially for Christian fantasy writers. http://www.wherethemapends.com/


The cheapest printing website I have found. Amazing prices for bookmark, business card, etc. http://www.gotprint.com/


Not the cheapest printing website, but they offer a lot of free stuff and their quality is pretty good. http://www.vistaprint.com/


And lastly, another recent find. With this website you can search for blogs and posts related to your writing. Very useful to find blogs that might consider reviewing your books. http://technorati.com/