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Join the community here. This post contains affiliate links. This guide will help your business thrive — not just survive. Congrats to our colleagues that made this list, and thank you to The Write Life staff for your hard work in the blogosphere, and for putting this extensive list together.

Just wanted to give a huge, warm thank-you to everyone who nominated Re: Fiction for this list, and to TWL for curating this great resource.

Hop over to our website to share the love! Thanks so much for including us in your Creativity and Craft section. We wish your readers many inspiring reading and writing moments!

Delighted to be delivering valuable content to writers—and honored to be included here, among so many outstanding leaders and encouragers in the field. What an amazing list. I see a lot of sites I visit regularly and some awesome new ones. Looking forward to checking them out.

Thank you so much for including Writing Revolt and for another amazing round-up of websites for writers! Lovely to be included among such great resources for writers.

Many sites that inspire the Now Novel team here. You guys are terrific for putting this list together each year, and it is just so humbling to be on it. Thank you, Marisol, for the list. There were a few I was not familiar with and this makes it easier to find other quality sites. Wow, such an honor to be listed here among these awesome websites and resources!

Thanks so much for bringing this list together, my friends!! And a huge hug to everyone who nominated the lionhearted blog for this list. Thank you so much for including the IWSG on your list! Thank you for putting in the time and effort to compile this list. Therefore, I seek only to write for the sake of continuous publication. Would like an agency wishing to see my articles for potential publication; at my age, I seek no type of writing means in order to publish.

Please send me an e-mail that wishes to see my articles. I do not wish either my e-mail or my comments to be published. My total interest is to have my articles reviewed for publication. I started reading your blog now, and I must say it is one of the best blogs or writers.

And I agree the older the blog, the better the content. Thank you everyone for creating content that helps people like me dream about becoming a writer some day. Marisol—Chiming in to thank you, too. So glad you caught wind of this year! I had trouble emailing you two from the contact section of your website. What a privilege to be alongside such wonderful resources. And what a font of information for all writers! Would have loved to see my PitchTravelWrite.

Keep up the good work! I feel so honored to be included in this list. Thank you so much and thank you for all the great content you share for writers here. Thanks so much for the list. Also I especially like the way you put this: What do you picture when you imagine yourself writing?

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Join the Masters Review community. Two Drops of ink is a literary blog accepting submissions from writers of almost any genre. The editors also post book reviews and blog posts about writing and the publishing industry.

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Stephanie Morrill knows a love of writing often starts at a young age. Which writing sites, communities and podcasts would you add to this list? Let us know in the comments below! This post contains affiliate links. Dana Sitar is a freelance blogger and a writer at The Penny Hoarder. Say hi and tell her a good joke on Twitter danasitar. Move from irregular client work and crappy pay to being a freelance leader in your field. Thanks, Jessica and The Write Life, for providing such a useful list.

Thank you so much. As the managing editor of Almost an Author, I congratulate all our contributors. Wow two years in a row?? I've been ill and haven't been able to update as often as I used to I'm getting a life-changing surgery soon, so hopefully that will change!!

Thank you for noticing. You guys are da best. We are honored to make the list for three years in a row. Our community at Two Drops of Ink still has room for the published or indie author, aspiring writer, poet, journalist, wordsmith, or writers of multiple genres looking for another platform to expose readers to their writing.

She is a fan who has guest posted for me. If not, perhaps you will consider it for a future list. I look forward to visiting some of these sites. I would add The Write Conversation, Dana. Interesting list but i think Writer Digest is merely much more than a web page and a publishing house. I am missing https: My favorite time of year. It allows me to forget the soggy winter weather better known as Western Oregon.

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