7 Killer Ideas for Non-Fiction Writers

Today, writers have a plethora of online resources to help further them in their journey to a successful writing career. Because there are so many websites out there, it can be challenging trying to figure out the best ones.  The following are a list of some popular ones that writers use every day.

The Book Bub blog is a great place to get a sense of what’s popular, trending, and what the fiction world is paying attention to: It’s a great way to put your name out there and gain followers.  https://www.bookbub.com/blog

AWP is a place for writers to connect and learn from one another. It provides a great sense of community advocacy, and support to nearly 50,000 writers.  There is also an abundance of resources to take advantage of. https://www.bookbub.com/blog

No matter how savvy a writer you may be, there are times where the ideas come to a halt. This is where plot generator comes into play.  It is a fun idea to get the juices flowing and combat writer’s block: https://www.plot-generator.org.uk/

Pub Rants is hosted by the Nelson Literary agency and it’s a place where a real live book editor answers questions and talks about common mistakes and pitfalls: This website is a tool that every writer needs to utilize to improve their writing skills.  https://nelsonagency.com/pub-rants/

750 Words is an author accountability tool to help you get into the habit of writing every day. It runs on a point system where if you write your 750 words, you get 2 points.  It also displays via charts your feelings, themes, and mindsets when writing.  https://750words.com/auth/signup

We all know that grammar is a deal breaker when it comes to writing.  No one wants to read anything that has poor grammar. For fantastic grammar information and tips, grammar girl is a lighthearted and fun resource to use.  https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/grammar-girl

Electric Literature is a great resource for staying abreast of trends. You also get to read work from some great writers that are not mainstream.  https://electricliterature.com/

With a podcast, a book club, and a blog, the Nervous Breakdown is a great resource to get a sense of what’s going on in the hip literary in-crowd.  http://thenervousbreakdown.com/

Not really a website, but Twitter is also an amazing place to find large communities of other fiction writers. #amwriting and #NaNoWriMo are good places to start. https://twitter.com/