There are many, MANY sites out there devoted to helping writers on the road to creating their content. There are just as many sites that have compilations of these resources. In case this is your first stop on the road to internet research about writing, allow us to point to a few for you. (This post may be updated as sites come and go, or resources grow.)
Resources for writers come in many forms. It takes a lot of sorting to find the information you’re looking for on the internet, as it contains more information in one “place” than has ever been collected before. I’m going to break down a few of my favorite sources for you.
The website forwriters.com is a collection of all sorts of resources. They link to a broad range of writer groups, associations, conventions and forums that you can join, and even have their own writer forum. They also link to various sites that help with the process of writing. My favorite part of this site is the links to sites that provide real information on things a writer would write about, like space or crime or science. If you want to research medical treatments, they link to that. If you want to research warp drive, they link to that. It’s great for learning more about your subject matter.
Smashing Magazine has an article with 50 Free Resources That Will Improve Your Writing Skills, and there are some gems in it. It includes links on grammar and punctuation, as well as general writing tips. It puts out some blogs on copywriting and editing. It links to a few articles on writing practices and tips from the pros. There are even a few applications that are mentioned to help with a writer’s workflow.
Open Education Database
This article is another great source for all types of links. 150 Resources to Help You Write Better, Faster, and More Persuasively will take you from grammar and style to helpful blogs, to writing tools, to organizations. They’re all listed in helpful categories, so scroll down through the list to find out what interests you.
These are, of course, just a few of the places you can go to find resources. There are thousands of places online to find help, and browsing them all could turn into a full time job. Just remember not to let the research stop you from writing!