Freelance platforms exist to help connect freelance workers with potential gigs. These sites may be dedicated to all-in-one general freelance work or to specialized niches.
The site is dedicated mainly to bloggers and doesn’t feature opportunities for freelance designers or other creative professionals. The site does offer postings for editing and publishing jobs in addition to freelance writing gigs.
With copious experience in the publishing industry, Jane Friedman offers online classes and articles on the entire process of book publishing. She’s a real goldmine of business knowledge, so keep her in mind for when you’re ready to publish your book.
This comprehensive website, founded by author Bridget McNulty, is a go-to for just about every writing-related question you might have. Here you’ll also find advice, courses, and even an author dashboard where you can keep track of your own writing progress.
Don’t forget about Scribendi’s very own blog, which provides writers with all the guidance and tools they need to perfect their writing. Our articles cover every stage of the writing process, from planning and drafting any type of academic document to revising and finalizing it. Whether you’re looking for grammar tips, writing resources, or advice on any facet of the written word, Scribendi’s blog is the place for writers to perfect their craft.
These blogs help writers market their books and create blogging personas to engage an audience more effectively.
Figment — Specially tailored for the teen reader/writer, Figment is a community dedicated to reading and writing stories online. Addictively fun, users can rate stories by whether they made them laugh, blush, cry, or just say “wow.” The site frequently runs contests and features work from well-known authors and editors who sometimes drop in for Figment chats with the site’s community.
Rather than bombard them with fancy pens and motivational reading, direct them to a comfort zone: the Internet. These sites are great resources and landing spots for future storytellers. Suggest them to your teen writer (or maybe just leave this list lying around somewhere where it’ll be seen).
Because it is tied to one of the largest fanfiction sites in the world, many fanfiction writers turn to FictionPress to write their original stories as well so you’ll find that many writers there are also active participants of fandoms.
One of the largest libraries of stories on the internet, primarily teen-focused. Mostly novel or novella length content here. Because the audience size is so huge, feedback levels are hit or miss. It is definitely possible to build a big and meaningful audience here as there are many “stars” on the site who have huge followings with millions of reads.