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Starting to Write? My Top Tips

Updated on March 24, 2013

Start Writing, Start Earning Money!

As writers we are always looking for better ways to write, better resources, better references, better websites and more money to earn. Over the last several years, I have used several websites, to help me become a better writer and continue to improve to earn more money. Although, for me it's now about the money that I earn but more the learning of my writings and how to improve my writings. The good news is why I am learning, I am also able to make extra money and I hope that helps others. These websites are not geared towards making money, BUT to improve your writings and help you as a writer, which indirectly makes more money for you in the long run!

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After years of collecting this material, I thought it best to share with writers who are beginners or even the more experienced writers. Regardless, we can all learn from each other and I just love picking up tips from other websites and resources available to us today via the internet.

Below is a list of websites that I have used and picked up tips that has helped me in the past and in the present.

Recommended Websites: this website is a great resource for all levels of writers. It’s geared towards publishing but offers a guide to help make that happen. If you want to publish and make money, try this website. Plus, it has great resource links as well as creating your own blog off of this site as well. this website will help you start your writing career, start making money and earn a living as a writer! Most are newbie’s and you can ask all the questions (even the ones you think are stupid) to your fellow writers. It also has information about what kind of writer you want to become, to help you figure out what is right for you. Make your career as a writer, start earning today! this website is for the romantic people only (just teasing) all should visit this site. It’s about romance writing, share your thoughts, books, ask questions, and it has helpful hints and tips. Live chats, book reviews, helpful advice, writers knowledge, this is the place for you. Wonderful site to help you find freelance job postings, essay contests, writing contests, submission and other materials. For the writer who wants a career in writing and make serious money as a writer, this site is for you. Oh, and sign up for the free newsletter, it’s worth it. This is a grand and vast website. It lists contests, blogs, has featured writers, offers advice, publishing tips and great links to other websites. If you have not gone to this website, do it now. You may not make money from it but you will sure learn a lot and stay on top of the market trends too. This site offers the writers markets so much, finding poetry, novels, nonfiction, short stories and much, much more. This online submission tracker is perfect for searching publishers and browsing the forums. great site to help educate yourself on writing, queries, magazines, etc. Wonderful forums to post your blogs and just a good community of writers. Go to this site and check it out, they have lots of ideas, forums to overcome writers' block, how to make money and many other helpful tips. If you write, then this is for you, doesn’t matter your interests of writing, there are great tips here. It has a lot of information on it from forums to finding publishers to tips on marketing your articles and/or books. How to publish your books, articles and other writings. Plus, it’s just a fun website or club to be apart of. this website is a MUST to join. It has a community base of writer's that share knowledge, information, tips and pearls of writing. It has a vast amount of writer's, that will help you and help increase your writings which will enhance your writer's ability and make some money as well. Join here today, awesome writing website and once you learn more about hubpages you will make that much more money, money on a monthly basis, which we all can use, right?

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There are many more writing websites available; however, these are the ones that work for me. In addition, they have helped me over the years to become a better writer and to increase my earnings. You don’t have to belong to 10 or more sites, pick and choose the ones that are what you need. Change them up as you grow, some will stay with you forever, but you will evolve to others and let go of ones you have outgrown.

Whether you are looking for advice, quotes, critiques or markets, do your research, start surfing and find out what works best for you. But most of all have fun, make money, love what you do and continue to write.


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    • Ladybird33 profile image

      Ladybird33 7 years ago from Fabulous USA

      CarolineVABC, thank you so much for reading and I love your comment! Thank you again.

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      CarolineVABC 7 years ago from Castaic

      Great hub, Ladybird! Thank you for sharing all of your insights! I will try to check some of your recommended writers' websites. Thanks for sharing! Keep at it. God bless!

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      Ladybird33 7 years ago from Fabulous USA

      Jill, thanks for reading and hopefully it has helped you! I appreciate you stopping by.

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      jill of alltrades 7 years ago from Philippines

      Thanks for the list Ladybird. This is a big help! I will check them out.

      Rated up and useful!

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      Ladybird33 7 years ago from Fabulous USA

      4youreyes, great name! and thank you for the comment, I do hope these websites help, they certainly did me. Good luck with your journey!

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      Ladybird33 7 years ago from Fabulous USA

      Neverletitigo, how are you? I hope some of these websites help. They did me! Thanks for reading and commenting!

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      4youreyes 7 years ago

      Thanks for taking the time to put together such a useful list of websites as someone new to writing this will be very helpful.

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      Abdinasir Aden 7 years ago from Minneapolis, MN

      These are great websites Lady. At least they will help me to be a good writer and a good reader too.In the long run, I will make but that needs more patience. Thanks for your information. You are very smart lady.


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      Ladybird33 7 years ago from Fabulous USA

      SpiderGirl, thank you for the rating and for reading. we can only learn from others so I appreciate you stopping by!

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      Spider Girl 7 years ago from the Web

      Great list of websites Ladybug! I'm simply a fan, rated useful & voted up!

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      Ladybird33 7 years ago from Fabulous USA

      sherrylou57, how are you? I hope this hub helped you. Writing is a wonderful hobby for anyone. Thanks for reading and commenting!

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      Ladybird33 7 years ago from Fabulous USA

      James, I am happy that these sites have helped. Thank you for reading my hub, much appreciated!

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      sherrylou57 8 years ago from Riverside

      Thank you Ladybird, for this hub!

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      James J Mills 8 years ago from Northern California

      Thanks for all the tips Ladybird. After more than a year of sailing and just writing, writing, and writing, I am now at a point where I have compiled "a lot of writing" and I need to start getting serious about publishing. Thanks again, Best JM

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      Ladybird33 8 years ago from Fabulous USA

      AuthorLMS, I hope this helped and I need to update it now :)

      Janesewriter59, I appreciate you stopping by. Thanks for rreading!

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      janesewriter59 8 years ago

      Ladybird, thanks for the websites and info. Your experiences have enlightened me and make me want to write, as well as, read.

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      AuthorLMS 8 years ago

      very informative, I will bookmark this! Thanks for sharing as I am always looking for blogs and other ways to improve my writing.

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      Ladybird33 8 years ago from Fabulous USA

      Thank you James, I hope it helps :)

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      James J Mills 8 years ago from Northern California

      A cornucopia of information.......... who woulda guessed. Thanks

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      Ladybird33 8 years ago from Fabulous USA

      Samara, beautiful name and thank you for reading!

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      samara shahzad 8 years ago

      Very informative !

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      Ladybird33 8 years ago from Fabulous USA

      nutuba, thank you so very much, I love that other people can use my writings.

      monciaelayne, thank you, very nice of you to comment on my article and much appreciated!

      Fastfreta, you are so wonderful and nice, thank you for commenting!

      Nera, thanks so much!!! Hope to see you again soon :)

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      Nora Tamba 8 years ago

      thanks for the tips, will try three of the writing sites...

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      Alfreta Sailor 8 years ago from Southern California

      These were great tips, and websites, I'll have to bookmark this hub for future reference. Thanks for all of the hard work that you put into this. Great hub. I have to go back and rate all of the hubs of yours that I read, because they're all so good.

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      monicaelayne 8 years ago from North Hollywood, CA

      I'm thrilled my rantings are helpful! :) Your hubs are great! This I can say YES to. :)

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      nutuba 8 years ago from North Carolina

      What a wonderful resource! I'm hanging on to this one. Thanks for putting it together.

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      Ladybird33 8 years ago from Fabulous USA

      Sufidreamer, Thank you so much, I hope they help and I am very honored!

      Hi Amanda, thank you and I hope they help you too. All my best.

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      Amanda Severn 8 years ago from UK

      What a very useful hub! Thanks for sharing Ladybird!

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      Sufidreamer 8 years ago from Sparti, Greece

      Great Hub, Ladybird - some excellent resources there. I am hoping to have a couple of books out by the end of the year, so a couple of those sites will prove very useful.

      Thanks! :)

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      Ladybird33 8 years ago from Fabulous USA

      Fierycj, you are a sweetheart, thank you, you are my first bookmark! I am so happy, Thank you!!!

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      fierycj 8 years ago from The Fiery Heart of Africa

      Nice, Nice...O yes, we writers will make it, we shall overcome *withholds emotion* great list, ladyb. I'm bookmarking, and I never bookmark. Ever! *flames on and flies off*

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      Ladybird33 8 years ago from Fabulous USA

      Judydianne, Thank you and you gave me the title idea!

      Wendy, I hope they help, they have helped me.

      BK, I agree, writing is wonderful and having resources is even better.

      Larry, you are the BEST. Thank you!

      BC99, you are too much but I love that you stop by :)

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      badcompany99 8 years ago

      Yeah great tits, sorry great tips ; )

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      maven101 8 years ago from Northern Arizona

      Thanks for all the info and great links...I always find your Hubs interesting and informative...YOU are a great resource...Larry

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      BkCreative 8 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      Thanks for putting all the info in one place.

      Write on!!!!!

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      Wendy Krick 8 years ago from Maryland

      Great Tips! Thanks for sharing.

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      judydianne 8 years ago from Palm Harbor, FL

      I bookmarked this one! Excellent hub! You're terrific!


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