For writers

Make use of these resources for writers to improve your work, get published, enter competitions and join the worldwide writing community.

You don’t have to be a professional to enjoy writing or to publish your work. Anyone can enter writing competitions and have their work critiqued.

Writing prompts

Writing platforms

Earn money when you write articles for Hubpages and Squidoo.

International writing events

International competitions

  • JustaContest.com – list of local and international writing contests.
  • WinningWriters.com – list of poetry contests (requires a free newsletter subscription for a partial list, or premium membership for the full list).
  • Writers Reign – writing contests of all types: poetry, books, performance arts, non-fiction and short stories.
  • Book Trust – list of short story competitions.

Great writing software, apps and websites

  • 750words.com – encourages you with accolades to write 750 words daily.
  • Evernote – a great note collation tool, used in combination with Scrivener for longer writing tasks.
  • Scrivener – the best and most flexible editor for books and long research papers. I use it for everything!
  • PlainText – a text editor on the iPad / iPhone, syncing via Dropbox with Scrivener.