Writer’s Digest is the premiere magazine for writers. And by premiere, I mean it’s sort of a big deal (aff link).
So, when I found out that Writing Forward had been chosen as one of the “101 Best Websites for Writers,” I was perfectly speechless.
When I regained my vocabulary, it was just jumbled. What does one say to something like this?
I’m honored, flattered, and excited. To be mentioned in a publication like Writer’s Digest is no small achievement, and it only makes me want to work even harder to bring you the very best creative writing tips and ideas.
Best Websites for Writers
Every year, Writer’s Digest accepts suggestions for websites to be included on this prestigious list. This year, over 2700 entries were received and then narrowed down to just 101 of the very best.
The list is organized by category: challenges/creativity, general resources, agent blogs, publishing resources, jobs and markets, writing communities, genres/niches, and fun for writers.
Writing Forward is listed under “Writing Communities,” which sweetens the honor, since the writing community is what drives this blog and keeps me going week after week.
If you’re looking for some great websites for writers, then you’ll find plenty of treasures on this list. And if you’re any kind of writer, you’ll find Writer’s Digest packed with valuable and useful information from creative writing tips to insight on landing an agent and getting published.
Welcome, Writer’s Digest Readers!
It’s truly a privilege to welcome the readers of Writer’s Digest to this humble little creative writing blog. I hope you will find the articles here beneficial to your writing endeavors, and I encourage you to participate by sharing your thoughts in the comments. Feedback and suggestions are always welcome!
Get on Board
What? Don’t tell me you’re not subscribed to Writer’s Digest!
For less than $20, you’ll get eight issues packed with insightful writing tips, advice for finding an agent, tips for getting published, and even guidance for working as a freelance writer. This magazine covers everything from the writing process to marketing your work.
Some of the best-loved and most respected authors in the world have been featured in Writer’s Digest. Plus, the magazine accepts submissions and pays writers quite well for any work they accept for publication. Yes, it’s the real deal people.
Subscribe to Writer’s Digest today (aff link). You won’t be sorry.
I want to give special thanks to Karen Swim over at Words for Hire – not only for being the first to congratulate me (thereby alerting me to the news) — but also for being so encouraging and supportive as a writing and blogging friend.
Of course, this never wouldn’t have happened if it weren’t for all of you writers out there who have subscribed, commented, and emailed. Your participation, feedback, and suggestions keep this blog going, so without you, it wouldn’t even exist. Thank you, thank you, thank you. I adore you all!
Now, let’s get back to writing.
This is truly a fantastic achievement Melissa, congratulations!
Make sure you put that logo in *all* your marketing material, heck put it anywhere your name or Writing Forward appears.
That’s a fantastic achievement Melissa, well done
Congratulations Melissa, you totally deserve it. You are a writing ROCK STAR!
Melissa, that’s AMAZING. Congratulations!!
Congratulations! Writer’s Digest was the first writing magazine I read as a kid. You’ve got lots in common, especially your encouragement to newbies. Keep up the good work!
Congrats! That’s a huge feather in your virtual cap, but from what I’ve seen (and I recently subscribed because of “what I’ve seen” here!) it’s well deserved. Keep up the amazing work.
Awesome achievement! I agree with Marc – mention it everywhere! And I don’t get this magazine but I’ll check it out and see if it’s USA only. Thank you!
Major congrats to you!
Hi Melissa: What an honor, to be one of the top 101 from 2700 entries, that’s awesome. Well deserved 🙂
I congratulated you on Facebook already but YAY again!
Congratulations! this is an amazing effort and definately helps you build your reputation in the writing world 😀
DAnngggg. Nicely done! That’s a great achievement, to be recognized by the mainstream press. Congrats!
Well I’m just tickled no end for you, Melissa! Congratulations on such a fine honor! We always knew you were terrific. :))
Congrats – it’s well deserved.
I think you blend insights and experience and share it in a way that’s pragmatic and actionable.
Truly happy for your achievement, whoa! 😉
Congratualtions1 You really do deserve it 😀
I want a Writer’s Digest subscription, but I’m pressed for even $20.
Congratulations! You deserve it. I love this site and it has helped me tremendously. I know that it will help many others as well.
Thanks everyone for all of your kind words and congratulations. Your support makes me want to work even harder, and that’s exactly what I intend to do. Thanks again!
Fantastic achievement. Congratulations!
This is my first time on your website and have really enjoyed reading your articles. Keep up the good work!
Wow, that’s awesome! Congratulations.
Congratulations Melissa! I cannot honestly think of anyone more deserving. Ever since I first read your work, I really appreciated your diplomatic approach to writing. Some sites like yours about the same things offer too much conceited opinion, but yours doesn’t. You’re always positive and above all, treat your readers like gold. I love your site and you of course! You’re the best 🙂
Melissa – this is so great! Many congrats. You most definitely belong on that list. I love your stuff. Well done!
Congratulations. I just found your blog via Marc and I’m already a subscriber. I’m looking forward to learning a lot here……………:)
That’s a magnificent achievement, Melissa. Congratulations! “,)
Hi Melissa .. congratulations – well done: it looks like you absolutely deserve it. Your blog title, the information contained on the page etc .. are well set out, so it’s attractive on the eye, easy to read and with clarity.
Thanks – I’ll be around!
All the best –
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Congratulations! I hope someday have that honour with my website. Great articles with excellent tips. Keep up the excellent work.
Melissa, being selected by Writer’s Digest” is quite an honor, and I join the others in congradulating you. I look forward to being a better writer with your insightful “Writing Tips and Ideas”.
Although I am a late-blooming aspiring author at 82, I am hopeful I still have time to make my mark. So far, I have POD published “Whispering Pines, a 795 page family saga from the Civil War to the present. While my book, published in November 2009, remains a “sleeper”, I am still encouraged by the feed-back from several prolific readers; so much so, that I am now writing a sequel to be followed by a memoir to tie the two novels with my real life. Unlike young aspiring authors, my objective is to live longer, motivated by my noble mission to succeed as a writer. Perhaps too lofty of a goal; nevertheless, I shall have fun trying even if I only succeed in living longer. (LOL)