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23 (More) Websites that Make Your Writing Stronger

23 (More) Websites that Make Your Writing Stronger
A while back, I posted a list of 23 websites and blogs that make your writing stronger. The post was, and still is, a favourite with readers. Since writing the list, I’ve subscribed to a number of other sites that continue to help me in my writing journey. They cover fiction, freelance writing, blogging, publishing, and more. (***By the way, have you seen this amazing online creative writing course, “Story Is a State of Mind,” created by Giller finalist Sarah Selecky? “Story Is a State of Mind” has not only strengthened my writing immensely, but completely transformed my process. If you want to learn more about writing or enhance your natural strengths, check out the following resources (in no particular order.) 3) Write for Your Life: Copywriter Iain Broome, whose first novel has found literary representation, provides information on all types of writing, and includes regular videos and podcasts. 8) Glass Cases: Sarah LaPolla works as an associate literary agent at Curtis Brown Ltd.

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