Bonus Material: 50 Web Sites to Improve Your Writing

In Discussion by Edward Nawotka

First, turn off the television

First, turn off the television

There are different schools of thought as to whether writing is a natural gift or something that can be taught and nurtured. What’s undeniable is that there are tens of thousands of people out there willing to offer you advice, some of who charge dearly for it. (Thank you MFA programs!)

Fortunately, Smashing Magazine — an amazing site for Web designers and aficionados — has collected 50 different Web sites that offer different type of advice for how to improve your writing — all for free. The list ranges from the familiar — Hemingway’s tips to writing well — to a Cheater’s Guide to Writing Great Headlines and a blog called “Men with Pens.” (Nice). What’s more, if you drill down into the sites listed, you’ll find lists within the lists and more than enough links to keep you distracted from your own writing for some time.

EXPLORE: The list. And when you’re done,  be sure to check out the rest of Smashing Magazine as well.

About the Author

Edward Nawotka

A widely published critic and essayist, Edward Nawotka serves as a speaker, educator and consultant for institutions and businesses involved in the global publishing and content industries. He was also editor-in-chief of Publishing Perspectives since the launch of the publication in 2009 until January 2016.