If you, like me, love receiving a barrage of writing-related emails, or adding more expert writing advice to your already-can’t-quite-keep-up-with-it-all Facebook/Twitter feed, then have I got a belated Christmas gift for you.

Below are five of my favourite online writing resources. Don’t dally – go sign up to their e-newsletters and social media feeds right now. I’m sure you’ll love them.

Australian Writers Centre – The AWC weekly e-newsletter is about as upbeat, playful and informative as I’ve ever seen. Always a joy to read. (@WritersCentreAU)

Writers Edit – Regular articles that go deep into specific areas of writing. Writers Edit also collates a regularly updated list of upcoming writing competitions and other writing opportunities (including freelance writing jobs, though you have to pay to access these). (@WritersEdit)

Gotham Writers – The “Writing News and “Writing Advice” e-newsletters have links to articles from across the web that you just wouldn’t have come across in your regular travels. (@gothamwriters)

Writers Write – A South Africa-based writers’ resource famous for its regular Facebook writing prompts. Don’t forget to check out the great back catalogue of useful articles. (@Writers_Write)

All the Writers Centres in Australia’s capital cities – Even if you are a member of one, don’t forget the others! Each has different focuses reflecting their local audiences, director’s preferences and unique range of contributors. Follow them all on Facebook and Twitter (@actwriters, @Writers_Vic, @writingNSW, @qldwriters, @sawriterscentre, @TasWriters, @writingwa, @NTWritersCentre).


These are only a few of the great writing resources out there. If I’ve missed your favourite, please let me know!

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