nwu.org— the only labor union for freelance writers. Join. They offer health insurance to freelance writers.
www.pw.org— Poets and Writers.
Many of our friends think this is the best magazine for writers. A treasure trove of resources and information if you are intent on selling your work.
Am Society of Journalists and Authors have a good website (asja.org)– very helpful
www.wga.org— if you are writing screenplays this site is indispensable. (Writers Guild of America)
Writing-World.com— a lot of really good articles about fiction writing.
Createspace.com— I can’t quite make up my mind about this site. Would love your opinion.
www.timothyhallinan.com/writers.php good advice about finishing your novel
www.everywritersresource.com/socialnetworkingsitesforwriters.htm how to make friends with other writers
www.writertopia.com also a social networking site and has a measurement tool to keep track of the progress of your writing.
Use this as a model for our blog…
WritersWeekly.com’s Freelance Forum
This forum is a place for authors to ask for advice, share advice, and discuss current industry issues. Have a question? Post it here! Somebody will be able to help! Have a success secret to share? We wanna hear it! Found a new paying market? Tell us about it! Note: This is not a place for self-promotion. Listing your book or services in your email signature is fine. Blatantly using this forum to promote you product/service rather than to help others will result in deleted postings and possibly being banned from participation. If you notice abuse of this forum, please immediately contact: email@example.com
You can publish stuff at smashwords.com but read the instructions carefully. Writingraw.com is another place. Let us know if you find others. A friend has been selling her books on Amazon and the folks at that site will tell you how to publish there.