A big thank you to all our readers who nominated Freelance-Zone.com for the Writer’s Digest Top 101 Websites for Writers list for 2011. Today on the Borders newsstand we found the Writer’s Digest Writer’s Yearbook 2011 edition, which lists Freelance-Zone alongside 100 other valuable resources for freelance writers including The Renegade Writer, The Copywriter Underground and many others.
2011 our third year in the running as a nominated Writer’s Digest Top 101 Website For Writers site, and for every year we’ve been able to report our name made the list, it’s clear that we couldn’t have done it without you.Without you, there’s really no reason for us to research, write, and report.
We look forward to serving you in 2011–we’re hard at work on revising our collection of Writers Groups by State and creating a brand new section, Writing Programs by State, which lists colleges, universities and independent writing centers and the programs they offer. Freelance-Zone.com has new features coming that we’ll be unveiling soon…we’re very excited about the future and we’re very grateful for your continued interest and support.
Here’s to another great year.
It’s that time again…please nominate Freelance-Zone.com for the Writers Digest 101 Best Websites for Writers list by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the phrase 101 Best Websites in your subject line.
In your e-mail, please mention you’re nominating Freelance-Zone.com for the 101 Best Websites for Writers list, hit send, and your vote has been cast! We greatly appreciate being nominated for the 2011 list.
As always, thank you for making Freelance-Zone.com a success. We’ve been named on the Writers Digest 101 Best Websites list two years running now, and we’re very grateful for those who helped make that possible.
by Catherine L. Tully
I was thinking about my writing journey the other day and realized that I have come a long way from when I first started. And I’d like to tell you about the moment that it really hit me…
A year ago around this time I was in Minnesota, getting ready to speak to a group of writers who had invited me to come and talk with them about digital photography and how it can help move you forward as a writing professional. I was sitting in the back of the room as the head of the group picked up a copy of Writer’s Digest and began talking about the 101 Best Websites for Writers that the magazine does each year. As she spoke, she highlighted three resources from the list–and Freelance-Zone.com was one of them!
The beauty of it was that this lady did not know at the time that I was one of the founders of Freelance-Zone. And I got to get up and begin my talk by thanking her for mentioning our blog…
This was a moment that has stayed with me. You see, Joe and I began just as any other writer has…struggling to understand the business, trying to get something (anything!) published and trying to figure out how to make a living doing something that we love. It was a dream we had, and it seemed fairly out of reach at the time.
But I’m here to tell you…it can be done. Persevere. Set goals. Work hard. Dream your dream and you can and will achieve it. Then one day you will share your story with other writers, just like I’m doing now…
My sincere thanks goes out to you for being a part of the journey.
We have a very happy announcement to make…
Freelance-Zone.com was chosen by Writer’s Digest as one of the 101 Best Websites for Writers and we are featured in the May/June issue! We’d like to take a minute to thank all of the loyal readers who voted for us–we really appreciate it!
And thanks to Writer’s Digest for including us.
Be sure to check out the issue of WD for many great resources for writers, including FZ faves such as Grammar Girl, Absolute Write, MediaBistro, The Renegade Writer and Funds for Writers, among others.
(Every year I go through the list and take a peek at everything…it’s a great way to connect with all the great stuff out there on the web! – Catherine)
I hadn’t see this site before, but Writing Forward had a nice post on creative writing that I thought I would share with Freelance-Zone readers today. It is advice from several writers, not just one, which is always interesting. While you are there, check out the rest of the site–it’s got some neat stuff on it. Personally, I enjoyed the areas on grammar and better writing. (BTW, this is one of the 2009 Writer’s Digest 101 Best Websites for Writers too!)
Hello all! It’s that time again…
If you are a Freelance-Zone reader and can find it in your heart to vote for us, we will be forever grateful. You were all kind enough to help us make the Writer’s Digest 101 Best Websites For Writers list in 2oo9, and we’re hoping you will vote for us again this year.
Voting is easy…simply send an e-mail to email@example.com with the subject line 101 Websites, and put www.freelance-zone.com in the body. Thanks in advance to anyone who votes for us!