Last Wednesday I shared my favorite books on writing and the creative habit. I'm a little old fashioned in that I still love an excellent paper copy over anything on the web, but I have found some resources on the web to be particularly helpful for their small snippets of writing and creative habit advice. If you're feeling stuck in your writing or whatever creative project you're working on I would recommend checking out a few of these sites (and their newsletters)! While books are extraordinary for their depth and breadth, I've found each of these resources to be excellent for carving out 10-minutes of creative motivation in my day-to-day routines.
Lisa Butler is known for her fantastic website (focusing on creating an online presence that truly represents you), but the resource I utilize most is her weekly newsletter. I know that your email may already be experiencing overload, but this is truly worth opening every week. You'll find Lisa sends only quick, inspiring, and easy step tips for honing your vision, brand, style and voice.
A new favorite of mine, developed by creative duo Tara and Kathleen, the Braid Creative has both a fantastic blog and inspiring newsletter. For example, in their most recent newsletter, they shared 25 Ideas for a More Ideal Day. It was just the quick inspiration I needed to get out of my creative rut and start writing!
If you're interested in being more marketable as a writer (or in whatever creative work you do), Copyblogger is an immensely helpful resource publishing 5-6 articles a week about content marketing, copywriting, SEO, email marketing, keyword research, landing pages, and internet research.
Probably the most focused site on writing I have listed today, Jeff Goins, writes from the perspective of the beginner writer. He's been there, he knows the struggles, and he has real time solutions for growing as a writer.
The Influence Network
The Influence Network hands down has been the most influential resource in my development as a writer. They provided the tools, classes, and forums for launching my site, and they continue to pour into my development and growth as a creative and writer. Most of all, they keep my eyes focused on what's most important in life, building His Kingdom and not my own - making this whole online writer life mean something. If you've been looking for Christ-centered community online I cannot recommend enough joining the network.
I know there are endless helpful resources online, what online resources have you found helpful?