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The Best Articles in Writing

The most useful articles and videos in Writing from around the web—beginners to advanced—curated by thought leaders and our community. We focus on timeless pieces and update the list whenever we discover new, must-read articles or videos—make sure to bookmark and revisit this page.

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Top 5 Writing Articles

At a glance: these are the articles that have been most read, shared, and saved in Writing by Refind users.

  1. Why Write? - The Paris Review
  2. What If… Listicles Are Actually an Ancient Form of Writing and Narrative?
  3. In defence of freedom in fiction
  4. How to Write Concisely
  5. Drawing for writers: Procreate 101

Videos

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Short Articles

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Long Articles

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Thought Leaders

We monitor hundreds of thought leaders, influencers, and newsletters in Writing, including:

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Stephen King

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Grammar Girl is also @grammargirl@zirk.us

Mignon Fogarty. Podcaster. Language lover. NYT bestselling author. Quick & Dirty Tips founder. @grammargirl@zirk.us

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Darren Rowse

Speaker, Author, Blogger, Photographer, Muser & Founder of @ProBlogger & @DigitalPS. Hubby to @Stylensh + dad to 3 boys.

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Madam Grammar

Professor, editor, grammar evangelist. Finding the joy in language and walking the fine red line between prescriptivism and descriptivism. She/her.

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Merriam-Webster

Literally, the dictionary.

Publications

We monitor hundreds of publications, blogs, newsletters, and news sources in Writing, including:

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Literary Hub

A daily literary website highlighting the best in contemporary fiction, nonfiction, and criticism.

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Every 📧

We publish smart, thoughtful essays on business and personal development. Our mission is to feed the minds and hearts of the people who build the internet.

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Poynter

School for journalism and democracy, with tweets by @itsren, @TomWJones, @angelanfu and @annabelaguiar. Contact: info@poynter.org / 727-821-9494

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copyblogger

Words that work for smarter digital marketing and sales.

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The Pudding

The Pudding is a digital publication that explains ideas debated in culture with visual essays. Email us: sup@pudding.cool Support us: http://patreon.com/thepudding

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