Being a novelist can be satisfying. It can even be enjoyable. But it’s hard work. Give yourself a treat with some free stuff just for you.
These freebies are perfect for novelists and will help you work harder, better, and faster.
Book Marketing Resources from The Creative Penn
Author Joanna Penn has transformed her life, moving from a dissatisfying career in IT to six-figure author. On her website, she uses many tools to share how she did it and how you can do the same. Much of the content is for sale, but there are plenty of free resources to start you off.
Free Audio Books – Loyal Books
Writers like reading, but not every author has the time or the money to read as much as they would like. Solve both problems with Loyal Books. This site offers a vast collection of audio books, and they are always free.
Quality varies, but let the reliable star system and customer feedback guide you.
Writer’s Digest Newsletter by Brian Klems
Want something helpful in your inbox every week? Wish it were free? Sign up for Brian Klems’ Writer’s Digest newsletter. Get writing advice, publishing tips, and more without having to move from your chair.
WordPress Themes for Writers from ColorLib
Modern authors need to be working on their author platforms, starting with their websites. Having a professional website doesn’t need to take up all of your writing time, and it doesn’t need to cost you anything either.
Tech Radar’s alternatives to Word
Maybe your computer does not have Word. Or perhaps you are looking for an alternative. The good news is that there are alternative word processing applications out there. The even better news is that many of them are free.
Join an online writing community with Wattpad
Wattpad is a vibrant, supportive, social network for writers. Connect with authors, readers, and potential publishers for free. Publish your work in serial form and receive ongoing feedback. Read fiction by others and you’ll discover new gems, new trends, and new friends.
It is skewed toward younger adults, so you’ll have a blast if you’re writing for younger audiences. If not, don’t be dissuaded – there’s still a good chance that you’ll find an audience here if you look.
Don’t let anyone say that nothing worth having in this world is free. Any of these resources can help you become a better novelist, and they won’t cost you a thing.