5 Useful Websites for Writers/Self Publishers

By September 9, 2019Editorial

We get it, writing and self-publishing can get tough. Whether its writer’s block, finding the time to get all of your ideas on paper, or simply not having the tools to publish, creatives often face many roadblocks. Here at Issuu, we believe everyone has a story to tell, and we want to help empower those stories. Whether you’re a business, a brand or a creative individual, Issuu wants to help everyone reach their full creative potential. To enhance your writing skills and better promote your work, keep reading for 5 useful websites for writers and self-publishers.

750 Words

The first step to better enhance your writing is simple: get writing! If you currently find it difficult to put your thoughts into words, perhaps you aren’t writing enough. 750 words is a free tool that encourages the habit of writing three pages per day. What does this do? By consistently writing three pages (or 750 words) per day, it helps clear your mind and gets ideas flowing. It’s free, simple, and private, and will definitely enhance your wordsmith skills!


Issuu is the ideal website for writers and readers.  Each day, more than 20,000 newly uploaded publications become instantly available to active readers around the world who use Issuu’s site and mobile apps to discover and engage with what they love, from magazines, newspapers, and portfolios, to catalogs, DIY guides, community programs and more.

Now with The Issuu Story Cloud, self-publishing is simple. The Issuu Story Cloud is a suite of digital publishing products helping creatives all of types scale up their content. Firstly, get discovered by over 100 million+ readers monthly on Issuu. Most importantly, leverage the Issuu Story Cloud’s set of tools, to reformat and recreate your content so it can be viewed on the web, on mobile, on social and more! Here are 2 easy tools for writers and self-publishers:

Issuu Stories

Stories are now the most popular format to connect with new audiences on mobile and social. Thus, it is imperative to streamline your content creation and distribution by using the Issuu Story Cloud. Transform your content with a few simple steps so it can easily be viewed on mobile. Think: captivating quotes, vivid imagery, and sleek scrolls. With Issuu Stories, now you can scale up your content so that it’s mobile-friendly.

Visual Stories

Whether it’s on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin or more — Visual Stories are the latest marketing tactic that brands and creatives need to leverage. Now you can truly create once and share everywhere with Issuu. By downloading the Issuu App for iOS and Android or the Issuu x Adobe InDesign Plugin, you can create eye-catching Visual Stories in no time. Combine visual elements with concise text that draws in viewers by sharing on social.


Celebrate National Novel Writing Month this November with NaNoWriMo. What is NaNoWriMo? It’s a celebration of creative writing in which participants work towards the goal of writing a 50,000-word novel within the month of November. With NaNoWriMo, you can track your progress, get pep talks and support, and meet fellow writers online and in person. Whether you’re an avid writer or looking to expand your skills, all are welcome to join the fun.


Medium is a customizable reading experience, tailored for each individual. By following your favorite topics, writers, and publications, Medium allows you to control what you see and how you read. Another great perk of Medium: it’s advertising and clickbait free. That means you can dive into fresh ideas, written by engaging creatives without all the clutter.

Six-Word Memoirs 

Get inspiration and show off your writing chops with Six-Word Memoirs. In just six words, writers are encouraged to get to the essence of just about anything. Hosting monthly competitions, writers are challenged to respond to prompts like “Old-School Nostalgia in just Six Words”, “Your Paradise in only Six Words” and “Seismic Shifts in just Six Words”. View the most recent contents here.

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