Why Writers Need a Website
No matter what you write and for what audience, if you’re a writer, you need to be on the Web. A website offers an opportunity to put your writing in front of editors, publishers, other writers, and an audience, with a small amount of effort and even less money. It will save you time writing queries and proposals, and if you do it right, even bring you work without the need for writing queries and proposals.
Being on the Web means your work is available at any time and from anywhere. You can store writing samples and offer editors and publishers a link to all of your work instead of just 2 or 3 clips. Potential clients can find out about you and your work through search engines. You can build up lasting relationships with your audience, keeping them informed of new work coming out and new projects you’re undertaking.
The Internet is central to the way business — including publishing — is done today. If you’re serious about writing, and you’re serious about the business of writing, building a solid web presence is easily the second most important thing you can do — other than writing itself.