If you are serious about your writing, in fact even if you aren’t, you need a web site. Let me repeat that — every writer needs a web site!
If you don’t believe me then here are five very good reasons why:
1. Your web site can serve as your showcase and portfolio. It can include your biography, experience, and writing credits as well as copies of your work or better yet–links to your published work. So many queries today are done electronically and it much easier to simply include an url for editors or prospective clients to visit than to try to attach copies and/or a long list of urls on various locations.
2. Your web site can be your creative outlet. Perhaps your bread-and-butter writing is in the financial field but you really enjoy writing poetry or about fly fishing. Then you can publish those pieces on your web site to receive exposure or simply to reward yourself for a job well done. Who knows, you might even find yourself with some new paying assignments in these fields!
3. You can demonstrate your expertise in your particular field or fields by demonstrating the number of articles you have written in that area as well...