Launched in beta today, The Writing Platform is a free online resource for all writers and poets ­ emerging, established, not yet published, traditionally published and self-published ­ who are looking for neutral and best practice information about writing in a digital age in order to inform their practice and career choices.

It launches with contributions from Bookswarm Director Simon Appleby, who has written a piece about Ten Author Websites That Do The Business, and Bookswarm collaborator and social media maven Molly Flatt, who shares Ten Myths About Social Media.