All I know is that when I’m not writing, I’m reading about writing and how to become a better writer, or reading blogs by writers, or reading about what not to do as a writer, or following twitter links that writers write. I’m always doing something “writerly” related in hopes of improving my craft (Yes, craft. What I do is a craft. Yes it is. Knock it off).
So, I’ve decided to create a list of some of the finest, most interesting, totally helpful blog sites out there for writers and then pass this plethora of fantastic information on to you because I’m a sweetheart that way. Once we stop learning to better ourselves, we stop growing and improving. We become stagnant. And who the heck wants be a stagnant writer? Not me. (I highlighted these last couple of sentences because that’s deep stuff right there. I don’t write deep stuff very often).
Now, these are in no particular order. They are all wonderful blogs in my opinion, each different, each unique, each providing knowledge and wisdom in their own special way. I tried to list some blogs that you might not be aware of. I mean, we ALL follow Nathan Bransford, Query Shark, Query Tracker, etc . . . but I wanted to share some sites that maybe don’t have the biggest following (though most of them do) but are dang good anyway. Use them, read them, enjoy.
Let me know which sites you found useful OR if you have a site not included in this list, but you think should be included, let me know. Maybe I’ll create an updated version later on.
So here it is, all in one convenient spot just for you, because I like you. Yes I do.
Cats Eye Blog www.catseyewriter.com Judy Dunn blogs about helping bloggers to blog (wow, say that 3 times fast). Very good site to help you make your blog feel better, be liked more, and be read more. Tips and ideas. AND she’s on the 2011 top ten blogs for writers. Not bad.
How Not to Write www.hownottowrite.com “If your reading this, your not writing. Obvious but true.” If you’re not writing, why not check out this site for some interesting tips on writing, blogging and keeping the creative juices flowing.
Evil Editor www.evileditor.blogspot.com Why aren't you published? This blog will tell ya. No holds barred either.
Clear Writing with Mr. Clarity www.clear-writing-with-mr-clarity.blogspot.com “Easy and Practical Tips to Make your Writing Clearer.”
Daily Writing Tips www.dailywritingtips.com Do I need to say more? Tips on writing that are posted daily . . . hee,hee,hee.
Storyfix.com www.storyfix.com Another of the 2011 top ten blogs for writers. “This blog is about getting real with your writing dream. If you want to publish your work, if you want a career as a writer, then you’ve come to the right place. No motivational B.S. here. Just the truth about what it takes to get published.”
Guide to Literary Agents www.guidetoliteraryagents.com Because we all need an agent and a guide is helpful.
The “Blog” of “Unnecessary” Quotation Marks www.unnecessaryquotes.com Just a funny site where they post pictures of signs with, well, words that have unnecessary quotes around them (How’s that for a description of this blog? Pretty good, huh?)
Grammarphobia Blog www.grammarphobia.com All about grammar myths and writing tips.
The Blood-Red Pencil www.bloodredpencil.blogspot.com Need editing advice? When it’s “Ask the Editor Day” you can do just that. They help writers of all genres. Plus lots of advice from the first line hook to 10 steps to a better story.
Write for Your Life www.writeforyourlife.net “Everyone has their own approach to writing, but it’s good to keep an open mind. We can learn from one another and get better. That’s what Write for Your Life is all about. We’re here to keep your juices flowing.”
The Rejecter www.rejecter.blogspot.com “I don’t hate you. I just hate your query letter.” She is the assistant, and first line of defense for an agent. She’s frank. She’s blunt. But she’s right on the money.
Fuel Your Writing www.fuelyourwriting.com Get inspiration and tips for every genre. Easy on the eye blog as well (which we all know if wonderful. Have you seen some of those blogs that flash advertisement all over it and music you can’t seem to turn off? I hate that. This isn’t one of them). Full of tips and help.
Mr. Rewrite www.irewrite.net This is a bit of fun for ya. He provides a grammar, spelling, and punctuation lesson in the humorous style of posting pictures that have misspelled words or use a word incorrectly. It’s kind of fun to poke fun.
Procrastinating Writers www.procrastinatingwritersblog.com Need help to push through your writers block or need the tools to get started writing? How about getting the writing done? Then this is the blog for you.
Literary Rejections on Display www.literaryrejectionsondisplay.blogspot.com A place to post your rejection letters ( ‘cuz we all get them). So if you have the desire to share your rejection letter with the masses, here’s the place to do it.
Book-in-a-Week www.book-in-a-week.com “Our motto continues to be BIC HOK TAM, which means butt in chair, hands on keyboard, typing away madly. This is the best way we know of to get any writing done.”