To try and help writers find great blogs to follow, I've compiled this list of best blogs for writers to follow. I expect this list to be different a year from now than it is today, but I think this is a good starting spot.
Let me start by getting my Writer's Digest peeps out of the way. Some of these may appear in other sections of this list with their other blogs.
- There Are No Rules, by Jane Friedman
- Questions & Quandaries, by Brian Klems
- Guide to Literary Agents blog, by Chuck Sambuchino
- Promptly, by Zachary Petit
- Poetic Asides, by Robert Lee Brewer (yes, me)
I'm a poet. So let's get poetic next.
- Silliman's Blog, by Ron Silliman
- Harriet, the Blog, by Poetry Foundation
- The Best American Poetry blog, by the BAP team
- 32 Poems blog, by the 32 Poems team
- Chicks Dig Poetry, by Sandra Beasley
- dbqp: visualizing poetics, by Geof Huth
- Jessie Carty blog, by Jessie Carty
I love fiction too. That's where I concentrated my creative efforts in college at the University of Cincinnati.
- Neil Gaiman's blog, by Neil Gaiman
- Writer Unboxed, by a superstar team of bloggers
- InkyGirl, by Debbie Ridpath Ohi
- Writer Beware Blog, by Victoria Strauss
- Paperback Writer, by Lynn Viehl
- Evil Editor, by an evil editor
- Nathan Bransford blog, by former agent/current author Nathan Bransford
- Flogging the Quill, by Ray Rhamey
- The Writings and Opinions of Dean Wesley Smith, by Dean Wesley Smith
- A Newbie's Guide to Publishing, by JA Konrath
Technical and professional writing, copywriting, etc., it all falls under here until I can break out into its own category.
- Copyblogger, by Brian Clark
- Freelance Writing Jobs, by a team of freelancers
- The Urban Muse, by Susan Johnston (and a team of guest bloggers)
- Word Count, by Michelle V. Rafter
- Bob Bly, Copywriter, by Bob Bly
- ProBlogger, by Darren Rowse
- Beyond the Margins, by a team of writers
- Kris Writes, by Kristine Kathryn Rusch
- The Traveling Writer, by Alexis Grant
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