If you are like me, you spend a significant chunk of time reading other writers’ blogs—for insights into and advice about writing in your genre. I have compressed a short list here of some of my favorite blogs (in no particular order), in case you are looking to add new ones to your list in 2020.
5 of My Favorite Writer Blogs
Anne R. Allen – In the last couple of years, since I began writing fiction, Anne’s blog has been an incredibly helpful resource. Billed as a site for ‘newer writers,’ it still gives me lots to think about. Anne and her co-host, Ruth Harris, write weekly, content-rich posts on subjects as diverse as how to write gripping novel openings and satisfying endings, traditional vs. indie publishing and finding your plot holes.
Jane Friedman – You probably already know who Jane is. She’s a leading expert in the writing and publishing industries. I follow her blog closely for everything from posts on the craft of writing to trends in publishing.
Rachelle Gardner – This was a new one for me this year. Rachelle is a literary agent whose blog has lots of rich, writer-focused content. I first got hooked on the short pieces of advice and snappy quotes of Rachelle’s that some of my writer friends were sharing on Facebook. I checked out her blog and have been returning ever since.
Read Rachelle’s blog here. Follow her on Twitter (@agent.rachelle) and join her Facebook page.
Write to Done – It isn’t just because I have written for this blog. I still consider it one of the best overall blogs for writers, whether you write novels, non-fiction, blog posts, or even marketing and sales copy. Editor-in-Chief: Mary Jaksch
Read the Write to Done blog here. Follow Mary on Twitter (@Mary_Jaksch) and join the Write to Done Facebook page.
Writer Unboxed – I discovered Therese’s blog the year we both won the same blogging award. Leveraging a massive array of talented guest bloggers, Therese puts an incredible amount of work into bringing her readers the very best fiction writing content and advice.
Read Therese’s blog here. Follow her on Twitter (@WriterUnboxed) and join the Writer Unboxed Facebook page.
There are many, many other quality blogs out there. But if you are a writer, even (or maybe especially) if you are starting out, you can’t go wrong with any of these five.