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Best Blogs For Writers

Best Blogs for WritersAs a writer you must listen to the pulse of the industry and always be ready to absorb new knowledge. One way is to follow blogs written by established pillars of the writing and publishing community. These are literary agents, editors, publishers, and writers who spend their time sharing their knowledge through their blogs. Below are some of the blogs I read regularly and I find them extremely useful for both aspiring and established writers. Everyday I find interesting, inspiring, and informative articles in these blogs, so my recommendation is to add them to your stream and read them. Also, I would appreciate if you can comment with some of the blogs that you read so I can add them to my list.

Literary Agent Blogs


Janet Reid, Literary Agent Janet Reid, Literary Agent

Janet Reid is a literary agent with FinePrint Literary Management agency in New York City. If you want to know what an agent expects from a writer, make sure you follow this blog. (Twitter: @Janet_Reid)


Rachel Gardner Rachel Gardner

Rachel Gardner is a literary agent with Books and Such Literary Agency. Her blog is full of cool tips on how to publish your book and how to submit to agents. (Twitter: @RachelleGardner)


Pub Rants Pub Rants

Kristin established Nelson Literary Agency, LLC, in 2002 and she’s very active in the writing scene. Follow her blog for good insights into the publishing industry and the agent’s life. (Facebook: Kristin Nelson)


Nathan Bransford Nathan Bransford

Nathan Bransford was formerly a literary agent with Curtis Brown Ltd. and is now the social media manager at CNET. He’s also a successfully published author and shares a lot of good stuff on his blog. (Twitter: @NathanBransford)


Writers Helping Writers Blogs


Christina Katz Christina Katz – The Prosperous Writer

Christina Katz, AKA The Writer Mama and The Prosperous Writer, is the author of three books from Writer’s Digest: The Writer’s Workout, Get Known Before the Book Deal, and Writer Mama. Her writing career tips and parenting advice appear regularly in national, regional, and online publications. (Twitter: @thewritermama)


Creative Writing with the Crimson League Creative Writing with the Crimson League

Victoria Grefer is a published writer and book enthusiast. She loves to share her knowledge on the writing craft and her posts are concise, to the point, and include practical tips you can apply right away. (Twitter: @vgrefer)


Jeff Goins Writer Jeff Goins Writer

Jeff is a passionate writer who likes to share his knowledge and struggles in hopes of helping other writers succeed. He writes about publishing, the writing craft, and everything else related. His motto is: ‘If you have a passion for creativity and changing the world, this blog is for you.’ (Twitter: @JeffGoins)


Jeff Goins Writer Terribleminds

Chuck Wendig is a novelist, screenwriter, and game designer. This is his blog where he talks a lot about writing and other cool things. (Twitter: @ChuckWendig)


Jeff Goins Writer WORDplay – Helping Writers Become Authors

K.M.Weiland’s advice for writers is: ‘Writing is both a gift and an art. As a gift, it must be approached with humility: the writer is only the vessel through which inspiration flows. As an art, it must be approached with passion and discipline: a gift that’s never developed wasn’t worth the giving.’ If you want more of that, follow her amazing blog. (Twitter: @KMWeiland)


Write With Fey Write With Fey

Chrys Fey is an avid writer. She started ‘Write With Fey’ to share her writing ways hoping to inspire others. She posts specific writing tips and techniques that will help any writer with his/her craft. (Facebook: Chrys Fey)


Writing Craft Help Blogs


  • Jane Friedman – Writing, reading, and publishing in the digital age

    Jane was the publisher of Writer’s Digest (F+W Media) and she is the most trusted voice in the publishing industry.

  • Grammar Girl

    Mignon Fogarty is the host of Grammar Girl. If you write, you need her.

  • Daily Writing Tips

    This is a blog about improving your writing. Every day they’ll send you a grammar, spelling, punctuation or vocabulary tip.

  • The Writing Reader

    Get a new writing prompt every day. In addition, the blog publishes a biweekly blog carnival sharing tips from various other blogs.

  • Wordserve Water Cooler

    A group of authors sharing tips and tricks of the trade, and a peek inside the life as an agented author.

  • Writer Beware!

    Writer Beware ® is the public face of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America’s Committee on Writing Scams. Read and be aware.

  • Writer Unboxed

    A community of writers started by novelists Therese Walsh and Kathleen Bolton, where contributors from all sides of the writing industry share tips and knowledge.

  • Writers and Authors

    Jo Linsdell, an award winning freelance writer, launched Writers and Authors in an attempt to get contributions from other writers and share them with the world.

  • The Writers Alley

    A group of Aspiring Authors walking up the streets, alleys, and sidewalks toward publication.

Other Blogs


  • Chuck Sambuchino’s Guide to Literary Agents

    An excellent resource for any writer. Chuck posts great info about how to write query letters, book proposals, how to approach agents; he introduces new agents and posts interviews relevant to publishing.

  • Brian Klems’ The Writer Dig

    Brian A. Klems is a published author and the online editor of WritersDigest.com. His blog, which covers everything writing—from grammar rules to publishing—is one of the most popular in the writing community.

  • Make a Living Writing

    Carol Tice started this blog in 2008 and it has become one of the most popular blogs for freelance writers.

  • A Newbie’s Guide to Publishing

    Joe Konrath is a writer and his blog helps writers get published.

  • Positive Writer

    This blog is the brainchild of Bryan Hutchinson. He enjoys writing positive essays that help inspire, encourage and motivate others.

  • The Renegade Writer

    Another blog created by two authors, designed to help freelance writers succeed.

  • Kill Zone

    The Kill Zone is the musings of 11 top thriller and mystery authors covering topics that inspire, anger, amuse, and entertain.

  • The Write Practice

    The Write Practice is here to kick-start your practice. You have to write millions of words no one is ever going to see before you can write the ones that will change someone’s life.

  • The Writer’s Digest There Are No Rules

    Get on the cutting edge of today’s publishing trends and how authors can succeed in a world of fast-paced technological change, guided by the editors of Writer’s Digest. You’ll get an inside look at the work, play, and passion of the publishing business and find practical tools for success.

That’s my list! Remember, if you know any good blogs on writing, please add them in the comments so I can update my list and, more importantly, to start following them!

Thank you.

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Iulian Ionescu

  • Jo Linsdell

    Thanks for adding Writers and Authors to your list. Nice to be include with all these other great sites.

  • Excellent overview; great choices!
    I’ll toss a blog of my own into the running. Maybe you’ll find a moment to check it out. Feedback is welcomed.

    Blue Zoo Writers
    http://www.bluezoowriters.com/blog/
    (It happens to have a good number of fantasy writing references . . . as one of my personal interests.)

    Thanks,
    Philip Martin
    Great Lakes Literary

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