There are so many of them. So very many writing blogs. It can be overwhelming instead of motivating to see the sheer number of them, but it would be a mistake not to read them…just don’t skip the writing in favor of reading blogs.
A few of these sites aren’t very active or are even on hiatus. They are still included because they still have a mass of excellent posts and information on them.
Corporate and Group Blogs:
- Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi): The Author Advice Centre run by ALLi, a non-profit association of the world’s best self-publishing authors and advisors.
- Blue Rose Girls (children’s book professionals): All things kidlit.
- Children’s Book Council Diversity (CBC Diversity): The CBC Diversity Committee was created in 2012, and is one of five committees established by the Children’s Book Council, the national nonprofit trade association for children’s trade book publishers.
- One Wild Word: Inspiring your creativity.
- YATopia:Middle Grade, Young Adult, and New Adult authors.
- Catherine, Caffeinated (Catherine Ryan Howard): Adventures and experiences of one particular writer.
- Charlotte Rains Dixon: General writing hints and tips.
- The Creative Penn (Joanna Penn): Resources to help you write, publish and market your book.
- Guido Henkel: A bit of this, and a bit of that.
- The Heart and Craft of Life Writing (Sharon Lippincott): “Life writing” includes memoirs and journaling.
- Helping Writers Become Authors (K.M. Weiland): Story structure.
- Middle Grade Ninja (Robert Kent): For middle grade writers.
- Novelr (Eli James): Focused on writing fiction for the internet, such as stories that are serialized on a web site.
- Terrible Minds (Chuck Wendig): Writing, but lots of “naughty” language (cuss words).
Industry Pro Blogs
- The Book Designer (Joel Friedlander, Graphic Design): Practical advice to help build better books.
- The Editor’s Blog (Beth Hill, Editor): Grammer, style, and more grammer.
- Jane Friedman (Jane Friedman, Professor of Publishing at UVA): Wide variety of topics
- The Purple Crayon (Harold Underdown, Children’s Book Editor): Children’s book writing (and illustrating).
- The Subversive Copy Editor (Carol Saller, Editor of the Chicago Manual of Style Online‘s Q&A): Copyediting.
- Study Hacks (Cal Newport): Improving time use and efficiency.