There are so many quality writing blogs out there, each one unique and valuable in its own way. Here are five that I visit daily, and I’d recommend them to any writing hoping to learn more about writing and the business of writing.
The first is Pat Flynn’s Smart Passive Income Blog. Everything you need to know about making a living on the internet can be found on Pat’s site. He shares every story and resource he used to make thousands of dollars a month in passive income over the web. He also posts regular podcasts featuring interviews with other successful internet entrepreneurs.
The next blog is author Chuck Wending’s awesome Terrible Minds site. His primary focus is writing fiction, but in his blog you’ll find all sorts of stories, tips, humor, and opinion. Lots of opinion, actually. In his own words, “NSFW. Probably NSFL.” If you’re a writer, his blog must be part of your regular reading. And if you’re not a writer, you’ll still be entertained by his work to no end.
Here is another blog that is geared more toward writers like me. Author Nathan Bransford uses his experience as a former literary agent to share information and help fledgling authors find representation and get published. His blog and forum provide seemingly unlimited help for crafting a query and synopsis. He also offers personal publishing/writing consultations for a bid.
While writing fiction is the primary topic of my blog, it’s difficult to make it on writing fiction alone. Because of that, several writers supplement their income with freelancing or ghostwriting. The Write Life is a great blog highlighting writing opportunities and sharing resources for all types of writing, whether fiction, non-fiction, or blogging.
Finally, here’s another blog for serious writers. Writer Unboxed features daily posts from a whole crew of contributors, from well-know literary agents to full time writers in every genre. Their readers are just as well versed as the contributors, so every post seems like an hour-long writing lesson.
While this isn’t a complete listing of the sites I visit everyday, it is a good sample of some of the other writing sites out there. Visit as many as you can. Regardless of where you are in your writing career, you never stop learning and there is no limit to the benefits of reading what other writers have to say about this craft we love.
Care to share any of your favorite writing sites? Leave a comment!