I firmly believe that no matter how long you’ve been practicing an art, you can and should always keep learning. When it comes to writing, there are a lot of ways to do this: by attending workshops, taking classes, watching webinars… the list goes on.
One of my favourite ways is by keeping up with a variety of blogs. I follow a lot, some written by other writers, some by agents, and some by editors. Each one offers its own value, but there are some that seem to offer just a little something extra.
While I had a really hard time narrowing down my top five favourite writing blogs, I did manage it. Today, I’d like to share them with you. I hope you find them as helpful as I do.
Writer Unboxed features articles from writers, agents, and editors whose works spans fiction and non-fiction alike. The site covers a multitude of topics, meaning if you have a question, you’re likely to find it answered here.
The blog over at Books & Such Literary Management, on the other hand, is run by agents. The blog provides a wonderful, often in-depth look at the writing world from their point of view–one that writers may not otherwise get to see.
Writer’s Digest is, perhaps, one of the more well-known names on this list–and for good reason. The magazine is a great resource for writers, providing us with a wealth of publishing information, writing tips, agent updates, and a ton of other things that I can’t think of at the moment but that I know you’ll find beneficial.
The author behind Helping Writers Become Authors–K.M. Weiland–knows what it’s like to be a writer trying to get published. On this blog, she provides writers with tips and tools to help them craft their stories as best they can, in an effort to help them reach their goal.
Similar to Books & Such, Janet Reid’s blog is written entirely from the point of view of a literary agent. Where this one differs, however, is in some of the content. Reid’s posts are often answers to questions that she’s received from readers–questions that other writers are likely wondering about, too.