Rebeca’s Top 50 Writing Blogs, Part 2

by RS on January 2, 2010

Yep, still researching and reading. Below are more of what I personally think are the best writing blogs:

  • Writer Unboxed. The title says it succinctly. This blog is about the craft and business of genre fiction. There are twelve bloggers, one them being the great Allison Winn Scotch from Ask Allison, as well as Jane Friedman the publisher and editorial director of Writers Digest, and Donald Maass president of the Donald Maass Literary Agency. This site is a powerhouse when it comes to interviews with people in the publishing industry. If you want the inside scoop then this is the site to read.
  • Writer’s Digest. It would be blasphemous not to include Writer’s Digest to the list. Apart from great articles, the site includes its own blog, prompts for writers, a community board and a store for its publications and whatnot.
  • Writer’s Market. This is the site to go to research the markets you want to write for, agent information, and publishers. I subscribed last year to the online database, but I have to admit I found it confusing to use. I prefer using the books, but directories as soon as they’re out in print are out-of-date. So it’s up to you to see which you like best, but this will give you most of the information you’re looking for.
  • A Newbie’s Guide to Publishing. Written by thriller writer Joe Konrath, this blog has been around since 2005.  The blog includes guest bloggers, Konrath’s take on the whole ebook debate, and what it takes to be a successful writer. His post on “Quitting” might get some readers riled up, it just makes me want to write even more.
  • The Urban Muse. Voted by Writer’s Digest as one of the best 101 writing sites, This blog is penned by Susan Johnston, a freelance writer who covers business, lifestyle, and careers. When I surfed her blog, her “Why Should Writer’s Blog? ” post caught my eye and from there I knew that this blog was a keeper.

That’s all for today. Time to work on Julius.

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