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4 Fantastic Writing Blogs You Should Start Following

Writing Blogs

On the Author Media blog, we focus on the technology side of writing; how to set up your social media sites, use WordPress like a pro, and understand how technology influences your chances of getting published.

But there’s another side to the coin that you can’t afford to forget. As a writer, you must write.

You must face the challenge of leveraging technology so you can tell your story to a captive audience. It’s easy to get overwhelmed by technology and forget why you are even attempting to learn.

It’s about your story.

There are four writing blogs that I recommend to all of my clients. They will help you sharpen your writing skills and tell you story in an engaging way on the internet.

1. Jeff Goins is a storyteller who started his writing blog in 2010 to shed light on the personal side of being a writer. He’s been helping thousands of writers like you find their voices, pursue their passion, and stay sane  I read Jeff’s blog because his advice is solid. Every time that I read his blog, I come away with a nugget of truth that helps me sharpen my writing skills. GoinsWriter.com. (Note to readers: Is your blog providing the same kind of advice? It needs to. Readers crave that kind of personalization.)

2. CopyBlogger is one of the top industry sites for a reason. Their advice is not for the novelist but for the writer who suddenly finds themselves trying to write for the web. If you blog or write copy that winds up one the web, you need to follow this blog. I recommend this site to all of my clients and read it myself.  Copyblogger.com/blog 

3. Writer’s Digest has five different blogs for writers. Get advice on grammar, choosing an agent, and even writing poetry. If it pertains to writing and publishing, someone at Writer’s Digest has it covered. It’s just up to you to read. WritersDigest.com/editor-blog

4. Pro Blogger is where professional bloggers go to get better. With over 600 pages of free content, you’ll learn about the nitty gritty techniques that will add polish to your blog. You’ll also learn how identify if your website
is ready for advertisers and if you are ready to start blogging for money.  ProBlogger.net/blog/

Which writing blogs do you read?

About Caitlin Muir

Caitlin Muir knows the power of social media first hand. She's on the editorial team of The Social Media Club, which connects media makers from around the world to promote media literacy, industry standards, and ethical behavior. She blogs about faith, love, and social media at CaitlinMuir.com.

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6 Responses to 4 Fantastic Writing Blogs You Should Start Following

  1. These are all some great resources—each of which I have currently in my RSS feed. Here’s a few others I’ve been following more closely as of late:

    http://grammar.quickanddirtytips.com/ – Endless lists of useful writing/grammar tips
    http://www.wordplay-kmweiland.blogspot.com/ – Nice writing tips in general, especially on the topic of Fiction
    http://www.winepressofwords.com/ – Freebies for writers with additional tips on writing/publishing (Ok, I’m a little biased for this one) :-)

    Thanks for the article!

  2. follow all of these, and yes, you are absolutely right. Great resources for writers!

    Good choices :)

    Matt (Turndog Millionaire)

  3. Thanks for the tips. I’ll look up the websites. Anything that helps one survive as an artist in the technological jungle is appreciated.

  4. Great picks.
    I’d also suggest the following stellar writers and resource mavens:

    @seanplatt at The Digital Writer: http://thedigitalwriter.net/

    @thecreativepenn (Joanna Penn) at The Creative Penn: http://www.thecreativepenn.com/

    @storyfix (Larry Brooks) at Storyfix: http://storyfix.com/

    @MenWithPens (James Chartrand) at Men With Pens: http://menwithpens.ca/

    :)

  5. Eve #

    Publications Coach http://www.publicationcoach.com/ is a necessary resource for me. Daphne Gray-Grant takes the pain out of writing – whether it’s novels, blog posts or annual reports. She sends out an excellent weekly newsletter, offers a year long Extreme Writing Makeover course, and is available for coaching.
    If you struggle with writing at all, you need this blog.

  6. Read all of these and I might add Marion Roach Smith’s blog, http://marionroach.com/memoir-blog/.

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