27 Best Blogs For Writers You Must Visit Today

Updated July 21, 2021 by Iulian Ionescu | Read Time min.
best blogs for writers

As a writer, you must listen to the industry’s pulse and always be ready to absorb new knowledge. One way is to follow blogs written by established pillars of the writing and publishing community. These are literary agents, editors, publishers, and writers who spend their time sharing their knowledge through their blogs. Below are some of the best blogs I read regularly, and I find them extremely useful for aspiring and established writers. I find interesting, inspiring, and informative articles in these blogs every day, so my recommendation is to add them to your stream and read them. Also, I would appreciate it if you can comment on some of the blogs you read to add them to my list.

Literary Agent Best Blogs


Janet Reid, Literary Agent Janet Reid, Literary Agent — Janet Reid is a literary agent with FinePrint Literary Management agency in New York City. If you want to know what an agent expects from a writer, make sure you follow this blog. (Twitter: @Janet_Reid)

Rachel Gardner Rachel Gardner — Rachel Gardner is a literary agent with Books and Such Literary Agency. Her blog is full of cool tips on how to publish your book and how to submit it to agents. (Twitter: @RachelleGardner)

Pub Rants Pub Rants — Kristin established Nelson Literary Agency, LLC, in 2002, and she’s very active in the writing scene. Follow her blog for good insights into the publishing industry and the agent’s life. (Facebook: Kristin Nelson)

Nathan Bransford Nathan Bransford — Nathan Bransford was formerly a literary agent with Curtis Brown Ltd. and is now the social media manager at CNET. He’s also a successfully published author and shares a lot of good stuff on his blog. (Twitter: @NathanBransford)

Writers Helping Writers Best Blogs


Christina Katz Christina Katz – The Prosperous Writer — Christina Katz, AKA The Writer Mama and The Prosperous Writer, is the author of three books from Writer’s Digest: The Writer’s Workout, Get Known Before the Book Deal, and Writer Mama. Her writing career tips and parenting advice appear regularly in national, regional, and online publications. (Twitter: @thewritermama)

Creative Writing with the Crimson League Creative Writing with the Crimson League — Victoria Grefer is a published writer and book enthusiast. She loves to share her knowledge on the writing craft, and her posts are concise, to the point, and include practical tips you can apply right away. (Twitter: @vgrefer)

Jeff Goins Writer Jeff Goins Writer — Jeff is a passionate writer who likes to share his knowledge and struggles to help other writers succeed. He writes about publishing, the writing craft, and everything else related. His motto is: ‘If you have a passion for creativity and changing the world, this blog is for you.’ (Twitter: @JeffGoins)

Jeff Goins Writer Terribleminds — Chuck Wendig is a novelist, screenwriter, and game designer. This is his blog, where he talks a lot about writing and other cool things. (Twitter: @ChuckWendig)

Jeff Goins Writer WORDplay – Helping Writers Become Authors — K.M.Weiland’s advice for writers is: ‘Writing is both a gift and an art. As a gift, it must be approached with humility: the writer is only the vessel through which inspiration flows. As an art, it must be approached with passion and discipline: a gift that’s never developed wasn’t worth the giving.’ If you want more of that, follow her amazing blog. (Twitter: @KMWeiland)

Write With Fey Write With Fey — Chrys Fey is an avid writer. She started ‘Write With Fey’ to share her writing ways, hoping to inspire others. She posts specific writing tips and techniques that will help any writer with their craft. (Facebook: Chrys Fey)

Writing Craft Help Best Blogs


  • Jane Friedman – Writing, reading, and publishing in the digital age — Jane was the publisher of Writer’s Digest (F+W Media), and she is the most trusted voice in the publishing industry.
  • Grammar Girl — Mignon Fogarty is the host of Grammar Girl. If you write, you need her.
  • Daily Writing Tips — This is a blog about improving your writing. Every day they’ll send you a grammar, spelling, punctuation, or vocabulary tip.
  • The Writing Reader — Get a new writing prompt every day. In addition, the blog publishes a biweekly blog carnival sharing tips from various other blogs.
  • Wordserve Water Cooler — A group of authors sharing tips and tricks of the trade and a peek inside the life as an agented author.
  • Writer Beware! — Writer Beware ® is the public face of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America’s Committee on Writing Scams. Read and be aware.
  • Writer Unboxed — A community of writers started by novelists Therese Walsh and Kathleen Bolton, where contributors from all sides of the writing industry share tips and knowledge.
  • Writers and Authors — Jo Linsdell, an award-winning freelance writer, launched Writers and Authors in an attempt to get contributions from other writers and share them with the world.

 

Other Best Blogs


  • Chuck Sambuchino’s Guide to Literary Agents — An excellent resource for any writer. Chuck posts great info about writing query letters, book proposals, how to approach agents; he introduces new agents and posts interviews relevant to publishing.
  • Brian Klems’ The Writer Dig — Brian A. Klems is a published author and the online editor of WritersDigest.com. His blog, which covers everything writing—from grammar rules to publishing—is one of the most popular writing communities.
  • Make a Living Writing — Carol Tice started this blog in 2008, and it has become one of the most popular blogs for freelance writers.
  • A Newbie’s Guide to Publishing — Joe Konrath is a writer, and his blog helps writers get published.
  • Positive Writer — This blog is the brainchild of Bryan Hutchinson. He enjoys writing positive essays that help inspire, encourage, and motivate others.
  • The Renegade Writer — Another blog created by two authors, designed to help freelance writers succeed.
  • Kill Zone — The Kill Zone is the musings of 11 top thriller and mystery authors covering topics that inspire, anger, amuse, and entertain.
  • The Write Practice — The Write Practice is here to kick-start your practice. You have to write millions of words no one will ever see before you can write the ones that will change someone’s life.
  • The Writer’s Digest There Are No Rules — Get on the cutting edge of today’s publishing trends and how authors can succeed in a world of fast-paced technological change, guided by the editors of Writer’s Digest. You’ll get an inside look at the work, play, and passion of the publishing business and find practical tools for success.

 

Now, before you go, I have…

3 Questions For You

  1. What are your favorite writer’s blogs?
  2. What are some of the best ideas you got from reading blogs on writing?
  3. Do you blog yourself? If no, why not?

Please share your answers in the comments below. Sharing knowledge helps us all improve and get better!

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  • Excellent overview; great choices!
    I’ll toss a blog of my own into the running. Maybe you’ll find a moment to check it out. Feedback is welcomed.

    Blue Zoo Writers
    http://www.bluezoowriters.com/blog/
    (It happens to have a good number of fantasy writing references . . . as one of my personal interests.)

    Thanks,
    Philip Martin
    Great Lakes Literary

  • Thanks for adding Writers and Authors to your list. Nice to be include with all these other great sites.

  • Excellent overview; great choices!
    I’ll toss a blog of my own into the running. Maybe you’ll find a moment to check it out. Feedback is welcomed.

    Blue Zoo Writers
    http://www.bluezoowriters.com/blog/
    (It happens to have a good number of fantasy writing references . . . as one of my personal interests.)

    Thanks,
    Philip Martin
    Great Lakes Literary

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