30 Finest Creative Writing Blogs of 2009
Even if you major in English, chances are you could use some help getting your thoughts on paper. Thank goodness for the Internet, where you can quickly find some of the brightest writers around blogging daily and providing resources to turn you into a top notch writer (if you pay enough attention that is). Below is a hand selected list of awesome blogs which are packed full of tips to enhance your creativity, originality and push you forward to spark some life in your writing.
In no specific order:
1. The Orwell Prize: Quite the original blog, the authors post up daily snippets from George Orwell’s diary, matching up with the month/day written to the present.
2. Writing Words: Short but useful blog posts with an assortment of daily tips for all types of creative writing.
3. Internet Writing Workshop: Critique, prose happenings and practice tips for writers make this blog incredibly useful.
4. Blue Pencil Editing: Great posts on editing techniques.
5. SF Signal: Everything a sci-fi geek could want (and tons of good reads for everyone else too).
6. Writing for the Web: Covers many topics relating to the Internet, web site writing and content, and the culture between the two.
7. Advanced Fiction Writing Blog: Randy, “The Mad Genius”, manages the blog where you can find insight into the world of fiction.
8. John Baker: UK novelist has been blogging for over 7 years with his thoughts on prose and criticism.
9. Future Perfect Publishing: Updates about the news and happenings within the world of book publishing.
10. Thursdaybram: A blog about freelance writing with tips on handling the business side of the career.
11. Cheryl Rainfield: Cheryl is a teen writer and blogs about children’s books.
12. Working Girl: Unique blend of real life career advice tied in with crafting a wonderful book about the whole experience.
13. Apostrophe Abuse: Humorous blog with photos that capture the worst uses of apostrophes around the world.
14. Becoming a Fiction Writer: The journey of one girl’s quest to write fiction.
15. Becoming a Writer – Seriously: Packed with tips on fine tuning your craft.
16. Jeremiah Tolbert: Cool personal blog from sci-fi geek and tech guy, Jeremiah.
17. Gareth Powell: Insight into the life of an established sci-fi writer.
18. Tom Conoboy: Short story writer who is studying his PhD blogs about fiction.
19. Write to Done: Tips and tricks to improve your writing on all levels, from fiction to copy and blogging.
20. Neil Gaiman: Acclaimed author blogs about his life and literature.
21. Renegade Writer: A new look at freelancing with awesome insight into the world of writing.
22. Men with Pens: Witty posts to help you become a master of writing the best copy possible, no matter what topic or industry.
23. Write Anything: Huge panel of blogging staff makes this a diverse site on all types of topics relating to writers and writing lifestyle.
24. Real Words From a Real Writer: Tips and mantras to improve your writing, filled in with tidbits of the blogger’s life like a diary.
25. Inkygirl: Blog with freelance articles and also great comics.
26. The Urban Muse: Susan blogs about living the creative life and provides more than simple writing tips in every post.
27. Mike’s Writing Workshop: Mike has a ton of experience in journalism and uses this blog to share thoughts to improve your creativity.
28. Fiction Writers Review: Big literary journal for emerging writers.
29. The Poetry Blog: Fantastic collection of well, you guessed it, poetry submitted from all types of blogs around the Internet.
30. Paperback Writer: In-depth analysis and perspectives about writing better literature.