I’m a recovering blogaholic. I still subscribe to a couple hundred blogs, but I frequently go a week or more without even glancing at my feed reader—so the waiting blog posts accumulate, and I fall farther and farther behind, even with my favorite writing blogs.
I think I’ve finally gotten past the nagging fear that I’m going to miss the writing advice that will change my book and my career AND MY LIFE, but I still want to read good writing advice that has me thinking critically about my writing craft and process. In no particular order, my three favorite writing blogs are:
Jami Gold: Beach reads with bite—Jami goes in-depth on everything from ethics to plotting, from POV to computer parts. She writes paranormal romance, urban fantasy and more.
Jody Hedlund’s blog—Jody takes a deep look at not only writing, but maintaining your writing life and your balance, and even marketing. She writes Christian historical romance, and her fourth novel is coming out in April.
Janice Hardy: The Other Side of the Story—Janice digs deep into writing craft and mechanics. Even if you don’t instantly hop over to your MS and edit like crazy, the principles behind all her writing advice are the kind of lessons that can really take your writing to the next level. Janice writes middle grade and young adult fantasy, and is the author of the Healing Wars trilogy.
Notice any trends there? Even though I don’t have a lot of time for blog reading, I really want to get in-depth in writing—the art, the craft, the life. For my very limited blog reading time, I’m not really looking for superficial coverage of topics I’ve read a dozen times and blogged about in depth two years ago.
So, where do you go to dig deep into writing advice? You’re welcome to mention your own blog or even mine, which may not be super helpful to me, but will make me smile .
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