This post originally appeared on my blog WriterAmandaMcDonald December 7, 2010. Let me know what you think of the links!
Much like the 12 days of Christmas, I have gathered some of what I consider to be the best blogs for writers or freelancers.
Remember, this is my biased opinion- but they're in no particular order.
The Renegade Writer, by Linda Formichelli
really active and her blog posts are all relevant to writers
everywhere. If you're looking for advice on getting past the fear of
querying,how to compose a follow up email, etc. You better believe that
she's got a blog post to cover it!
The Urban Muse by Susan Johnston
on twitter, facebook and has an amazing blog. She seems to be very
interactive with her readership as well, recently giving readership a
competitive opportunity to be a guest blogger on her own blog!
Make a Living Writing by Carol Tice
She's got really down-to-earth tips about writing as a business. Keep an eye on her she's got posts that are jewels!
The Creative Penn by Joanna Penn
The archives alone are worth the visit! She's very knowledgeable!
Writer Beware Blogs by several authors
for getting information about questionable websites, writer's job
engines, etc. Really great for those times when you want to educate
yourself but don't want to commit to anything timely.
About Freelance Writing by Anne Wayman
thorough, covers just about any topic. Varying degrees of information
make this site a best in my opinion because it benefits not only the new
freelance writer but also the more experienced ones as well.
Freelance Switch by multiple authors and a cartoonist!
Switch is not just for writers, but all freelancers. They host people
advertising for freelancers and you can have your own information posted
on their site. While I wouldn't (and didn't) post to the business side
of the website, I love the blog. It's a refreshing blog feed that has a
lot of random, but related blog entries. Since there are a handful of
writers and a cartoonist, the feed is up to date and never stagnant.
Freelance Copywriter's Blog by Sally Ormond
great blog for the nuts and bolts. She checks you back into reality
and gives it to you straight about the grammar, punctuation and even the
why of what you're writing. While new wrtiers definitely benefit from
her, even more so do experienced writers, reason? Some, not all-but
some experienced writers tend to get into writing ruts, or write well
for business and forget the details. Here, Sally gives you the reminder
to slow down and think about what you're writing!
Business Writing Blog by Lynn Gaertner-Johnson
writing can be tricky business since there are some pretty strict
formats out there. Lynn gives you the fine details right down to
whether or not you should be placing that comma where you did.
The Writer's Manifesto by Monika Mundell
Not only blog entries by Monika but also by a plethora of writers. Check it out if you have the time!
Daily Writing Tips by a team of writers
Constant sources of help for your writing. From grammar to punctuation they cover it all... and if you like them check out the Daily Blogging Tips
Bad Language by Matthew Stibbe
An absolutely hilarious writer who keeps his readers up to date with new technology and interesting concepts.
Finally, Tips for Freelance Writers by Chris and Eric Brantner
Really easy going, based on the premise that all writers start somewhere... and it's usually around their 9-5!
that's my 12 Blogs for Writers! I invite comments or feedback. Don't
like my list? Tell me, or suggest a blog you think should have made it
on this list!