In one of the many online groups that I am in someone started a discussion about blogs. Before you could say “I blog too” there was a huge list of blogs being shared. If ever there was a hint from above and beyond that now was a good time to promote some great blogs, this was it.
Obviously, I could not possibly list all the blogs. There were just so many of them. I hope though, that these ten blogs inspire you to read more books.
10 Writer/Author blogs
It should go without saying that these blogs are in no particular order. This is just the order I happened to stumble upon them.
It might not be obvious, but as a dyslexic, I judge things on how easy they are to read. Ease of reading for me, it turns out, tends to equate pretty well with the quality of writing. If I say a blog was easy to read this is a huge compliment.
This is a blog by 9 American writers. It contains a mix of writings. The about page promises “This blog is a platform where all forms of writing will be critiqued, shared, and discussed.”
The writing is really rather good and, despite the font choice, easy to read.
- You might like to read: 5 ways to begin a novel.
From the moment I arrived on this blog, I liked it. Clayton’s writing is easy to read (which is half the battle). I lost more time than I can to mention looking at his posts.
He writes: “I’m a daddy and hard-working husband. I’m also a student who has a deep love for writing all sorts of things. I’m also one of those Jesus people with a heart for social issues.”
- You might like to read: The Light in the Hall.
The Million Words is written by 8 authors. It follows the age-old adage that to become a brilliant writer you need to write one million words. By that marker, I am about three-quarters of the way there (give or take a bit).
- You might like to read: Five tips to increase suspense in your writing.
This is a blog by a writer with a very long list of works in progress. I cannot tell you much about her other than the fact we share a love of cats and cups of tea. Clearly, an amazing person, if that is any guide.
- You might like to read: Halloween 3 Throwback Thursday.
As the name suggests, you will find stories containing romance, crime, and fantasy. Well, romance and fantasy anyway. (The crime category was empty when I visited).
The about section did not tell me much about the author of these stories but it did promise that “you will never be bored”.
- You might like to read: The Witch Series.
Another American writer (seems to be today’s theme). I could not resist including it in this list because it was just so readable.
I had to force myself to stop reading or this post would never have been written. That is about as high a praise as I can give.
- You might like to read: Alex, part seven (which has some very well realised characters).
Tammy Bird is an author working with an editor to get his first book ready for publication. I can already tell from the quality (and ease of reading) that this is someone who is ready for publication. Follow this blog now so you can claim you were a fan before Tammy was famous.
Tammy Bird mostly blogs about the things he has learned as he followed his dream of becoming a writer.
- You might like to read: Prepping for NaNoWriMo in 5 steps.
- You might also like to read: Building a masterpiece: 5 reasons to resist throwing your WIP in the trash.
This is a blog is a sci-fi author. Steven P Lee is from the UK (top-notch, sir) and has, I gather, written two books. The first (self-published) is out already and from what I read on his blog, the other is about to be available too.
If Steve happens to notice this blog post I would like to invite him to write an article about self-publishing and his experiences with it.
- You might like to read: The wait is over – here’s another!
Ryan Stark is the pen name of British author Austen Gower. Austin (as Ryan) writes “crime fiction with a gritty realism”. If the ease of reading of the blog posts are anything to go by, his books should be a great read too.
- You might like to read: Great place for a short rest.
This is the blog of an independent British comic book author. While browsing the blog I did not catch a name but I did see a post which includes some comic script writing samples.
- You might like to read: Now on Amazon.
Over to you
I love to discover new writers’ blogs. If you are a writer and have a blog please think about writing a post and linking to this one – your readers may thank you and (assuming you use a modern blogging system) the ping will let us discover you too.
Let’s get chatting (in the comments).
- Which of these blogs did you enjoy the most?
- Have you heard of any of these writers before?
- Do you like finding authors before they are famous too?
Leave a comment and let us know your thoughts.