What Are the Best Writing Websites and Blogs? Why?

I’m compiling a list of the best writing websites and blogs – including the reasons why those sites are great for writers.

So, tell me which writing site you can’t live without, and give me at least one reason why. Is the website motivating, informational, funny, interesting, or quirky?  Is the writer a published author, successful blogger, or your mom? Is it a fancy blog, with pretty colors and flowing script?

Bonus for you: I’ll copy and paste your suggested site/blog and link in a fresh new article, along with your name, occupation, and link to your own blog or website. Free exposure! Good times!

And yes, if you run or write for a writing site, you can list it as one of the best websites or blogs in the world wide web…

Here’s the article:

Best Blogs About Writing – From AW Forums to Writing World

And I welcome more suggestions, so feel free to pipe up…

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11 thoughts on “What Are the Best Writing Websites and Blogs? Why?”

  1. With the recent Google Algorithm change I’ve started diversifying on article writing sites. My blog earnwithwriting.blogspot.com details my passion for writing and the things I am learning as I am forced to diversify and look into SEO.

  2. Laurie Pawlik-Kienlen

    Thanks for your suggestions!

    Here’s the article:

    Best Blogs About Writing – From AW Forums to Writing World

  3. Some of my favorite writing blogs:

    edittorrent : http://edittorrent.blogspot.com/
    This blog is run by two editors and they cover writing topics from basic to advanced. I learned much of what I know from this blog.

    Janice Hardy : http://blog.janicehardy.com/
    This blog is a new favorite for me. She posts very frequently and manages to explain things very clearly. I always come away with a better understanding.

    *cough* Mine : http://jamigold.com
    Yes, I’m shameless, I know. 🙂 But I try to approach writing issues from a different slant, so it’s not just regurgitating information. Anyone who follows me on Twitter knows I share a lot of writing links. I use my blog to share even more of what I’ve learned.

  4. Laurie Pawlik-Kienlen

    Thank you for these suggestions! I’ll write the article soon, and post it here.

    And I welcome more writing sites and blogs — I’ll add them to the article as they get added here.

  5. I have to say, Absolute Write. I know it’s a forum, but it contains everything you need to know about writing, publishing, looking for an agent, etc. They even have this thread called ‘Query Hell’, where you write a query letter and get brutal, but honest feedback on it. The best part about AW are the monthly Blog Chains. They are a fantastic way to interact with other writers, discover new blogs and gain exposure. To top it off, the people on the AW Forum are really friendly, supportive and very helpful.

    Here are the links: http://absolutewrite.com/forums/index.php?
    AW Blog Chain: http://absolutewrite.com/forums/showthread.php?t=210179

    My own Blog: http://desstories.blogspot.com

  6. Sharon Hurley Hall

    I’d like to plug the Freelance Writer’s Blog by Dana Prince. It’s a blog by a freelance writer who shares her triumphs and trials. Dana provides good practical advice. While the blog isn’t updated that often, there’s a lot of useful info in the archives, and when it *is* updated, the post is always worth reading. I’ve been dipping into this blog for quite a few years – and it’s one of my favorites.