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The (Eventual) Sitcom Writer

Following one writer's efforts at writing a sitcom, with zero industry connections.

200 Characters

Try to write a whole story in 200 keyboard characters, or less. Vincent Parker's writing exercise and challenge. http://feeds.feedburner.com/blogspot/uPEM

A Newbie's Guide to Publishing

J A Konrath discovers whether it's still possible to make a living from fiction writing. http://jakonrath.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=rss

Angela Booth's Writing Blog

Writes fiction, nonfiction and copywriting. http://copywriter.typepad.com/copywriter/index.rdf

Ask a Literary Agent

Features frank responses to reader questions from this literary agent.

The Aspiring TV Writer and Screenwriter's Blog

Offering advice from the trenches to those trying to get started in TV writing or screenwriting.

Bob Bly, Copywriter

Blog about copywriting by a professional copywriter. http://feeds.feedburner.com/bly/KbuT

The Bookshelf Muse

Features musings on writing tools and the art of writing. http://feeds.feedburner.com/feedburner/tKhz

Bradenton Herald: The Editor's Blog

Gateway to content and editorial decisions for the Bradenton Herald from Joan Krauter. http://bradentonherald.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=rss

Brevity's Nonfiction Blog

Offering regular news from the world of literary nonfiction. http://brevity.wordpress.com/feed/

Business Writing Blog

Best picks, talk, and tips for writers on the job. http://feeds.feedburner.com/businesswritingblog/BwB09

Cat's Eye Writer

Judy Dunn's blog for bloggers who write and writers who blog. http://feeds.feedburner.com/catseyewriter?format=xml

Christina Katz - The Prosperous Writer

Teaching authors and writers how to build a platform, love what they do and become successful. http://feeds.feedburner.com/christinakatz/wGwk

Complications Ensue

All about screenwriting and TV writing.

Confident Writing

A blog by Joanna Young, writing coach. http://feeds.feedburner.com/ConfidentWriting


Features tips for online copywriters. http://feeds.copyblogger.com/Copyblogger

The Copywriter's Crucible

News, insight and advice on writing for the web and internet marketing. http://copywriterscrucible.com/feed/rss/

Crawford Kilian: Writing for the Web

Posting about the emerging writing genres on the web. http://crofsblogs.typepad.com/ckbetas/atom.xml

Daily Writing Practice

Presents a fresh daily writing exercise every day. http://daily-writing.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=rss

Daily Writing Tips

Offers advice and resources on grammar, punctuation, spelling tips and more. http://feeds.feedburner.com/DailyWritingTips

Damian Daily

Lisa Damian, writer and literary critic, shares insights into her writing life. http://damiandaily.wordpress.com/feed/

Dreamers Creative Writing

Blog about everything to do with writing creatively, from writing for writing’s sake, to using writing in academic research, to writing as therapy. https://www.facebook.com/dreamerswriting/ WriteDreamers http://www.dreamerswriting.com/feed/

Editor's Blog

Works to help writers remember the rules of writing, and writing principles. http://www.writershelper.com/editing-services.xml

Emerging Writer

The struggles of an emerging writer to get published. Looking at online and print prospects. http://emergingwriter.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default

English Grammar

Offers free exercises, writing tips, and printable English grammar lessons. https://www.facebook.com/GrammarUpdates GrammarUpdates https://www.englishgrammar.org/feed/

Evil Editor

Features insightful, if sarcastic, commentary on reader submissions and offers advice as to "why you don't get published". http://evileditor.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=rss

Fantasy Author's Handbook

Notes from author Philip Athans on being a fantasy author. http://www.facebook.com/philip.athans.5 philathans http://www.linkedin.com/pub/philip-athans/23/2a1/8b0

Fantasy Writers Unite

A would be fantasy writer shares the journey.

How To Blog a Book

Walks readers through the trials and tribulation of blogging a book (writing a book one post at a time via a blog) - and the opposite, booking a blog.

I'd Rather Be Writing

Posting about trends in technical communication. http://feeds2.feedburner.com/TomJohnson

Inky Girl

Blog of Debbie Ridpath Ohi. Past publisher of InkSpot. Currently freelance writing and drawing 'Will Write for Chocolate'. http://feeds.feedburner.com/InkygirlDailyDiversionsForWriters

International Board on Books for Young People

Blog of non profit organization which helps to foster international understanding through children's books. http://ibbyaustralia.wordpress.com/feed/

The Internet Writing Workshop

The blog from the site which hosts one of the oldest writing critique groups online. http://feeds.feedburner.com/InternetWritingWorkshop

Jeff Goins Writer

Jeff Goins provides advice and inspiration to writers and authors. http://feeds.feedburner.com/goinswriter

Literary Story Fiction Writer's Blog

Companion blog to website of the same name. Offers editorial opinions, articles about writing better and guest views. http://feeds.feedburner.com/LiteraryStoryFictionWritersBlog

Magical Words

Offering tips and encouragement to fantasy writers. http://www.magicalwords.net/feed/

Make a Living Writing

Features frank advice for writers of all kinds, particularly freelancers and bloggers. http://feeds.feedburner.com/makealivingwriting/deYa

Memory Writers Network

Features essays and interviews on the art of crafting and reading memoirs. http://memorywritersnetwork.com/blog/feed/

Men with Pens

Information for better writing, blogging and better business for writers. http://feeds2.feedburner.com/MenWithPens

Mike's Writing Workshop & Newsletter

Musings, inspiration, and advanced advice for writers of all levels and genres. http://feeds.feedburner.com/blogspot/nsEM

Mystery Writing is Murder

Mystery writer Elizabeth Spann Craig posts on writing-related topics.

NaNoWriMo Blog

News, features and insight from the team behind National Novel Writing Month and its popular contest held every November. http://blog.nanowrimo.org/node/feed

National Association of Science Writers

Advocates for the free flow of science news. Offers articles, events, publications, and information about awards, fellowships, and grants.

The New Author

Where beginning authors, trying to understand the world of writing, publishing,and promoting can learn and share. http://feeds.feedburner.com/TheNewAuthor

Novel Rocket

Includes interviews with authors, editors and freelancers, plus lots of advice on getting a book off the ground. http://www.novelrocket.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=rss

The Office of Letters and Light Blog

Official blog of those behind NaNoWriMo, Script Frenzy and other events. http://blog.lettersandlight.org/rss

Playwrights Foundation Blog

Dedicated to the playwright's art. http://playwrightsfoundation.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=rss

Plot Whisperer

Dedicated to the art of fiction plotting and host to an annual plot writing month every December. http://plotwhisperer.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=rss

PlotDog Press

Writers and writing by T.L. Raun. http://plotdog.com/feed/

Publishing Basics

Contains extensive posts on self publishing, including marketing, editing and design. http://feeds.feedburner.com/pubbasics

Query Shark

Allows blog readers to submit fiction queries which are then reviewed and/or pulled to pieces with the hopeful intention of improving them. http://queryshark.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=rss

Reading and Writing Podcast

Interviewing authors about their books and their writing processes. http://www.facebook.com/readingandwritingpodcast

The Renegade Writer

Passionate about breaking the rules of the writing business in order to freelance on your own terms. http://www.therenegadewriter.com/feed/

Restless Writers

Supportive writing group based in Southern Ontario, Canada. Posting about the writing life. http://restlesswriters.ca/feed/

Romance University

Offering advice to writers, particularly those writing or hoping to write romance novels. http://romanceuniversity.org/feed/

Sharp Words

Catherine blogs about all things word related. Writing, and exploring language as a writing tool. http://feeds.feedburner.com/SharpWords

Six Sentences

Flash fiction blog which invites readers to submit fiction of exactly six sentences. http://sixsentences.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=rss

Southern Writers: Suite T

The author's blog of Southern Writers Magazine with advice for authors. http://feeds.feedburner.com/SouthernWritersSuiteT

Speeches 4 U

Offers speech writing advice for all occasions including weddings, graduations, and retirement. http://speeches4u.com/?feed=rss2

Stationers Guild

Online resource for stationery and custom invitations and announcements.

Story Fix

Commentary on how to write the novel that everyone wants to read. http://feeds2.feedburner.com/Storyfix

Successful Writing Tips

Provides advice and tips for academic writers and for those facing dissertations and similar projects. http://successfulwritingtips.com/feed/

Terrible Minds

Advice and ramblings from author Chuck Wendig. http://terribleminds.com/ramble/feed/

Texty Ladies

Group blog with writing articles and creative writing exercises. http://www.textyladies.com/feed/

There are No Rules

Jane Friedman of Writers' Digest examines the evolving media scene and what writers need to do to keep up. http://blog.writersdigest.com/norules/SyndicationService.asmx/GetRss

This Itch of Writing

Writing, reading writing, teaching writingand sometimes hating writing, by Emma Darwin. emma_darwin

WEbook Blog

Useful news for writers from the Webook community. http://www.facebook.com/WEbook.community webook

Well-Fed Writer Blog

Offering advice and suggestions for commercial writers. http://www.wellfedwriter.com/blog/feed

Wendy Sherman Associates

Literary management agency's blog about books, publishing, editors and authors.


Provides grammar and writing tips, and news on WhiteSmoke writing software. http://feeds.whitesmoke.com/whitesmoke-blog

Women On Writing

Promotes communication between women writers, authors, editors, agents, publishers and readers. http://muffin.wow-womenonwriting.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=rss

Word Grrls

Creative writing exercises, writing prompts, ideas, inspiration and information for people who write and publish on the web. http://feeds2.feedburner.com/WordGrrls


Offering tips and how-tos for those who want to make money writing. http://feeds.feedburner.com/Wordpreneur

Write Better

Features advice for (mostly) non fiction writing and journalism. http://write-better.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=rss

The Write Corner

Writing tips, advice, articles, news and views.

Write Non Fiction Now

Nina Amir blogs about writing and marketing non fiction. https://www.facebook.com/InspirationToCreation http://www.linkedin.com/in/ninaamir

The Write Practice

Practical inspiration for writers, including writing prompts and questions. http://feeds.feedburner.com/thewritepractice

The Write Spot Blog - Marlene Cullen

For prompts, inspiration, posting and receiving comments on your writing.

Write to Done

Offering weekly insights into writing for the internet and building an audience for your work. http://writetodone.com/feed/

Write to Travel

Following one woman's goal to drop her full time job and become a freelance travel writer. http://writetotravel.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=rss

Write Words

Offers tips, how-to articles and inspiration for writers of fiction and non fiction, particularly new writers. http://dioncommunications.com/writewords/?feed=rss2

Writer Unboxed

With regular contributions from best-selling authors and publishing industry leaders, this blog aims to dissect both the craft and the business of writing fiction. http://writerunboxed.com/feed/

Writers Digest Daily Writing Prompts

Stir up those creative juices with regular writing prompts from this magazine. http://www.writersdigest.com/feed

The Writer's Forensics Blog

Features experienced forensic commentary of use to writers. https://www.facebook.com/DPLyle

The Writer's Journey

A heady mix of 90% freelance writing, 5% angst, 5% Star Trek. http://feeds.feedburner.com/blogspot/JtAU

The Writer's Technology Companion

Offering tools, tips and technology for productive writers. http://feeds.feedburner.com/TheWritersTechnologyCompanion

Writing A Novel

Offers advice of structure, style, plotting, narrative voice and storytelling.

Writing Advice and Good Books

Author and editor Jean Henry Mead provides insights and advice to aspiring writers. http://advicefromeditors.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=rss

The Writing Bug

Featuring inspirational posts for those who have caught the writing bug. http://feeds.feedburner.com/blogspot/PZca

Writing Excuses

Regular short podcast for writers, by writers.

Writing Fiction

Discussion on writing and publishing novels and short fiction. http://crofsblogs.typepad.com/fiction/index.rdf

Writing Forward

Includes creative writing exercises and inspiration for becoming a better fiction writer. http://feeds2.feedburner.com/WritingForward

Writing Forward

A creative writing blog covering grammar, inspiration, good writing habits and writing exercises. http://www.facebook.com/writingforward melissadonovan

Writing Our Way Home

Encourages readers to write short observational pieces as a kind of therapy. http://feeds.feedburner.com/writingourwayhome

The Writing Show

Features regular podcasts for writers.

Writing While the Rice Boils

Busy writer and homeschooling Mom of four shares resources she has found to help writers with little time and even less money. http://feeds.feedburner.com/WritingWhileTheRiceBoils

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