You Should Know About This: Writing Blogs (Part 1)

As part of the new series I talked about a few weeks ago, I thought I would introduce some major writing blogs writers should know about. Some may be for finding resources, others are by a single author who give lots of great advice.

Obviously, these are just a few major blogs you might see. There’s tons more, but if you’re interested in any of the topics mentioned below but don’t know where to look, here’s a good place to start.

Here are a few blogs about writing and writing-related topics that you should know about, as well as some of their resources.

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Erika Krouse

I first found Erika Krouse when she put up information about free writing residences and retreats on her blog. You can find her bio, including where she has published fiction and nonfiction, on her blog as well. She has other resources that are also super helpful as well.

Trish Hopkinson

She published an article on the Author’s Publish website about volunteering for literary journals, and I’ve been preaching the benefits of volunteering ever since. She also writes a ton of information on chapbookssubmissions, and more. You can also find her poetry on her website too.

John Fox

John Fox has resources that range from publishers to quirky sentences in literature. I first discovered his work when researching children’s book publishers (of all things). He also offers some courses!

Smart Blogger

They’ve got many resources for blogging in general, which is certainly helpful if you’re trying to build a platform. They have resources dedicated to marketing, email, and even design, as well as articles for people who want to start a blog.


Honestly, if you even just look at their home page, you’ll find resources for all kinds of things involving writing and publishing. One of their biggest resources is for self-publishing. You can find more about them here.

Jeff Goins

I first read his book You Are a Writer (So Start Acting Like One) last year and it would be an understatement to say that this book didn’t help me plan out every step of this very blog and my personal website. He also has a blog with more resources that you can find here.


This site gives you the opportunity to find the right editor, designers, marketers, and others for your book. They also offers tools and a community for writers no matter what genre you write or how you want to publish. They also have a pretty popular blog with many more resources.

Authors Publish

This site offers resources and links for literary journals, small presses, and others (like what I’ve been doing). If you sign up you can participate in lectures, workshops, and courses with literary agents (some of which are free). You can also write for them, which they will pay you for.

The Write Life

This site is made by Their articles discuss freelancing, marketing, publishing, and other topics. They also offer free ebooks on topics you might be having trouble with. You can find them here.

Writer’s Digest

Writer’s Digest has been around for decades. They are known for their writing competitions and their resources for writing better. You can find them here.

The Write Practice

Like the previous two, this site offers resources for getting published and other articles, but they also have courses. Like Reedsy, they also have a writing community that you can be a part of.

Jane Friedman

Friedman’s blog has a personal bent, but a lot of her articles discuss publishing, writing better, and other topics. She also has her own courses that she and others offer throughout the year.

Want to know more? Click the LEARN MORE button at home. You’ll find some helpful links to my work in journals, which I have started posting here too. You can find me in Ariel Chart, The Cedarville Review, Nailpolish Stories, Bluepepper, 50 Word Stories, The Aurora Journal, Writing in a Woman’s Voice, The Drabble, and Anti-heroin Chic, Art of Autism, and Sledgehammer Lit. You can now also find my FREE microchap at Origami Poems Project, which I am now offering here for FREE.

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