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Sat Jan 1, 2011, 8:07 PM
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Don't forget to fave the news article for this list here!

:new: 08.02.2012 Oh look, shiny massive update of new writing blogs! Now including poetry and some other interesting bits and bobs, so scroll down and enjoy. I would have added more, but I would never have gotten any sleep at the rate I was going. Ahem. So I've been feeling the itch to post news articles on these writing blogs again, but I'm not sure whether there's enough interest for me to start doing them again. For anyone who's new to this list and what I used to do in the past, here's an example right here: julietcaesar.deviantart.com/jo… When I used to do them, I actually caught the attention of some of these bloggers on Twitter who thanked me personally for featuring them on deviantART, which was equally surprising and humbling for me. But it's you guys I'm more concerned about. Would you be interested if I did those articles again? Or are you happy to simply see a sporadically updated journal in your inbox as I add blogs and other things to it? Either way, I hope to keep this as a useful resource for any writer on deviantART. :) :new:

Writing blogs often have a great source of information about writing, reading and just literature in general. With a plethora of them on the internet, it's often hard to keep track of which ones to read on a regular basis. With this list, I hope to have collected a sample of the writing blogs that I've found quite useful as I've meandered around the internet (or in my case, mostly on Twitter). This list is by no means complete and can be modified from time to time.

Because the list can look intimidating and you're not sure where to start, I have decided starting from January 2011 to post a biweekly article spotlighting one of these writing blogs with links to three different articles that I've found most useful from them, as well as further links to stay in contact with those blogs. Keep an eye on that when it starts. :)

If you have a suggestion for a great writing blog that I haven't listed here, feel free to leave a comment on this journal and I will add it to the list. I hope you find this useful!

:police: Please note there can be a considerable overlap in content with some blogs; i.e some general writing blogs may contain creative writing advice and vice versa. I have only included blogs that are fully about creative writing in their own category, while those that have a mixture in the "General" category. Please keep that in mind.

Creative Writing Blogs
:bulletred:Seeing Creative
:bulletred:Dancing with Dragons is Hard on Your Shoes
:bulletred:Fiction Notes
:bulletred:Help! I need a Publisher
:new::bulletred:KidLit
:new::bulletred:Nail Your Novel
:new::bulletred:Write Uncaged
:new::bulletred:The Sharp Angle
:new::bulletred:Kim's Craft Blog
:new::bulletred:The Write Practice
:new::bulletred:Romance University
:new::bulletred:Kill Zone: Insider Perspectives from thriller and mystery writers
:new::bulletred:Jody Hedlund
:new::bulletred:The Writers Alley
:new::bulletred:Inkygirl: An Illustrated Guide for Those who Write and Draw for Young People
:new::bulletred:Terrible Minds
:new::bulletred:Word Serve WaterCooler
:bulletred:Procrastinating Writers Blog
:bulletred:Writing Forward
:bulletred:The Bookshelf Muse
:bulletred:Writer Unboxed
:bulletred:The Character Therapist
:bulletred:Advanced Fiction Writing Blog
:bulletred:A Brain Scientist's Take on Writing
:bulletred:A. Victoria Mixon, Editor
:bulletred:Writing 101
:bulletred:Writing Fiction Right
:bulletred:poetryNprogress
:bulletred:Plot to Punctuation: Show some character!
:bulletred:Wordplay: Helping Writers Become Authors
:bulletred:Kristen Lamb's Blog
:bulletred:Murderati
:bulletred:Storyfix
:bulletred:Mystery Writing is Murder
:bulletred:The Other Side of the Story
:bulletred:The Strangest Situation
:bulletred:Write Anything
:bulletred:The Blood-Red Pencil
:bulletred:Nouveau Writer
:bulletred:Linda Clare's Writing Tips

Poetry Blogs
:new::bulletorange:Harriet, the Poetry Foundation
:new::bulletorange:Silliman's Blog: A Weblog focused on contemporary poetry and poetics:
:new::bulletorange:How a Poem Happens
:new::bulletorange:Wordgathering
:new::bulletorange:dbqp: visual poetry, the textual imagination, and personal experience
:new::bulletorange:Poetic Asides
:new::bulletorange:Jeffrey Levine


General Writing Blogs
:new::bulletgreen:INTERN
:new::bulletgreen:Quips and Tips to be Successful Writers
:new::bulletgreen:The Artist's Road
:new::bulletgreen:Courage 2 Create
:new::bulletgreen:Jeff Goins Writer
:new::bulletgreen:Alexis Grant: traveling Writer
:new::bulletgreen:Freelance Writing Jobs
:new::bulletgreen:Michael Hyatt
:new::bulletgreen:Writers Beware
:new::bulletgreen:Nathan Bransford
:new::bulletgreen:Making a Living Writing
:new::bulletgreen:A Newbie's Guide to Publishing
:new::bulletgreen:Red Lemon Club
:new::bulletgreen:Rachelle Gardner, Literary Agent
:new: :bulletgreen:Jane Friedman: Being Human at Electric Speed
:bulletgreen:Men With Pens
:bulletgreen:Copyblogger
:bulletgreen:Explore Writing
:bulletgreen:LiteraryMinded
:bulletgreen:Justine Larbalestier
:bulletgreen:The Creative Penn
:bulletgreen:Writing Tips Blog
:bulletgreen:Julia McCutchen
:bulletgreen:Adventures in Children's Publishing
:bulletgreen:Write to Done
:bulletgreen:Word Count: Freelancing in the Digital Age
:bulletgreen:The Book Designer- Practical Advice to Help Self-Publishers Build Better Books
:bulletgreen:Write It Sideways
:bulletgreen:Confident Writing
:bulletgreen:Fuel Your Writing
:bulletgreen:The Urban muse
:bulletgreen:Quips and Tips for Successful Writers
:bulletgreen:Bibliophile Stalker
:bulletgreen:Literary Lab
:bulletgreen:Time to Write
:bulletgreen:Miss Snark, the literary agent

Screenwriting Blogs

:bulletwhite:Screenwriting Tricks for Authors
:bulletwhite:Go into the Story
:bulletwhite:Complications Ensue
:bulletwhite:Find more here!

Specific Genre Writing Blogs
:bulletblack:Adventures in YA and Children's Publishing
:bulletblack:Genreality


Writers Digest Blogs

:bulletpurple:Questions and Quandaries
:bulletpurple:There are No Rules
:bulletpurple:The Writer's Dig
:bulletpurple:Guide to Literary Agents


Editors/Queries/Literary Agent Blogs/Publishing-Related
:bulletblue: The Public Query Slushpile
:bulletblue:Query Shark
:bulletblue:The Book Deal: An Inside View into Publishing


Lists of Writing Blogs

:bulletpink:The Top 50 Australian blogs on writing
:bulletpink:Blogs for Writers
:new::bulletpink:Best Blogs for Writers to Read in 2012.
:new::bulletpink:Top 100 Creative Writing Blogs


Useful Writing Blogs Biweekly Articles

#1: The Creative Penn
#2: A. Victoria Mixon, Editor
#3: The Bookshelf Muse
#4: Storyfix
#5: Wordplay

Miscellaneous Need a better title, or probably need to put this in a new journal entry
:bulletyellow:37 Lectures Every Writer Should Listen To
:bulletyellow:Ten inspiring social networks for Writers
:bulletyellow:100 awesome blogs for history junkies
:bulletyellow:Six Sentences: What can you say in six sentences Oh look, a longer version of SixWordStories. :B
:bulletyellow:50 best Blogs for Creative Writing Students
:bulletyellow:Visual Thesaurus (Okay, not a blog, but a cool thesaurus that you unfortunately have to pay for, but it's fun to play around with the free trial you get at first.)

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Astrikos Featured By Owner 1 day ago   General Artist
This. Is. Awesome .
Thank you so much for making this. :heart:
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pixiepot Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Student General Artist
This has been featured here! Have a great day! :love:
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IrrevocableFate Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012   Writer
:iconeeeeeplz:
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toxic--sunrise Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012
More articles! :heart:
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zebrazebrazebra Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012  Professional Writer
More articles, more articles!
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SadisticIceCream Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012   Writer
Totally do it. I find some of my best publishing stuff through those features. :lol:
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julietcaesar Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Hey, don't piggyback off me! =P Okay, I'm joking, feel free to pinch any relevant blogs that relate to publishing as well. :B I shall look forward to writing the articles. I'll see how many I can write up first before uni starts, so that I can just post them if time gets tight rather than losing too much time over them when I'm meant to be doing coursework. At least I hope to have enough back-up articles till the next break. :P

Also, I think you might enjoy this blog very much: [link] :B
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SadisticIceCream Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012   Writer
That's probably doable. Although don't go nuts trying to write ten million things, of course. =p

OH THIS LOOKS EXCELLENT. :squee: I literally just started flapping with excitement. I really ought to go to bed right about now (because I have to go to my internship in the morning ... ha), but I'm going to dig into this as soon as I can. Thanks for the awesome find! :D
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julietcaesar Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Hahaha, I shall try my best not to!

"The straight dope on publishing from publishing's most feared figure: the intern." I think this should be your new introductory statement whenever you update your publishing resources.
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SadisticIceCream Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012   Writer
I might have to update my LinkedIn. :shifty:
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LiliWrites Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I'd love to see this kept up in any way at all. :) And might I suggest adding The Poetry Foundation's blog to the list? :D
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Vigilo Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012  Student Writer
Yum! :heart:
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IrrevocableFate Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011   Writer
Awesome, sweetpea! You can bet I'll be putting it in my article! :love:
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julietcaesar Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you! :heart:
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IrrevocableFate Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011   Writer
:heart: My pleasure! <3
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3shaceline Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010
Very useful :la:

I'm curious, why is there a bunch of you guys with the same avatar? But it's pretty cute though. ^^
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julietcaesar Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you!

Well it really started out with `CookiemagiK as a bit of a joke but he wanted everyone to do it too because of the holiday season so heh it was a bit of a bandwagon thing. I just like it. :lol:
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3shaceline Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010
Oh. Wow. Cool.
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WorldWar-Tori Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2010   General Artist
I added this to Lit. Resources. thank you for sharing, that is a lot of blogs.
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julietcaesar Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you! :heart:
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WorldWar-Tori Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2010   General Artist
no problem :love:
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AlecWolfe Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2010
That's awesome and incredibly helpful. :clap:
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julietcaesar Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks! :)
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AlecWolfe Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010
Very welcome.
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namenotrequired Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2010  Student Interface Designer
Great stuff! :clap:
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julietcaesar Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you! :D
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mode-de-vie Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2010  Student Writer
Great idea! :thumbsup: Love this list! Can't wait to check some of them out. :)
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julietcaesar Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Awesome! :w00t:
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Mavyrk Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2010  Professional Writer
If I might make a suggestion, consider checking out Miss Snark's blog ([link]).

It's currently retired, but for a three year period (2004-2007) Miss Snark blogged on life as a literary agent, and much insight is to be had for true, professional writing, there.

Definitely a great read.
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julietcaesar Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks for the suggestion. It's been added to the list. :)
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Mavyrk Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010  Professional Writer
You're welcome!
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Lit-Twitter Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2010
Chirp, a great Christmas gift, it's been twittered. :)

BTW, what's your twitter handle again - wordthief or something like that, right?
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julietcaesar Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
@TheWordThief. Stupid person stole my username. >.< Thank you!
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LadyLincoln Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you for doing this! :heart:
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julietcaesar Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
:iconbigheartplz:
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Kikaruu Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2010  Student General Artist
This will come in handy. So much. Wait, was that grammatically correct? 0_o
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julietcaesar Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
I'm not sure, but I get the gist of it anyway! Thanks! :)
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jonathoncomfortreed Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2010  Student Photographer
Fantastic resource. :glomp:
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:iconjulietcaesar:
julietcaesar Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks! :glomp: It took me like six hours. :faint:
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SadisticIceCream Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2010   Writer
This is super awesome. :D
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julietcaesar Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
And there will be more. :paranoid:
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SadisticIceCream Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2010   Writer
:w00t:
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julietcaesar Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Early Christmas presents for the dA lit community. :B
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SadisticIceCream Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2010   Writer
:lol: You and me, both. Wish I were that prepared with normal presents. I haven't gotten anything for anyone except my boyfriend. :icondoublefacepalmplz:
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julietcaesar Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
If it makes you feel any better, the only Christmas presents I've gotten for anyone is for you guys on dA. :lol: Oh wait, there's some for my grandparents but my mum paid for them so...:paranoid:
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SadisticIceCream Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010   Writer
:faint: Presents? No way. :lol:

Christmas shopping for my friends pretty much wiped out my paycheck, eep.
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julietcaesar Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Well, I'm pretty poor so it's just handwritten personal letters. ^^; But once I actually get a job, I might be able to splash a little more money buying proper presents. :D My paycheck is non-existent and relies mostly on my bank savings and whatever excess money my mum hands out to me to buy stuff. I'm just a chronic saver by nature so it takes me ages to let loose with the money. That being said, I believe I've never spent so much on Christmas stuff in my life until this year. :lol: That's how much I love you guys.
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