are numerous blogs by and about writers on the Internet. Here are
some of them.
Absolute Write - a blog about writing and
Alliance of Independent Writers - a self-publishing
Amanda Hocking Blog - the best-selling self-published
author of nine books, Ms. Hocking has much of interest to
authors who want to self-publish.
Blak Rayne Blog - Blak Rayne is a writer of gay erotica.
Her work is both traditionally and self-published. Writers in
this genre may find her blog helpful.
Wesley Smith - this indie author conducts online writing
workshops and has interesting features on his website such as
"Think Like a Publisher" and "Killing the Sacred Cows of
Unlimited - celebrating independent authors
Genreality - "Need a reality check?" reads the tagline.
And that is what it delivers. The four authors behind this site
offer "an honest look at what itís like to make a living as an
author, and how these authors get the job done". (Here's one
guest article on how much money a typical author really
J.A. Konrath Blog - a successful mystery writer and a
pioneer in self-publishing, Konrath's blog is called A
Newbie's Guide to Publishing.
John Locke Blog - John Locke is the first self-published
author to sell more than a million copies of a book on
Amazon.com. Only eight authors have ever accomplished this. His
blog contains much useful information for those interested in
Boards - a forum where people can talk about anything
related to Amazon's Kindle.
Writes - click on the For Writers link for a large
collection of articles on publishing as well as the complete
text The Freelancer's Survival Guide. Writer Kristine Kathryn
Rusch is an award winning author of mysteries, sci-fi, romance
Let's Get Digital - a blog about self-publishing from
Irish author David Gaughran. It is sub-titled How to
Self-Publish and Why You Should.
Lindsay Buroker - indie author Buroker has a lot of
useful info for budding authors on this blog site.
Living the Writer's Life - a blog from author Ruth Kozak,
travel writer and historical fiction novelist. This blog is
under the name of her alter ego, Wynn Bexton.
- Martin Crosbie Blog - Martin is the best-selling
self-published author of the My Temporary Life trilogy.
He is also the author of How I Sold 30,000 eBooks on Amazon's
Kindle and his blog has lots of useful info on
Query Shark - a blog specializing in how to write query
- Robert Bidinotto Blog - the best-selling self-published
author of the Hunter series has a lot of useful information on
Self-Publishing Success Stories - this blog chronicles
self-publishing success stories, authors who have sold more than
50,000 e-books. There are over 185 of them.
- an excellent blog from novelist Larry Brooks. Brooks is
also the author of numerous books on the craft of writing and
teaches courses on writing. His blog was rated one of the Top 10
Blogs for Writers in 2011.
terribleminds - a blog from novelist, screenwriter and
game designer Chuck Wendig. Much material devoted to self-publishing.
Recommended by Margaret Atwood. Note Wendig uses a lot of bad
language so avoid if that offends you.
Book Designer - this blog has lots of information on
self-publishing including a free 24 page report on
self-publishing dos and don'ts. This is an extensive and
award-winning site voted one of the top ten blogs for writers
three years running.
Creative Penn - lots of useful information on writing,
self-publishing and marketing from indie author Joanna Penn.
Passive Voice - this blog is subtitled "a lawyer's
thoughts on authors, self-publishing and traditional
publishing". Written by contract lawyer David P. Vandagriff, he
cautions that "nothing on this blog is legal advice". His
professional site is linked if you're looking for a contract
lawyer who knows about author contracts.
Write on the River - "factual fiction" from best selling
author Bob Mayer (over four million books sold). Mayer has lots
of useful information for those participating NaNoWriMo
(National Novel Writing Month). He is the author of The
NaNoWriMo Survival Kit.
- Writer Beware - a blog looking at literary scams,
schemes and pitfalls. Sponsored by the Science Fiction and
Fantasy Writers of America