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Here is a list of writing blogs broken into three sections: blogs for writers (offering tips and resources for writers), writers' blogs (personal blogs of writers or editors, detailing mostly their own work), and blogs on blogging (specifically about blog writing / management, since blogging encompasses much more than writing). If I've missed writing blogs that you're aware of, or that you run, please leave a comment with the blog's name and URL, and I'll continually update this list to reflect any suggestions that I approve.

Blogs for Writers

Writers' Blogs

Blogs on Blogging

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Jennifer Mattern is a professional blogger, freelance business writer, and indie author. She began writing for clients in 1999 and started her first blog in 2004.

She owns 3 Beat Media - a publishing and client services company which operates All Indie Writers as well as several other websites and blogs including The Busy Author's Guide and BizAmmo. Jenn comes from a background in online PR and social media consulting, having owned a small PR firm for several years before choosing to pursue a full-time writing and publishing career.

Jenn also writes fiction under multiple pen names in the areas of children's fiction, mysteries, and horror fiction. Jenn is an active member of the Horror Writers Association (HWA) and currently serves as the organization's Assistant Coordinator of Promotions and Social Media.


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62 Comments

  1. Misti Sandefur August 14, 2007 Reply

    Here’s another writer’s blog:

    Life of a Writer
    http://mistisandefur.blogspot.com

    On another note: Thanks for this list! This will give me some more blogs to visit. :)

  2. Jennifer Mattern August 14, 2007 Reply

    Added it. Thanks for the suggestion. :)

  3. Sharon Hurley Hall August 15, 2007 Reply

    What a great list and thanks for including my blog. Here’s one for the ‘one to watch’ category. InspiredAuthor.com will be relaunching within the next few weeks. The new platform will include blogs from all the contributing editors (I’m one of them but the site is owned by publisher Suzanne James) on various subjects relating to writing.

  4. latoya August 15, 2007 Reply

    Good list! Very comprehensive. Thanks for putting it together.

  5. Matt Keegan August 15, 2007 Reply

    Thank you for adding me to your list, Jenn.

  6. Jeanne Dininni August 17, 2007 Reply

    Hi, Jennifer,

    My blog, Writer’s Notes, provides resources of various types for writers. It would be great if you’d add it to your list! Can’t wait to check out the other blogs that I don’t recognize!

    Thanks for assembling these links all in one convenient place!

    Regards,
    Jeanne

  7. Jennifer Mattern August 17, 2007 Reply

    It’s added. Thanks for the suggestion. :)

  8. Jeanne Dininni August 17, 2007 Reply

    Jennifer,

    Thanks so much for adding Writer’s Notes to your list! That was certainly quick! I’ve added All Freelance Writing to my Helpful Sites for Writers list, as well!

    Jeanne

  9. Rebecca August 18, 2007 Reply

    Thanks for the add! :)

    Rebecca

  10. Mubin August 21, 2007 Reply

    Great article, thanks for adding Mubin.

    Dont forget to digg it!

  11. Lillie Ammann August 25, 2007 Reply

    Thanks for including my blog on your list, Jennifer.

    Your post inspired me to create a list of some of my favorite writers’ blogs and link to this list. There are several on my list that aren’t included here. If you like to add any of them, the list is at http://lillieammann.com/2007/08/24/blogs-by-and-for-writers/

  12. Laura August 25, 2007 Reply

    Thanks for including me on the Big List of Blogs! This is a great resource for writers and others!

  13. Georganna Hancock August 25, 2007 Reply

    Thanks so much for including A Writer’s Edge in your list, Jennifer. Very nice looking blog you have here! I’m glad I found it.

  14. PKL August 27, 2007 Reply

    Great blog! Here’s mine:

    http://neurilace.blogspot.com – by the winner of a 2003 Cinescape genre novel contest and recently a semi-finalist for the Aeon Award. (Apologies for blowing my own horn!)

  15. chrisblogging.com August 29, 2007 Reply

    I wouldnt mind being added to your list! If you like my blog of course…

  16. Jennifer Mattern August 29, 2007 Reply

    You’re already on there Chris. I had added you after seeing you listed in another post from someone in the list. I put you in the blogs on blogging category. If that doesn’t sound right (if blogging isn’t the focus or I missed something), let me know, and I’ll consider moving it. :)

  17. Matt August 29, 2007 Reply

    Jenn, would you mind looking at my site to see if it warrants inclusion? :) (I put you on my blogroll)

  18. Jennifer Mattern August 29, 2007 Reply

    I just added it to the Writers’ Blogs section Matt. And thanks for the blogroll link!

  19. Matt August 29, 2007 Reply

    Thanks!. And you’re welcome! :)

  20. Tammi August 30, 2007 Reply

    Thanks for including me on the list. I really appreciate it:):)

  21. Morgan Hawke September 6, 2007 Reply

    Would you consider adding my writer’s blog to your list?
    — Despite that fact that the subject matter (writing Erotic Romance) is adult in nature, the actual How-To content is not.

  22. Jennifer Mattern September 6, 2007 Reply

    I did add it Morgan, but with a little note that it may potentially contain adult content (as different people would have different definitions of “adult” content… figured it was best to warn the potentially easily offended).

  23. Daria Black September 12, 2007 Reply

    Hello, I run a site for writers as well and would love it if I could be added to this great list.

    http://figmeant.com

    Thanks and have a great day :)

  24. Jennifer Mattern September 12, 2007 Reply

    Nice site Daria. It’s added. :)

  25. James Chartrand September 12, 2007 Reply

    Got another potential for your list, Jennifer, and it’d be great to see our name up there soon. Nice job on your blog, by the way!

    JCM Enterprises
    www.jcme.ca/jcmefreelancewriting

  26. Susan September 12, 2007 Reply

    Here’s another writing blog (written by yours truly): http://theurbanmuse.blogspot.com/.

    Also, the editor at Writer’s Digest also recently launched a blog that might be of interest: .

  27. Jennifer Mattern September 12, 2007 Reply

    I believe I’ve added all of the recent suggestions to the list now, to whatever I deemed the most appropriate category based on recent posts.

  28. Daria Black September 13, 2007 Reply

    Thank you Jennifer. I really appreciate that. Have a great one :)

  29. Dana September 17, 2007 Reply

    Thanks for including me on this list. What a great list! I’m stumbling & bookmarking this one :D

  30. Eldon Sarte October 18, 2007 Reply

    And yet another. Sorry to be a pain. :-)

    http://www.wordpreneur.com

  31. Edmond October 28, 2007 Reply

    Here’s a blog on ‘Journalism n Writing':

    http://print2screen.blogspot.com

  32. Ron November 29, 2007 Reply

    This is a blog about my free lance auction site, it’s kind of an ad, but is certainly about free lance writing.

  33. Yuwanda Black December 31, 2007 Reply

    Jennifer,

    Would love to have my blog added to this illustrious list!

    Thanks for the consideration, and Happy New Year!

  34. Yuwanda Black December 31, 2007 Reply

    Jennifer,

    Forget my request — you already added my blog (I was looking for it by the URL, not the title name (How to Start a Successful Freelance Career).

    You’re the best :-)

  35. Kitt January 8, 2008 Reply

    I just started a blog for writers – a place for stories started, but never finished.

    It’s been contributed to by mostly friends right now, but I hope to get more contributions by other writers.

    http://foreverunfinished.blogspot.com/

  36. Jacob Malewitz January 14, 2008 Reply

    My site is called A Writer’s Eye and is updated 4-5 times a week, with articles on writing, book reviews, the occasional market list, and my own experiences in the writing field. I hope you find it good enough to add.

  37. Coursework January 24, 2008 Reply

    What a great list and thanks for including my blog. Here’s one for the ‘one to watch’ category. InspiredAuthor.com will be relaunching within the next few weeks. The new platform will include blogs from all the contributing editors (I’m one of them but the site is owned by publisher Suzanne James) on various subjects relating to writing.

  38. Barbara February 27, 2008 Reply

    What a great comprehensive list. I’m glad I Stumbled onto it. Thank you! I’m adding you to my feed.

    Want to add mine? http://bloggingwithoutablog.com

    I am trying to help new bloggers as they enter into blogosphere. I also showcase a new blogger (4 months old or less) each week to get them more attention. No question is a stupid question on my site.

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  40. Alex April 1, 2008 Reply

    Hello Jennifer,

    I’ve recently discovered your blog and I must congratulate you for all the work and dedication you visibly put into it. I think it is a wonderful resource for writers and even if my blog (Blogsessive.com) addresses to blog owners and publishers I will recommend yours by putting a link in the “Blogs We Love” blogroll section, for all the good information that you constantly provide.

    Thank you!

  41. Arian April 12, 2008 Reply

    Howdy,
    Nice list, and useful content,
    just wanted to tell you that Writer’s Tips is a dead link so you might consider updating the list :).

  42. Marie Ann Bailey July 3, 2008 Reply

    Hi, Jennifer,

    My blog, 1WriteWay, provides reviews of and links to writing resources, including writing blogs and author websites. Please include my blog in your list under blogs for writers. Thanks a bunch! You have an incredible list assembled.

    Best,
    Marie

  43. Amie July 15, 2008 Reply

    I have a blog about my experiences as a freelance writer/editor–I’d love to see it added to your list!

    It’s called Written Expressions: the blog.

  44. Jen Brister September 4, 2008 Reply

    I have writer’s blog that covers freelance writing sites.

    www.thegreenninja.org

    thanks!

    jen

  45. isaac October 28, 2008 Reply

    I just started Ways With Words:

    http://wayswithwords.blogspot.com/

  46. larissa archer November 11, 2008 Reply

    Hi-
    I have a blog called “Writhing in Apathy” at www.larissaarcher.blogspot.com; I’ve posted articles I’ve written in the past as well as essays on working for magazines. Mostly it’s filled with stories about the ridiculous things that happen to me. If it’s appropriate for your list, please add it.
    Thanks!
    Larissa

  47. Sarah Collins November 19, 2008 Reply

    I’m going to shamelessly suggest my blog as a great resource for writers — especially those just starting out. It links to the home page of my website, but I’ll provide the direct link to make life easier for surfers:

    http://www.sarahcollins.net/index.php?option=com_content&task=blogcategory&id=2&Itemid=35

    Thanks for giving it a review. This is a great resource you’ve got here!

  48. Gina Collia-Suzuki January 31, 2009 Reply

    Hi Jennifer,

    I am a writer who blogs. Would these two of mine qualify for inclusion?

    http://dieneighbour.blogspot.com

    In case the first blog seems a little confusing at first, the interviews are with one of the principal characters of my latest novel.

    All the best,

    Gina

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  50. Kris October 31, 2009 Reply

    I’m a writer with a blog, specifically about how I approach writing – tools and tricks – as well as my journey (hopefully) toward being published.

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    I guess this is the biggest writing blogs list on the Web. Thanks!

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  53. R. February 22, 2010 Reply

    I have just started a writer’s blog, These Open Pages, that is chronicling my journey toward publication. It is currently updated every few days, and it mostly discusses my work, the stories behind the stories, as well as issues that I think most writers can identify with. I would certainly appreciate being added to your list.

  54. Sean McLachlan May 17, 2010 Reply

    My blog, Midlist Writer, at http://midlistwriter.blogspot.com/ details the life of a writer who has made it but not made it big.

    I’ve been making my living at writing for several years now and have published seven books, but you probably haven’t heard of me. That’s because I’m a midlister, one of the unsung majority of professional writers. My blog features advice, news, and resources for writers, as well as insights from the writing trenches. Visit Midlist Writer for the real scoop on what it’s like to be a professional writer.

  55. Russ Jarvis June 27, 2010 Reply

    Dear Jennifer Mattern:

    I have been writing articles for papers, magazines, and journals for for several years. I self-published two novels through Lulu.com and started a blog in 2007 to which I have posted occasionally.

    My writing has been mostly an isolated effort to date. No more. Earlier today, I subscribed to several writer’s blogs in order to wade deeper into the writing world, as well as to add grist to my mill.

    My blog’s title is explained in it’s earliest post. I hope you find it a meaningful addition to your list.

    Sincerely,
    Russ Jarvis

  56. Glenn & Loraine August 6, 2010 Reply

    We would like to put in a plug for our website about our completed novel (a thriller named Obelisk Seven) which is described in our website – www.obeliskseven.com – and our blogsite – http://obeliskseven.blogspot.com – and our quest to find a publisher for the novel.

    Both the website and blog have many links and posts which will of interest to and useful for writers.

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