As creative writers, we’re well acquainted with the more familiar websites for writing tips, from Writer’s Digest to Write to Done. There are however, hundreds of other websites offering equally good advice, many of which (in my opinion) offer more original insights than the top dogs.
Here are ten of my current favourites to share!:
Marisa Mohi is a business communication teacher, freelance writer and oh so brilliant writing tip giver (was that English?). She gives advice on writing life, from How to Keep Writing During the Holidays to How to Create a Writer’s Vision Statement.
The mysterious and cozy aesthetic of Marisa’s personal branding makes you want to soak up that magical minimalism all day long; preferably in a log cabin, preferably in the midst of a never-ending forest.
Sacha Black is a fantasy author and entrepreneur who offers writing tips on her blog. She has a strong leaning towards the auditory, including interviews on her podcast: The Rebel Author and articles such as Resources for Creating Audiobooks and Podcasts.
Check out Sacha’s website if you’re a writer needing motivation on the entrepreneurial side of things. Her website is clean with a generous side helping of moxie…oh, and one memorable logo lingering just out of reach. Is that a face in the mist?
Samantha Allaker is a fantasy author and writing coach known for her distinctive pink block pinterest pins (you can tell I’ve been into the Dr Suess again).
I visit this blog when I crave interesting writing tips such as: 3 Tips for Writing an Original Magic System, presented in a pleasingly professional layout.
Eledris, which my computer changes to ‘Elders’ every chance it gets, is not strictly a writing blog. Rather it’s a world building resource for creatives of all kinds, including inspiration for your brand-spanking fiction.
Before I wonder why I’ve unintentionally picked so many fantasy authors for this post (and women for that matter), Ari Meghlen is another author who writes within this genre and is coincidentally, a woman.
Isadora Felix is a talented writer who translates content from her native Portuguese into English. The invitation to her readers is warm, engaging and gives you the sense that she’s up to date on all the industry news; not least because of the moving banner at the top of the page!
As a developmental editor and book coach, Savannah gives writing tips on her blog from an editor’s point of view. While browsing her interesting and varied content, such as: How to Handle Character Backstory in Your Novel, there’s the comforting feeling of being in experienced hands.
Read Savannah’s blog when you need objective advice on how to please your readers.
8—The Novel Smithy
Lewis Jorstad, in his words: ‘the writer and brains behind The Novel Smithy’, offers writing tips of all kinds on his highly efficient looking website.
Lewis is a huge fan of NaNoWriMo and offers great advice on how to get the most from it. 14 Tools to Help You Breeze Through NaNoWriMo and Your Guide to Staying Inspired During NaNoWriMo are good places to start.
9—Ink and Quills
Website owner Kaitlin is an author with a genuine passion for helping others.
Wishing to make the road to publication a smoother ride for her readers, she offers tips in a well organised layout. Articles include: 10 Tricks for Coming Up With Endless Story Ideas and Why Your Story World Needs Flaws
10—Nathaniel Tower/ The Juggling Writer
I love the concept of The Juggling Writer, which immediately recognises the difficulty in ‘juggling’ our passion with other responsibilities.
It’s not the prettiest site in all the land, but what it lacks in this area it certainly makes up for in functionality and the sincerity of Nathaniel’s content. He also gives tips on blogging and how to improve your website.
I hope you benefit from these wonderful resources. If you have a writing blog yourself or wish to add to this list, please let me know in the comments section below. I’d like to do another list in the future and would love your suggestions!
Until next time,