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Learn Writing in the Blogosphere: Top 10 Writing Blogs
Apr 25, 2011
Whether you're looking for help with your freelance writing business or just need some 'quick and dirty' grammar tips, the blogosphere has you covered. Don't miss these ten essential blogs by writers for writers.
1. Grammar Girl
Grammar Girl is the authoritative blogger (and podcaster) on grammar and style. Learn the definition of a gerund, how to avoid plagiarism, tips on writing a good resume, the difference between 'forward' and 'foreword' and oh so much more.
Sin and Syntax describes itself as 'an online salon for those who love wicked good prose.' Beyond good grammar, the blogger hopes to encourage excellent writing with articles on everything from the effects of text messaging on 'the art of letters' to whether or not one should use Anglo-Saxon words over Latin words. And it's all written with elegant, lush prose.
Writer Unboxed explores both the craft and business side of writing genre fiction. Learn how to write to your audience, find an agent, keep your enthusiasm alive and much more. The site also offers Q&As and information on useful writer resources such as conferences and workshops.
These three bloggers explore the 'alchemical' process of writing, sharing tips and ideas and even posting weekly flash fiction submitted by readers.
Looking for some quick and useful writing advice? Check out Daily Writing Tips, your source for writing prompts, quick grammar advice and other resources for strengthening your writing.
Leo Babauta, published writer and author of the popular Zen Habits blog, is the blogger behind Write to Done. This site offers a wide range of 'unmissable' articles on the art and craft of writing, from writing prompts to get your creative juices flowing tips on earning money from your blog.
These days, many people describe themselves as 'part time writers,' and this is a site just for them. Whether you're still struggling to make it in the freelance world or are just blogging on the side of your day job, you'll find essential tips here on everything from avoiding Craigslist scams to managing your time effectively.
This is an essential blog for bloggers. Learn how to use design to draw more people into your blog, boost your comments, effectively use Twitter to catch more links and so much more.
Trying to make it in the world of commercial writing? Don't miss this blog, which offers 'income-boosting' advice and resources from experienced commercial freelancer Peter Bowerman.
Freelance writers: Do not miss this site. Not only does FWJ offer the most comprehensive freelance writing job boards on the web, it includes a blog full of useful information and resources for freelance writers. Topics range from how to gracefully turn down a client to how to write a mission statement for your blog.