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Top 50 Writing Blogs for 2015

Today I have the honor of announcing the Top 50 Writing Blogs for 2015!

It’s hard to believe an entire year has passed and yet, here we are with a new list of awesome blogs, and we’ve expanded it from the Top 25 to the Top 50. How cool is that?

The Best Writing Blogs 2015!

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How To Give Constructive Writing Criticism (That Actually Helps)

Since we’ve already discussed Surviving Criticism without Losing Confidence in Your Writing, I thought it would be fun and helpful to also talk about the best way to give others feedback on their writing.

How to Give Constructive Writing Criticism

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The Agony of Early Drafts – Should YOU Keep Writing? (Good Question)

Note: This is a guest post by Natasa Lekic, she is the founder of NY Book Editors, which connects independent authors to highly experienced editors. She’s a big fan of what authors manage to do when they believe in themselves.

The question every writer with an early draft wants to ask editors and literary agents is, “Should I keep writing?” They want to know if it’s any good, otherwise they’ll quit wasting their time. It sounds like a reasonable inquiry…


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Face Fear the Wright Way and Write Your Best Work

It’s dreadful. It’s suffocating. It’s absolutely, completely and utterly, debilitating.

Yes. Yes it can be. It can be all of those things. So how do you beat the fear that’s holding you back?

Face your writing fears.

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The Very Best Articles on Writing for 2014 (on Positive Writer)

 Practice means what it says: writing is something to be done over and over, something that improves through the repetitive doing but that needs not be done perfectly.  ~Julia Cameron

It’s that time again, it’s the end of the year roundup! (Oh, my bad, this is the very first ever end of the year roundup from Positive Writer. Enjoy!)

Your first draft is not crap.

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How to Become a Craftsman in the Art of Writing

Note: This is a guest post by Sundi Jo. She’s a speaker, author, and blogger, inspiring others to break free from self-destructive behaviors and experience lasting transformation. Oh.. and she lost 145 lbs. Connect with her on Twitter and her blog.

Anyone can write. You can easily put pen to paper or your fingers to the keyboard and create words. However, not everyone creates art. Do you?


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Surviving Criticism without Losing Confidence in Your Writing

When it happens, you feel like the flesh has been ripped from your body, leaving your heart exposed, helpless and raw. Shame courses through your veins. You question your talents as a writer. You wonder if you should start over, or quit altogether. The only detail you’re quite sure of is how wounded you feel.

The nightmare experience I’m describing is…

How to deal with criticism.

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Why No One Is Paying Attention To You (And How to Change It)

Everyone wants to know how to get more attention for their work, but not everyone is willing to do what it takes. The question you have to ask yourself is a simple one, and yet, it’s profound and can change everything. Are you willing to do what it takes?

If yes, continue. If no, then stop reading now.

get noticed

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Nominate the Best Writing Blogs for 2015

I need YOUR help!

Last year I started the year off right by listing the 25 Top Writing Blogs, and I’m going to do it again in 2015. This time I’d like your help with choosing the best blogs. I’m also going to expand the list to the Top 50.

How can you help? I’m glad you asked….

Nominate your favorite writing blog for 2015!

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Why You Need To Do Something Stupid (To Succeed As An Artist)

Too many of us stop before we get started. So we tend to believe it’s the starting that is the hardest part of, well, getting started. But it’s not. Not by a long shot.

Anything worth doing always seems stupid at first.

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