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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!

The best-of-the-best are chosen for: 1} quality of content, 2} how routinely they are updated, 3} the amount of reader engagement (comments and social media shares, etc.), and 4} how long the blogs kept me glued to them.

Compiling the Top 50 Writing Blogs has allowed me to discover so many quality blogs I might have never found otherwise and for that I am beyond grateful. However, I must confess there were so many outstanding blogs to choose from that it became extremely difficult to limit the list to a mere 50.

You will notice a few sites made the list that are not 100% about writing, but they are 100% relevant to writers and will not only help you improve your writing, they will also provide you with outstanding tips on how to promote your work.

Be sure to visit all of the blogs and since there are quite a few, bookmark this post for future reference. And, of course, feel free to forward it to fellow scribblers in the Craft.

CONGRATULATIONS to all of the Champions!

A badge is located below the list if you’d like to display your awesomeness on your site. All of you have an open invitation to guest post here on Positive Writer.

Without further ado, here they are:

(In no particular order.)

Bestseller Labs

Awesome post: 10 Key Questions That Can Determine Your Success As A Writer

Goins Writer

Awesome post: “Write Drunk, Edit Sober” Is Bad Advice

Jon Acuff

Awesome post: The writing lesson an emotionally unstable rat in a garage forced me to learn

The Write Practice

Awesome post: 10 Questions to Find Your Unique Writing Voice

Boost Blog Traffic

Awesome post: Why Most Writing Tips Are Useless (and How to Really Up Your Game)

Helping Writers Become Authors

Awesome post: Now! Learn How to Conquer Your Writer’s Block and Summon Inspiration

Live Write Thrive

Awesome post: The Forest for the Trees: How to Cure Overwriting

The Wicked Writing Blog

Awesome post: A Clever New Way To Bring Your Characters Alive

Michael Hyatt

Awesome post: Is Your Goal Challenging or Just Crazy? Here’s How to Tell the Difference

Make a Living Writing

Awesome post: The Secret Behind Every Successful Writer

Brain Pickings

Awesome post: Overcoming Impostor Syndrome Through the Pleasure of Practicing: A Classical Musician’s Assuring Account of Creative Homecoming

Susan Dennard

Awesome post: The Writing Is All That Really Matters

Write to Done

Awesome post: How to Write Better: 3 Secrets of Transmitting Naked Emotions

Jody Hedlund

Awesome post: 15 Ways to Find Writing Inspiration in 2015

The Creative Penn

Awesome post: Write Books You Love. Think Global. Consider Multiple Streams Of Income

A Newbie’s Guide to Self-Publishing (Joe Konrath)

Awesome post: Don’t Pay to Self-Publish

Writers In The Storm

Awesome post:  Diving Deep into Deep Point of View

Be a Freelance Blogger

Awesome post: How to Turn Every Rejection Into a New Opportunity

Men with Pens

Awesome post: How to Find Your Muse – and Fire Her

Tara Lazar

Awesome post: Three Acting Tips for Writing with Emotion

Writer Unboxed

Awesome post: Six Things Every Writer Needs to Succeed (Psst: MFA is not on this list.)

Writers Write

Awesome post: Five Incredibly Simple Ways to Help Writers Show and Not Tell

Terrible Minds

Awesome post: Five Ways To Respond To A Negative Review: A Helpful Guide!

Better Novel Project

Awesome post: The Golden Age & Other Writing Delusions

Dani Shapiro

Awesome post: On the Right Book at the Right Time

Jane Friedman

Awesome post: Do You Have What It Takes to Be a Successful Author?

The Write Life

Awesome post: Self-Editing Basics: 10 Simple Ways to Edit Your Own Book

Lauren Sapala

Awesome post: The One Mistake Writers Make that Can Ruin their Characters

The Writers Alley

Awesome post: Make BELIEVE in Once Upon A Time (and your story!) 

The Renegade Writer

Awesome post: My 4 Worst Screw-Ups As A Freelance Writer

Inky Girl

Awesome post: In the end, it comes down to having a good story. No amount of promo/networking can substitute.

Kidlit 411

Awesome post: Writing Challenges

Pen and Prosper

Awesome post: How to Overcome Your Envy of Other Writers!

A Writer’s Bucket List

Awesome post: Live the Life You’re Passionate About

The Procrastiwriter

Awesome post: How a Great Speech Took a Movie from Simple Summer Blockbuster to Cinema Classic

The Write Conversation

Awesome post: Life Hacks that Every Successful Writer Needs to Know

The Kill Zone

Awesome post: Make Next Year the Best of Your Writing Life

Grammar Girl

Awesome post: Transitive and Intransitive Verbs

Writers and Authors

Awesome post: Tips for Gaining Attention in the World of Fiction

Writer’s Digest

Awesome post: What is a Denouement? 

The Word’s Greatest Book

Awesome post: Commatose: the Oxford Comma, or Serial Comma

Romance University

Awesome post: Finding an Agent with Diana Cosby

 The Book Designer

Awesome post: 20 Ways to Become a More Productive Writer

Writers Helping Writers

Awesome post: 10 Reasons Why Your Hero Needs Flaws

Kristen Lamb’s Blog

Awesome post: Here’s to Breaking Writing Rules—Rebels With a Cause or Rebels Without a Clue?

David Gaughran

Awesome post: Self-Publishers Aren’t Killing The Industry, They’re Saving It

Kristen Eckstein

Awesome post: Four Secrets to Market Your Book to the Locals

Books & Such

Awesome post: Four Elements That Make a Book a High Concept

Go Teen Writers

Awesome Post: Two Ways to Make Effective Writing Goals

LittleZotz Writing

Awesome post: What to Do When Writing Keeps You from Writing

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About Bryan Hutchinson

I'm a positive writer and when that doesn't work, I eat chocolate. I help fellow writers overcome doubt and thrive! In my free time, I love visiting castles with my wife, Joan. Join me on Twitter and Facebook.

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  • Jennifer Brown Banks

    YAY! Thanks so much, Bryan. Great way to start my day. My New Year!

  • Gaines

    Excellent list. I have read several of these and the really good sites seem to just keep cropping up. Go figure.

  • Mary Vee

    Congratulations to the Writer’s Alley and the other winners.

  • Thank you for including Better Novel Project on this list! What an honor to be among such great writers! Congrats to everyone. 🙂

  • Krithika Rangarajan

    LOVE – thank you so much!


  • This is a wonderful list! It’s great to see a few people here that I know personally who work so hard to support writers. Congratulations to all the champions!

  • EdieMelson

    Bryan, thank you so much for including The Write Conversation in this list! So many of these are blogs I read on a daily basis and being counted among them is huge. Congratulations to all on the list!

  • CarrieSpencer

    Thanks so much for including Romance University on your list – it’s an honor to be included! Congratulations to all the winners!

  • Heather van der Hoop

    Thanks for including The Write Life on your list, Bryan! We’re honored to be among so many fantastic blogs for writers, and I love the post you chose. Congratulations to all the winners!

  • Woohoo! Congratulations to the Books & Such Literary Management team! Thanks, Bryan, for including our wonderful agents as a writing go-to resource in your Top 50 Writing Blogs!


  • Jo Linsdell

    Thanks so much for including Writers and Authors on your list Bryan. Honoured to be up there with so many other great sites.

  • K.M. Weiland

    Thank you so much for naming Helping Writers Become Authors among your Top 50 again this year! Honored!

  • Lauren R. Tharp

    Thank you SO much for including LittleZotz Writing on the list! This means so much to me. I’m honored!

    Official “thank you” post on my personal blog: http://laurentharp.net/positive-writer-award-2015/ 🙂

    Congrats to all the winners!!

  • Wendy Kalman

    Are you also familiar with http://www.publicationcoach.com? Love her blog and e-newsletter.

  • Angela Ackerman

    This is a great list of blogs…I see many I follow and a few new ones to check out. I am honoured you included Writers Helping Writers! Thanks so much!

  • What a valuable list. Thanks, Bryan. My favs are all on here, but I plan to check out the one I don’t know. 🙂

  • Nifty!

  • So many I care about and admire – Dana, Sophie, Linda, Carol, LittleZ. And a lot of new places!

  • Abigail Browning

    We aspire to be on that list! Thanks for supporting the work of literary bloggers. 🙂
    -Abigail Browning http://www.tatestreethighsociety.com

  • johabell

    The information of this article is really useful for me. I liked it reading.

  • Excellent compilation. Thanks for sharing.
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  • kristenlamb

    What a fantastic list! Not precisely sure how I made it, but either YAY or….um tighten security? ((HUGS))

  • What a fantastic list!! Thank you so much for including KidLit411, we are thrilled and honored!!!

  • 匕คrค lคzค尺 ツ

    Thank you so very much for the honor! You have compiled a useful resource for all writers.

  • Thanks for compiling this list! I’m always looking for new blogs to comment on. This is a very helpful resource.

  • fredhatman

    This may be curmudgeonly of me but your gross overuse of the most misused word in the English language – “awesome” – means that everything you have written in this post is, quite possibly unfairly, undermined. Sorry, I cannot take this website seriously as an authentic aid to aspiring writers.

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  • Jessica Lesniak

    Please take part in this survey. I need to complete it for Society and Culture. The course is going towards my ATAR. It remains anonymous and all data collected will be used for this assessment only and then after destroyed.


  • Great list – slowly working my way through them as I try and get my own site up to speed and useful! http://cchogan.com

    Maybe I will make next year’s list!

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  • Julia Nesbitt

    Hi all! I usually don’t like when people self-promote, but sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do! My name is Julia Nesbitt and I’m a fiction short story writer. I would love it if you checked out my blog http://nesbittwrites.weebly.co… and could leave a comment or just simply read it. Thanks!​

  • Go teens writing is very helpful for me I really like reading the stuff. I’m proud that one of the books I’ve read was in the list. It help my paraphrase for me

  • Ashley Rogers

    It would be helpful…. just trying to do practically and i ‘ll share its result later..

  • Ashley Rogers

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  • Jennifer Groff

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  • Are you also familiar with http://www.4students.us? Love her blog and e-newsletter.

  • Mani Kumar

    Thanks for sharing. This post has been very helpful. Hope to see my blog listed here someday. 🙂 http://bit.ly/blog-backlinks

  • Carly T

    Great list of blogs! Can’t wait to read some of these articles.

  • Jimmy

    Great list of blogs! I found another blog is also better: http://www.teenable.net

  • These looks great.

    This is a fun blog too http://www.authorbettyadams.com/bettys-blog

  • Sam

    This is so cool! I will take my time to read all of them!

    In the mean time can I ask you all to read mine?


    I do write some poems, and I’m definitely participating on the next challenge like this!
    Tc Sam

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  • Marcin Leon Kempka

    Thank you very much for this extensive list. Much appreciated!

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  • Nice list. Are you putting together a list for 2016? Please consider including my blog at http://www.taneekabdasilva.com.

  • MajorStyles

    Seems like a lot of “How To” lists.

    What abotu blogs of original creative content (new stories)? Those seem a bit harder to come by.

  • Pj William

    Hey you should add my site! http://www.bloggerpj.com

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    Try cleverwritings.com , one of the best essay writing blogs that i used.

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