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Top 25 Writing Blogs

This year I’m starting the year right by highlighting some of the best writing blogs on the web. I love to visit blogs about writing for inspiration, encouragement and motivation, and it’s with those three qualities in mind that I have compiled this list of the top 25 writing blogs for 2014.

Next year I will expand the list to the top 50, and I’d like to do that with your help. You can help by posting links to writing blogs you love in the comments. If you’re a blogger for writers, how about introducing yourself and add your link in the comments, too.

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CONGRATULATIONS to all of the Champions! A badge is located at the end of this post if you’d like to display your awesomeness on your website. All of you have an open invitation to guest post here on Positive Writer.

Without further ado, here they are:

(In no particular order.)

Goins Writer

Awesome post: The Difference Between Good Writers and Bad Writers

The Write Practice

Awesome post: If You Want to Have a Great 2014, Spend an Hour Doing This

Make a Living Writing

Awesome post: 4 Reasons Why Grammar Police Make Terrible Writers

A Writer’s Bucket List

Awesome post: This Year, Don’t Just Set Goals; Make Plans

My Name Is Not Bob

Awesome post: 3 SEO Myths That Scare Writers (And How You Can Use Them to Your Advantage)

The Creative Penn

Awesome post: Writing Fast, Funnels And Calls To Action. My Lessons Learned From Write, Publish, Repeat.

Helping Writers Become Authors

Awesome post: Most Common Writing Mistakes: Choppy Prose

Rachelle Gardner

Awesome post: Are You a Lone Ranger Writer?

Writer Unboxed

Awesome post: “I think most artists are fundamentally inconsolable. That’s why they keep doing it.”

Live Write Thrive

Awesome post: Wait a Minute while I Procrastinate

Nathan Bransford

Awesome post: Self-publishing was way easier than I thought it would be

Aliventures

Awesome post: Write More Easily: Understanding, Embracing and Moving Beyond Resistance

Jane Friedman

Awesome post: The 7-Step Business Plan for Writers

The Write Life

Awesome post: How to Trick Yourself Into Making Major Writing Progress

The Writer’s Inner Journey

Awesome post: Letting in the light: Overcoming unproductive negative self-talk about writing

Terrible Minds

Awesome post: Five Things I Learned Writing The Cormorant

Pen and Prosper

Awesome post: The Pros and Cons of Critique Groups for Today’s Writer

The Writers Alley

Awesome post: Dealing with Rejection, Envy and Other Not-So-Fun Writer Emotions

The Renegade Writer

Awesome post: 5 Ways To Deal With People Who Hate What You Write

Bestseller Labs

Awesome post: 5 Rules For Conquering Chaos That Every Writer Should Know

The Procrastiwriter

Awesome post: 4 Reasons We Should Stop Comparing Ourselves to Other Writers

Writers and Authors

Awesome post: The Top 10 Things You Can Do to Sell More Books

Grammar Girl

Awesome post: Affect Versus Effect

The Word’s Greatest Book

Awesome post: Publishing Scams and How they Work

The Write Conversation

Awesome post: Confessions of an ADD Writer—How I Turned my Struggle into Success

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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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  • coolspirit

    Can’t wait to read ALL of these!! I just started a monthly blog on my website that will talk on creativity with notes about both songwriting and literary writing. I’d be honored if you would visit and please leave a comment as I am just getting started! Blogs post on the 15th of the month!
    This first post talks about the “down” artists sometimes feel after releasing new work.
    I use the analogy of postpartum blues (since each creative act feels a bit like giving birth) with the encouragement that the cycle comes back around – it is time to create once again!
    http://www.mariannekesler.com/blog/postpartum_blues/

    • Lisa Van Ahn

      I really like Seth Godin’s blog too. Thanks Brian, you’ve introduced me to some great new writing blogs I didn’t know about. Love the list :)

  • Christy Mossburg

    Great post! I’m pulling together a similar, but smaller post for my fairly new and growing blog. I’ll be sure to share when I’m done. There are quite a few on here that I was not familiar with. Carving out some time to check them out now. Thanks so much! Your blog rocks!

  • Casey Herringshaw

    Wow, thank you SO MUCH for the Writer’s Alley mention!! We could not be more thrilled and grateful.

    • http://www.positivewriter.com/ Bryan Hutchinson

      :)

  • Mary Vee

    Thank you for listing the Writer’s Alley! This is exciting news for us and spurs us to continue meeting the needs of those who spend time with us on the Alley.

    • http://www.positivewriter.com/ Bryan Hutchinson

      It’s a fantastic resource and I am more than happy to help spread the word.

  • Jo Linsdell

    Thanks for including Writers and Authors. It’s an honour to be listed with so many other great sites.

    • http://www.positivewriter.com/ Bryan Hutchinson

      You’ve got a great site, Jo. I also enjoy your videos. :)

  • http://www.thewritingrealm.com/ Alicia Rades

    I think you covered all my favorite writer websites. I’m also a blogger who writes about writing. Hopefully I’ll see my own blog up here someday. I blog at TheWritingRealm.com

    • http://www.positivewriter.com/ Bryan Hutchinson

      That’s a very good possibility, Alicia. Thank you for sharing your site with us!

  • K.M. Weiland

    Thanks so much for including me, Bryan! I’m honored!

    • http://www.positivewriter.com/ Bryan Hutchinson

      I love your blog, but you know that already. :)

  • http://Bestsellerlabs.com/ Jonathan Gunson

    Thanks Bryan
    An honor to be included Sir.
    I’m also envious of your beautiful site design, spectacular indeed. Plus you’ve created a great deal of insightful content. An Aladdin’s cave of advice for writers.
    I’m sending a rave Tweet to my Twitter followers today.
    Jonathan

    • http://www.positivewriter.com/ Bryan Hutchinson

      Ha! Thank you for the complements. I’ll take ‘em! You’ve got a pretty nifty blog design yourself, Jonathan. Not to mention, brilliant content!
      Thanks for stopping by and tweeting!

  • Katina

    Thank you Brian! Great idea to share the 25 best writing blogs! Yours is definitely one of the best and, just shouting out for all the others makes you even more special.

    Everyone else, congratulations for coming up at the top on Brian’s list. Checked out a couple of your sites and subscribed. Getting to others too! Looking forward to learning from you!

    All best to all!

    • http://www.positivewriter.com/ Bryan Hutchinson

      Awww, you’re too kind, Katina.

  • Jennifer Brown Banks

    I’m tickled pink to be included with Pen and Prosper. Thanks so much for the recognition and your generosity in sharing these noteworthy sites and writers.

    • http://www.positivewriter.com/ Bryan Hutchinson

      My pleasure, Jennifer. :)

  • Karen Lange

    What a great list! Congratulations to these wonderful bloggers!

  • La McCoy

    Very cool. A lot of my favorites!

    • http://www.positivewriter.com/ Bryan Hutchinson

      Thanks, Laura!

  • Carrie Spencer

    Hi all..and congratulations! I’ll introduce myself…Carrie (yes, I’m a lurker) and hope to have our group blog up here someday….Romance University. http://romanceuniversity.org. Nice meeting you all, and can’t wait to visit some of these!

    • http://www.positivewriter.com/ Bryan Hutchinson

      Great, thanks for sharing with us Carrie.

  • julesreffner

    Thanks so much for including our blog (The Writer’s Alley). What an honor!

    • http://www.positivewriter.com/ Bryan Hutchinson

      It’s a fantastic blog!

  • EdieMelson

    So excited to be included in this list! (www.thewriteconversation.com) A lot of these are my favorites as well. The Positive Writer definitely is! Thank you so much!

    • http://www.positivewriter.com/ Bryan Hutchinson

      It’s nice to see a fellow ADD writer helping others via writing. :)

  • http://www.theprocrastiwriter.com/ Shan

    It’s an honor to be included (www.theprocrastiwriter.com) with luminaries like Goinswriter, The Creatve Penn and The Write Conversation, among many others! Thanks, Bryan!

    • http://www.positivewriter.com/ Bryan Hutchinson

      You deserve it, Shan.

  • http://joebunting.com Joe Bunting

    Thanks so much for including us, Bryan! Props to all the excellent blogs mentioned here!

    • http://www.positivewriter.com/ Bryan Hutchinson

      It was a no-brainer! :)

  • Dana Sitar

    Thanks so much for including A Writer’s Bucket List, Bryan! I’m humbled by the blogs in this list :) Excited to browse the comments and connect with other “writers for writers” blogs, too.

    • http://www.positivewriter.com/ Bryan Hutchinson

      Your guest post is overdue, Dana. I’m going to start handing out demerits. :) Btw: I love your enthusiasm and the extra effort you go through to make each one of your blog posts stand out.

  • Stephen Clary

    Does the world need
    another writing blog? Okay, well, then…does the world want another writing blog? Uh, um…well is there enough space
    on the internet for another writing blog? By god, yes there is! http://discoveredstory.blogspot.com/

    • http://www.positivewriter.com/ Bryan Hutchinson

      ha ha – Stephen, there’s never too many! Nope. Never. Thanks for sharing.

  • Linda Formichelli

    Thanks for including the renegade writer! And the post you chose for the make a living writing blog… That was a guest post from me! In your face, Carol! ;)

    • http://www.positivewriter.com/ Bryan Hutchinson

      lol :) It’s a great post, Linda!

  • Dan Erickson

    Great list. Not that I really care, but maybe someday I’ll make the top 2500. Lol. Thanks for posting these links. :)

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  • http://www.VondaSkelton.com Vonda Skelton

    Congrats to Edie Melson and The Write Conversation!

  • Sean Waller

    A good contest for middle grade fiction writers…”Dear Lucky Agent” Contest. It’s open until March 18th. Good luck!

  • kharis Macey

    Hi, I like this list and will share it with my LI Groups. Thanks Shola. Kharis Macey

  • Marie Lavender

    I run a writing blog. We have guest authors. They share their articles and we also do interviews. We also offer poetry spotlights. In the author interviews, they offer various writing tips. http://marielavender.blogspot.com/ or #WritModAge (hashtag for Twitter)

  • Adam Scull

    Please consider including http://eatsleepwrite.net anchored by the Eat Sleep Write Podcast

  • Elizabeth s

    I am writing a novel and was wondering if i could blog different pages and sections to get out there and hopefully one day get it published.

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  • John_Yeoman

    Bryan, would it be crass of me to nominate my own writers’ blog at: http://www.writers-village.org/writing-award-blog.php ? We have a PR of 4, Alexa ranking below 180,000, some 15,000 unique visitors a month and – above all – our blog posts tend to average 80 comments. Please read the blog posts. You’ll find this is a thinking writers’ site!

    • http://www.positivewriter.com/ Bryan Hutchinson

      Not at all, John! Thank you, I’m not sure why I hadn’t seen your awesome site before, but I am glad you pointed it out!

  • Nav Chantha

    Thanks so much for sharing, i got the idea.

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  • onward34

    This is awesome! I just started my own writing blog (www.cheapcourage.com) and have been looking for more great blogs to enjoy. Thank you!

  • http://www.realcreativesdrinkchampagne.com NicoleKLarson

    Thanks for this list, Bryan! ( Note to Self: Add “Get on the top 50 list for next year” to goal list )

  • Kate Kearns

    I nominate Mash Stories Blog for next year! The blog is all about writing, and it’s attached to a really refreshing competition, too. All FREE. http://mashstories.com/blog.

  • LibbyCPT

    I nominate Mash Stories Blog! http://mashstories.com/blog It is a great platform for new writers and they offer feedback on all Flash Fictions entries (for free!) Very approachable too :-)

  • Devin

    Great list! I wanted to introduce my blog, The Poor Writers Blog (http://poorwriters.wordpress.com/). We’d love to hear feedback!

  • Christine (BetterNovelProject)

    This is a fabulous list– I see lots of my favorites on here. I’d like to introduce Better Novel Project (www.betternovelproject.com) for consideration next year. :) Congrats to all the writers, and thanks, Bryan, for putting this together as a resource. -Christine

  • http://dillli.wordpress.com Dilini Fredrick

    Very useful list, thank-you. I want to submit my blog Musings Etc. (http://dillli.wordpress.com) for my writerly contributions.

  • Edit Write Services

    Great list. Really helpful for writers like me.

    Please visit our website at http://www.editwriteservices.com. Thanks!