Sunday, June 21, 2009

Blog Chain: Top 5 sites/blogs for writers I visit daily

I'm starting off the blog chain this week with a pretty straight forward question but one I think will be useful and fun to see what we all have to say. Wonder if there will be any repeats?

What are your top 5 sites/blogs for writers that you visit on a regular if not daily basis?

In no particular order. (there are so many other great blogs I read but I had to pick 5 - tough choice but this is a good variety)

1. The Blood-Red Pencil
Amazing daily blog posts by real life editors on all things editing, really great tips and lessons on grammar and all that good stuff most of us struggle with. I always learn something, whether it's what NOT do or helpful tips on writing better dialogue or just good ol' refreshers on things I should have paid more attention to in English class in high school, or wait, maybe even elementary school.

2. Query Tracker Blog
Awesome contests, weekly wrap ups, interviews and in general just great posts from some very cool ladies who each have must-visit blogs themselves. Also a MUST-visit and use site for the killer query tracking portion of the site. Love it.

3. BookEnds
A truly insightful blog from the literary agency BookEnds, LLC with most posts from one of the agents Jessica Faust. I love her honesty and willingness to share what it's like on the "other side." I've learned so much about everything from queries and how agents spend their days to the horror of how some writers treat agents.

4. Lisa and Laura Write
Two fabulous sisters who have been blessed with an agent and are in the process of finding a publisher (which will no doubt happen soon!) and share all sorts of hysterical thoughts and experiences. They always make me laugh with how honest and snarky their posts are along with all the reality TV references. I'm totally praying I get to have as much fun sharing my agony of waiting on submission in the future. *sigh*

5. Becca Fitzpatrick's Blog
The author of the incredible debut YA novel HUSH HUSH due out October 2009. Though I don't know her personally she seems like one of the nicest people in the world and her writing is just incredible (squee - got to check out her first few chapters on Simon & Schuster's site! Ohh and you can also enter for an ARC of HUSH HUSH so be sure to visit that site here) She shares really cool tidbits of the journey to publication so I always look forward to what she has to share. Yes, I confess I'm totally jealous.

Stop by to see what other must-visit blogs the other girls share.

Tuesday - Lin Wang - Teen Writer
Wednesday - Girl With a Notebook
Thursday - Somewhere Nowhere in My Kingdom
Friday - From Elysium


Nova said...

Great Blog Sites! I actually added one or two to my blog list. You can never get enough good advice on writing especially when it comes to grammar, sheesh.

Jannette Johnson said...

I agree. I added one myself. :)

Lisa and Laura said...

Thanks for the shout out Rebecca! That totally made my day!

And I just added the blood red pencil to my list. Can't believe I've been missing that one!

Icy Roses said...

Rawr, I'm really sorry I'm taking an unacceptable amount of time to read your stuff. This has just been a pretty loaded week. I'll have it done tomorrow. I promise! With plenty of commentary!

Sara Tribble said...

Very true! I follow a couple of these myself and I love how we all spread the words of good blogs.

Each ones offer different things although I must say it takes hours away from my WIP! LOL!

SOOO worth it though!! =D