I set up this SCBWI blog in May and since then I've been meaning to put up some recommended blog lists but for some reason I keep putting it off. There are just so many good industry blogs to choose from, and the task of creating the lists is a tad on the tedious side. It's kind of like cleaning out my closet. It's not awesome while I'm doing it, but I'm always very happy with the results when it's finished.
Whenever I decide I need my closet cleaned out, I ask someone to come over to keep me company, offer moral support, and give me some you'll-never-fit-into-that-again tough love. Once I get a helper on board, it's smooth sailing, and usually turns out to be fun.
So, dear readers, will you be my blog lists helpers? I've certainly got my own list of favorites, but I'd like to know what blogs you visit regularly.
WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE BLOG?
Here are some categories to consider:
- author blog
- editor blog
- agent blog
- publisher blog
- group blog
Leave me a comment or send me an email (firstname.lastname@example.org). My recommended blog lists will appear over there (----->
) in mid-August.
I like Jane Freidman's THERE ARE NO RULES: http://blog.writersdigest.com/norules/
and Robin LaFevers' as well:
I like the INTERN. internspills.blogspot.com
Also Nathan Bransford
and The Book Deal
I also find Jane Friedman's google buzz feed to have lots of really interesting articles.
Agent Blog - Mary Kole's Kidlit blog: www.kidlit.com
There are all great suggestions. This is going to be fun!
And I second Ms. Kole
author blog - Maggie Stiefvater
http://supernaturalsummer.com/ - Harper Teen
My favorite: Joan Broerman's Book Log.
I read more than 100 blogs, but one that deserves special mention is Jama Rattigan's Alphabet Soup - extremely creative, entertaining, and hospitable! http://jamarattigan.livejournal.com/
I also like I Fry Mine in Butter, a pop culture commentary blog with 11 writers contributing, including myself. And we do write about the business of writing/finding agents, etc., from time to time.
I'm also a fan of agent Colleen Lindsay's blog, here: http://theswivet.blogspot.com/
Author Kristin Cashore
Author Cynthia Leitich Smith
Author Mike Jung
Author Beth Revis
Author Shaun Hutchinson
Editor/Author Victoria Mixon
My #1 blog is ABLA agent, Mary Kole's www.kidlit.com for market analysis and writing guidance.
After that, I love. . .
From the Mixed-Up Files of Middle Grade Authors www.fromthemixedupfiles.com
The amazing in-depth interviews at Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast
Through the Tollbooth
My favorite blog is FICTION NOTES by writing teacher and author Darcy Pattison. Darcy updates her blog regularly with practical tips and perspective on the writing life. (I always look forward to hearing Darcy teach at SCBWI events, too!)
Oh, there are so many great blogs out there. And I keep discovering new ones every day (like a few listed above that are new to me). Here are a few that immediately come to mind:
Author blog: Laini Taylor http://growwings.blogspot.com/
Editor blog: Cheryl Klein http://chavelaque.blogspot.com/
Agent blog: Upstart Crow Literary http://upstartcrowliterary.com/blog/
Librarian blog: Fuse #8, Betsy Bird: http://blog.schoollibraryjournal.com/afuse8production
You guys are fantastic for sharing these. I've learned about some new ones. If only I had all day to read blogs and post on blogs. :)
There's so many great ones out there!
Favorite agent one: Mary Kole's Kidlit blog: www.kidlit.com
Favorite author: Cynthia Leitich Smith
Another great agent one is Jennifer Laughran's blog.
I just adore the sister duo (authors) from Shooting Stars http://suzettesaxton.blogspot.com/
Suzette Saxton and Bethany Wiggins are practical, fun, goodhearted and honestly out there to spread their knowledge.
I might die if Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast stopped.
Betsy's posts are so lovely I would like to print them out and sew them up as pjs to sleep in.
Cheryl's blog I reference all the time.
Dan's awesome about posting work-in-progress things or how-to-dance videos.
The Greenwillow Blog and the MacKids blog are both great.
And Abrams/Amulet AD Chad Beckerman
Plus, this is really important for EVERYONE in children's publishing
My critique group compiled a similar list of recommended blogs, separated by category:
What we didn't include were established authors, since there were wayyy too many to narrow down, but we did highlight debut/aspiring author blogs. Hope this helps!
The Scribechat Review @ http://scribechat.com
Lia Keyes @ http://www.LiaKeyes.com/
Meg Rosoff @ http://www.megrosoff.co.uk/blog/
Hi Alice.. my personal favourite author blog is Lia Keyes' blog The Scribbler
favourite agent blog is Mary Kole
Here are some good ones for author marketing/promotion:
Shrinking Violet Promotions:
Market My Words:
My agent has a great blog:
And one of my favorite author blogs is Writing and Ruminating:
What about illustrators! Gotta include illustrators!
For instance I love http://www.inkygirl.com/ by Debbie Ridpath Ohi. Or children's illustration, http://picturebookillustration.blogspot.com/ , by Julie Fortenberry.
Elizabeth O. Dulemba
(featuring Coloring Page Tuesdays)
I like Charlotte's Library for keeping me posted on what's new in MG/YA fantasy and for the Sunday MG fantasy roundups: http://charlotteslibrary.blogspot.com/
Author Katherine Langrish of Seven Miles of Steel Thistle has thought-provoking posts about fantasy: http://steelthistles.blogspot.com/
And author Shannon Hale's blog is lively as well as timely at Squeetus: http://oinks.squeetus.com/
Most of my other favorites have already been mentioned!
The blog is too good enjoyed a lot.
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Avoid free sites or sites with no after sales support a NO NO.
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