One of my best resources for markets, for writing tips, and now for inspirational blogs is

Moira Allen is the editor of this newsletter and she has given me permission to repost a few of the fresh tips she posted on August 2. Not only does she discuss resources, but she also provides reviews of the blogs and sites she describes. Helpful critiques that give you some guidance on which of the many blogs, that, out there that you might want to use.

The Itch of Writing


This is a blog by British novelist Emma Darwin which I came across

recently and have already bookmarked. It is, in Emma’s words, about

“Writing, reading writing, teaching writing and sometimes hating

writing,” and is full of fantastic advice, musings and resources on

all aspects of writing.


Writing Excuses


This is an unusual site that offers writing advice and exercises

and prompts to help you with creative writing.  Written by

published novelists Mary Robinette Kowal, Brandon Sanderson and Dan

Wells and cartoonist Howard Tyler, this blog is packed with great



AUGUST’S AWESOME BLOG: Write to Done, edited by Mary Jaksch


Here’s another blog packed with tips, inspiration and guidance,

plus a nifty feature called “scene stealers” that provides a

regular writing prompt. Like most blogs, this could use a more

detailed navigation menu, but you can easily reach the different

topical categories on the site, including: Art of Writing,

Blogging, Copywriting, Creativity, Fiction, Freelancing, Scene

Stealers, Uncategorized, and Writer’s Toolbox. Loads of guest blog

contributions, which keeps the content varied and interesting.

Here are the items from Aug 2


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