1. She's Novel
Kristen's blog is one of the first blogs that made me realize that there are people out there who just love writing about the thing that they love (and by that, I mean writing!). Her articles are extremely helpful and she retweets a lot of interesting articles on twitter so you should follow her there as well! If you visit her site, you can also find out about her #Writeboss eCourse (it's free!) and some other resources.
2. Blots & Plots (Jenny Bravo)
The links are the same, but since I started writing this article I believe Jenny has rebranded to her own name, Jenny Bravo. She is the author of Moments Like These, Those Were the Days, and These Are the Moments, all of which she self published herself. I used to like reading her self publishing reports that she did. Her posts are filled with great information that I assume she collects from her own writing and publishing experiences. Take this blog post for example: Ten Crazy Realities About Writing A Sequel
3. Mandy Wallace (Write or Die)
I like Mandy's blog because she writes about ALL kinds of writing, from freelancing to blogging to publishing. She also talks about topics like how to deal with writer's block and When Your Writer Brain is Fried. I feel very inspired when I read her posts and I also love all of the Pinterest groups she started for writers. Her group pinterest boards have introduced me to some excellent blogs and writing topics.
4. Nicole L'Autore
I first found out about Nicole on twitter and then I found her blog. I cherish her site because I can relate a lot to her articles like Untangle From The Social Media Comparison Trap and 5 Snappy Comebacks to Silence Your Inner Critic. I especially like the latter because being critical of my own work is something that I struggle with a lot.
5. Just Write A Book Blog
I like Angela Booth (and her sites/blogs) because she focuses on writing commercial fiction and getting published on kindle While quality is more important than quantity (most of the time), I appreciate it and find it inspiring to read her posts on how you just need to write something and send it out into the world (after editing, of course!).
Inks and Quills
Kaitlin is a writer/blogger who I found out about from twitter. Haha! That seems to be something I'm saying quite frequently. I didn't even know she had a blog at first but then I started seeing more and more of her writing posts pop up on Pinterest. Her posts are always interesting and she's developed some awesome resources like Conquer Your Writing Life and The Story Binder to help you stay organized and get stuff done!
7. Write to Done
I find this site to be a could source of information on a variety of topics. A lot of there articles are in list format and focus on topics like plotting, finding time to write, and other useful practices.
8. The Write Practice
This is a writing site that has a lot of different contributors. I appreciate all of the different viewpoints of the different contributors even if I don't necessarily agree with them.
9. Little Novelist
This blog is run by Rhianne, who I would say is very active on twitter and in the writing community. I love that her site focuses on both books AND writing, because that's what I do too! Sign up for her Novelista Collective to get awesome resources to help with your writing.
10. The Creative Penn
I first started following Joanna on twitter which then led me down the rabbit hole of listening to all of the back episodes of The Creative Penn podcast. I love Joanna's cheerful personality on the podcast and she has some really fascinating topics that she covers with her podcast guests. If you're looking for some positivity and motivation to keep going, check out her work and her site.
That's all for now! But with that being said, there are so many other fabulous writers/authors/aspiring authors with websites chock full of creative blog posts and tips. I might have to do an update in a few months with a Part II blog post.