Monday, April 11, 2011

The 2 B's: Blogs About Books and Being a Writer

In the interest of promoting other writers, their work, and your own writing, I spent the better part of the afternoon trolling the web for the best writing and book review blogs I could bring you, my dedicated reader. Some of these are already featured in my blog roll, but I found a lot of new ones to cure cubicle boredom, guarantee your wallet will suffer a heart attack from over-purchasing this week, your library will very happy to see you, and your fingers will be sore from typing all those stories crammed inside your kooky cranium!

A Humble List of Writing and Book Blogs (in no particular order)
Mystery Writing is Murder: Author Elizabeth Span Craig describes herself on her writing blog as, “A laptop wielding, mystery-writing, mom who metes out murder on the keyboard. She has a great blog list for writers and readers and her articles are entertaining and well written.
Brainpan Leakage: Drippings from warped mind of paranormal thriller author M.R. Sellars: A witty, conversational writing style that makes for an entertaining read. He also has a good blog list to choose from.
Mike Kimball Writes Your Life Story (on a postcard): A creative, entertaining writer with a world of experience who takes letter writing to another level.
Aobibliophile: A book review site.

William Meikle: Pulp fiction author William Meikle discusses his work, writing tips, and books.

She Never Slept.Com: Science fiction and horror genre reviews galore.
All Things Considered:A blog by Gina Collia-Suzuki: Art historian, history nut, writer, artist, vegetarian foodie, bibliophile, child of the Enlightenment, friend of Charles Darwin, full-time rat fancier and part-time assassin.”

Red Ravine: Two writers share their craft. “We write because we are fascinated with words dancing on the page.”

Bookslut: The place for a bibliophile to be.

The Society for the Promotion of Good Grammar: Hone your craft and get a few giggles.
Backstory:Where authors share secrets, truths, logical and illogical moments that sparked their fiction or memoirs.”

Flogging the Quill: Author Ray Rhamey discusses “pursuing the art and craft of compelling storytelling.”

Slushpile.Net: Writing tips and news, book reviews and more.

SciFiGuy.Ca: Everything speculative fiction related.

YAReads: Everything young adult related in the writing industry.
Galleycat: Industry news, tips, and more.

Emerging Writers Network: A blog created to promote new writings with promise.

Literary Kicks: Exploring “the meaning and relevance of literature in modern life.”

Skulls in the Stars: Covering quirky science and vintage science fiction and classic pulp fantasy and horror.

Judge a Book by its Cover: Funny blog dedicated to judging book covers.

Jane in Progress: The former writer for Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Gilmore Girls, and other popular shows offers script-writing advice to newbies.
Bookshelves of Doom: A kid lit blog by one librarian.


Elizabeth Spann Craig/Riley Adams said...

Thanks so much for the mention! I really appreciate it. :)

Nora B. Peevy said...

Welcome! My goal this week was to promote other people's writing and today I am blogging about that.