Blogs I read

These are some of the writer blogs that I just love!

1. The Creative Pen (
‘I’m a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of thrillers on the edge, as well as non-fiction for authors. I’m also a professional speaker and entrepreneur, voted as one of The Guardian UK Top 100 creative professionals 2013.’

 I glean so much from her. She writes much more than just fiction and give some guidance on self publishing since she did self-publish her first non-fiction book in 2008.

2. Allison Tait (

‘Allison Tait is a freelance writer with more than 20 years’ experience in magazines, newspapers and online publishing.’

‘She writes across a wide variety of subjects, from finance to furniture, parenting to philosophy, social trends to sex – in fact, any topic that might be found under the lifestyle heading.’

I stumbled upon her when I started listening to the podcast ‘So you want to be a writer’ with Valerie Khoo. She has a beautiful bookclub called Pink Fibro Book Club which I would love to take part in at some stage… She writes for readers and writers and her years of experience ensures that she’s quite level headed in her advice! Love her

3. Kirsten Lamb (

She is writer, mentor, guardian, helper, encouraging and just amazing! Her circle of influence is felt by writers of all levels. She has been walking the walking path for a great many years and I think she has experienced the change in the publishing environment much long than I care to guess.

The first post I ever read of hers were about self-publishing and how it will be changing in the future! 6 months only down the line and some of her ‘predictions’ is slowly happening. Love her.

4. Valerie Khoo (

Valerie is speaker, author, entrepreneur, mentor and just so many things more! She is also the National Director of the Australian Writers’ Centre, co-founder of and just so much more! Along with Allison Tait she is also the co-presenter of ‘So you want to be a writer’ podcast.

5. Writers in the Storm (
This is a blog co-written by a whole host of writers from different genres. The name of this blog refers to the storm brewing in the publishing industry, the whole process of submission, editing and everything else about it.
6. The Write Conversation (
Edie Melson is the author of this book. I can’t say much in my own words from her so here is a quote from her About page:
‘In keeping up with the leading edge of all things digital Edie has become known as one of the go-to experts on Twitter, Facebook, and social media for writers wanting to learn how to plug in. Her bestselling eBook on this subject, has recently been updated and expanded and re-released as Connections: Social Media and Networking Techniques for Writers.
Fighting Fear, Winning the War at Home When Your SoldierLeaves for Battle, is Edie’s heart project. This devotional book for those with family members in the military debuted on Veterans Day, 2011.’
This is a new blog that I found this week. The jury is still out but thus far it is quite positive!
‘I blog about my writing journey, including the trials of searching for representation and the elusive publishing deal, writing, books, social media, occasionally the above disorders and anything else that springs to mind.’
She writes a series called ‘What’s your first draft like?’ that I love! It allows me as new writer to read about the experiences of other writers. I find it encouraging to try again to figure out Ruby’s newest conflict or work out Zachary’s next step. Something else that she has on her blog is her ‘Crime Book Club’. YUM!
8. The Writers Alley (
This is a very formal website. All about writing. Loads to learn and read.
‘Men with Pens is an experienced, full-service website company providing clients with strategic website design, engaging copywriting and content, and sophisticated WordPress website development for all online marketing needs.’
Writers need blogs like these in ones portfolio! James shares a lot of wisdom about the professional career, appearance etc in this digital world.
Nuf said… Everybody in the blogging word knows ProBlogger but if you don’t, Darren teaches everything about blogging, social media, digital marketing, etc. He has a great team and if I were ever priviledge to attend one of his Blogging Conferences in Aus, I will so go!!! Anybody want to sponsor me?
Amy teaches everything you want to know about blogging. As in EVERYTHING! Nuf said again, I think. In her newsletter she shares the most amazing links of all kinds of virtual articles, business, blogging etc.
12. How They Blog (
Kat Lee is just one of those mom’s who can do it all… I stumbled upon her first a few years again when she started out with the Inspired to Action blog. Since then she has become a great power in the blogging environment. In this blog she delves into bloggers, their processes and anything else you might want to know about blogging.
These guys are not afraid to curate anything! Their focus is writing great content, managing it, marketing it and sharing their experience. Really helpful since I finally decided to write.
And this is probably it for now. I can already think of about 10 other blogs that should be on this list that I absolutely love, but it should wait for now.
Until next time!

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