Blogs, vlogs, and websites related to writers and writing. For personal blogs and social media, please see
Swords and Lasers .
Advice and Commentary Edit
Advanced Fiction Writing
Dedicated to teaching novelists organizational, creative, and marketing skills.
Aerogramme Writers' Studio
Often posts useful information and advice for aspiring writers.
James W. Harris blogs on writing and science fiction.
Links to fantasy writing and worldbuilding advice.
Tutorials on mapmaking.
Similarly has many writer resources, not specific to SFF.
Helping Writers Become Authors
A fighter, a writer, a child of God. K.M. Weiland writes historical and speculative fiction and mentors authors.
A platform for new and aspiring authors, as well as a meeting place for writers and fans of the genre.
A former English teacher and copy editor with a lifelong love of reading and writing.
real live agent critiques the query letters of aspiring authors.
Write better (tips and techniques).
Offer classes, lectures and editorial services, along with the popular StoryWonk Daily and StoryWonk Sunday podcasts.
Geek & Sundry creative writing vlog with Nika Harper.
A blog about creating imaginary worlds .
World Literary Cafe
General resources about indie publishing, not specific to SFF.
Tumblr-based blog about worldbuilding.
WritersDigest.com is the one-stop shop for information, resources and writing community. Info on
Writers Helping Writers
Home of The Bookshelf Muse
South African writers blog. Offers practical, inspiring courses in business and creative writing.
Cheat Sheets for Writing Body Language
Brandon Sanderson’s blog
The Creative Penn
Website of self-published author Joanna Penn. Useful information for anyone considering the idea of taking the plunge into self-publishing.
Gail Carriger`s blog
The blog of Hugh Howey, the author of the Wool series. He is sure to comment on any big news happening in the publishing world and give the perspective of how those choices affect the self-publishing community.
The Independent Author Network
A community of authors who are self published or published by a small indie press.Important website for people looking to become independent authors.
The website and blog of Jane Friedman, a former heavyweight at Writer’s Digest, is packed full of useful resources.
Jim Butcher`s blog.
Max Gladstone`s blog.
Neil Gaiman`s Journal
Neil Gaiman`s Journal
Not a blog
George R. R. Martin`s Live Journal
Patrick Rothfuss’ blog.
SF and Nonsense
Edward M. Lerner`s blog
The blog of Robert J. Sawyer includes a large advice section How to Write.
NSFW blog from Chuck Wendig: novelist, screenwriter, and game designer.
Tracy Cembor does a good weekly link round-up for writing advice.
Former head of SFWA, John Scalzi is often quick to comment on controversies within the SF/F community and publishing news at large.</span>
Books, Book Reviews, and News Edit
One man on a mission to read 101 books, he posts other interesting writing/reading/publishing things too.
A large repository of fan fiction
Many self-published books available, many for free.
A blog by Tor publishing house, heavily skewed towards marketing their books, but I like their books so it’s okay. It has a link round-up once a week which can also have some interesting tidbits.
Worlds Without End
News site intended to cover the major genre fiction awards. Also has some writer contests, interesting resources, and insightful book reviews.
Shining a bright light into the dark corners of the shadow-world of literary scams, schemes, and pitfalls. Also providing advice for writers, industry news and commentary, and a special focus on the weird and wacky things that happen at the fringes of the publishing world.
Writing website which encourages you to write 750 words a day. Keeps track of your ongoing streak of days writing 750 words and rewards the writer with badges. Also saves a copy of the writing (always good to have backups) and provides some analytics for the day’s words.
A. Childs's Prompts
@promptoftheday Daily prompt on your Twitter feed.
Posts pictures of people to inspire characters in your writing.
Figment Daily Themes
Original writing prompts emailed to you daily.
Giant Golden Buddha
365 five-minute writing exercises by C.M Mayo.
I dare you to write
Take up a dare.
StoryWonk Story Generato
Silly, but possibly insightful.
Trifecta Writing Challenge
Flash fiction challenge with twice weekly prompts.
Feeds you pictures of kittens as you write.