I follow a lot of writer’s personal blogs. Initially I did so because I was waiting impatiently for the next tidbit of news about their next book. But as I became a regular reader I “discovered” that many professional writers often write about – writing.
Some of them even answer questions, post old work, and discuss their process. Which has been a goldmine of information on the craft of modern storytelling and the publishing industry as it currently stands. Seriously, I had a lot of fun going back and digging up articles I could remember for this post. I’m sure there are more. Until I can think of them, here are some of my favorite authors writing about writing (in no particular order).
- Rachel Aaron – Writing Wednesdays – a series on Aaron’s blog for several years covering scads of topics including world building and the publishing industry.
- Ursula K. Le Guin – Navigating the Ocean of Story Q1 Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5 – Le Guin decided to answer fan’s questions on writing. She got so many she batched them together into a 5 Part series.
- Sharon Lee – In which the Secret to Writing Success is Revealed – on writing for a long, long time before findinging their audience (Sharon Lee writes with her husband Steve Miller).
- Hugh Howey – Writing Insights – Howey is just starting this series of posts. If you are thinking of self publishing, Howey was one of the first to really strike it big. He has more on self-publishing on his blog including the very motivating So You Want to Be a Writer
- Charles Stross – Unlike other authors I’m just linking you to his blog. Stross probably has one of the best mediated forums on the internet. Seriously, pick a post and you will find a mostly thoughtful and well researched debate going on in the comments.
There are more, but I’ll save those for another post.
I’d love to read any writer blogs you think are worth adding to the list. Let me know in the comments below.