Plugging in to the Writer Community – A Question

One of my goals for the new year is going to be to be more involved in the writer community as a whole.  That won’t be hard, considering how unplugged I have been from everything that goes on.  It was only recently that I even followed my first published writer (John Scalzi), and he is currently the extent of the writing community that I follow.

So!  Here is my question to you, oh lovely readers of mine:  what blogs, podcasts, or websites do you follow for writing-type stuff?

To narrow it down a little bit more, please don’t inundate me with podcasts.  I can’t stream at work, so I have to download them and transfer them, or use data (no wifi at work either).  One or two, if good, would be fine.  Genre-wise, I’m more interested in general fiction, scifi, horror, or fantasy.  Probably in that order.  Anything with good writing advice I am up for, though, as well as publication advice.

So who do you read, what blogs do you recommend, etc?

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5 Responses to Plugging in to the Writer Community – A Question

  1. Alexe says:

    Guy Gavriel Kay.

    He talks about writings, whiskey, cats and he is a perfectionist.
    Have a look at his wordpress!
    genre: historical fantasy that is worth reading, even if it’s not your cup of tea.
    His character building and his world building are insanely developed.
    It takes me around 2 days to devour a 1000 pages book by him.

    (He’s incredible 😉 )

    • cosmato says:

      Excellent recommendation! I remember hearing you and Claudie talking about him quite a bit, very positively. As soon as I can figure out how to get notifications of his new posts, this will be even better >_<

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  3. Liornessa says:

    I have a few to recommend that focus primarily on fantasy, though a few have sci-fi, paranormal romance or horror writers:

    Writing Excuses ( ) –a podcast that features Brandon Sanderson, Howard Taylor, Dan Wells and Mary Robinette Kowal.

    Magical Words ( ) –a fantasy writing blog that features David B. Coe, Faith Hunter, Misty Massey, Catie Murphy, A.J. Hartley and others

    Genreality ( ) — another writing blog featuring multiple authors including Carrie Vaughn, Sasha White and J.A. Pitts

    I like the blogs that have multiple authors as it allows for multiple viewpoints and an interesting dynamic. They talk about everything from world building and approaches to realities of the business and networking within the writing community.

  4. Amelia Lynn says:

    Terrible Minds:
    The Other Side of the Story:
    The Write Practice:
    Real Actual Hilary:

    I don’t know what you already follow, but if you don’t follow the ones above, they are all great blogs that I follow fairly closely. I follow a lot more than just these, but they make the short list of recommendations.

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