This should be a no-brainer seeing as you are reading this right now, but…
Read (and Comment on) Writing Blogs.
You don’t have to read every single one, but take it from me, I’ve learned more about the writing industry and writing itself in the past six months of reading blogs than I did in college. I should have started reading blogs years ago, but I was slow to enter the blogosphere, slow to enter the world outside of the people that I knew personally. I did it finally, and I’m glad that I did.
It goes further than just reading. Commenting on others’ blogs is a sort of self-promotion. If you have something interesting to add, or if you answer a difficult question, the blogger and other readers may want to find out more about you, leading to more followers on Twitter or your own blog. Your social platform will grow, and you may make some friends. I have.
So to help you guys out a bit, here are my favorite writing blogs and sites (in alphabetical order). They range from published to unpublished writers and new and old agents. They all have something special to offer. Feel free to add your favorite writing blogs in the comments. I’m still looking for more helpful websites for my own journey.
Again, if you have any to add, please say so in the comments below!