The world, as a whole, is going through some troubling times. The media is full of things that can scare or worry us to no end. I know my own Facebook is often full of information about COVID-19, riots here in the U.S., and even killer bees, and I’ll bet that your homepages are full of the same kinds of things, too.
So, I’ve decided to take the time to compile a list of other blogs that you can read to fill your time with positivity and joy! And, of course, these blogs are all about either writing or books, because those are the best kinds of blogs, right?
Blogs About Writing
The Creative Penn – First on our list is the Creative Penn, created by Joanna Penn. She is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, so she’s got some cred when it comes to writing. Penn hosts information on nearly everything about the writing process, from writing the novel to how to best publish and market it. She also has her own courses and tools to help writers succeed in their dreams of writing and publishing a novel.
Writer’s Digest – The Writer’s Digest is another amazing writing blog. They tackle fiction, nonfiction, and poetry in their posts. With new posts nearly every day, they provide writing tips, marketing information, and even writing prompts! They also host several yearly awards, such as their Annual Writing Competition, Short Story Competition, and Self-Published Book Awards.
The Write Life – The Write Life brings information on freelancing into the mix. The site also gives information on publishing, blogging, marketing, and the actual writing. If your dream is to make a living either freelancing, blogging, or selling books, this is definitely the blog for you to check out.
Better Novel Project – The Better Novel Project is a website that I find incredibly interesting. The idea behind it is that the author, Christine Frazier, breaks down some of the most popular books to see what makes them work. What do they all have in common that make them bestsellers? From there, she’s created a “Master List” of plotting that she believes is the best way to write a bestselling novel. Along with some awesome writing merch that you can get from her, this is definitely a website to explore.
Blogs About Books
The Book Forum – The Book Forum is a magazine that holds book reviews and author interviews. You are able to see many of the articles online for free, but if you want your own copy of the magazine, a print edition will cost you $5.99.
Kath Reads – Kath Reads is a blog that mostly deals in book reviews. She’s also in collaboration with some publishing houses, such as Penguin Press and Berkley Books. As well as book reviews, she posts her own “Journal”, which is full of tidbits about her life. One memorable post is a Christmas tree she created out of books. The blog is a fun read, and it is definitely worth checking out. You may find some new books that catch your eye!
A Little Blog of Books – This is also another book review blog. This blog covers both fiction and nonfiction, and with reviews going back to 2012, you will definitely be able to spend some time looking for that amazing new book to read. She also has a small blog on the website, where she posts topics such as “Same Cover, Different Book” and “Are Libraries Killing Bookshops?”
Omnivoracious – Another book review (there seems to be a theme here, doesn’t there?) is Omnivoracious. For those who don’t know, this is Amazon’s book review website. It gives reviews of books, ideas such as “Books for Kids to Celebrate Diversity and Inspire Change”, and much more. This website even has celebrity reading lists, in case you want to know what Jonathan Van Ness is going to be reading this summer.
Long story short, there are tons of amazing blogs out there for you to sink into. Whether you want some help and inspiration honing your writing or you want to find next month’s reading list, these blogs will definitely help get you there.
From us here at Remnant Inklings, we also hope that we can bring you enjoyment and a break from what this crazy world is throwing at all of us.