Posted in Writing Tips

Recommending My Favorite Writing Resources and Blogs

I love reading other blogs, specifically ones in the general “writing” category. This is both a very good and a very bad thing. Good because there are some really great blogs out there with helpful tips and important information…Bad because I have the tendency to waste time procrastinate spend a great deal of time reading them instead of working on my own WIP.

Today I thought I’d share with you some of my favorite writing resources from both authors and literary agents that contain countless helpful articles about the craft of writing, the publishing business, and various other topics you can use to procrastinate improve your craft.

Written by author K.M. Weiland and probably one of the first writing blogs I ever stumbled upon. There is so much good content on this site. It’s really worth your time to dig through her archives.

Written by Chuck Wendig, and I’m sure plenty of you are already familiar with this blog. Not only is there really useful information, but he’s also hilarious 🙂

Written by literary agent Natalie M. Lakosil with all kinds of helpful tips from both a writer and an agent’s point of view.

Written by literary agent Kristin Nelson and one of my personal favorites. Seriously. I’ve been stalking this blog for years.

I’m sure many of you are also familiar with Nathan Bransford’s blog, but if not, go check it out. Right now. Seriously, stop reading this post and go.

This blog by author Janice Hardy is probably the best as far as content on the actual craft of writing goes. Seriously. She has over a thousand posts on writing. You can spend hours digging through her archives and it’s definitely worth your time.

Above are six I frequently visit, but there are so many more! If you have any other favorites, feel free to drop them in a comment below!

Posted in Reading, Writing Playlists

April 2014 Writing Playlist, Book Addictions, and Some Updates

I have a problem. What happened to “writing more frequently in the new year?” you might ask as I cringe at my own words. Well, for one thing, this happened:


And this:


But most importantly, this:


Luckily, I’ve managed to squeeze some reading and writing in there. Blogging, however, as you may have noticed, didn’t quite make the cut. However, I’ve read many good books lately in need of review, started some new projects, which inspire much to discuss, and have some new tunes to keep you writing.

Speaking of, here are some of my favorite tracks at the moment.


1. Miss Jackson  by Panic! At the Disco

2. Jukebox (Life Goes On)  by the Summer Set

3. Adorable  by Artist Vs Poet

4. Best Day of My Life  by American Authors

5. New Perspective  by Panic! At the Disco

6. Ain’t It Fun  by Paramore

7. Everything You Want by Vertical Horizon

8. Identify  by the Maine

9. Fall Apart by Every Avenue

10. Sanctuary by Paradise Fears

11. Philadelphia by Parachute

12. I Am Not Here by Matt Hires

13. Didn’t See It Coming by Parachute

14. Somewhere Only We Know by Keane

15. Holding on and Letting Go by Ross Copperman


Let me know if you like any of these songs, how your reading/writing has been going, and if you’re a book addict like me…;) Until next time.