Thursday, May 21, 2015

What Do People Write On Writing Blogs?

There are tons of sites out there that have 30-day blog challenges for a normal blogger, or just a giant list of things to blog about. However, I have not found a list for writing blogs.

So, in order to remedy this problem, I went and poked around at a few well-known writing blogs, compiled a short list. This is probably in no way comprehensive, but my head is spinning (and there's a lot on that list already o.o) so I'll stop while I'm ahead!

Writers blog about . . .

  • Their favorite writers/their sources of inspiration
  • Favorite writing subject
  • Their writing manifesto
  • Who they're writing for
  • History/politics and how it can be applied in writing
  • How to handle criticism
  • How to communicate your point effectively
  • Developing a thesis or theme
  • What they're reading
  • Characteristics of a hero/anti-hero/villain
  • Social media and utilizing it
  • Motivational essays/speeches for actually going to write instead of procrastinating your time away
  • Creating a "productivity system"
  • Cliches they hate or love
  • Revising, rewriting, and editing
  • What to do when feeling unmotivated and uninspired
  • How to manage your time
  • Finding your writing voice/style
  • Overcoming perfectionist tendencies
  • Words that make writing weak
  • How to get published
  • How to find an agent
  • Pros and cons of self-publishing vs traditional
  • What conferences to attend; what money to spend
  • Loving what you do
  • How to write for yourself/others
  • World Building
  • Writing dialogue
  • Writing descriptions
  • Writing Magic
  • What NOT to do for characterization
  • Using punctuation correctly
  • What made them write a piece
  • Constructed languages: making up words and names
  • Killing your darlings
  • Free writing
  • Commonly misused/confused words
  • Interviewing people
  • Resting
  • Prompts
  • Some host sorts of "sharing time"--asking readers to comment with what they've written lately
  • Guest posting
  • How to grow an audience

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