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5 More Must-Follow Bloggers for Aspiring Writers

In Blogging, Writing on June 5, 2009 at 4:45 pm

By Tim Beyers

Yesterday I introduced you to five of my favorite blogging writers. Today, I complete the list.

Source: Google image search

Source: Google image search

But before we get to the names, a hedge: There are many writers whose work I love yet who aren’t on Twitter or who use it sparingly. Kerrie Flanagan, Director of the Northern Colorado Writers and keeper of The Writing Bug blog is one of those writers. So treat this as it’s intended: a compilation and nothing more.

Now, without further ado, here are five more blogging and tweeting writers that all aspiring scribes should read regularly.

Lydia Dishman

My partner in Editorchat on Twitter keeps a blog called The Other -F- Word, as in “freelancing.” Steal from her decade of experience making a living as a writer, and be sure to read her post about fees before you take a gig writing for a content agggregator.

C. Hope Clark

Hope Clark may be the best friend a budding writer has. Her FundsforWriters newsletter — and its companions that cover small markets and children’s markets — is a timely guide for writers who haven’t ventured beyond a Writer’s Market. Ms. Clark’s blog is an excellent supplement in that it not only offers advice but also contest listings.

Christina Katz

Known best for her book “The Writer Mama,” Christina keeps a blog that continues the theme: Writer Mama Riffs. It’s good stuff. And not just because of Christina; varying guest bloggers add zest to the mix. But tips are what aspiring writers want and Christina has them, teasing good advice from her new book about creating an attractive and unique “platform” for marketing your writing.

Ron S. Doyle

Mixer of the Blog Salad, Denver-area writer Ron S. Doyle should be on your list simply because he’s an entertaining writer. Don’t believe me? Read these 10 tips for bloggers. Make sure you’ve had your daily allotment of water first. Your computer won’t appreciate the spit-take.

Maria Schneider

Last but by no means least is Maria Schneider’s Editor Unleashed. If you don’t yet know her, Schneider is the former editor of Writer’s Digest and her blog is a wellspring of crisp, usable ideas for writers and would-be professional bloggers. If you visit, be sure to check out the flash fiction contest the site is co-sponsoring with Smashwords.

So there you have it, my 10 favorite blogging writers. Now it’s your turn. Tell me who I’m missing.


  1. Now, that indeed is a useful list, except that it is missing my name 🙂 Thank you for sharing.

  2. Aw, shucks. What great company. Thanks, Tim!

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  4. Oh, this is a good list. I’m glad to see you included Hope Clark and Christina Katz because they’re already two of my favorites…but it’s good to discover some new ones, too! Thanks.

  5. […] Bloggers for Aspiring Writers, by Tim Beyers of The Social Writer, as well as its follow-up list, 5 More Must-Follow Bloggers for Aspiring Writers. Weirdly, I was more familiar with the writers included on the second list than the first–I […]

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