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A few of my favourite author blogs

Allison Tait author
Posted on May 19, 2014

faveauthorblogsallisontaitI do love a good author blog. To me, the best ones offer a glimpse into the author’s life, their work, their world. Like any good blog. I thought I’d share some of my favourites:

Neil Gaiman’s Journal – There’s a real sense of ‘diary’ about this blog. Gaiman is an in-demand author and his blog reflects this. When he writes about writing, it pays to read, but he never forgets his readers.

Jody Hedlund – Author blogs often fall into one of two camps – those for writers and those for readers. This blog is very much for the former. Hedlund writes about her writing processes, productivity, and all the tips and tricks of the trade.

Terrible Minds – Could also be called ‘Ferocious Language’, but once you get past the NSFW rating of Wendig’s ramblings, there’s absolute gold in there for writers.

Tara Moss – Oh, but she writes a beautiful blog. A fantastic mix of thought-provoking social commentary, narrative, opinion, books… Moss rarely writes about writing.

Seth Godin – Non-fiction author Godin writes a short, sharp blog. A fantastic example of how a few words can have a big impact.

Emily Benet – I’ve only recently discovered this blog, but there’s lots to like here. It’s funny, offers some unusual post ideas and gives great insight into the author’s personality.

Now it’s your turn. Which are your favourite author blogs and why? I’m also interested to know if you’re visiting them as a reader or a writer.

12 Comments

  1. bec

    Love Godin! Great post I will have to check the others out šŸ™‚

  2. Helen K

    These look great Allison (off to have a better look) and I agree with the comments above about your blog too – really insightful (and similarly, people like Anna Spargo Ryan, who has her book coming out soonish).

    Although it’s not really a blog, when I remember I have looked up Anne Lamott’s facebook page, or her articles (blog like) on Salon.com, which are always interesting. Chris Cleave (the Other Hand aka Little Bee, amongst others) used to write a good one too – must see if that is still going (often Zi look up authors I’ve enjoyed and stumble across blogs / regular contributions to magazines, etc – enriches the reading)

    • Allison Tait

      Thank you Helen! And thanks for the tips!

  3. Emily Benet

    Thank so much for including my blog on your wonderful list of favourites! Iā€™m honoured šŸ™‚ Well, that certainly gives me a kick up the bottom to carry on. Thank you! X

    PS curious to see if I have an avatar in this second stab at a comment…

    • Allison Tait

      There you are! And you’re welcome. šŸ™‚

  4. Emily Benet

    Thank so much for including my blog on your wonderful list of favourites! I’m honoured šŸ™‚ Well, that certainly gives me a kick up the bottom to carry on. Thank you! X

  5. Maxabella

    Except for Seth I don’t think I’ve visited any of these. Thanks for the links, Al. x

  6. Emma | My Book Corner

    Thanks Allison.

    I’ve heard, and delved into, a couple of those. Off to check out the others now. x

  7. Naomi

    Allison Tait’s blog šŸ™‚ I love most of these and will visit the ones I’m not familiar with. I visit these sites as a writer. As of late I have been reading more about writing than actually writing!

    • Allison Tait

      Aw, shucks, thanks Naomi! And I hear you about reading about writing more than writing – it’s a trap, and procrastination is a seductive beast when it’s dressed up as ‘research’!

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