Since re-animating my long dead twitter, I have uncovered a whole new world of literary connections. Among them are thousands upon thousands of blogs written by new, aspiring and upcoming authors. After combing through at least two hundred websites, during which I found a few spectacular duds, I managed to uncover some gems (please note I did not find these blogs from DMs, but from good all fashion hunting #mondayblogs #amwriting):
Author of the novel Little One, and with two more on the way, Nate’s You Write Fiction blog is full to brimming with author tips and writing insights. Seriously, anyone who blogs about Writing & Coffee in the same post and provides twitter examples is just too perfect in spirit to even exist in this world.
Sarah’s debut novel will be published in 2016 by Blue Moon Publisher’s. Sarah’s was the first blog I randomly stumbled across while trawling on twitter and I love her authenticity and engaging posts.
Faisal calls his blog a ‘writer’s diary’ and it is exactly the kind of blog I’ve been looking for. His current post (Dec 3 2015) is titled: Two troubling questions and revolves around his book sales. As soon as I saw the line ‘will writing make me rich?’ I was hooked. Here’s an indie author that’s already gone through the process of self-publishing, which is something I hope to do next year.
With two novels recently published, Reynolds provides insight into the life of a published author. I particularly love this post from November 3rd (and not because I’m single & childless & have a dog that is my baby): Writer, Need a Muse? / Get A Dog / Shiba Inu Helps Edit
Recently signed with Pandamoon Publishing for his debut novel Made Safe, Francis Sparks is certainly on a winning streak. The winning streak continued when I noticed his animated Jon Snow memes in a blog post from October 22nd
Everly’s debut novel Fear my mortality will be out in January 2016. Everly’s ‘news’ blog has a little bit of everything for everyone. Author interviews, book reviews, writer insights and a little peak into her life.
I’m a sucker for romance, so was ecstatic to find another new and upcoming romance author. Besides having a really cool first name, and living in the coolest city in the world, Illyria’s most recent blog post on Pen Names really caught my eye.
Currently finishing up his first novel, Clintington writes hilariously on movie related stuff. Movie buffs (who want to read what another dedicated movie nerd has to say) go check him out!
With one novel under her belt and another #NaNoWriMo novel coming out next year, Kelli is well on her way to realising every writer’s dream. The blog on her homepage is filled with NaNoWriMo posts, which are both funny and relatable for anyone else who has undergone the writing month of torture.
I know there are dozens more blogs out there by new & aspiring authors. I’m looking forward to uncovering even more gems as I continue on my twitter journey!