Friends of Yeah Write
The following are other creative writing blogs (and websites) who are similar/supplementary/complimentary to Yeah Write! Check them out.
Writing Advice & Help
The mysterious Mooderino publishes great articles about writing fairly often, usually asking the reader to reconsider aspects of his/her writing or helping them see things in a new light.
Mooderino also contributed an advice article to the inaugural issue of The Yeah Write Review.
Write World publishes daily visual and first sentence prompts, as well as a word of the day and an occasional music prompt. They also have a ton of very organized reference lists for everything from books to read to websites that explain how to write smut.
“We try to give you a holistic overview of your style as an author; what you’re doing right, where you could use work, your strengths and your weaknesses. We could have more appropriately called ourselves the Style Docs, but let’s face it, that’s not nearly as punny. We’re here to help you improve your writing—whether fan fiction or original work—and make it more enjoyable for your readers, and hopefully for you as well.”
The best part about The Writers’ Helpers is that they’ll help you do your research if you write in to them! They also connect people who have experienced certain things with writers who may want to write about those things. Really, the name says it all.
“RFW is a writing blog run by Alex. Here he expects to keep all kinds of helpful information for any troubled writers out there.”
“A new writing prompts blog designed to drag you out of your comfort zone and hopefully challenge you to write like you’ve never written before. Come take a look if you’re brave enough.”
Write One Leaf publishes unique writing prompts.
These are blogs where you can submit a piece of writing and they’ll potentially publish it.
StoS started out publishing flash fiction in a specific format (4 paragraphs, each starting with “First date…, second date…”) but now is open to various short stories, still usually about relationships. Most submissions are published; stories go up once per day.
(The moderator of StoS also went to high school with the moderator of YW; they’re buds!)
Burning Muse is the sort of creative writing index of Tumblr—if you tag your work with “burning muse”, they may reblog it to their (very well-designed) site. They’re also followed by a lot of the #poetry/#prose/#lit editors (including the mod of Yeah Write), so if they post your stuff, there’s a good chance it’ll be featured.
PIYES is a boutique literary mag with a really great logo. They also publish submissions directly to their site!
“We’re an independent publishing house out of Austin, Texas. We publish mostly poetry. Derrick Brown, Anis Mojgani, Buddy Wakefield, and Andrea Gibson are out notable poets. They’re also National Poetry Slam Champions.”
This is another great writing advice blog, focusing specifically on characterization. They also have a TON of archived research lists, and will help answer your questions.
A very unique and interesting blog that publishes articles about psychology, with the goal of helping writers better represent how real people think. An especially amazing resource for those of you who like to write character-driven stories or psychological realism.
MacKenzie is also an IRL friend of YW’s mod. She’s a voracious reader, especially of current popular titles that are also smart and well-written.
Publishers & Publishing
“Rowanvale Books are a small publishing company based in South Wales. We are currently providing advice to first time writers via our blog ‘Bite-Sized Writing Guide’, which offers tips on both writing and getting published.”
“The official Tumblr of Penguin Teen. Penguin Teen is the voice of Penguin Young Readers Group online, with a special emphasis on young adult and middle grade fiction (although we also blog about our super cute picture books on occasion). ”
The official Tumblr of Scribner, one of the “Big 6” publishers.
“Random House, Inc., the world’s largest English language trade publisher, bringing you the best in fiction, nonfiction, and children’s books.”
Pretty Things That Writers Like
Writing, books, tea, paper, libraries, bookshelves, typography… this blog has it all! And posts a LOT.