Blogs Every YA Writer Should Know

April 01, 2010

It's been a while since this original post hit the page, so I thought because it's so popular I needed to update it with relevant blogs still active today.

YA Highway - If you are writing a YA novel, this blog needs to be your go-to for information.  Here they dive in and discuss all things concerning YA. Books, promotions, authors, editors, agents, writing tips, etc.  This group of bloggers has their finger on the YA pulse and is always giving you the latest news and updates in the YA world.

SCBWI: the blog - If you are a children's book writer (picture book, MG or YA) you have to know the SCBWI organization. Their sole existence is to help writer's succeed. The very charming and talented Lee Wind blogs for SCBWI. Blog posts are informative pieces about quality writers and illustrators that truly enrich children's publishing.

Casey McCormick
Natalie Aguira

Literary Rambles -  If you don't recognize these two faces, then you're in the wrong business. Casey and Natalie run the Literary Rambles blog.  Giving you AMAZING in depth data on agents. (Your number one source when querying.) And just like their blog promises they are "Spotlighting Children's Book Authors, Agents, and Publishing."

Jane Friedman - Jane (and her team of bloggers) have great advice on how to refine the craft of writing and how to navigate the publishing industry. They give in-depth breakdowns of various aspects that go into writing a novel but in a logical and simplistic way. This blog can really help you tackle some of the tougher issues in your writing.

Nathan Bransford - Once an agent, now a successful MG author.  Not only are his archives full of juicy goodness for a writers but his current posts continue to give solid writing advice and discuss the current issues affecting the ever-changing publishing industry.  

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  1. Congrats on your award! I follow some of those, but I'll check out the rest.

    BTW- What do you think of The Lightening Thief so far? I loved it!

  2. Good God, congratulations. I'd forgotten I gave that award. When was it? Not that I didn't mean it. You deserve it. See how happy I am :D

  3. Congratulations!
    What a good idea to pass on the Blog links that make you happiest. I'm off to check a few out. :)

  4. Congratulations! Concentrate on your WIP we will be here when you get back!!

  5. Congrats on the award! Great suggestions. I think I follow all of those. Great minds think alike.

  6. Thanks everyone on the congrats. The blog community is so positive.

    Stephanie, I’m having a hard time getting into The Lightening Thief. I will keep at it, for my son’s sake. Sorry Matt for waiting so long to post your award, which was like twenty years ago you gave it to me. And as Jen commanded, I am back to work on my WIP, minimal this week and next since kiddos are home distracting me.

  7. Congrats yo. How's your WIP going?


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