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Getting the Inside Scoop


I mentioned last week that I've organized my blog reading into folders on Google Reader so that I can get a better handle on my reading.  Well, when I tweeted that one of my folders is for industry blogs, a few people asked me which ones I follow.  So I thought today I would list some of those.  These are the blogs that help me stay on top of industry news and trends and also give killer advice for writers.  Hope you check them out!













  • Stacia Kane (excellent writing related posts, great blog series on how to write love scenes as well)


Bloggers who Provide Industry Related Service


  • Query Tracker
  • Miss Snark's First Victim (has regular Secret Agent contests, where an agent crits fifty 250 word submissions on the site.  She gets big agents to do this and often the winner gets a request from the agent.   The March contest is about to start, so click over to check out how to submit your entry.)
  • The Intern
  • Public Query Slushpile (post your query for feedback)


Alright, those are my must reads, go forth and follow.  What are some of your must-read industry blogs?  Feel free to leave the link in the comments.

**Reminder: Tomorrow is the debut of the Fiction Groupie Crit Project! (I need a better name for it, not loving that one, let me know if you have a suggestion.)  So, make sure and stop by with your encouraging words and your red pens for our first brave author!**


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Reader Comments (19)

You'll be sorry you asked, lol.

March 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGwen

Funny, all the agents you have listed on this blog entry have rejected me. LOL

March 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterThe Rejection Queen

Thanks for the links, Roni! I follow most of those but there are some new ones to add to my list.

March 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJulie Dao

I also follow The Rejectionist, Pub Rants and Rachel Gardner (tho Pub Rants is my fav of those three)

March 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterFalen

One of my favorite industry blogs is: Betsy Lerner's Forest for the trees: She is an author, former editor and has been an agent for years. So, you get a three for read. And, she's very funny.

March 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPaul Greci

Falen, totally forgot about Rachelle Gardner, going add that one to post. Not sure how I missed it from my list.

March 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRoni @ FictionGroupie

Ooh, love all the linky' s!!! I heart Rachelle too!

March 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterT. Anne

Thanks for the new links Roni! There are a few new ones for me.

Looking forward to tomorrow!

March 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTamika:

Great resources! I already follow most of them. Now I have a more complete list. Thanks!

March 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterReesha

shameless self plug, and I know the blog is skewed to the UK publishing industry, but sine I just did an interview with the editor of Macmillan New Writing, which accepts unsolicited submissions from all over the world, I'd like to think all of you could find something over here.

There's a couple of agent interviews coming up, too...

March 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGemma Noon

Thanks for all the awesome links, adding to my ever growing blog list.

March 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCheree

You listed a bunch of my favorites too. I never miss Janet Reid or Pub Rants. Even though I'm not querying anymore, I have to read them daily.

And your industry related service blogs are also fantastic. Intern cracks me up.

March 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterNatalie

I follow most, but it was good to pick a few new ones. Thanks for sharing.

Swing by my blog when you have a free moment, we've got contest. :-)

March 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAjFrey

Great links. I like your idea of folders on Google reader. I'll have to touch base with you about that later.

March 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSusan R. Mills

That is so cool! What would we do without you Roni?

March 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterOddyoddyo13

I love all the agent and editor blogs you mentioned. The only one of those I hadn't followed before was Dystel & Goderich, but now I'm a fan. I'll have to check out some of the other ones as well.

One of my personal favorites is Nicola Morgan's blog -- -- she's a Scottish author with excellent writing advice.

March 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterShelley Sly

Thanks for sharing Roni. I'm a collector of resources.


March 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDonna Hole

Thanks for sharing these!!!!!

March 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterNicole Ducleroir

Ugh. If only I had more time to follow some of those that you have listed. Right now I am following 30 blogs and, because I like to comment often and rally read all of them, I am pretty overwhelmed with my current reading list. I need to thin it out but I don't want to drop any!

Liz H. Allen

March 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLiz H. Allen

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