Here’s what’s happening in the industry!

Which is why we always look forward to the results from the “Ten Best Blogs for Writers” each year — a contest currently being produced by the blog Write to Done.

If you want to become a better writer yourself, it’s smart to study writers with strong voices, to learn about the craft of writing, and to spend time with others who share your obsession.

You can do all of that and more by checking out this year’s winners.

Congratulations to all the winners, but we’d like to give a special shout-out to our own Copyblogger guest writer Jeff Goins.

Jeff Goins Writer
Jeff writes about the process of becoming a professional writer, including what it takes to get published and how to succeed at the creative life without losing your marbles.

The Write Practice
Joe Bunting and Liz Bureman focus on one of my own favorite success factors — deliberate practice. Any writer will get a lot out of this creativity-boosting site.

Jane Friedman
Media professor and speaker Jane Friedman focuses on how technology affects us as writers, marketers, and people.

The Creative Penn
Once again, Joanna Penn makes the Top Ten list with her popular blog on writing, publishing, and book promotion.

The Bookshelf Muse
Angela Ackerman and Becca Puglisi offer a warm and friendly take on the craft of writing, social networking for writers, and more.

Romance University
A fascinating site run by a writing team to help romance writers “establish and advance their careers, introducing readers to a variety of authors, and delving into the ever-inscrutable male mind.” Worth a look for any writer, not just those in genre fiction.

Courage to Create
Ollin Morales makes the list again with his passionate, creative blog about his own journey as a novelist.

Novelist and screenwriter Chuck Wendig offers advice, information, and attitude in equal measure.

The Artist’s Road
Patrick Ross’s career has taken him from journalism and communications consulting back to the creative life. He describes his blog as “an ongoing conversation among the blog’s author and its readers regarding the challenges and rewards of pursuing an art-committed life.”

WordPlay’s tagline is “helping writers become authors,” which shows that fiction writer K.M. Weiland doesn’t just know creative writing, she also understands how to put a benefit in the headline. She offers lots of advice for fiction writers to improve their craft and create publishable work, as well as reading guides and other material for readers.

Congratulations to all of the finalists and winners! (You can find the finalists on the Write to Done site.) Thanks for consistently putting your passion into words.

By the way, we couldn’t help but notice that there’s not a single blog on this list that’s primarily dedicated to copywriting. We love our creative writing colleagues, but we also love the brilliant copywriters and content marketers out there. So look for our own list of a few favorite copywriting and content marketing blogs coming later this week.

I’d love to get your input … what’s your “vote” for a terrific copywriting or content marketing blog that should make our list? Let us know about it in the comments.

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