My aim is to post on my blog every week. Sometimes it is easy to come up with topics around what I’m doing, sometimes it isn’t.
I don’t think it is always that easy for fiction writers. We need to appeal not only to other writers but to our readers as well. I’m not sure that I have this right yet and each week is an experiment. Here are some things that I blog about or have thought of blogging about.
I like to share my processes, because I enjoy reading about other writer’s processes. I like to see how people do things differently or similarly and what I can learn from their experience. I hope that there might be other writers that could learn something new from me.
I like to share my learnings – what I have discovered along the way to improve my writing or my processes and again how that might help others.
Where my writing is at – partly because I am all about the story – I love it when my story is out there and ready to go and I hope you do too. And how that story grows and progresses over time.
Excerpts from stories – I haven’t really done this yet, I did share a short story for Easter based on Iski Flare and his travels. Developing a story takes time and I’m not sure if it is worth sharing a story that takes time away from my other writing projects.
I have an interest in immersive writing and so try to weave that into my learnings and processes. I also have an interest in time management and energy management but in terms of writing and fitting writing around a busy life. I’m sure I’m not the only writer trying to write around family and a day job.
Here are some ideas from others about what you can blog about:
- Writer’s Digest has five reasonably good ideas in this article.
- 50 Blog Topics for Fiction Writers by Jenn Hanson
- 16 Blog Posts Ideas for Novelists by Chris Well
- Jane Friedman has a list of what authors should blog about at her site.
What do you look for when you read a fiction writer’s blog?