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What to Blog About As a Fiction Author – 9 Ideas by Emiley Jones

While the internet holds a slew of advice and tips for writers, most of the advice about blogging is geared towards non-fiction writers. Some of the tips can be carried across genres, but fiction authors definitely have a harder task set before them when it comes to blogging. While it’s hard to blog consistently about fiction books, it isn’t impossible!

Try out these 9 tips for blogging as a fiction writer…

  1. Review other books

Choose books that are either from the same genre as yours or related to your book in a particular way such as the setting, time period, themes, etc. If applicable, contact the author to share your review post by reblogging, giving a shout-out, sharing on Facebook, etc.

  1. Blog as one of your characters

Write blog posts using the voice of your protagonist. Have your protagonist share his or her perspective. Have a supporting character share a story not found in your book. Be sure to set up the context of your book so viewers who haven’t read the book understand who the characters are.

  1. Ask your readers to promote your book

When you ask your fans to post pictures, statuses, or blog posts of their own (related to your book), you then have the opportunity to repost and quote them. The incentive of being featured on an author’s blog is often enough to get people posting. Some ideas: Ask them to post a picture of your book cover in different places. Ask them to write about a part of the book that they felt they could relate to-with their permission, turn it into a feature story for your own blog.

  1. Discuss trends happening in the genre

Talk about what’s going on in your genre. What has changed or what is changing? How does your book fit in or stand out?

  1. Answer questions

What do your readers care about? Offer to answer questions about characters or places. Share aspects of your writing process. Include snippets that didn’t make it into the final publication.

  1. Explore your next novel

If you have something else in the works, share certain things with your fans, and let people weigh-in with their own ideas or opinions.

  1. Feature other blogs

Find and follow the blogs of other authors and review sites. Ask them to review your book on their sites in return for your review of theirs.

  1. Start a contest or award

Run a contest asking readers to write an alternate ending, write a scene from a different character’s perspective, take photos related to the book, etc.

  1. Write more fiction

Whether you prefer short stories, novels, poems, personal essays, or something else, one of the best ways to get your current work read is to write more. Try to get published in literary journals (link to article) or simply publish it on your own blog. Either way, share your successes along the way with your blog subscribers and readers!



About the Author

Emiley Jones works in the marketing & writing departments for Certa Publishing, your Publishing Partner, known for unmatched personal customer service, professionalism and reliability. We provide exclusive attention to detail in all components of turning your manuscript into a professional, well-written and marketable book. — Don’t settle for being just another author. If you are looking for a more exclusive and personalized way of publishing, contact us today! — http://www.certapublishing.com/



About jcladyluv

Jimmetta Carpenter was born and raised in the Prince George’s County Maryland and has had a very big imagination since a very early age. She has been writing poetry since she was in elementary school around the age of ten. Her love of words has allowed her to express herself in ways in which verbally she can not. She is a freelance writer, blogger, and the author of a collection of poetry, The Art of Love under the Pseudonym Gemini, and a novel titled The Diary: Succession of Lies under the Pseudonym Jaycee Durant. She is looking forward to producing two new online magazines, Write 2 Be, and Write 2 Be*Kids, in 2013 under Write 2 Be Media Co. She is currently working on her third and fourth novels and is looking forward to having a very long and rewarding career in writing and hopes that through living out her dreams she can inspire someone else out there to realize theirs. Her advice to other up and coming authors is to NEVER stop believing in your dreams and don’t ever be afraid to dream big.

One comment on “What to Blog About As a Fiction Author – 9 Ideas by Emiley Jones

  1. Akaluv
    July 1, 2016

    Great tips, thanks 🙂

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