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If you are a novelist, novel publisher, or novel reader, here's a group where you can share more info, discuss strategies, and create partnerships.

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51 Ways to Blog as a Novelist

We all know that blogging is one of the best ways to get attention in today's Internet world. A blog is a godsend to your website, bringing it traffic, fans, and more. But you have to post regularly.

Stuck for what to blog about? Here are some tips for novelists, but the same tips can apply to writers of nonfiction, memoirs, children's books, business books, and more.

  1. Review other novels, especially from other lesser-known novelists.
  2. Write a blog post using the voice of one of your main characters.
  3. Have that main character tell some side stories not included in the novel.
  4. Write about the setting - time and/or place. Use some of the research you did to ensure that your novel was accurate.
  5. Invite your readers to review your book. Feature their testimonials on your blog.
  6. Interview some of your readers: via Q&A text or via an Internet radio show or via a teleseminar.
  7. Podcast your book, one section at a time.
  8. Write about trends in your genre.
  9. Write about your favorite novelists, especially those that write in your genre. Include their photos and a sampling of their books.

For the rest of the 51 ways, see: http://blog.bookmarket.com/2011/06/45-ways-to-blog-as-novelist-tips-for.html

If you like this list, help me add more. Email: johnkremer@bookmarket.com.

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Comment by Jessica James on December 24, 2008 at 6:46am
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Comment by Kristine on November 13, 2008 at 6:20pm
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Comment by Marcello M. on November 13, 2008 at 8:37am
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Comment by Marcello M. on November 13, 2008 at 8:36am
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Comment by Celia Yeary on November 11, 2008 at 6:20pm
Dear Joseph, I suggest you join Writers and Readers of Distinctive Fiction, a Ning group headed up by the very capable Lynda Coker. She has a review team--I'm on the team--and I think we do a good job. If you're published, and not self-published, she'll assign someone to your book. And by the way, I LOVE westerns. I write Western historical romances for The Wild Rose Press, but still, I read regular westerns at times. Good luck, Celia
Comment by Gladys Hobson on November 7, 2008 at 9:38am
It is all a big mystery to me!
Comment by Kristine on November 6, 2008 at 2:04pm
Greetings from Soggysville, USA (aka: the Olympic Peninsula).

I'm interested in finding out more about Create Space. I've visited the site, read thru the FAQs, etc., but I'd like to hear some first-hand accounts of experiences with this outfit. Good? Bad? Indifferent? What did you like/dislike? Strengths and weaknesses, particularly related to marketing?

Thanks in advance for the feedback,
Kristine
Comment by Celia Yeary on October 31, 2008 at 1:03pm
Hello to all--I just joined and I'm trying to get a feel for the membership. At least, I'm familiar with Ning groups, and I believe some of my friends from other sites are here, as well. I write Western Historical Romances for THE WILD ROSE PRESS. My first release--ALL MY HOPES AND DREAMS--is Nov. 1 in eBook format, Feb. 22, 2009, in print. My second is TEXAS BLUE, in editing stage now and I have the cover. I do have three shorters stories on there, too. My interests are history (even though my educational background is in the sciences), and the usual things, such as family, friends, and traveling. I've been married to the same man for many years--we're each other's best friends. My main goal is to continue writing and publishing in the same genre as now, but also searching for a publisher for some of my non-romance novels (one historic, especially.) So, of course, my life revolves around networking as well as writing. Glad to meet you all. Celia
 

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