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51 Ways to Blog as a Novelist: Tips for Writers of Fiction (and nonfiction as well)

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.

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Comment by alana woods on February 5, 2013 at 12:18am

Good ideas! Thanks for the thoughtful tips. Book promotion may seem difficult if you are a first timer. It may drive you crazy getting your book on the shelves.

Comment by Mary Deal on January 11, 2013 at 2:08pm

I am in the process of completely revamping my entire website, nearly 100 pages. These are the best suggestions I've come across to incorporate in my sweep.  Thanks so much!

Comment by Mrs. Angeline Bandon-Bibum on December 4, 2012 at 7:41am

Great advice!

Thank you!


Comment by Jeny on November 16, 2011 at 2:20am

how about blog the theme or concept of your novel cover. Expound why you were able to come up with that kind of design, color or image.


hope this is okay :-)



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Comment by Katherine Billingsley Duke on November 9, 2011 at 3:46pm

To John Kremer: I am so glad I found the book marketing network. Everything you write has the word

encouragement attached and I say truly Thank you! Katherine Duke

Comment by Stephen L. Brayton on June 17, 2011 at 7:09am
Excellent post. I'm going to print it out and refer to it for the future. Thanks.
Comment by Jennifer Chase on June 15, 2011 at 1:36pm
Great ideas!  Thanks John for your insight :)

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