Hi, everyone! Welcome to the On Writing blog event! I’m so glad that you’ve decided to join me on this exploration, and I hope the topics that are discussed come as a help to you. On that note, I’d like to jump on in and give a bit more description on exactly what this blog even is about.
“On Writing” is going to last the entirety of March. There will be 4-5 blog posts per week that discuss a variety of topics on writing, pre-writing, editing, publishing, and more. Some of the topics we’ll discuss are: “The Importance of Genre & Target Audience,” “The Downsides of Self-Publishing,” “Pantsing vs. Outlining,” “How to Format a Book Correctly,” and more.
Most of the blog posts will be written by me, and all of them will solely be based on my experiences, what I have learned, and even some of my opinions. This means that my answers and suggestions in blog posts aren’t the end-all, be-all answers and suggestions. Every writer is different, and some of the things that work for me won’t work for you and vice versa. Don’t be discouraged by that fact! I just hope that there will be at least one thing that you can take from the topics discussed that either give you a peace of mind or that you can apply to your own creative process. 🙂
In addition to my posts, I’ll also have a couple posts written by my two lovely guests! My husband, Bryce, has written and self-published two books, and is currently working on a couple other secret projects. He is incredibly talented in that he can write by the seat of his pants (meanwhile, I’m over here with a twelve page outline, ha) and is skilled when it comes to the proper way to format books. There’s also Cherise Taylor, a dear friend and creator of The Folded World blog, which you can find here. She will be discussing “Themes in Fiction”, “The Dark Side of Christian Fiction”, and “What’s in a Name?”, all topics that I’m super excited for her to share with you!
So, how will this work? Again, I will be sharing 4-5 blog posts a week. It begins today (March 2nd), and will last until March 30th. A key thing to note here is that because of the quantity of blog posts being shared, I’m not going to post about all of them on social media! If you’re interested in keeping up with this month-long event and you want to be sure you’re seeing each of the posts, you need to follow my blog! Again, please be sure to do this, as I won’t be posting on social media every time I release a blog post.
Finally, this is meant to be an interactive event! Please, please, please feel free to share comments, questions, or your own experiences and opinions on each of the blog posts! Not only am I interested in discussing writing further with all of you and clarifying if need be, but feedback is especially important to me. If you guys like this style of event, I may look to doing something similar again either later this year or at the beginning of next year! 🙂
Are you excited? I sure am! The first official topic for “On Writing” will be posted next Monday, the 4th! Don’t miss it!