One of the best ways for an Indie writer to connect with potential readers is to blog regularly. Here’s why:
- it’s a platform to show snippets of your work
- you can promote books and eBooks on the blog
- it’s an opportunity to connect with readers, since blogs provide easy links to social media promotions
- inviting guest bloggers puts you in the loop for attracting readers of other writers
- it’s an opportunity to put your work and style into perspective
- it shows you’re active as a writer, rather than keeping your creativity confined to notebooks
- it allows you to reflect on ideas, characters, settings
I am sure I have not covered all of the benefits of blogging for writers. One writer who blogs almost every day is Sue Oaks. Whether it’s really a conscious effort or not, her blog posts seem to carry a setting that is present in most of her fiction work: growing up in rural Australia. The blog represents her sensitivity as a writer, and her keen ability to recollect details, and her fondness for recognising when a lesson has been learned.
MetaPlume will soon be publishing a short story by Sue Oaks called Shortsighted.