Help! I’m experimenting with a new blog post format. Since I started Blog4Writers, I’ve posted one article a week, usually on a single subject, to inspire and/or inform aspiring writers. Thus, the tagline—Information and Inspiration for Writers.
What do you think? Should I change the entire format to include two sections in each post? First, I could provide short inspirational quotes, Bible verses, and/or links to inspirational articles by other writers. The second part could contain information pertaining to marketing, social media, writing craft, and/or market listings for articles and devotionals.
Here’s what I have in mind.
From famous Southern writer, William Faulkner:
Read, read, read. Read everything — trash, classics, good and bad, and see how they do it. Just like a carpenter who works as an apprentice and studies the master. Read! You’ll absorb it. Then write. If it’s good, you’ll find out. If it’s not, throw it out of the window.
And from the Bible, here’s a reason to write about your faith:
Let this be written for a future generation, that a people not yet created may praise the Lord. Psalm 102: 18 (NIV). Read the whole Psalm here.
While you’re working on your book or your speaking career, consider writing articles for publication. It will be easier to sell your book to publishers if you have been published elsewhere. Speakers can prove their expertise in their subject matter this way, too. Check out these markets.
- Today’s Christian Woman, (Link no longer valid as of 8-18-16. TCW is no longer taking new submissions. The current content will be moved to Christianity Today website soon.)
- Alive Now
- Writer’s Weekly listing
So, readers, what do you think? Do you like this format? Or do you prefer single-topic posts? You can let me know in one of the following ways:
- Share in the comments. If you get this post by email, please click on the title of the post to go to my site. Scroll down to Leave a Reply and comment there.
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