Whether you’ve been blogging since the start or decided late in your writing career, one powerful marketing tool for any unpublished writer or published author is a blog. Although time consuming and a lot of work, blogs can also be a lot of fun and should be considered a must have for any writer.
Aside from the obvious reasons of building an audience to get your name and writing out for the world to see, and it’s form of free marketing and promotion for your novels, having a blog is important on a number of other levels.
A SANITY OUTLET
Writing a novel is hard, sometimes mind numbing work that leaves you on the verge of a breakdown that would rival the insanity of Lysa Arryn in the Game of Thrones. Ok, so maybe that’s a bad example, but, at times, writers often wonder why they’ve even dared to take such an insane journey. Sometimes the best cure for the moments you want to tear out your own hair is to write a blog. Express your feelings or perhaps just to take a minute and write about completely nothing important at all.
Whether you are a new author or a seasoned one, getting another’s perspective on a cover, edits, plotline, character arcs, or just their experience in general is always nice. Blogs allow you to share what you know, what you’ve learned, and also ask other who might know something you don’t. Advice is always nice to give and receive.
SHARPENING YOUR CRAFT
Nothing makes a writer a better writer more than the simple are of writing-everyday. Over time, the more you write the better you become, the more you learn, and the more you develop your voice, which is after all, what makes your work yours-unique and special.
A PLACE TO MAKE NEW FRIENDS
Who doesn’t love to make new friends-especially, ones with like-minded interests like writing a novel. Blogs are a wonderful tool in making connections in the writing world.